Notre Dame’s football team won its game against Temple University on Saturday, but the social-media celebration of the victory was marred a bit by a particularly embarrassing misspelling.
Here’s just one example of a tweet from someone who noticed that the $8 souvenir cups being sold at the stadium weren’t quite right:
University spokesman Dennis Brown told ESPN
the cups would be corrected before the next home game, which is Sept. 21.
"The solution is to correct them, which we will do," he said. "It was an unfortunate mistake."
Brown didn’t blame any one person for the unofficial renaming of the team; nor did he say how many 50-ounce cups supporting the “Figthing Irish” have been printed. He did say only that size cup, not the more-popular 32-ounce cups, included the error.
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In the meantime, it would appear Notre Dame may have inadvertently created a collector’s item, not unlike the "Inverted Jenny," the famous postage stamp that has a plane flying upside-down.