First Time Fans | January 27, 2016
First Time Fans is a groundbreaking collaboration between Notre Dame academics, alumni, and athletics: a series of short films that tell the Notre Dame story through the eyes of those experiencing a Fighting Irish home football game for the first time.
A long-time Notre Dame football fan, Manny Romero has cheered for the Irish ever since he was a young boy in Southern California and dreamed of playing football for Notre Dame. Later in life, his job sent him overseas for almost four decades, and through it all his passion for Notre Dame football never wavered. While Manny has cheered for the Irish from places such as South Africa, Laos, Peru or Italy, he has never seen a game in person.