Tuesday, November 16, 2010
This Saturday -- football games will be played inside two of the "landmark" sports stadiums in the world; Yankee Stadium and Wrigley Field. Football will be played, for the first time ever, this Saturday in the Yankees new $1.5 billion home -- when the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame host the Black Knights of West Point. And, football returns to Chicago's Wrigley Field, for the first time in 40 years, when Northwestern hosts Illinois. Here's the latest photos from each venue -- you'll see how "tight" the endzones and sidelines are. Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly -- commented at today's press conference that they don't have any concerns about the field's proximity to some of Yankee Stadium's walls. BREAKING NEWS: The "proximity" of the infamous ivy covered outfield walls of Wrigley Field (see link below to photo) -- has led to a ONE WAY football game between Illinois and Northwestern tomorrow. This link will take you to the breaking news story:
LINK: THE END ZONE -- THAT ISN'T
Posted by Jim Small at 5:08 PM
LINK: NOTRE DAME vs. ARMY
Posted by Jim Small at 4:51 PM
Here's a video done this spring by the YES Network -- on the new $1.5 billion home of the Yankees. Since the Irish will be calling it "home" this Saturday night -- I thought you would enjoy seeing it.
LINK: A TOUR OF YANKEE STADIUM
Posted by Jim Small at 4:03 PM
A Notre Dame alum sent this to me this morning -- it's a column that ran in yesterday's Deseret News -- a Salt Lake City newspaper. The columnist, Brad Rock -- tells of his trip to the University of Notre Dame this past weekend -- covering the home team Utah Utes. As you'll see in Rock's column -- he had a wonderful time visiting (what I like to call Notre Dame) "America's Holy Land." Enjoy:
LINK: NOSTALGIA THICK
Posted by Jim Small at 11:34 AM
University of Notre Dame Professor, Jessica Payne, Ph.D. -- just finished a research study on the impact of having enough sleep each night. The key finding: People who regularly spend quality time with their pillow, around eight hours every night, have better memories than those who do not. Dr. Payne noted, that by restructuring memories, good sleepers are also better able to come up with new and creative ideas. "In our fast-paced society, one of the first things to go is our sleep. I think that's based on a profound misunderstanding that the sleeping brain isn't doing anything." Payne added, "People who say they'll sleep when they're dead are sacrificing their ability to have good thoughts now." Sounds like our Notre Dame defensive staff should get plenty to sleep this week as they come up with a "creative" approach to stopping Army's triple option! Here's a link to an interview with Dr. Payne:
LINK: SLEEP IS IMPORTANT!
LINK: SLEEP IS IMPORTANT!
Posted by Jim Small at 11:16 AM