Friday Roundup: The “To Bowl or Not to Bowl” Edition

Notre Dame Hamlet

To bowl or not to bowl, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The injuries and defeats of a season lost, Or to take the field against a sea of troubles And by playing end them. To quit—to rest, No more; and by a rest to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That losses are heir to: 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To quit, to rest; To rest, perchance to dream—ay, there's the rub: For in that offseason what dreams may come, When … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: “The Irish Awaken” Edition

Star Wars Irish Awaken

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... ...okay, so it'll be tomorrow on a football field on the west coast... Episode XII THE IRISH AWAKEN It is a dark time for all Notre Dame fans. The Fighting Irish have lost three games in a row for the second time in the Brian Kelly era. Turnovers, missed field goals, botched holds, and injuries have plagued the Irish. With their backs against the wall, the Irish travel west to face their long-time rivals, SOUTHERN CAL, and to achieve the … [Read more...]

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...]