How Fans At Michigan Stadium Saved A Notre Dame Fan's Life

People tend to sensationalize rivalries between college sports fans, but let's be honest: they don't have to try very hard. The loathing is real, and the stories get weirder every year. But just remember, as often as there's a story about a knife fight between Texas and Oklahoma fans at Applebees, there's a story like the one from Ann Arbor last weekend.

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From the AP:

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A Notre Dame fan who had a heart attack during last weekend's game at Michigan survived to watch the final touchdowns from a hospital bed, the school said Thursday.

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Leo Staudacher's heart stopped during the second quarter of Saturday night's game at Michigan Stadium, the school said. The 69-year-old Bay City man survived thanks in part to one bystander who performed CPR and others who called for a medical team who used an automated electric defibrillator on site.

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"My family watched while they shocked me with the paddles," Staudacher ... said in a statement released by the school. "But it was the fans and their prompt CPR that saved my life."

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Very cool, right? Now get back to hatin'!

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