Friday Roundup: The “Something I’ve Never Had” Edition

Friday Roundup

In the fall of 1993, at just eight years old, my football obsession started in earnest. However, the college game remained off the radar. Like most kids in the DFW area, I lived and breathed Cowboys football. My grandfather, father, and uncle worked as ball boys on the Texas Stadium sidelines for years. Sundays were for football. That isn't to say the occasional college game would come on the family TV on Saturdays, but it certainly wasn't a priority and I most certainly never understood the … [Read more...]

#HLSrecap Top 25: North Carolina Recap

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Here are your @andrewwinn stats for this week's #HLSrecap  -- 100+ tweets from 84 contributors, with 17 first-timers making the cut this week. We now have over 335 unique contributors to at least one #HLSrecap this year. As you know, each week we present the following highly-coveted (and yet totally arbitrary) accolades: Brick Helmet Stickers #HLSrecap Top 25 #HLSrecap MVP Here now is our Athletic Director, @FakeSwarbrick, who is purchasing all of the shellfish in the Tallahassee area … [Read more...]

Here We Are Again – ND and FSU


With the match-up against Notre Dame and Florida State this weekend, I thought it might be fun to revisit the sit down I had with Kevin McDougal. Where are they now? Kevin McDougal All Kevin McDougal ever wanted at Notre Dame was a chance to prove himself as a quarterback. McDougal sat for three years behind star quarterback Rick Mirer, then watched as Coach Lou Holtz named incoming freshman Ron Powlus the starter even though he’d never thrown a pass in college. McDougal felt he had earned … [Read more...]

Wishing But One Man More

credit: Ever since I first saw it on the mouldering screen of the Snite's cinema, I have been enamored of Kenneth Branagh's version of the immortal Band of Brothers speech. For what it's worth, I think it better done, and better shot, than Sir Laurence Olivier's version from 1944. But think of what those words must have meant to an audience in England straining at the fetters of bombings and deprivations under the German's guns. To be among those chosen to return to … [Read more...]

Podcast! Kevin McDougal & Oscar McBride Preview FSU!


Note: This podcast was recorded on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. You can listen right now below, download in iTunes, or even load an mp3 on our BlogTalkRadio site. Enjoy! Check Out Sports Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with TNNDN on BlogTalkRadio Hope you're ready for A LOT of highlights this Saturday that include the guy we interviewed this week on Down the Line. None other than Kevin McDougal, quarterback of the incredible 1993 Notre Dame Football Team! McDougal's place in Fighting Irish … [Read more...]