The Gipper? & Notre Dame angle?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by moonsmile, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. moonsmile New Member

    Kansas city, MO
    Chinese
    Need help...

    1. What does people mean by saying "the Gipper"?

    2. What does "Notre Dame angle" refer to?

    Background: there's this project we're after, and the client told us they might go with others first, but they'll come back to us if others won't work out. But yesterday they announced us to be their pick and it shocked everyone.

    On the emails talking about this situation within our team members, one guy said " I say give it to the Gipper", another guy said "Should have known you would pull a Notre Dame angle on it though."

    Thanks!
     
  2. Thomas Tompion Senior Member

    Southwest France
    English - England
    Hi, Moonsmile.

    I really haven't the least idea. Any further information you can give us might help. What's the project about, for instance?

    P.S. I found this on the web: George "The Gipper" Gipp (February 18, 1895 - December 14, 1920) was a college football player who played for the University of Notre Dame.

    This is a question, clearly, for the AE members.
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2009
  3. GreenWhiteBlue

    GreenWhiteBlue Senior Member

    The City of New York
    USA - English
    The Gipper refers to George Gipp
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gipp

    although it can also refer to Ronald Reagan, who played Gipp in a movie.

    Notre Dame is the university for which George Gipp played football.
     
  4. Salvage Senior Member

    Columbus, Ohio
    USA English

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