Saturday, April 29, 2017

Notre Dame Players Signing With NFL Teams


Here's the list (below) of Notre Dame football players signing free agent deals with NFL teams -- click on their names to read the stories.

You may recall Romeo Okwara signed as a "free agent" (this time last year) with the New York Giants.  Okwara went on to earn significant playing time in his rookie season...

I will bet -- the same happens with my man James Onwualu with the Chargers.  I know for a fact that SEVENTEEN NFL TEAMS called James today -- trying to get him to sign an NFL free agent deal with them.  They all know he will out work every player in their training camp...

The journey begins next week.

2017 NFL Draft Rookie Pay Scale Chart


Here's what the NFL teams can pay their 2017 draft picks.  See every player drafted and the value of their first NFL contract at the link below.

NOTRE DAME PLAYERS DRAFTED -- 2017 DRAFT CLASS -- only money guaranteed is the signing bonus:

DeShone Kizer -- pick #52
  • Signing bonus: $1,748,230
  • Total 4-year contract value:  $4,961,316
  • First year salary:  $902,507

Isaac Rochell -- pick #225
  • Signing bonus:  $88,099
  • Total 4-year contract value:  $2,443,009
  • First year salary:  $487,002

LINK:  WHAT EVERY NFL ROOKIE WILL MAKE

Isaac Rochell Picked by Chargers at #225


Isaac Rochell was drafted in the 7th round by the Los Angeles CHARGERS...

LINK:  INTERVIEW

Cleveland Browns Introduce DeShone Kizer!




Kizer Drafted #52 Overall to Cleveland Browns

Friday, April 28, 2017

Where Does Kizer Go Today in NFL DRAFT?


Here's the latest NFL mock drafts for the 2nd round of the 2017 NFL Draft -- that's DeShone with his sister in Philly last night on the NFL Draft Red Carpet...

LINK:  CBS SPORTS

LINK:  NFL TRADE RUMORS

LINK:  PACKERS?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Does Kizer Get Drafted in NFL's First Round?


If you ask the folks doing MOCK DRAFTS for NFL.COM -- it doesn't look good for DeShone Kizer getting drafted tonight...

Did he make a mistake leaving school early?  We'll find out in a matter of hours.

LINK:  LATEST MOCK DRAFTS

From ND Day -- Hamilton Cast's Performance!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Heaven Opened Its Gates To A Good One...


When you see this post -- I'll be at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Canton, MI -- celebrating the relatively short life of Susan Doyle.  Susan is the 46 year-old wife of my "first cousin" Denny Doyle.

Susan left for Heaven Friday morning at 1:45 AM ET -- after a three-year battle with breast cancer.  Cancer sucks -- it took a great young woman's life -- way too soon.

Now, I will admit Susan was more of a fan of "those schools in Michigan" (not everyone's perfect) -- but, as you can see in the photo above, Denny represented the Fighting Irish at all times!

I ask our Notre Dame family if you could please say a prayer today for Susan and my cousin Denny -- he's going to miss his bride.  She was the kind of girl I hope my sons will marry someday.

Susan Doyle -- we will see you again...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Corey Robinson Pens a Piece for SI


Notre Dame's student-body President Corey Robinson -- authored A piece for Sports Illustrated that is linked below.  Thought you would enjoy reading this...

My neighbor and ND GO IRISH BLOG regular Chris Pajakowski was kind enough to alert me to this article.  Thanks Chris!

LINK:  COREY ROBINSON

OT: This is What Life is All About...


The Last Four Hours of Notre Dame Day!



Highlights:
  • Theismann interviews Brandon Wimbush
  • Danielle Green
  • Hamilton's Joseph Morales performs
  • Hamilton's Joseph Morales' "My Shot" rap
  • Hamilton's Ari Afsar performs
  • A song from Hamilton
  • The Fighting Irish 40rty!
  • PEMCO
  • Trumpets at the Grotto

Monday Morning at Notre Dame Day!


Monday Afternoon at Notre Dame Day!


Mid Morning / Afternon on Monday at ND Day!


Sunday Night at Notre Dame Day!


Monday, April 24, 2017

OT: Hamilton Cast to Perform at Notre Dame!



It happens tonight!!!

Ari Asfar (Eliza Hamilton) and Joseph Morales (Alexander Hamilton) will be interviewed and perform THREE SONGS -- LIVE during our Notre Dame Day broadcast!

Their schedule is as follows:

LIVE interview on our Notre Dame Day Facebook LIVE set -- you can catch it right here:
  • 7:03 PM ET:  Patrick Vassel, Supervising Director of Hamilton
  • 7:08 PM ET:  Ari Asfar, plays the role of Eliza Hamilton
  • 7:13 PM ET:  Joseph Morales, plays the role of Alexander Hamilton

WATCH IT LIVE RIGHT HERE:  HAMILTON

LIVE interview and performances on our Notre Dame Day Broadcast -- you can watch each performance right here:
  • 8:09 PM ET:  Patrick Vassel, Ari Asfar & Joseph Morales interview
  • 8:30 PM ET:  Joseph Morales (live performance)
  • 8:35 PM ET:  Ari Asfar (live performance) 
  • 8:40 PM ET:  Ari & Joseph perform a song from Hamilton!

WATCH THE PERFORMANCES LIVE RIGHT HERE:  HAMILTON

Fighting Irish 40rty -- Finals Tonight at 9:31 PM


You are not going to want to miss this -- Notre Dame students will race two members of the Notre Dame Football team -- under the lights in NOTRE DAME STADIUM at 9:31 PM ET.

LINK:  WATCH IT LIVE RIGHT HERE!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Georgia's DAWGNATION Writer Visits ND


Thought you'd like to see how excited the Georgia Bulldogs are to be playing at Notre Dame September 9th.

The writer was impressed by his first visit to Notre Dame...

LINK:  TRULY A SPECIAL PLACE

LINK:  DAWGNATION FACEBOOK PAGE

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Notre Dame Day Kicks-Off Today at 6:42 PM ET

Folks, this is the fourth year we've produced a 29 hour LIVE broadcast during Notre Dame Day -- and this is truly, the best ever!
Here's what you'll see -- YOU JUST HAVE TO TUNE IN!
  • Four Super Bowl Champions -- on our broadcast team!
  • a LIVE performance from two members of the Chicago cast of Hamilton!
  • the owner of the Washington Redskins -- who happens to be a ND Dad!
  • the Major General who heads up U.S. Special Operations in the Pacific!
  • the oldest living Heisman Trophy winner!
  • an ESPY award winner!
  • two female ND student-athletes who are currently ranked #1 in the world!
  • Lou Holtz, Gerry Faust, Muffet McGraw...
  • a ND student whose company has made $ millions and he's just a freshman!
  • a man who walked across America this past year!
  • 27 LIVE Musical Performances
  • OVER 300 LIVE INTERVIEWS!

YOU CAN WATCH ALL 29 HOURS LIVE -- AT THE LINK BELOW:

LINK:  LIVE -- ND DAY TELECAST  

LINK:  YOUR TV GUIDE FOR ALL 29 HOURS!