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The Fighting Irish

Jimmy (still sporting a shiner from their first date) asks Meg to be his partner on Bandstand. A Notre Dame recruiter is interested in JJ, but when J.J. doesn't show Jack will have to carry the ball for his son. Patty wants a new water heater and goes around timing everyone's showers to show they need one. Beth tries her best to get through to J.J., but he brushes her off and while Jack is meeting with the recruiter, he gets drunk with Tommy. Helen's walks out on the doctor,when she firsts goes about birth control.Megs thinks her and Jimmy are destined to be a real couple,but he says he only wants to be friends. Jack gives J.J. the cold shoulder over his blowing off the Recruiting meeting. Helen returns to the doctor a second time and it goes much smoother. Things change at the big game,when the team needs a big play, J.J. fakes an injury, before scoring the game winning touchdown on the play Jack taught him.

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  • Originally Aired October 27, 2002
  • Runtime 45 minutes
  • Production Code 105
  • Original Network NBC
Name Type
David Semel Director
Jon Harmon Feldman Writer
Chester Gregory Guest Star
Dan Butler Guest Star
Darby Stanchfield Guest Star
Darby Starfield Guest Star
David Gianopoulos Guest Star
Dean Norris Guest Star
Gabby Gillette Guest Star
Lindsay Mexwell Guest Star
Michael Burger Guest Star
Todd Stashwick Guest Star

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