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...]

Irish Baseball: Opening Weekend and What’s to Come

009 Baseball is tradition-rich and quirky and democratic. No other sport encourages to keep your own score and expects you not to jinx the perfect game going on in front of you. It's one in which fans collect cards and obsess over trivia like no other. It's a game of poetry and literature and, as you can see, music. But for Irish fans, baseball is a game that tends to fall into the gaps in our calendars and consciences, between the … [Read more...]

Snap Judgment: Pinstripe Bowl

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Well, that's it. No more football until April. As the sun dropped behind the skyscrapers and the shadows engulfed the canyons of Yankee Stadium, as Jay-Z cruised by State Street and theatre-goers spilled from their matinees, The Figthing Irish closed the books on the 2013 season by defeating the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights 29-16. It was a good win for Notre Dame, but one that featured many of the problems that denied the Irish a ten win season. Perhaps as a tonic to some of those … [Read more...]

Irish Set To Take On Boilermakers In Shamrock Series

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Senior Shamrock Correspondent Steve in Iowa Confirming the rumors that had been swirling around since last week, ND has officially announced that it is shifting its scheduled home game against the Purdue Boilermakers to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis where it will be featured as the 2014 Shamrock Series Game. … [Read more...]

Good Fridays w/Padre: Armageddon

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The Revelation of the 86th meeting between Notre Dame and USC, which The BVM gave unto him, to show unto his Irish, things which must shortly come to pass; and She sent and signified it by a really freaky dream unto Her servant Edward.  Blessed are they who read this, and they who hear the words of this prophecy, and who believe those things that are written herein: FOR THE TIME IS AT HAND. I, Edward, who also am your founder, and your companion in tribulation, was in the most beautiful … [Read more...]