ND, NBC talk about renewing deal

Updated: November 11, 2003, 1:15 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were supposed to win the game against Navy, just like they had the previous 39 times before. But after D.J. Fitzpatrick kicked the game-winning 40-yard field goal, the celebration that ensued at Notre Dame Stadium was like no other in the recent history of this often lopsided matchup.

The emotion of the crowd in South Bend was more of an expression of relief than of triumphant victory. And plenty of sighs must have come out of the mouths of NBC executives, who ...

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