A Journey Through the Lowest Attended Games of the Kelly Era

If there's football this fall one thing seems clear, there will be a giant asterisk for the season when it comes to attendance. Butts in seats has always been a contentious issue exacerbated by Notre Dame "officially" giving up on its decades-long sellout streak in 2019. It's guaranteed there will be no sellouts in 2020 [...]

By |2020-07-01T22:34:14-04:00July 1st, 2020|Football|6 Comments

The Saddest Sports Franchise Jersey Retirement Collections

Retiring jerseys in sports is an extremely funny thing. Some teams are quite stingy while other teams love handing out the honor like cheap candy. Some sports like football have to remain calm so they have enough numerals for a full roster while other sports like baseball tend to go all out. For that reason [...]

By |2020-06-29T10:46:33-04:00June 29th, 2020|18S Reads|3 Comments

A Look Back at Notre Dame’s Top 5 Scoring Offenses

Good offense beats good defense, so they say. Since 1913 when Jesse Harper took over as head coach, Notre Dame has totaled 26 seasons in which the offense placed in the top 10 nationally in scoring. From that group, 12 teams didn't quite make top 5 including: 1914 (8th), 1923 (9th), 1924 (6th), 1930 (10th), [...]

By |2020-06-25T14:01:26-04:00June 25th, 2020|Football|1 Comment

Wins of the Kelly Era: The “I’m Glad I Made Time for That” Tier

Now we're finally getting somewhere! Some of these games had serious legacy ramifications for the Brian Kelly era and Notre Dame football as a whole. Part One and the bottom tier can be found here, while Part Two is here. Remember that the formula for this is [(Excitement at the time + Quality of Opponent) [...]

By |2020-06-17T12:13:25-04:00June 17th, 2020|18S Reads|8 Comments

The Best, Worst & Most Underrated Candy in America

It's candy time. It's time to indulge our sweet tooth and discuss the best, worst, and most underrated sugar sweets this country has to offer. It's a daunting task with seemingly endless options for praise and ridicule. To keep things relatively tight I limited myself mostly to candy bars and hard or soft candy that [...]

By |2020-06-15T09:02:58-04:00June 15th, 2020|18S Reads|36 Comments

Wins of the Kelly Era: The “Oh I Remember that One!” Tier

This is the next tier of wins for Brian Kelly at Notre Dame, where the competition is a little stiffer and the product on the field a little better.  Remember that the formula for this is [(Excitement at the time + Quality of Opponent) * Legacy]. All of these factors are graded on a scale [...]

By |2020-06-10T15:10:46-04:00June 10th, 2020|18S Reads, Football|9 Comments

2021 Recruiting: DB Ryan Barnes commits to ND

It's been a pretty slow summer for Notre Dame football on the recruiting trail. With the recruiting dead period extended through July due to the coronavirus pandemic and no visits allowed to occur, it's been difficult for the Irish staff to make moves with some of the targets that haven't been able to visit campus [...]

By |2020-06-06T12:15:29-04:00June 6th, 2020|Recruiting|11 Comments

Notre Dame Depth Chart: All of the Grad Transfers

The football updates are few and far between these days. Although things are trending in a much more positive direction for a college football season to take place in the fall (the Navy game has moved to Annapolis for the first time ever!) we're left waiting mostly on updates from recruiting and the transfer portal. [...]

By |2020-06-04T14:19:09-04:00June 4th, 2020|Football|6 Comments

Wins of the Kelly Era: The “A Win is a Win” Tier

With the end of the 2019 football season, Notre Dame football wrapped up its tenth season under Brian Kelly's stewardship. Since 2010, Kelly has amassed a 92-37 record and a unique legacy with the Irish, being among the most successful coaches in ND football history yet still looking for the elusive national championship. This series [...]

By |2020-06-10T15:14:25-04:00June 3rd, 2020|18S Reads, Football|24 Comments