Notre Dame vs. UMass 62-27: The Game I Hated and Have Always Wanted

Notre Dame’s Sheldon Day (91) and Joe Schmidt (38) celebrate a big stop during the Notre Dame-Georgia Tech NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN

View image | For the first time in a long time, I found myself downright pissed at Notre Dame at halftime. The 35-20 lead that the Irish took into the locker room might as well have been flipped. The effort was uninspiring. The offense sputtered far too often, including a terrible interception due to, of all people, Will Fuller trying to catch the ball with his body and not his hands. The defense looked lost, giving up three consecutive UMass drives for touchdowns, … [Read more...]

Notre Dame vs. UMass Predictions: Take Aim

Notre Dame defensive end Sheldon Day celebrates a sack during the game Sept. 5 against Texas. The Fighting Irish beat the Longhorns 38-3.

The weekend is here and we are less than 24 hours away from another Notre Dame kickoff. But before the Irish take the field against UMass, it's time to take part in predictions and give you, the loyal reader, a chance to go head-to-head with the HLS staff. The rules are simple: Use this form to enter (using the comments won't count) Fill it out completely as this will help us determine the spread and over/under in your pick Comments for the game are optional, but scary accuracy or … [Read more...]

#HLSRecap Top 25: Week 3 Standings

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The Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech #HLSrecap is in the books and was it ever a doozy. Many of y'all have commented on the length of this recap and the reason why was because we had an absolutely absurd 1,000+ submissions to choose from. I could only take out so many before I became insane. Here are the stats from this record-breaking recap: 514 total tweets - by far a #HLSRecap record and near 300 tweet increase from last week 154 total contributors - I am not sure, but I think this is a … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “2015 Is Here to Injure Everyone” Episode

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Seriously, the epidemic of injures in college football is just ridiculous at this point and the Irish aren't the only victims (but certainly the ones getting hit the hardest). In fact, it has gotten so absurd that it the injury bug has spread to just about everything I cheer for, right down to pro wrestling. Anyways, as always, I cover some headlines around college football, do a quick preview of UMass, and, as always, pick games with @NDEddieMac. The Roundup In this episode: UCF … [Read more...]

The Subway Domer Joins Her Loyal Sons!

Credit: The talented @phillykelly, of course

This isn't a prank. You didn't misread the headline. I am beyond pumped and pleased to announced that The Subway Domer has joined the staff of Her Loyal Sons. This. Is. Happening. If you have no idea who The Subway Domer is, man have you missed out. Beyond running, Subway has been an integral part of the lifeblood of the ND blogging community. He is the godfather of the IBG (Irish Blogger Gathering) which allowed for many of us, myself included, to get our foot in the … [Read more...]