Saturday, September 20, 2014
Torii Hunter Sr., Detroit Tiger outfielder and father of Notre Dame student-athlete Torri Jr., had his sixth straight game where he had two or more hits!!! The first time in his career!
Torri's first hit was a home run -- his 17th of the season -- as the Tigers beat Kansas City 3 - 2 to take a 2 1/2 game lead with 8 games left in the season. Detroit's "magic number" is now 6 games!
LINK: DOMER DAD'S HOMER!
Posted by Jim Small at 8:13 PM
Since the Fighting Irish aren't playing today -- I'm driving up to Big Rapids, MI to see "my" Ferris State Bulldogs take on "Brian Kelly's" Grand Valley State Lakers tonight in a battle for the "Anchor-Bone" Trophy.
The Bulldogs -- ranked #16 in the country, NCAA Division II -- are led by a 6'-4" 241 lb. "bulldozer" of a QB named Jason Vander Laan. The junior is a favorite to win Division II's "Heisman Trophy" -- the HARLAN HILL TROPHY -- coming off a sophomore season where he had these crazy stats:
- 1,607 yards rushing -- ALL-TIME RECORD FOR A QB IN DIV. II
- 1,493 yards passing
- 29 TDs -- 13 passing / 16 rushing
You're going to want to watch his highlight reel!
LINK: JASON VANDER LAAN -- HIGHLIGHTS
Posted by Jim Small at 10:29 AM
Former Notre Dame defensive end Justin Tuck and his wife Lauran have a charity by the name of R.U.S.H. which stands for: Read, Understand, Succeed and Hope for Literacy. Here's what they were up to this week in Oakland...
LINK: THE TUCK'S
Posted by Jim Small at 1:18 AM
Former Notre Dame running back Jerome Bettis continues to do his adopted home of Pittsburgh -- right. Here's what he's up to now...
That's Jerome above giving Ed Stack (Chairman of Dick's Sporting Goods) his Jerome Bettis Humanitarian Award.
LINK: JEROME BETTIS
Posted by Jim Small at 1:11 AM