Zach says 'Yes': To me, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are synonymous with Chicago. Chicago is an Irish town. From the North Side to the South, and despite our dueling baseball allegiances, our Irishness and, on a broader extent, Catholicness bond this city. My whole life, Notre Dame has just been an extension of that idea. Irish. Catholic. Chicago. South Bend. It's the same. Our brothers to the east.
But eff all that. Lets talk football! The Irish football team is also super cool and pretty much a college version of the Chicago Bears.