Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happy Father's Day to My Dad and All the Dad's


Here's my Dad back in 1956 when he was 19 years-old -- his second season as a center fielder with the Detroit Tigers.

I want to wish my DAD -- a Happy Father's Day -- thanks for showing me the ropes in so many areas.  I am very lucky that you're my Dad! 

It also doesn't hurt that he's a huge Notre Dame fan as well!!!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Kyle Rudolph's New Contract Moves Him to #4


Here's a look at the TOP 21 former Notre Dame athletes (football, basketball, baseball and hockey) who will be paid the most as a professional athlete:

  • Jeff Samardzija:  $127,625,000 -- guaranteed contract to 2021
  • Zack Martin:  $102,308,800 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2024 
  • A.J. Pollock:  $76,397,500 -- guaranteed contract to 2023 
  • Kyle Rudolph:  $74,173,950 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2024 
  • Golden Tate:  $71,478,749 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2022
  • Troy Murphy:  $66,000,000 
  • Stephon Tuitt:  $64,760,551 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2022
  • Harrison Smith:  $63,666,546 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2021
  • Bryant Young:  $44,000,000
  • Justin Tuck:  $43,248,463
  • John Sullivan:  $40,050,021 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2019
  • Jerome Bettis:  $35,122,500
  • Jeff Faine:  $34,456,892
  • Ronnie Stanley:  $33,354,331 -- guaranteed, contract to 2020
  • Kyle Palmieri:  $30,192,154 -- guaranteed, contract to 2021
  • Tim Brown:  $28,432,686
  • Joe Montana:  $26,000,000
  • Ian Cole:  $23,049,694 -- guaranteed, contract to 2021
  • David Phelps:  $19,233,850 -- guaranteed, contract to 2020
  • Michael Floyd:  $19,080,535 -- free agent
  • Rocket Ismail:  $18,000,000

The next big contract negotiation sits with Ronnie Stanley and the Ravens.  Baltimore just picked up Ronnie's "fifth year" option at $12,870,000 -- as they work on a new longer term deal.  STORY


LINK:  RUDOLPH SIGNS EXTENSION WITH VIKINGS

Friday, June 7, 2019

Notre Dame's Nuguse Wins NCAA's 1500 M !!!



  
Yared's National Championship in the 1,500 meters is the first for Notre Dame since 1926 -- that's 93 years!!!

Georgia is Already Thinking About Notre Dame


Thursday, June 6, 2019

OT: Seventy-Five Years Ago Today! D-Day!



I can't imagine charging that beach...

Love the Brick Selection on the New Corby Hall


Took this photo last night of the brick going up on the new and improved Corby Hall on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

I was anxious to see what brick was selected for this building -- which is attached to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.  Notre Dame alums know all about the "Notre Dame brick" that was made from the mud around the two lakes on campus in the 1800's and it's familiar "yellowish-white" color...

Well -- as you may be able to tell in this photo -- the brick selected, has some characteristics that should match quite nicely with the Basilica's 149 year-old facade.

That's the legendary "Hand of God" tree -- an enormous Sycamore tree -- in the foreground.

Notre Dame Women's Lacrosse Summer Tour



Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Notre Dame's Grotto Beautification Project...


Just a heads up that there will be a major work being conducted in and around the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes -- June 3 to August 12th.

Here's the work schedule:

Double-click on graphic or photos to enlarge.



Took these photos tonight of Notre Dame's Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes -- after day 3.  The Grotto is expected to be back in use on June 29th.

OT: My Next Back Yard Landscape Design...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Domer Named Big Ten Commissioner



Kevin Warren, a graduate of Notre Dame's Law School -- will take over as the sixth Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference in September...

Coach Kelly's First Interview Since Blue Gold


Domer "Walk-on" A Guest on the Today Show




Jesse Bongiovi '18 -- son of Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi -- was a guest on the Today Show yesterday.

Jesse played football for the Fighting Irish!

Monday, June 3, 2019

If You Saw the Movie -- The Sequel is Better!



If you've seen the movie Extraordinary Measures -- you'll know the story of the Crowley family and their quest to save their children...

Well, Megan Crowley '19 graduated this past month from the University of Notre Dame -- you're going to want to read this story...

LINK:  MEGAN CROWLEY