Computers, Humans, and Polling Disparities

BCS Computer Dispairty

Well, I for one welcome our new computer overlords. The BCS in its current form - ridiculous - is hitting the home stretch. At this point, no self-respecting fan of college football should be able to sing any praises of this system which proved to be experimental at best and lacking, limited, and … [Read more...]


College Football Polls: Let’s Do a Blind Taste Test

HLS EFS CSC Head to Head

So after the joy of beating Southern Cal, Notre Dame fans were quickly brought down to earth by seeing the Irish unranked yet again this week. To add to the frustration, Notre Dame saw teams that they beat in Michigan State and Arizona State ranked ahead of us. So with this in mind, let's do a … [Read more...]


Good Fridays w/Padre: ND SA

HLS EFS CSC Bluebook

You have to write an essay – and a good one at that – in order to be admitted to Our Lady’s University.  But just anyone can buy, be given, or stumble upon a ticket to a home game.  And I’m not exactly sure that’s appropriate.  I think there should be an essay application for anyone – student, alum, … [Read more...]


Good Fridays w/Padre: Scandal Us

HLS EFS CSC Swarbrick Sneer

At this time in July, as families travel across the country, grade-school children catalog their new experiences so they can write those all-important “what I did on my summer vacation” essays.  At this very same time, across America, sports journalists are sloughing off the blackened husks that … [Read more...]


Good Fridays w/Padre: Last Hurrah

HLS EFS CSC Commencement exercises

Send three volleys of cheers on high for our Seniors! Hurrah! Hurrah! Hooray! As final exams end today, so begins your last week at Notre Dame. Be proud. Be gracious. Be generous. Be humble. But above all, be happy! For you have achieved something great. And you have achieved it together. When … [Read more...]