I've been monitoring this forum for 8 years but have never posted to date and feel like it's time to do so. When I was a wee lad, I came home from hanging out with my friends in my tiny, mostly Italian town-village in Western NY one night and saw this documentary-style recap on TV of Notre Dame's football games that season and I remember seeing the Gold Helmets and players such as Joe Montana, Ken McAfee and Ross Browner mentioned. It also included replays of the team coming out on the field with their Green Jerseys for the USC game that year. Later that year, I remember watching the beatdown of the Texas Longhorns (including Earl Campbell) in the Cotton Bowl that secured The Fighting Irish's NC that year. I played Vince Lombardi league football at the time and all I can say is that I was hooked from there on in and have been an ND Fan ever since. And I have been (very) patiently awaiting for the next NC which I feel I can finally say may actually occur in the next 1-3 years. Go Irish!