Sunday, September 23, 2012
Notre Dame vs. Michigan -- ruled the night in America -- as more than 6 million TV viewers tuned in to watch the Irish beat the Wolverines 13 - 6.
The game outperformed the other college football games and network programming in PRIME TIME last night:
- Michigan at Notre Dame: 6,020,000 viewers
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: 4,400,000 viewers
- Clemson at Florida State: 4,360,000 viewers
- Kansas State at Oklahoma: 2,830,000 viewers
LINK: OVERNIGHT TV RATINGS
Posted by Jim Small at 6:35 PM
The Associated Press released its Top 25 this afternoon and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are now ranked #10.
Notre Dame is the only team ranked in the TOP TEN who has beaten two ranked opponents -- and who has not given up a TD to a ranked opponent!!!
LINK: ND RANKED #10
Posted by Jim Small at 6:09 PM
Former Notre Dame All-American Michael Floyd made his first NFL catch and it was a TOUCHDOWN -- in the first half of the Arizona Cardinals' game against Philadelphia.
Floyd chose to celebrate this by "dunking the ball" over the goal post. His buddies are going to give him a hard time about this effort. Here's the video!
LINK: MICHAEL FLOYD'S FIRST NFL TD!
Posted by Jim Small at 5:45 PM
Notre Dame held Michigan State and Michigan (these past two weeks) without a touchdown. This is the first time a team has held these two schools without a TD in the same season -- since Ohio State accomplished this in 1970. That's 42 years my friends!
- Ohio State 29 -- Michigan State 0
- Ohio State 20 -- Michigan 9
FYI: Ohio State went 9 - 0 that season -- only to lose to Stanford in the Rose Bowl.
Posted by Jim Small at 5:33 PM
A wonderful NOTRE DAME MOMENT took place last night -- long after the IRISH beat Michigan 13 - 6 in Notre Dame Stadium.
Thousands of Notre Dame students and The Band of the Fighting Irish celebrated the big win -- TWENTY TO THIRTY MINUTES -- after many fans had already left the stadium.
It was quite the scene!
LINK: NOTRE DAME CELEBRATES WIN!
Posted by Jim Small at 4:29 PM
A Detroit Free Press columnist crowned the Notre Dame Fightin' Irish BIG TEN CHAMPS after Notre Dame's three straight wins over Purdue, Michigan State and Michigan -- giving up only two touchdowns along the way...
Now, the article takes its share of shots at our IRISH -- but, it's still good to see a BIG TEN guy write about the IRISH beating their teams!
LINK: BIG TEN CHAMPS
Posted by Jim Small at 10:52 AM
It was quite a scene last night in Notre Dame Stadium -- twenty minutes after the game.
The student section was almost completely full, leis of almost every color were being twirled over head and the Notre Dame family was dancing in the stands to "OH WHAT A NIGHT...."
No one wanted to leave -- no one wanted to forget what it was like to win HUGE GAMES -- BACK TO BACK -- IN PRIME TIME!
It's been too long...
For those who are counting -- Notre Dame's defense has yet to give up a TOUCHDOWN in prime time!
Here's what the media has to say this mornin' about Notre Dame...
LINK: SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
LINK: NEW YORK TIMES
LINK: CHICAGO TRIBUNE
LINK: FORT WAYNE JOURNAL GAZETTE
LINK: NBC SPORTS -- NOTRE DAME CENTRAL
Posted by Jim Small at 10:42 AM
Twenty minutes after #11 Notre Dame's 13 - 6 win over #18 Michigan -- thousands of ND students were still in the stands dancing to the strains of "OH, WHAT A NIGHT..."
What a scene!
Tonight was payback -- for all of the games Notre Dame "gave away" the past few years. It wasn't pretty -- but our IRISH are 4 - 0 with two wins over the State of Michigan!
Here's what the media has to say less than two hours after the big win:
LINK: BENNETT JACKSON -- POST GAME INTERVIEW
LINK: NBC -- NOTRE DAME CENTRAL
LINK: SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE
LINK: DETROIT FREE PRESS
LINK: DETROIT NEWS
LINK: ANN ARBOR NEWS
LINK: CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Posted by Jim Small at 12:27 AM