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...]

The SEC is AWESOME Theory – WEEK 13 Update

SEC Is Awesome

DISCLAIMER: Remember, folks – we’re not here to hate on the SEC. The SEC packs a powerful brand of college football, has some of the greatest rivalries and traditions in the game and will forever dominate the BCS-era National Title trophy case. The “SEC is AWESOME Theory” is centered around the statistical advantage the SEC has gained and continues to gain via a financially driven media machine that produces biased polls, rankings and marketing. A shortened dose of the Theory for consumption in … [Read more...]

RECORDING: Friday Roundup Episode 03

Friday Roundup

Three episodes of the Friday Roundup are now live (in recorded form...) on our Podbean site and the Irish have lost three straight. I'm starting to think this is all my fault. I'm so sorry. #FireTex Anyways, the recording is below. Don't forget to subscribe via iTunes (search "Her Loyal Sons Podcasts" and leave us a review!) or follow us on Podbean. And please continue to give me feedback for the show. I'm definitely listening and trying to mix things up based on what I've gotten where I'm … [Read more...]

TCB Poll: Week 13 Reactions

TCB Poll, brought to you by the Elvii of college football

Beginning in 2014, a playoff selection committee will determine which four college football teams play for the national title. Some are skeptical of the committee, so we -- the Elvii of college football -- have joined together to present our weekly playoff nominations. We call it the T.C.B. Poll. … [Read more...]

Louisville Review: Defense

Notre Dame  cornerback Cole Luke (36) breaks up a pass intended for Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker (9) in the second quarter. Credit: USA Today

Before I delve into the performance of the Fighting Irish defense versus Louisville, let me make one thing clear. I support this team win or lose. And I love this team with all of my being. But that being said, there is something that is just not right with this team. Part of it is coaching. Part of it is team performance. Part of it is chemistry. It is not one thing that needs to be fixed and it is not something that can be fixed overnight or in one week's time. All of that being said, lets … [Read more...]