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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

The Cardiac Kids are Back: Irish Advance to Regional Finals

(Photo credit: UND Twitter) Last season, Notre Dame hockey went on a run of heart-stoppers that might be unmatched in NCAA history, winning 3 straight tournament games in overtime or in the final seconds of regulation. Welcome to Cardiac Kids II. ONWARD TO VICTORY. The Irish meet UMass on Saturday at 6:30 with a third [...]

By |2019-03-29T22:17:57-04:00March 29th, 2019|18S Reads|2 Comments

Back to Back: Irish Repeat as B1G Champions

(Photo Credit: UND.com) As long as Notre Dame has to wear that B1G logo on their jersey, continually winning the conference is pretty cool. And the Irish repeated as league champs Saturday night with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Penn State, securing a return trip to the NCAA Tournament (and, as a footnote, Jeff Jackson's [...]

By |2019-03-23T22:56:48-04:00March 23rd, 2019|18S Reads|5 Comments

Just Another Day: Cotton Bowl Instant Reaction

You devote a lot of time to following your team. You watch every game, obsess over every nugget of information, and sometimes, you get a run of awesome play and are lucky enough to root for a team that gets to the College Football Playoff. Then the team's most indispensable player, its consensus All-American at [...]

By |2018-12-29T19:46:46-05:00December 29th, 2018|18S Reads|56 Comments

Notre Dame Set to Play Clemson in Cotton Bowl Semifinal

Notre Dame got the matchup everyone was anticipating for weeks, as it turned out, as the Irish were seeded #3 by the College Football Playoff selection committee and placed into the Cotton Bowl against Clemson, a game that will kick off at 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 29 on ESPN. The @CFBPlayoff Semifinal at the [...]

By |2018-12-02T18:43:30-05:00December 2nd, 2018|18S Reads|65 Comments

Just Keep Winning: Northwestern Instant Reaction

Notre Dame beat Northwestern, 31-21. To paraphrase our old friend Dory, "Just keep winning, just keep winning, just keep winning, winning, winning..." This game shifted back and forth a few times, seemingly at random. One minute it was a dogfight. Then it was a ND blowout in the making. Then it was a slog. Then [...]

By |2018-11-03T23:41:16-04:00November 3rd, 2018|Football|47 Comments

Missed It By That Much: Pittsburgh Instant Reaction

This team is different. They're not going to play down to the competition. The offense is too good to let that happen. That was the subtext, if not the text, of the bulk of the national media's discussion of Notre Dame this week. So with Pitt, tormentor of worlds (see 2008 and nearly 2012), coming [...]

By |2018-10-13T18:49:17-04:00October 13th, 2018|Football|16 Comments