Good Fridays w/Padre: Break-Its

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So much excitement at this time of year about the Grand Tournament!  Especially this year since our team is, indeed, so grand!  Yet, I am always disturbed by the fixation with these so-called “Brackets.”  In that they are gambling, I remind you all that this is illegal – unless you’re an Alum in the stock market who makes lots of money and donates most to the University.  In that case, gamble away.  In another regard, these brackets somehow seek to make an academic science out of what is merely … [Read more...]

So Why Go? The Importance of Going Bowling

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Last week, one of our newest writers, Moons, wrote a solid and well-received piece on whether or not bowl games serve as a "springboard" for success the following season. Moons suggested that a bit of micro-analysis or team-specific inquiry could flesh out his general theory and add a little nuance. In today's piece, I decided to look specifically at the Irish. What I found was that while there was no correlation between a bowl appearance, much less a win, for that matter, and a better record … [Read more...]

L-S-WHO? Irish Defeat Tigers 31-28

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If the 2012 championship game against Alabama was a yardstick applied with gusto to the backside of Coach Brian Kelly's Irish, the 2014 Music City Bowl victory over 23rd-ranked LSU was yet another sort of measure in Notre Dame's journey from relevance to validation. Trading gaudy, gash-y runs and kick returns for shattering, clock-consuming drives, the unranked and injury-riddled Irish bested a ranked-SEC squad for the first time since 1992, unless you count back-to-back wins over A&M in … [Read more...]

Good Fridays w/Padre: A Tale of Two Teams

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It was the best of seasons, it was the worst of seasons; it was a game of touchdowns, it was a game of turnovers; it was the inspiration for belief, it was the cause of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the autumn of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had a playoff berth before us, we had a second-tier bowl before us; we were in Heaven on earth, we were in a cold, wet Stadium of defeat. Since 1887, we’ve had worse seasons, but few as … [Read more...]

Tim Brown Podcast!

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Note: This podcast was recorded on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. You can listen right now below, download in iTunes, or even load an mp3 on our BlogTalkRadio site. Enjoy! We also utilize this show to spread more awareness about Savin' Aven fundraiser on GoFundMe. Read more here on HerLoyalSons or hit the Fundraising Page. Check Out Sports Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with TNNDN on BlogTalkRadio Legendary Notre Dame alum and 1987 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown joined the show this week. The … [Read more...]