Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Story of the Year -- New ND Helmet Paint!


This is going to pop on TV Saturday night!  The Fighting Irish are going to debut a NEW GOLD football helmet for the USC game.  The NBC cameras should have fun with this!  The new helmet has the 23.9 karat gold flakes in the paint from the DOME -- but, they won't ever have to be painted again -- so that tradition is gone.  But, I'll take this NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL HELMET any day!   WOW!!!

The folks at UND.COM introduced the helmet tonight -- here's the story!  And, Coach Kelly talked about the helmet with the media after practice today...

LINK:  THE NEW GOLD STANDARD FOR FOOTBALL HELMETS!

LINK:  COACH KELLY TALKS ABOUT THE NEW HELMET COLOR! 

LINK:  NOTRE DAME ATHLETICS FACEBOOK PAGE -- PICTURES OF HELMET

USC Week: Notre Dame Player Interviews

Manti Teo, Harrison Smith, Michael Floyd and Tommy Rees met with the media this afternoon to talk about Saturday night's clash with USC.  Here are the links to the interviews:

LINK:  MANTI TEO & HARRISON SMITH

LINK:  TOMMY REES & MICHAEL FLOYD

First Look @ Weekend Weather -- ND vs. USC


Looks like a good weather forecast for the first night kick-off at Notre Dame Stadium in 21 years!  Here's a link to the weather forecast from the gang at WNDU-TV:

LINK:  WEATHER FORECAST ND vs. USC

ESPN's Matchup Report for ND vs USC

Here is how the "experts" at ESPN "matchup" the position groups, special teams and head coach for Saturday night's game between USC and NOTRE DAME:

Mike Lee In Second Subway TV Commercial

Professional boxer (undefeated boxer I might add!) Mike Lee '09 is now starring in his "second" TV commercial for Subway.  Mike and fellow "domer" Justin Tuck (New York Giants) are paid pitchmen for Subway. Just click on the arrow to get it started!

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"The Fighting Back" -- Back @ Notre Dame!

Rocky Bleier '68 returned to his alma mater this week to speak at the Rockne Heritage Fund reception.  Bleier's story of his life after Notre Dame has been well documented in a movie, book and countless magazine and newspaper articles.  Rocky is one of the finest public speakers you will ever run across -- this is a MUST SEE SPEECH!  Special thanks to ND GO IRISH BLOG regular Ken Devine for alerting me to this video.  Here's the link:

LINK:  ROCKY BLEIER -- BACK AT ND