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The Case for Utah as the Most Important ND Game of the Decade

Earlier this week, one of those RT-bait Tweets designed to promote response turned up in our Slack discussion. It was right in our wheelhouse. Here it is: Question of the day: Name your favorite game where your team won, but it didn't involve a championship of any kind AND didn't involve your biggest rival. *Bama [...]

By |2020-05-28T15:38:03-04:00May 28th, 2020|18S Reads, Football|6 Comments

YouTube Uploads a Treasure Trove for ND Football Fans

In this time of uncertainty, we college football fans are probably spending more time than usual looking at the past. Part of this is opportunity - there's nothing but time on our hands, and for sports fans used to filling that time with games, there aren't any of those. Another is that plenty of folks [...]

By |2020-05-12T16:02:57-04:00May 12th, 2020|18S Reads, Football|1 Comment

Drew Brees, Mike Tirico, and What’s Next for Notre Dame on NBC

There was some sports media news that hit late last week, as New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees signed a future deal with NBC Sports to do color commentary for them once he retires at some undetermined point (he is signed for 2020). The deal was viewed as a downer for ESPN, which coveted Brees [...]

By |2020-04-15T14:54:50-04:00April 15th, 2020|Football|4 Comments

ND Basketball’s Missed Leap: Part Three

Welcome to the finale of the ND Basketball's Missed Leap series, where we're discussing the causes of Notre Dame basketball's failure to take advantage of its back-to-back Elite Eight trips in 2015-16 and make a more lasting impact on the college hoops scene at large. I'll concede up front that this last thing that slowed [...]

By |2020-03-06T11:12:24-05:00March 6th, 2020|Basketball|2 Comments

Four Years Ago, ND Basketball Was Poised for a Leap. What Happened?

It's sort of hard to believe we ended up here. Notre Dame men's basketball made two straight Elite Eights in the 2015 and 2016 seasons, something no other program could claim. Since those runs, ND has played in precisely two NCAA tournament games, both in 2017 (a fine team in its own right that just [...]

By |2020-02-20T13:34:32-05:00February 20th, 2020|Basketball|6 Comments

Contented Campers: Camping World Bowl Instant Reaction

Sweet, sweet bowl victory! Irish held Iowa State to only 9 points aka the fewest points @NDFootball's given up in a bowl game since the 1993 Cotton Bowl! #GoIrish pic.twitter.com/VHAnrA9Fm0 — The Fighting Irish (@FightingIrish) December 28, 2019 The mood around the Notre Dame program wasn't great this week. As the Camping World Bowl approached, [...]

By |2019-12-28T16:17:44-05:00December 28th, 2019|18S Reads|13 Comments

Close Again, No Cigar Again: Georgia Instant Reaction

This one felt a little different. Not a lot different, but a little. I suppose that's an easy sentiment to dismiss. The ramblings of a biased Notre Dame fan. That's alright. I'm just telling you what I felt. Notre Dame lost another close call against a presumed elite team, basically a yearly ritual for this [...]

By |2019-09-22T00:32:56-04:00September 22nd, 2019|18S Reads|24 Comments

Now the Season Truly Begins: New Mexico Instant Reaction

With all due respect to the first two opponents on the Notre Dame schedule, everyone with a pulse knew in August that this season will likely be determined by what happens next Saturday at Georgia. Nothing has changed in that department after the Irish's 66-14 rout of New Mexico, a game that bore a slight [...]

By |2019-09-15T18:54:38-04:00September 14th, 2019|Football|20 Comments