Friday Roundup: Moving the Goalposts

Friday Roundup

Goalposts define space. They give us something to shoot for, to aim at. They represent a known, often set against a sea of uncertainty. This week has me thinking about goalposts, both real and perceived. http://youtu.be/cRdTrLQcqb4 Mississippi State yanked a scholarship offer from Chason Virgil, a three-star quarterback, who had been committed since May. Apparently, State has a "numbers issue" with its scholarships for the incoming class, so it makes sense that they'd pull one back from a … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Yeah, We Can Definitely Hate Northwestern” Edition

Friday Roundup

So can we, as Notre Dame fans, really manage to drum up enough hate for a mediocre B1G team? You bet. Quite a few personalities in the college football media make it all too easy. Northwestern touts quite a few alumni that you've likely seen on national outlets and networks. There's also a good chance they've written, said, or tweeted something that's driven you up the wall. Two words: Darren. Rovell. Now, to be fair, it isn't like a Northwestern diploma automatically makes a writer … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Devils Running Through My Head” Edition

Friday Roundup

I have no jokes today. No witty insults to throw at Arizona State. No fictional storylines to throw Notre Dame players into. No, this isn't because I've hit a creative wall. I'm not mailing it in because the audio version of this post debuts on the radio this evening. It certainly isn't for a lack of caring either. It's because the main thing consuming my mind is just simply winning this game. After all, I've preached patience for the past couple of weeks in regards to the playoff … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Top QB 2014″ Edition

Tommy Rees Topgun

On November 1, 1913 Notre Dame established the forward pass as a legitimate offense in college football. Its purpose was to make the quarterback the most feared player on the field and propel the team to greatness. They succeeded. Today, the Navy calls him the guy that embarrasses them every year*. The Fighting Irish call him.... TOP QB *2007, 2009, and 2010 didn't exist...why the hell is everybody acting like they did? --------------------------- Tommy Rees packs up his locker for … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Unlikely Bedfellows” Edition

Via, and I can't believe I'm saying this, Lisa Ann's Instagram account, @thereallisaannxxx

When TMZ decides to email HLS directly about a story they broke, we should know that something crazy will soon motor down the highway for a head-on collision of weird. This week's edition has freshman WR Justin Brent on a date with 42 year-old porn star, Lisa Ann. Honestly, I cared very little for the "shocking" news. I wasn't even completely convinced of the claims of a date as the information TMZ had to prove the claim just came from a "we're told that" and nothing more. So, it could've … [Read more...]