With the local eleven challenging dietary taboos (Terrier profiteroles, WTF), we'll stick with the game our Bristol overlords want us to watch -- Notre Dame at Michigan. A tilt between two storied programs fallen on less relevant days, the whole thing has a sort of Havishamy Rust Belt savor. The big news here is that they are playing the game at night (!), so expect shushing from the UM undegrads who are poindexters, b/c Michigan is a serious university, lacking "Ess Eee Cee Speed" or "co-eds" in the upper quintile of "hotness" etc etc. (Go read any SEC message board in the next 24 if you need confirmation.)
The admittedly quixotic goal of HICGDM is to come up with a dish that simulates the feeling at the game. Thus something filling, but kind of dreary, but with one really compelling ingredient. Thus, corned beef and cabbage.* The cabbage and potatoes represent ND and Michigan (not respectively, perhaps), and a seventy-dollar corned beef brisket from Zingerman's represents Denard Robinson.