A Tale of Two Teams


Life as a Notre Dame fan is often like riding a roller coaster at the local amusement park. The years are filled with highs and lows and varying types of emotions. This off-season was no different from most other off-seasons. We came out of the spring game on a high of sorts after watching solid performances by both Golson and Zaire, along with some dazzling performances by Greg Bryant, Corey Robinson and Amir Carlisle. It wasn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but the future … [Read more...]

Good Fridays w/Padre: As Always

HLS EFS CSC Capistrano

Like the swallows returning to the Mission of San Juan Capistrano, my loyal sons and daughters are flying back to Notre Dame, their mother.  Of course, the students aren’t birds, they don't have feathers, and can’t really fly.  So maybe that was a bad simile. Like salmon swimming against the current to return home, my loyal sons and daughters are coming back to the place of their spiritual and educational birth.  Wait…NO NO NO – the salmon do that to spawn.  There is absolutely no spawning at … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Game of Titles” Edition

Brace Yourself Blank ND

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SyTCWjjarw A song of wins and losses shall resume its tune next week. The weekly battles shall resume as shall the feasts, drinking, joy, and pain. Brace yourselves, football is coming. Lord Brian Kelly is looking to lead his once proud house back to its former glory. The house of DuLac was once an undisputed king of the north and their influence extended across the realm. The game has changed and Lord Kelly is trying to change with it in the face of a … [Read more...]

Podcast – John Walters on Down the Line


Note: This podcast was recorded on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. You can listen below, download in iTunes, or even load an mp3 on our BlogTalkRadio site. Enjoy! More Sports Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with TNNDN Network on BlogTalkRadio Returning from a long hiatus, we were ecstatic to be joined by current Newsweek columnist, former Sports Illustrated writer, and always entertaining Twitter personality John Walters. The 1988 Notre Dame alum was a perfect choice to review the current state of … [Read more...]

Not the Same Old Same Old

The Exchange Whiskey Bar

If you're anything like me you have a set group of places that you always patronize when you return to South Bend for Notre Dame football games. In the past few years South Bend has done a great deal of work on improving the community surrounding Notre Dame's campus. I'd like to share with you some new (and some not so new) establishments in South Bend that you might want to check out during your next trip to campus! Sometimes getting off the beaten path is a very good thing!! 1. South Bend … [Read more...]