Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Photos: "The Dream of Attending Notre Dame"

A Notre Dame parent, Martha Weber -- her daughter Anna '09, is a record holder in the Hammer Throw for the Fighting Irish -- sent these two photos of her grandsons, Ben and Luke, to my colleague Dennis Brown.

That's Ben in the top photo -- as Grandma says; "running thru the tunnel" and the bottom photo is of Luke at Notre Dame Stadium...

Grandma Martha wrote to Dennis: "I couldn't help myself.  These pictures seem to me to represent the dream of attending ND that my daughter was lucky enough to live." 

Martha -- YES THEY DO!

Here's hoping Ben and Luke someday follow in their Mom's footsteps to Notre Dame!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Photos: Garth Brooks at Notre Dame Stadium!

If you'd like to see some clips of tonight's concert -- just to go TWITTER and follow me @NDJimSmall -- I posted a few short videos of Garth's performance at Notre Dame...

Yes, Tyler Trent -- "CANCER SUCKS"

I'll be the biggest Boilermaker fan inside Notre Dame Stadium tonight (at Garth concert) as Purdue hosts the Buckeyes of Ohio State -- and Tyler Trent probably attends his last game...

If you haven't seen ESPN's full feature on Tyler Trent -- you must.


10 Hours Until Garth at Notre Dame Stadium!

If only, this weather would last all day...

A Game Away From a Notre Dame First!

Milwaukee's manager Craig Counsell leads his Brewers into Game 7 tonight in the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

If they win, Counsell will be the first Notre Dame alum to manage a team in the World Series!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Photo From Garth's Sound Check at ND!

My Notre Dame colleague Brian Fremeau @ndfremeau -- posted this tonight from Garth's Sound Check.

Garth Brooks & Trish Yearwood Presser Today

Garth & Trish met with the media this afternoon to talk about Trisha's Tailgate at the Irish Green and concert at Notre Dame Stadium.

There's Only One University -- 82 Years Later...

The first AP Poll ranking of college football teams in America was released on this day in 1936...

82 years later -- only one school is still ranked in the TOP TEN!

Latest Photos from Garth @ Notre Dame!

For those of you into stats:
  • There are 8,700 chairs in perfect rows on the floor of Notre Dame Stadium
  • This will be the largest crowd ever gathered (in one spot) on the campus of the University of Notre Dame -- in its 176 year history... 
To enlarge the photos above -- just "double-click" on them!

Photos courtesy of Brian Fremeau (a ND colleague of mine) and a viewer of WNDU-TV in South Bend.

Ranked "7th Best Shooter in College Hoops"

He hasn't worn a Notre Dame uniform yet and he's already earned a reputation...

I've seen him play in two scrimmages -- he never missed a "three" I saw him take -- and he took many!

I believe the last name is pronounced "La Sheff Ski" -- you better get used to it, you're going to hear it a lot at Purcell!


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

OT: A "New Twist" to Championship Rings

CBS to Televise Garth's Notre Dame Concert

Word broke today that CBS will be broadcasting Garth Brook's concert at Notre Dame Stadium.  The concert will air December 2nd on CBS at 8 PM...

Josh Adams Collects on Insurance Policy...

I'm sure he would have rather been drafted...

Domer Ebersol Talks New Football League

Notre Dame alum Charlie Ebersol is the founder of a new professional football league called the Alliance of American Football.  The AAF, which has eight teams, announced the signing of 500+ players to contracts as they get ready for the start of their inaugural season on February 9, 2019 -- the Saturday after the NFL's Super Bowl.

This was an interview, from earlier this year, where Charlie spoke with Dan Patrick...

Five former Notre Dame football players are under contract to play in this league:
  • Nyles Morgan (LB) -- Arizona HotShots
  • Amir Carlisle (WR) -- Birmingham Iron
  • Cody Riggs (DB) -- Orlando Apollos
  • Ben Turk (P) -- Orlando Apollos
  • Scott Daly (LS) -- San Antonio Commanders


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Update: Garth's Stage at Notre Dame Stadium

Here's the latest photo of the construction of Garth Brooks' performance stage inside Notre Dame Stadium.  Just double-click on photo to enlarge...