South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame fans didn’t let their cable packages stop them from watching the Irish beat Air Force Saturday night.
Many fans found themselves unable to watch at home because their regular cable subscriptions didn’t include CBS Sports Network. But local bars like O’Rourke’s Public House and Corby’s Irish Pub made sure not to leave fans hanging.
“I just learned a few days ago that some people wouldn't be getting the channel that the game was broadcast on,” said Joe Mittiga of Corby’s. “Ever since I opened up this afternoon the phone’s been ringing off the hook with people wondering if we have the channel or not, so I would encourage everyone to come and watch the game here.”
Cody Grantham of O’Rourke’s Public House says this broadcast might actually help business.
“We're hoping that since some people can't watch the game at home they'll want to come out and it will help the business,” Grantham said. “It could be a big night.”
Although, some fans were bummed that they couldn’t remain in the comfort of their homes.
“I was a little upset because I actually wanted to stay at home and watch the game for once and relax on my couch,” said Notre Dame fan Adam Baich. “But I relied on Corby's to have the game playing for me and they did.”