Good Fridays w/Padre: Beating the Conundrums

HLS EFS CSC Foot and Basket

It’s an upside down world lately.  I feel like Ferdinand and Isabella when Columbus came back.  I mean I feel bewildered, not greedy and despotic.  If I wanted a comparison for greedy and despotic, I’d use ESPN.  I am bewildered at the odd inversions and reversals of these times.  The football team had a mediocre season, while the basketball team is in the top ten.  The Joyce Center picks up its 600th victory, while the Stadium ended the season with two wrenching losses.  The Stadium is becoming … [Read more...]

Good Fridays w/Padre: A Tale of Two Teams

HLS EFS CSC Guillotine

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...]

Friday Roundup: The “To Bowl or Not to Bowl” Edition

Notre Dame Hamlet

To bowl or not to bowl, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The injuries and defeats of a season lost, Or to take the field against a sea of troubles And by playing end them. To quit—to rest, No more; and by a rest to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That losses are heir to: 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To quit, to rest; To rest, perchance to dream—ay, there's the rub: For in that offseason what dreams may come, When … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Devils Running Through My Head” Edition

Friday Roundup

I have no jokes today. No witty insults to throw at Arizona State. No fictional storylines to throw Notre Dame players into. No, this isn't because I've hit a creative wall. I'm not mailing it in because the audio version of this post debuts on the radio this evening. It certainly isn't for a lack of caring either. It's because the main thing consuming my mind is just simply winning this game. After all, I've preached patience for the past couple of weeks in regards to the playoff … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Top QB 2014″ Edition

Tommy Rees Topgun

On November 1, 1913 Notre Dame established the forward pass as a legitimate offense in college football. Its purpose was to make the quarterback the most feared player on the field and propel the team to greatness. They succeeded. Today, the Navy calls him the guy that embarrasses them every year*. The Fighting Irish call him.... TOP QB *2007, 2009, and 2010 didn't exist...why the hell is everybody acting like they did? --------------------------- Tommy Rees packs up his locker for … [Read more...]