"Messin' with Texas since 1913," reads the T-shirts that are being sold by the Notre Dame Club of Austin. There already have been 400 sold; the club is ordering three times that many. (HANDOUT PHOTO)

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Bohls: Notre Dame fans are wearing their emotions on their sleeves

Posted August 16th, 2016


The Golden Domers are talking smack. Or wearing it.

The Notre Dame Club of Austin, which has a mailing list of about 1,600, is hawking T-shirts that say “Messin’ with Texas since 1913” and touting the Irish’s 9-2 record against the Longhorns. They’ve already sold 400 and are re-ordering three times that many.

“We may be Golden Domers,” said Andrew Barlow, Notre Dame class of 1988 and an executive communications consultant in Austin, “but we we’re Austinites with a healthy respect for UT’s tradition and program, so we wanted a playful way to share our excitement for the game and raise money for our club’s scholarship fund. It’s not trash talk; it’s good-natured ribbing between athletic and academic peers.”


Yeah, good-natured if you came out on top 38-3 last year.

While I got ya, here are some other of my nine things and one crazy prediction for this week.

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