Notre Dame’s Playoff Chances Better Than You Think

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The top four or five teams seem fairly set for now. In the only poll that matters, The TCB Poll, Oregon, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Florida State (and throw in Texas A&M as the surefire next-team-in) have solidified their positions, but seemingly by default. For the first time in recent seasons, there seems to be a complete lack of dominance at the top of the rankings. In years past, there have always been one or two teams that went out and completely demolished their opponents week after … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Unmatched On and Off the Field

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Through three weeks, Notre Dame has already blown past expectations for 2014. And they've grossly exceeded moral expectations for any football program, professional or college. The 3-0 record may have been foreseen at this point by many Irish fans, but did we know that there would be two 30-plus point victories? Did we know that we'd have a poor performance against a rival and still find a way to coast to a victory (which is more than we could say at this point in 2012)? Did we know that … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Mixology: Tailgate Like A Champion Today

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This is the final foreseeable match up between Notre Dame and Michigan on the football field and we've been blessed with a night game. What does that mean? All day tailgating of course. We all know that the only true key to a good tailgate party in South Bend is a nice, big bucket of Martin's fried chicken and a playlist including the Notre Dame Marching Band's greatest hits, but what are you willing to do to make your Saturday party great? Since we all have a little extra time on our … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Wide Receiver Will Mahone Arrested, Suspended

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By now, most of you have probably heard the news regarding Notre Dame’s reserve wide receiver Will Mahone. If you haven’t, on Sunday night Mahone was arrested by Mohoning County (Ohio) police on three felony charges (assault of a police officer, intimidation of a public servant, and vandalism of a government entity) and two misdemeanors (resisting arrest and disorderly conduct). The incident occurred when officers responded to a domestic disturbance call relating to a fight. When officers … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Football: Blue and Gold Game Thoughts and Reactions

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Saturday was the 85th Notre Dame spring game and as we all freaked out from the big news of field turf installation, a minor football scrimmage broke out behind the angelic view of Jack Swarbrick. Here are many of my thoughts and reactions to what I saw and heard during the annual retail football event: Tradition Is Dead Alex Flannigan was able to make the biggest announcement regarding Notre Dame football since Jimmy Clausen visited the College Football Hall of Fame: Notre Dame Stadium … [Read more...]