Saturday, April 9, 2011
It's typically the #1 selling item in any college bookstore in America every year -- and the 21st edition of THE SHIRT will be unveiled this Friday afternoon in a ceremony in front of the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore.
THE SHIRT that is my personal all-time favorite is the 2007 shirt -- and it's purely a biased opinion. My son Jimmy Small '08 -- then a junior and an Irish Guard -- was included in the montage on the back of THE SHIRT that year. I believe that year they sold around 135,000 of the shirts and then coach Charlie Weis gave away another 5,000 of THE SHIRT to our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq -- during his tour.
For some reason -- there has been very little "chatter" online about the COLOR of this year's shirt. I'm guessing it just might be a WHITE shirt this year -- just a guess.
If you'd like to read about the history of THE SHIRT -- check in on some of the previous designs -- or, just place your order -- check out the links below:
LINK: THE SHIRT PROJECT -- 2011
LINK: THE HISTORY OF THE SHIRT
LINK: PREVIOUS SHIRTS
Posted by Jim Small at 8:42 PM
The University of Notre Dame surprised most loyal ND followers with the news yesterday afternoon that Michael Floyd will not be suspended from school -- and will not be kept off the football field.
Michael Floyd is still suspended "indefinitely" by Brian Kelly from the Notre Dame football team.
However, I wouldn't be surprised if Brian Kelly "reinstates" him to team activities in JUNE, when the team returns for the summer semester. Yet, I wouldn't be shocked if Coach Kelly decides to sit him for the "home opener" against the University of South Florida...
Here's a link to a video at Irish Illustrated of Coach Kelly commenting this morning on the Michael Floyd situation -- along with a link to the South Bend Tribune story:
LINK: MICHAEL FLOYD NOT SUSPENDED FROM SCHOOL!
LINK: SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE STORY
Posted by Jim Small at 3:26 PM
Nine former football stars at Notre Dame worked out on Thursday for NFL Scouts inside the Loftus Center on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Here's a link to UND.COM's coverage of NFL Pro Day @ Notre Dame:
LINK: NFL PRO DAY @ NOTRE DAME
Posted by Jim Small at 3:03 PM