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The Time Notre Dame Played the New York Giants (for the Unemployed!)

“Knute Rockne’s Notre Dame all-stars arrived in New York for their battle with the New York Giants pro team in a charity grid battle. They were received by Mayor Walker at City Hall in New York.” © Bettmann/CORBIS When the Great Depression started squeezing New Yorkers’ job prospects, the city got creative. In October 1930, New [...]