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We’re a Contender: USC Instant Reaction

Remember a few weeks ago, when I asked after the MSU game about ending a game without any complaints? Wow. Notre Dame crushed/creamed/obliterated/smothered/walloped (I could keep up with those for a while) USC Saturday night, 49-14. The Irish never allowed any semblance of doubt to creep in, right from the Trojans' first play from scrimmage, [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:51-04:00October 22nd, 2017|18S Reads|84 Comments

#BookClub Meeting Adjourned: UNC Instant Reaction

Well, as we suspected most of the week, Notre Dame didn't send Brandon Wimbush out at QB this week with his foot injury that we somehow didn't know about until Tuesday. Instead, the Irish convened the (Ian) Book Club. And the results were pretty much in line with what we figured we'd see from the [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:53-04:00October 7th, 2017|18S Reads, Football|44 Comments

The Quick and Dirty Notre Dame Hockey Preview

Last year was a good year that turned into a great one late for Notre Dame hockey, as they caught fire in the postseason and reached the Frozen Four in dramatic fashion before running into the Denver freight train in the semifinals. That was their last year in Hockey East, as the Irish officially began [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:53-04:00October 6th, 2017|18S Reads, Hockey|8 Comments

Irish Hockey Makes Cinderella Run to Frozen Four

Our Notre Dame hockey coverage has been lacking at 18S this season. This is in part due to the non-stop entertainment (good and bad) coming from the football and men's basketball teams, and mostly because infant sons and prep sports reporting schedules make it hard to make time to watch ND hockey. But we couldn't [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:22-04:00March 27th, 2017|Hockey|8 Comments

Swarbrick Backs Kelly Again, Says Little While Saying a Lot

When a major outlet covering Notre Dame trumpets an exclusive interview with athletic director Jack Swarbrick, especially when the topic is the football program, there's an expectation that you'll learn something new. Not really the case with today's article that featured Swarbrick renewing his commitment to head coach Brian Kelly, albeit without saying much he hasn't said [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:27-04:00February 22nd, 2017|Football|3 Comments

Oh Look, It Happened Again: Va Tech Instant Reaction

WatchND highlights: Up early against [OPPONENT] after a fast start, Notre Dame couldn't keep it up and played a poor second half against the [OPPONENT NICKNAME], resulting in a disheartening loss that sent their record to [INSERT RECORD HERE]... Oh, never mind. That was my draft that I have lined up from pretty much every [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:47-04:00November 19th, 2016|18S Reads|30 Comments

Take That, Army! Instant Reaction

Not a lot is going right for Notre Dame this season, but clearly this program owns Army. The Irish ran the ball at will against the Black Knights, averaging over six yards per carry. No one player ran for 100 yards, but Tarean Folston had a big game, with 13 carries for 84 yards and [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:48-04:00November 12th, 2016|Football|13 Comments

Are We Having Fun Yet? Navy Instant Reaction

WatchND highlights: My first instant reaction in the last three games and I get to write about another one of these. Fine. There is no excuse for kicking the field goal to go down 1 against Navy with seven minutes to go when you know they have no interest in scoring again. There isn't. It [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:26:49-04:00November 5th, 2016|Football|80 Comments