Sunday, July 22, 2012

Joe Montana's Radio Interview With RIVALS

Former Notre Dame All-American and Super Bowl MVP Joe Montana spent eight minutes on the radio recently talking about his game against Houston in the Cotton Bowl and his days in San Francisco and the "WEST COAST OFFENSE."  Here's the link:


Clausen Changes Uniform Number in Carolina

Will it change his luck?

Former Notre Dame QB, Jimmy Clausen wore uniform #2 his first couple of years in the NFL -- with little to show for it.  So, when uniform #7 became available with the Carolina Panthers -- he jumped at the chance to switch to the number he wore with the IRISH.

Here's hoping SEVEN is a lucky number for Mr. Clausen!


Theismann, Brown, Bettis, Holtz & Digger...

The Fighting Irish were well represented these past three days on the shores of Lake Tahoe at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship.  Joe Theismann, Tim Brown, Jerome Bettis, Skip Holtz and Digger Phelps were among the 80 players who competed for the championship.  Here's the final results for the former Notre Dame student-athletes and basketball coach:
  • 6th Place:  Joe Theismann
  • 43rd Place:  Tim Brown
  • 44th Place:  Jerome Bettis
  • 59th Place:  Skip Holtz
  • 74th Place:  Digger Phelps


When Will We See This in College Football?

The NBA's David Stern threw out a "trial balloon" this week when he let the media know the "Association" is considering selling advertising on their game uniforms, and the uniforms sold at retail, for the 2013 - 2014 season.  He predicts this move could raise $100 million...

Having had the opportunity to work with David Stern -- I am willing to bet the decision has already been made to do just this.  When they do -- I expect the NHL will be next, followed by Major League Baseball and then the NFL.

I suspect college football won't be too far behind -- since they're already doing it with Adidas, NIKE, Under Armour, Bowl Game sponsors, etc.

I don't think the NBA jerseys will look like NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt, Jr.'s -- but, once you open the door, you never know... 


Hendrix: Out to Prove He's "That Guy!"

The most scrutinized position in college football is the guy who wears the GOLD HELMET behind center for the University of Notre Dame.  With only 41 DAYS before the IRISH kick-off the 2012 season at 9:30 AM ET in Dublin, Ireland -- the big question is "who's the QB?"

Four scholarship QB's will begin the final battle for the starting QB spot in about ten days.  Andrew Hendrix is one of those four and he's one of two who have live game experience.  The folks at the South Bend Tribune recently caught up with Hendrix -- you'll enjoy the interview: