Thursday, September 10, 2015
The NFL season begins tonight in Foxboro, MA as the New England Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers and former ND defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt.
Tuitt who wears #91 is expected to start for the Steel Curtain -- after missing Pittsburgh's last two exhibition games with an ankle injury.
He's the only former Notre Dame star in tonight's game -- which kicks off at 8:30 PM ET.
Posted by Jim Small at 5:03 PM
Terry Bader, a fan of the Texas Longhorns, wrote a thank you letter to the Notre Dame family that was published in the Observer -- Notre Dame's student run newspaper. Thought you'd enjoy reading it. (That is not Terry in the photo above)
As one of the thousands of Texas Longhorn fans who attended the Notre Dame-UT game on Saturday, I’d like to thank the University, their employees and the Notre Dame fans for the remarkable hospitality and generosity my family and I received during our time on campus and at the game. From the moment we arrived on campus through our walk of shame back to the car, we were treated with nothing but kindness, great cheer and good-natured kidding. I’ve ventured into “enemy territory” many times over the years attending Texas road games and I can promise you that Notre Dame towers above them all in terms of sportsmanship and cordiality and that watching a game at Notre Dame Stadium is the most extraordinary, tradition-laden, emotional college football experience I’ve had. I hope many of you can venture down to Austin next year and that you receive the same great welcome I experienced (and, of course, the same walk of shame afterwards). Hook ’em Horns!
Posted by Jim Small at 11:28 AM
You'll enjoy this New York Times interview of Notre Dame president Fr. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. -- about the state of collegiate athletics and Notre Dame's position.
This is going to start a much needed conversation -- it is going to get interesting...
Posted by Jim Small at 11:19 AM