Basketball Prognostications, Elations, and Cryptic Tweets

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1:56 PM: The following was released to the public:Man... Only at ND! Smh— Everett Golson (@Everett_Golson5) January 28, 2015Obviously, Everett Golson was trying to tell us something, but what? It had to be important. One does not take to Twitter for just any old thought or impulse. When a 22-year old college student "smh"'s, we must all take note. Sadly, no answer from the source would come quickly leaving a public desperate for answers to search deep down in their souls for the truth.I tried a … [Read more...]

Notre Dame vs. Duke and Why You Shouldn’t Be Waiting Until March

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If you've been watching the Notre Dame men's basketball season, you already know. If you haven't been watching this season, let me assure you, this isn't your typical Brey-ball. The burn offense has given way to #DunksDuLac, a much more exciting and athletic offense that many of us have longed for. Of course, that doesn't mean that this team isn't full of threats on the perimeter as well, with the team shooting 40% from beyond the arc. Defense is still a touch lacking and often times the … [Read more...]

Dear ESPN…It’s too Early in the Offseason for Clickbait

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We aren't even past signing day yet, but the ACC blog over at ESPN decided it was time to get the Notre Dame clickbait rolling early this year. This particular entry dipped into the "lol Notre Dame sucks" pool by penning a hypothetical, tongue-in-cheek letter from the ACC to Notre Dame. And you know what such a letter deserves? A hypothetical, tongue-in-cheek, smart-ass response from Notre Dame. I'm more than happy to oblige. Dear ACC, Thanks for reaching out to us. It's been a little … [Read more...]

So Why Go? The Importance of Going Bowling

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Last week, one of our newest writers, Moons, wrote a solid and well-received piece on whether or not bowl games serve as a "springboard" for success the following season. Moons suggested that a bit of micro-analysis or team-specific inquiry could flesh out his general theory and add a little nuance. In today's piece, I decided to look specifically at the Irish. What I found was that while there was no correlation between a bowl appearance, much less a win, for that matter, and a better record … [Read more...]

Men’s Hoops Update: Irish In The Top Ten

JG Dunk

With heaping helpings of "dunks dulac" and "small-ball," the Notre Dame men's basketball team is 17-2 overall and 5-1 in the ACC as they round into the final twelve games of the regular season and they've cracked the nation's Top Ten, coming in at number eight in the most recent AP rankings. With wins over North Carolina and Michigan State, 15th-year head coach Mike Brey's cagers have steadily risen through the Top Twenty-Five since first breaking in back in week five. With upcoming games … [Read more...]