Friday Roundup: The “Independence” Edition

Friday Roundup

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved a now well known document declaring independence from the British Crown. While we celebrate our independence this day to commemorate that act, it's easy to forget that July 4, 1776 was only words on a piece of paper. General Conrwallis didn't surrender until October 19, 1781. The Revolutionary War itself started in April of 1775 well before the Declaration of Independence was even drafted. So why celebrate the date a piece of paper was … [Read more...]

2014 Opponent Preview: Michigan

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It's time to continue our preview of Notre Dame opponents for the 2014 football season. This week we focus on our most hated team from up north, the Michigan Wolverines Skunkbears. This game will be the last time the Irish will face off against Michigan for the foreseeable future so get the hate ready early. Previous Opponent Previews: Rice Vitals Offense Despite Al Borges getting canned, Michigan's offense really wasn't a disaster, just the scapegoat for a disappointing … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “RIP, Tex” Edition

Friday Roundup

Here's a recipe for disaster: have your NOLA bachelor party the weekend after you come back from a trip to Vegas. Oh, sure, it was a work trip to Vegas; however, since I learned how to run a much smoother trade show, I actually got to hang out with my coworkers and they are just as much a bunch of gambling/drunk degenerates as I am. The most painful of these nights was spurred by one of my bosses leading the way to terrible decisions. Needless to say, I had a blast. Now, by the time you read … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “What is Michigan?” Edition

Friday Roundup

You know, we give Michigan a lot of hell via internet print, and rightly so. However, there are days in which things happen that allow us to sit back and laugh at Michigan without really having to do anything. Today is one of those days. Oh, and we get to take a shot at Urban Meyer and Texas too! So this happened last night on Jeopardy!: http://youtu.be/mZDHh2z_My4 Let's break down this 1:20 of glory that was the "College Football Coaches" category. Let's take the category for $200, … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “85″ Edition

Friday Roundup

After a successful signing day, Brain Kelly still had one more scholarship available for the 2014 season. That spot has now been filled by Cody Riggs, a Flordia graduate transfer.  The defensive back brings some much needed depth and experience to a secondary that can certainly use it; however, I'm more impressed with the outlook of the program overall.  And it isn't just hitting the 85 scholarship cap either. The class of 2015 has a minimum of 11 scholarships available and that's … [Read more...]