HLS TV (Episode 8): This One Hurts


Molly Moran and I return for another episode of HLS TV to cycle through some of the Notre Dame football stages of grief. Yes, we talk about that play and Jimbo's strange postgame comments, but we do attempt to move on and talk about the game as a whole and what Notre Dame's playoff chances look like going forward. Today's intro and outro is something you may have seen me post on Twitter after a terrible ND loss. A high school friend of mine, Michael Gruber, manned the audio board for … [Read more...]

Notre Dame and Florida State: OPI for the Masses

Ref and penalty flag

Yes, this is a post about that play or, more specifically, that penalty. We have two weeks to digest the entire Notre Dame and Florida State epic. That game shouldn't be defined by that one penalty nor do I want it to be. However, I'm mad as hell and can't get that moment out of my head so it's time to vent. Today, Brian Kelly mirrored my feelings perfectly as to why I'm so full of piss and vinegar right now: https://twitter.com/eTruth_Irish/status/523898772971991040 I stand behind … [Read more...]

Smooth Seminole: An Auditory Apperitif

Via @RussellSauve

There are a couple hours left, and if you're like me, your pumped, waist-deep in your third Ramos gin fizz, and looking for some tunes to get you through until kickoff. Ladies and gentlemen, meine Damen und Herren, mesdames et messieurs, please, if you will, this: http://youtu.be/sFvENQBc-F8 Smooth Seminole music by M. Jackson, words by B. Irish As he came into the classroomIt was the sound of a crescendoHe came into the apartmentHe left the crablegs on the carpetHe ran under … [Read more...]

Notre Dame @ Florida State: Please Sign Your Predictions Here

Time to dethrone King Jameis.

I think we all need to forget about how terrible this exercise went last week. Despite just about all of us knowing the trap game was upon us, we drank the green koolaid and put on our blue and gold glasses. The result: only four people called the spread correctly (and one was Biscuit who did this exercise TWO MONTHS AGO). Only one person got both the spread and the over/under total correct. For the first time all season, zero got a combination of the spread, total, and prop. Much like all … [Read more...]

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...]