Good Fridays w/Padre: Beating the Conundrums

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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

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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...]

HLS TV (Episode 14): We Injured Ourselves Filming This Episode


I'm only slightly joking with the title. Molly's voice was shot and my back has been killing me since Thanksgiving. This Notre Dame injury curse is real y'all, even bloggers are getting hit. However, the show must go on and, despite terrible, terrible Irish losses, we can't quit now. In this episode, we cover all the "fun" hot topics from the ass-kicking in Southern Cal. We talk about Golson's disappointing performance and the QB controversy with Malik Zaire, take a look at the … [Read more...]

Notre Dame’s “Red Letter Day” Against Southern Cal

Yep, this pretty much sums it up. (Screen capture from @SuperManTDJesus)

We can't lose sight of today. We have to remember where we are after today's loss. It's a red-letter day for our players and coaches alike. Two years ago we were playing for a national championship. Today we got our butts beat. And it wasn't as close as the score. I thought Coach (Sarkisian) was very generous today running the football to keep the score where it was. Having said that, we've got a lot of young players and I'm confident as to where they want to go. We expect to be back in the spot … [Read more...]

Predictions: Burn Troy

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I know it's been rough for the last couple of weeks, but all bets are off now. It's Notre Dame/Southern Cal. 7-4 vs 7-4. Two teams looking to put one final notch in their belt to head into bowl season with all kinds of a pride and momentum. The Subway Domer put up a great post in the early morning. It included the best scene from the worst football movie, Any Given Sunday. So yeah, Al Pacino and Subway have me pumped as hell and I haven't even had a sip of Trojan Blood yet. So let's get to … [Read more...]