Friday Roundup: The “SEC Media Days” Episode

Friday Roundup

The end to the offseason is nearly in sight. At least, that's what I like to tell myself when SEC Media Days roll around. In all honesty though, before we know it, quotes and sound bites from these mid-July pressers will give way to camps in August. At that point, the season is practically right around the corner. This episode of the Friday Roundup digs in to a couple of the highlights from this week's round of coach speak including Nick Saban finding yet another thing to bitch about while … [Read more...]

Support HLS: Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day

On Wednesday, July 15, Amazon will celebrate their 20th anniversary with Amazon Prime Day. Amazon promises that this one-day event will have more deals than Black Friday (Amazon's Twitter account is teasing some of the deals today with the #HappyPrimeDay hashtag), making this a perfect time to support HLS. HLS is an Amazon Affiliate, meaning if you click any of our Amazon links, we will get a small commission on pretty much anything that you purchase. There's no catch here. You can just hop … [Read more...]

Rejected Mottos for the 2015 Notre Dame Football Season

Culture Beats Scheme Notre Dame

Yesterday, afternoon, Brian Kelly announced, via Twitter, a new motto for the 2015 Notre Dame Football season: "Culture Beats Scheme". https://twitter.com/CoachBrianKelly/status/620663576945127424 Any time that Notre Dame releases anything football related, one can't help but wonder what was left on the cutting room floor. Well, we here at Her Loyal Sons have obtained the list of rejected mottos that were beaten out*: WE'RE GOING TO MAKE IT REALLY CLEAR THAT THIS ISN'T LIKE A CHARLIE … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Summer Decommit” Episode

Friday Roundup

After last week's interview with Laura Thomas, the new Notre Dame Sports Blogger, you are back to my regularly scheduled ramblings. So, naturally, I start with a rant about NBA free agency because my Mavericks fell victim to a situation that seemed right in line with the crazy world of college football recruiting. Also featured in this episode, an Alabama legend passes, another episode of CFB Law & Order, the conclusion of the Salsa Nacho saga, and a reason why piped-in music can be … [Read more...]

The World Cup, Notre Dame Football, and Great Expectations

Shannon Boxx celebrates her World Cup win with her daughter (via @FightingIrish)

After thoroughly enjoying a 5-2 beatdown of Japan, earning the United States Women's National Team their third World Cup, my mind, as it often does, started to think about the various angles the victory could be seen from. There's Abby Wambach, the all-time leading goal scorer in women's international competition, finally winning a World Cup in what she and the world knew was her final match, which she started from the bench. There's a redemption angle as this 2015 squad avenged the 2011 squad … [Read more...]