Friday Roundup: The “Game of Titles” Edition

Brace Yourself Blank ND A song of wins and losses shall resume its tune next week. The weekly battles shall resume as shall the feasts, drinking, joy, and pain. Brace yourselves, football is coming. Lord Brian Kelly is looking to lead his once proud house back to its former glory. The house of DuLac was once an undisputed king of the north and their influence extended across the realm. The game has changed and Lord Kelly is trying to change with it in the face of a … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Horseman” Edition

via @LTorbin

Outlined against a clear-blue August sky, the Lone Horseman rode again. In dramatic lore he is known as the Purple-Faced Monster. This is only an alias. His real name is Brian Kelly. He trotted in front of his South Bend squad before which another practice would be held in the friendly confines of the Culver Academies as a handful of Fighting Irish Digital Media employees peered through their camera lenses and over their Twitter devices at the bewildering sight prancing on the synthetic field … [Read more...]

Everyone Hates Michigan Including Michigan

Via /u/kmhokies35 by way of /r/cfb

Some of the folks at Reddit, specifically those of the subreddit /r/cfb, had a little bit of offseason fun. They did a very unscientific poll asking their fellow redditors where they were from and which college football team they hated the most. The poll had some issues with people vote spamming and the whole thing really being another case of the internet being the internet. But because of internet reasons that didn't take another redditor from making the following map from the … [Read more...]

Good Fridays w/Padre: Childs’ Play

HLS EFS CSC Little Irish

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...]

Dear Brady Hoke, Notre Dame and Michigan Is Not a “National” Rivalry

The Michigan Wolverines defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Saturday night, 41-30 — and then celebrated by playing some polka. Here, the Irish's Chris Brown is tackled by Michigan's Delonte Hollowell after making a catch. (Photo:vGregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The last time Brady Hoke spoke about Notre Dame, he was pandering to Michigan alumni by calling the Irish "chicken" for cancelling the series with Michigan. At today's B1G media days, Hoke has transitioned from attempts at humor to just being flat-out factually wrong: My reaction: First off, let's place the whole "is Michigan really a rival?" debate to the side for a minute. Simply … [Read more...]