Opponent Watch: Weeknight Delivery Edition

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Who To Watch Florida State at Louisville (Thu 7:30pm ET ESPN) Hope you enjoyed the bye week, Loyal Readers, because we're all saddled up for the stretch run. Brian Kelly is 13-3 in November as head coach of Notre Dame, but the focus of this post lies outside of South Bend. On Thursday night, Jameis Winston takes his Humble Pie to play another Notre Dame opponent, Louisville. The Cardinals play in Papa Johns Stadium, so we'll infer this Humble Pie comes with pepperoni, but hold the … [Read more...]

#HLSrecap Top 25: Florida State Recap

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Here are your @andrewwinn stats for this week's #HLSrecap  -- 230+ tweets from 139 contributors, with 47 first-timers making the cut this week. We now have over 380 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 A couple new items for this week: T.R.O.L.L. Point contributions and this … [Read more...]

RECORDING (Oct. 25, 2014): “Inside the Game” on KVCE 1160 AM Dallas/Ft. Worth

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This past Saturday's recording of "Inside the Game" on KVCE 1160 AM Dallas/Ft. Worth is now up on our Podbean site. With the Irish on a bye, we weren't able to talk too much ND Football; however, we were joined by Notre Dame alumnus, Malcolm Farmer, who is the president of the NBA D-League team in our area, the Texas Legends (KVCE is the home of Legends basketball). Other topics include the Dallas Cowboys continuing their winning ways, a little World Series talk, and a call-in from Ronald … [Read more...]

College Football Playoff Rankings Released, What We Learned About Notre Dame’s Chances

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Last night, the first College Football Playoff Rankings were released and Notre Dame landed, much to everyone's surprise, number 10 in the nation. Notre Dame wasn't the only oddity in the committee's top 25. The coveted spots in the top four raised many eyebrows when Ole Miss, fresh off their loss to LSU, landed in the #4 slot behind a top three of Mississippi State, Florida State, and Auburn respectively. That's right, three SEC West teams in the top four. The SEC is awesome … [Read more...]

Oscar McBride and Aetna Voices of Health Challenge

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The Aetna Voices of Health is part of Aetna’s ongoing commemoration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This national competition recognizes agencies that are working in their communities to encourage racial and ethnic equality in health care. They are honoring local heroes who embody the values of Dr. King and are aligned with Aetna’s mission to promote access to health care for all. This year they have chosen 31 winning local agencies and it's your job to vote for your … [Read more...]

TCB Poll: Week 9 Reactions

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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...]

The SEC Is Awesome Theory – WEEK 9 UPDATE

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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.     We've all heard it … [Read more...]

Irish Blogger Gathering: Delayed But Still Kickin’

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Hello everyone, welcome to another edition of the IBG. A combination of the Florida State fallout and the bye had all of our schedules thrown off a bit. However, we are still here, pressing ever onward and getting ready for Navy. Let's do this. My question: If you could change one thing about the game this past weekend that didn't involve a yellow flag, what would it be? NDNation went pull pirate. No seriously, read it. Full pirate. Fighting Irish Blog would like to be on a boat, … [Read more...]

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...]