Good Fridays w/Padre: Childs’ Play

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I am hailed as the Founder of Notre Dame; also the first Postmaster (go figure).  These are great honorifics of which I am proud.  But the title closest to my heart has always been Father.  I consider all of you to be my loyal sons – and thanks to Ted’s innovations, loyal daughters.  Indeed, you are all my children.  I’m told there was a beautiful opera by that title, though I don’t recall it in Verdi’s or Wagner’s repertoire. However, though I am called Father, I have never had children of … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Brian Kelly Hates the Goal Line” Edition

New ND Tunnel View

So last week, I spent a lot of time discussing how the change were good and the new FieldTurf is just one example of progress. This week, I realize that I have failed you. Just watch the final time lapse of the FieldTurf installation. Let's see if you notice it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d40pJ_tL-2I Did you see it? You probably missed it. The distraction of plastic cancer-causing grass, kickoff shamrock logos, and midfield monograms likely distracted you from the truth. Let's try … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Changes” Edition

Friday Roundup

This past week, Notre Dame football and its fans witnessed one of the most visible changes that the program has seen. But the new artificial surface is only the tip of the iceberg of the changes that Notre Dame has seen recently. Earlier this month, Notre Dame officially became an Under Armour school. The Bookstore channeled Black Friday with a midnight event as soon as the calendar flipped to July and demand hit a level that forced the cancellation of many online orders as inventory flew off … [Read more...]

First Look at the Notre Dame Midfield Logo

Via @NDFootball

The Notre Dame football twitter account has been on full #TurfWatch alert. I can't help but being reminded of a certain other popular "watch": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp6R1YSw_V0 Anyways, the vigil of the wonderful folks over at Fighting Irish Digital Media has paid off as we have our first look at the interlocking Notre Dame monogram at midfield: https://twitter.com/FightingIrish/status/492296784782184448 I must say, the monogram looks great in the morning light in ND … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Rejected Notre Dame FieldTurf Proposal” Edition

Notre Dame FieldTurf Parody

Earlier this week, Notre Dame unveiled their new FieldTurf design that will debut this season. Jack Swarbrick made some waves by announcing there would be a midfield logo and shamrock kickoff markers, elements of design that have never been seen in Notre Dame Stadium. But if you think that announcement caused an uproar, you should see one of the design finalists that was rejected in favor of what was announced this week. That design was...well, it was certainly different: And yes, … [Read more...]