Monday, August 16, 2010

Notre Dame Football Media Day - Tomorrow!

Tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM EST - Notre Dame Head Football Coach, Brian Kelly will step to the podium to "kick-off" the official Notre Dame Football Media Day. You can watch Coach Kelly's press conference live at -- beginning at 10 AM EST. This site will also have updates throughout the day as they interview the Coaching Staff and Players. Here's a link to the site:


NBC's 2010 Notre Dame Football Promo

University of Notre Dame's Brian Hardin just tweeted this "link" for Irish fans to be one of the first to see NBC's promotional spot for the upcoming ND Football season. I uploaded the video to YouTube saving Notre Dame fans the hassle of downloading the file. Just click on the link below! Go Irish!


Irish to Play Indiana in Crossroads Classic

Notre Dame Athletic Director, Jack Swarbrick joined his fellow AD's at; Indiana University, Butler University and Purdue University in Indianapolis this morning to announce the Crossroads Classic -- a two-year commitment to play a doubleheader in December at Conseco Fieldhouse. This December 17th the Irish will play Indiana, while Butler will take on Purdue. The 2011 Crossroads Classic will be played on December 15th with Notre Dame tangling with Purdue. Stay tuned for ticket information. Here's a link to the press conference:


Sam Young -- Could Be Cowboy Starter!

Former Notre Dame offensive tackle, Sam Young -- is running with the "first team" these days with the Dallas Cowboys. The sixth round draft pick is replacing Marc Colombo who's knee injury looks like it will require surgery. It's going to be interesting to see if Sam can hold on to the job until Colombo comes back. Here's a link to the story:


Looking for Notre Dame vs. Purdue Tickets?

I took a stroll through this morning to see what the ticket prices were for the Purdue game -- Saturday, September 4th. Well, prices ranged from $115 per ticket to $5,000 per ticket -- yeah, that's right! The guys selling upper level endzone tickets for this much "really don't want to sell their tickets" -- but, just might for $5,000 a piece. I've purchased Yankees tickets over the years with StubHub and have always had a good experience. Here's a link to available tickets for the Purdue game:


Promoting Notre Dame's Olympic Sports

Found this video promoting the University of Notre Dame's efforts in marketing their "Olympic" sports -- though it appears more like a spot promoting the company that's given the Irish a good deal. Maybe that's the "payback?" Here's the link:


Where Are They Now? -- Tom Clements

The "more experienced" visitors to the NOTRE DAME GO IRISH BLOG will remember Tom Clements famous pass to Robin Weber out of his endzone to seal the victory for the Irish over Alabama (and Bear Bryant) in the 1973 Sugar Bowl - and Ara's last National Championship! Before earning All-American honors and finishing fourth in the Hesiman Trophy voting his senior year - Clements chose a Notre Dame football scholarship over a North Carolina basketball scholarship -- and Irish fans are glad he did! These days, Clements roams the sidelines of the Green Bay Packers as their QB Coach -- a role he's had for the past five years in Green Bay. Clements had a "cup of coffee" as a QB in the NFL -- a third stringer in 1980 for the Kansas City Chiefs -- but he tore it up in the Canadian Football League. Tom was drafted by the Ottawa Rough Riders out of Notre Dame and he was named Rookie of the Year in his inaugural season. He went on to play 13 seasons in the CFL, leading the Rough Riders to their last Grey Cup Championship (the CFL's Super Bowl) and being named one of the "50 All Time Greats" in the modern-era of the Canadian Football League. Clements returned to Notre Dame "a couple of times" since his graduation -- the first time was in the "off-seasons" during his CFL days when he attended Notre Dame Law School. He earned his Law degree from Notre Dame in 1986, graduating magna cum laude. Clements was a practicing attorney for five years after retiring from the CFL -- but, Lou Holtz changed that when he hired Tom as his QB coach in 1992. Tom coached at Notre Dame until 1995 -- after which he went back to practicing law for a year or so, before joining the New Orleans Saints in 1997 as their QB coach. Since then, Clements has coached for the Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills and now the Packers. Here's a video clip of Clements pass to Weber in the Sugar Bowl and a second video of highlights from the National Championship game -- A MUST SEE -- you'll hear the infamous voice of Howard Cosell calling the action -- I forgot he worked college football games: