Good Fridays w/Padre: Scandal Us

HLS EFS CSC Swarbrick Sneer

At this time in July, as families travel across the country, grade-school children catalog their new experiences so they can write those all-important “what I did on my summer vacation” essays.  At this very same time, across America, sports journalists are sloughing off the blackened husks that … [Read more...]

The Absurdity of K-State Above ND

We all know the polls are dumb. I don't mean any individuals are dumb (which is also likely) but that the collective group is. They lack data, they don't pay attention to data if they do have it, and their own biases impact everything. It's kind of a silly system, and the current ranking of ND … [Read more...]

You’re So Predictable: Opening Weekend FAIL

Three traditionally major college football programs (including 1 with real student-athletes), have an actual opportunity to suffer an opening weekend loss because their programs are in some sort of state of flux. One hopes to take the momentum from a bowl game all the way through the offseason. … [Read more...]

You’re So Predictable: 2010 Irish Draftees

Our announcement of the ND vs. Opposition Draft, coupled with this post over on UHND, reminded me of this post we did a year ago looking at draft talent in ND's upper classes and this post from this past spring looking at the poor state of draftable players on the 2008 squad (again, keep in mind, we … [Read more...]

A passing in the Notre Dame/NBC family

Sadly, NBC and Notre Dame will be missing a familiar face when this season eventually, finally, rolls around.  Bea Arthur has left the building. Silky coiffed Bea Arthur waves "So long" to an indifferent crowd of well-wishers. Soon after the cancellation of her hit sit-com Golden Girls, … [Read more...]