Paying the Price for Playing the Mids


As Notre Dame heaves itself into the second week of the new College Football Playoff ranking scheme, it does so in the wake of its annual battle with the United States Naval Academy. For the Midshipmen, Notre Dame is one of three annual rivals and the only non-service academy it schedules every year. Notre Dame is also the only one that brings a ranking into the game with any consistency, if at all. But that's not to say that the Mids haven't played other "high-profile" teams in recent years. … [Read more...]

HLS TV (Episode 10): Say It Ain’t So, Joe!


Molly Moran and I return for a new episode of HLS TV. The title is dedicated to the lose of Joe Schmidt. As Molly is the self-proclaimed leader of the Joe Schmidt Fan Club, the loss of Schmidt for the season has hit HLS TV hard. We talk about Joe and what his injury means for the future of the Irish defense as well as Notre Dame's tilt against Navy. We also discuss what the win means for the Irish going forward, discuss the upcoming game against Arizona State, and do our usual MVPs for the … [Read more...]

Prediction: There Are No Points for Second Place

Tommy Rees Topgun

Okay, Loyal Readers, by now you know the drill. Use the Google Form found here in order to enter. Pick the winner, score (we'll do the spread and over/under work for you), bet on the prop, and give us some funny/insightful notes. Points are awarded for everything and even if you miss a week, trust me, you still have a chance at internet glory. It's been a couple weeks, but before we get to the standings, let's see the game notes and whether or not any of you earned bonus points. Surely … [Read more...]

HLS TV (Episode 9): We Have a ND Sports Blogger on Deck


It took us a while to get our schedules sorted after the bye week, but the official ND Sports Blogger and IBG member, Aaron Horvath, joined Molly Moran and I for a brand new episode of HLS TV this morning. We kicked off by starting out by talking about all the cool things Fighting Irish Digital Media (FIDM) is up to. If you aren't keeping up to date with all of it, you should be. Here's a list of some things you should be aware of: - the place to catch BK Pressers, ICONs, … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Top QB 2014″ Edition

Tommy Rees Topgun

On November 1, 1913 Notre Dame established the forward pass as a legitimate offense in college football. Its purpose was to make the quarterback the most feared player on the field and propel the team to greatness. They succeeded. Today, the Navy calls him the guy that embarrasses them every year*. The Fighting Irish call him.... TOP QB *2007, 2009, and 2010 didn't exist...why the hell is everybody acting like they did? --------------------------- Tommy Rees packs up his locker for … [Read more...]