No. 8 Notre Dame plays unranked Syracuse tonight at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. That's a long way from South Bend, Indiana--but given the legions of Fighting Irish faithful in the New York metropolitan area it may feel like a home game for ND. It will be, at the very least, a colorful affair (or a drab one, depending on your opinion of gray). Syracuse has apparently been studying not just Notre Dame offensive formations, but also the commodities markets--with a special eye on precious metals. The markets are one place that platinum always outranks gold. So 'Cuse is countering Notre Dame's famous gold helmets with some new uniforms--the Syracuse platinum edition.
They may look gray to you, but these Syracuse uniforms are platinum--got it? It could be working--this game opened with Notre Dame (3-0) a 13 point favorite but the line is in single digits now. Vegas has heard about the platinum, too, perhaps. The Orangemen (2-1) don't wear a lot of orange these days--sometimes blue, sometimes white--but word is the memorable TV-friendly Syracuse orange helmets will be what's crashing against all that gold under the Meadowlands lights beginning at 8pm on ABC. If Syracuse can score against a stingy Notre Dame defense that's given up only 31 points in three games, the Orange fans--and they'll be there, if outnumbered--will be easy converts to platinum.
— Niko Tamurian (@NikoTamurian) April 16, 2014
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