Saturday, December 29, 2018

A bald eagle landed on two Notre Dame fans before the start of the Cotton Bowl













SI:
He flew circles around the stadium during the singing of the anthem and was then supposed to land near his handler at a selected spot in the stadium. Instead, he picked Armas’s shoulder and then, moments later, had a second accidental landing two sections over on the outstretched arm of Tuyen Nguyen, a lifelong Irish fan originally from Vietnam. “I’m a Philadelphia Eagles fan,” Nguyen says. “When I saw the bird land [on Armas], I thought, the bird had to be very tired. So I put my hand out to see what happens. And it landed on me. It was very interesting. I was very excited. It was amazing. I couldn’t even believe it.”