Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Vote For Arike's Game Winner for the ESPYS

Vote below...

LINK:  ARIKE'S GAME WINNER

Here's Why You Come to Notre Dame...



Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Domer Lili Thompson Drafted by Globetrotters!


Former Notre Dame women's basketball team member (and National Champion) Lili Thompson -- was one of five players drafted today by the world famous Harlem Globetrotters!

Notre Dame fans will recall that Lili tore her ACL in early January -- ending her season and Notre Dame career way too early...

This should be fun!

LINK:  STORY

The Freshmen FB Players Arrive at Notre Dame



Monday, June 18, 2018

Arike Commemorates a National Championship



Look Who Is Leading the WNBA in Scoring!

 

She played under the Golden Dome...

LINK:  WNBA STATS

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What Your Father Gives You -- Your Name...


On Father's Day -- I'm always reminded of the gift every Dad gives their kids -- their NAME.

That's my Dad in the photo above, he's on the right, sitting next to Al Kaline who is sitting next to Harvey Kuehn in the Detroit Tiger's dugout...

This is one of my "two" all-time favorite poems...

Your Family Name

You got it from your father
It was all he had to give
So it's yours to use and cherish
For as long as you may live

If you lost the watch he gave you
It can always be replaced;
But a black mark on your name
Can never be erased

It was clean the day you took it
And a worthy name to bear
When he got it from his father
There was no dishonor there

So make sure you guard it wisely
After all is said and done
You'll be glad the name is spotless
When you give it to your son

Happy Father's Day to My Dad & All the Dads!


This is a photo of my Dad (in the middle) celebrating the news, with four of his teammates, that he had just become a Dad for the first time!

He was a professional baseball player and in the middle of a road trip when word got to the team that I was born.  Back in the "good old days" baseball teams didn't allow you to stay home for the birth of a child.  Thankfully, those days are in the past...

I've been very lucky to have a wonderful Dad in my life -- who is as big of a Notre Dame fan as me!

Happy Father's Day -- DAD!

On a side note -- I had never seen this photo until a week ago.  My Aunt Barb found this in a box and gave it to my cousin Mike Doyle to text it to me to see if I could identify who was in the photo with my Dad. 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Mike McGlinchey and Joe Staley's "Bromance"




The two offensive tackles share a common bond in San Francisco -- they both played for Brian Kelly...

LINK:  STORY

Friday, June 15, 2018

OT: FSU Bulldog Super Fan in Tennessee!


I received a text this morning from my cousin Patrick Doyle (like me, a huge Notre Dame fan) with a photo of a young man named Dan DelGrosso (pictured above) sporting a Ferris State Bulldogs National Championship T-shirt at Two Rivers Ford in Mt. Juliet, TN.

Our Ferris State Bulldogs won the NCAA Division II National Championship in basketball this past April!

Dan, a 1973 Ferris grad, grew up in Dearborn, MI -- but now calls the Volunteer State home.  Pat's son Dustin (he's my cousin but, I think of him as a nephew) works with Dan in their Commercial Sales Department.

I loved seeing Dan representing the "crimson and gold" of Ferris (my alma mater and Pat's too!) in an area fond of the color orange...

When was the last time they won a National Championship in Tennessee?

Thanks Dan!

Go Bulldogs!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Zack Martin -- Biggest NFL Contract in History!


In the last 24 hours, former Notre Dame All-American Zack Martin signed a contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys for six years and $84,000,000.  The largest contract in NFL history for an Offensive Guard!

The link below is of a TV interview he did today...

LINK:  RECORD SETTING CONTRACT

LINK:  DALLAS MORNING NEWS STORY

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Kelly Cares -- Notre Dame Football 101


Domer Jimmy Dunne -- Golf Channel Story


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Getting the ND Football Gear Ready...


Notre Dame Football vs. The Force

Monday, June 11, 2018

ESPN's "Way to Early Top 25" CFB Rankings


I was surprised to see the Fighting Irish ranked this high.

LINK:  RANKINGS

Sunday, June 10, 2018

"Triple Crown Effect" on College Football's Best


Here's a look at the NINE WINNINGEST TEAMS in FBS college football history -- and how they fared in years when a race horse won the TRIPLE CROWN:
  1. NOTRE DAME:  107 - 11 - 5
  2. Alabama:  102 - 18 - 12
  3. Oklahoma:  93 - 24 - 7
  4. Michigan:  88 - 23 - 4
  5. Penn State:  86 - 28 - 4
  6. Texas:  83 - 37 - 5
  7. Ohio State: 81 - 27 - 7
  8. USC:  80 - 42 - 5
  9. Nebraska:  63 - 49 - 8

GO IRISH!

Triple Crown Winners a Good Omen for ND!


There are now 13 Triple Crown Winners in the history of horse racing -- and you know what -- in the football season that follows, Notre Dame Football has won 87% of its games and 5 National Championships!
  • 1919:  Sir Barton wins Triple Crown / Notre Dame: 9 - 0
  • 1930:  Gallant Fox wins Triple Crown / Notre Dame: 10 - 0
  • 1935:  Omaha wins Triple Crown / Notre Dame: 7 - 1 - 1
  • 1937:  War Admiral wins Triple Crown / Notre Dame: 6 - 2 - 1
  • 1941:  Whirlaway wins Triple Crown / Notre Dame: 8 - 0 - 1
  • 1943:  Count Fleet wins Triple Crown / Notre Dame: 9 - 1
  • 1946:  Assault wins Triple Crown / Notre Dame: 8 - 0 - 1
  • 1948:  Citation wins Triple Crown / Notre Dame: 9 - 0 - 1
  • 1973:  Secretariat wins Triple Crown / Notre Dame: 11 - 0
  • 1977:  Seattle Slew wins Triple Crown / Notre Dame: 11 - 1
  • 1978:  Affirmed wins Triple Crown / Notre Dame: 9 - 3
  • 2015:  American Pharoah wins Triple Crown / Notre Dame: 10 - 3 
  • 2018:  Justify wins Triple Crown / ???

Triple Crown Years / Notre Dame Football Record:  107 - 11 - 5

The years that are BOLDED -- Notre Dame won the National Championship!

This fun fact is courtesy of Tim Bourret '78 -- a Notre Dame alum who just retired after spending 40 years as Clemson's Sports Information Director.  Tim was inducted into the SID Hall of Fame.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Domer Mike Lee '09 Wins NABO TITLE!!!


Despite breaking a rib in the first round -- Notre Dame alum Mike Lee (on right in photo above) defeated Jose Hernandez in a unanimous decision last night winning the NABO Light Heavyweight Title!

LINK:  STORY

The Most All-American Centers in College FB!


Over the last 50 years -- no one in college football has produced more All-Americans at the center position in college football...

LINK:  NOTRE DAME