Friday Roundup: The “I Hope This Is a Sacrifice for ND Football” Edition

Friday Roundup

Those that follow me on Twitter during the offseason quickly become aware of two other major interests in my life outside of football: the WWE and the Texas Rangers. The former is a guilty pleasure that I probably care way too much about (as evidence by the fact I like writing many, many words about it) and the other has always been a part of my life. Think of all those stories you hear about Notre Dame fans growing up and knowing nothing but the love of Our Lady's University and a closet … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Independence” Edition

Friday Roundup

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved a now well known document declaring independence from the British Crown. While we celebrate our independence this day to commemorate that act, it's easy to forget that July 4, 1776 was only words on a piece of paper. General Conrwallis didn't surrender until October 19, 1781. The Revolutionary War itself started in April of 1775 well before the Declaration of Independence was even drafted. So why celebrate the date a piece of paper was … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “NCAA, We Need to Talk” Edition

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As I mentioned last week, the O'Bannon case is in full swing. Currently the NCAA is "presenting" their defense. I say "presenting" because they are absolutely making a complete mess out of it. For those that aren't aware what the case is about, here is the quick version: Former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon has brought an antitrust class action lawsuit against the NCAA saying they are profiting off images and likeness of former student athletes and those athletes have no right to … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Best Laid Plans” Edition

Friday Roundup

Apologies for the delayed Roundup this week. I thought I was going to have all day yesterday to write. After all, I'm on vacation for my sister-in-law's wedding and all I have to do is show up. So while my wife was running around yesterday with her sister doing wedding things, I was supposed to have nothing at all. My job had other ideas. I had to put in a few hours addressing some major needs, but even then, I figured it would eat up my entire day. I would just wake up early, get things … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “World Cup” Edition

Friday Roundup

It seems just about every college football blog around has made sure to get a World Cup piece, so the Roundup is as good a place as any for ours. And no, don't worry, this won't be an entire piece on how to relate the World Cup or its competitors to college football or its teams. Quite frankly, I'm just not that creative to make those stretches. In all seriousness, if there is one thing the World Cup does have in common with college football it's the passion. More than that, it's hoping … [Read more...]