Court date moved because it conflicted with BCS Title game

By Michael Amato


Matt Cashore – USA TODAY Sports

If you are a major sports fan, there is probably a strong chance you have done some rearranging of your schedule over the years to catch your favorite team in action. Whether it was a dinner party, work shift or simply a night out with friends, as sports fans we have all had to make some tough calls in order to ensure we don’t miss a crucial game.

One Notre Dame Fighting Irish supporter has taken this to the extreme. An attorney from South Bend filed a motion to change the court date of a trial he was a part of from Jan. 7. The Irish take on the Alabama Crimson Tide that night in the BCS Championship game and the attorney is hoping to make the trip down to Miami to attend the game.

According to court documents, the judge went to Indiana University and indicated he wasn’t “particularly sympathetic” to the request. However, he ultimately granted the attorney’s wishes and the court date will now take place on Jan. 4.

I’m not sure how old the attorney is, but in his request to the judge he stated that this is probably the last time he will get to see Notre Dame play for a championship in his lifetime. Where is his confidence? It doesn’t sound like he has too much faith that the Irish can duplicate their magical 2012 season again anytime soon.

Finally, and perhaps the craziest of all, the judge’s first name is Rudy. What are the odds?

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