Navy Week: What to Expect

In a season that has seen more than enough words wasted on athletes behaving badly, this year's Navy football team offers a refreshing tonic. This Saturday will mark the 88th iteration of the historic rivalry between the Fighting Irish and the Naval Academy's Midshipmen and will take place under the lights at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. For the Redskins fans in attendance, it'll be nice to watch competent quarterback play by the home team for once. While the Irish lead the series 74-12-1, … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Unlikely Bedfellows” Edition

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When TMZ decides to email HLS directly about a story they broke, we should know that something crazy will soon motor down the highway for a head-on collision of weird. This week's edition has freshman WR Justin Brent on a date with 42 year-old porn star, Lisa Ann. Honestly, I cared very little for the "shocking" news. I wasn't even completely convinced of the claims of a date as the information TMZ had to prove the claim just came from a "we're told that" and nothing more. So, it could've … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Still Squarely in Playoff Picture

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I know. Being the second-ranked football team this week would make us all feel a lot more comfortable about our chances of making the inaugural edition of the College Football Playoffs. We are one silly offensive pass interference away from "hosting" a first round playoff matchup. Now that we're all done throwing our remotes, replacing our flat screens, and replenishing our liquor cabinets, it's time to look at the playoff picture. The whole picture. We don't know what exactly the 12-person … [Read more...]

Opponent Watch: Sleepless Saturday Edition

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Who To Watch USC at Utah (Sat 10:00pm ET Fox Sports 1) If you can't get to sleep late on Saturday night (and let's be honest: after last week, who can?), here's a Pac-12 matchup on an obscure cable channel that kicks off waaay later than a football game should. Utah's offense shouldn't provide matchup problems for USC's defense, but a better metric is to watch how the Ute defense is able to contain the Trojan offense. With the Thanksgiving trip out west looming for the Irish as the … [Read more...]