Thursday, July 18, 2019

FOX Interview: Mike Lee '09 & Caleb Plant

The Domer fights for a world title -- this Saturday night at 7 PM ET on FOX!

You'll want to watch this.

Mike Lee's World Title Press Conference...

Mike Lee '09, fights for the Super Middleweight World Championship this Saturday night -- LIVE on FOX beginning at 7 PM ET!

Know Thy Foe: Louisville's New Head Coach

Louisville's Bob Satterfield -- jumps from Appalachian State to a Power Five program...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

This Saturday -- Lee '09 Fights for World Title!

Mike Lee -- a 2009 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, will step into a boxing ring this Saturday night in a fight for the IBC Super Middleweight World Championship!

The fight will be broadcast LIVE on FOX beginning at 7 PM ET!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Photo of the Day: Raising Them Right in Iowa!

My two month-old cousin Arthur McCombs (pictured above) -- is wearing his very first (of many to come) NOTRE DAME T-SHIRT!

A momentous occasion for any young man or family!

Looks Like Golden Has a Deal with Callaway

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Refurbishing Update: Notre Dame's Grotto

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 View from Grotto towards Saint Mary's Lake

 Railing and kneelers yet to be installed at Grotto.

New steps (east side) down to Grotto.

Construction Update: The New Corby Hall

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Very impressed with the brick they selected -- click on photo to enlarge

Construction Update: New Indoor FB Facility

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Video Board -- click on photo to enlarge

South End Zone -- click on photo to enlarge

Looks like Notre Dame's Football team and Men's and Women's Soccer teams will be able to use this new indoor facility in the very near future.

My Dad & Brother Win "The Prestige" Saturday!

My 82 year-old Dad Jim Small (former Detroit Tiger) and my brother Jay (Denver, CO) won the Turnberry Flight at this weekend's The Prestige -- Tullymore's member/guest tournament at Canadian Lakes, MI.

Both played quite well -- Jay carded a 76 on Saturday and Dad carded a 89 to team-up to win their flight!

And, you should know they're both huge NOTRE DAME FANS!

Today's Detroit Free Press had a story about a Tiger fan who had two favorite players; Charlie Maxwell and my Dad... 


This Domer Fights For A World Title July 20th!

Notre Dame alum Mike Lee '09 -- will fight for the IBF Super Middleweight World Championship this Saturday (July 20th) on FOX.

Golden Tate Travels to Northern Ireland to Golf

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Former Notre Dame Football Stars on NBC...

The annual American Century Celebrity Golf Classic is taking place this weekend on the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe -- and a few former Notre Dame stars are playing in the tournament.  69 year-old Joe Theismann is leading the "much younger" Fighting Irish contingent...

Here's their scores in this modified Stableford format -- heading into tomorrow's final round.

28th:  Joe Theismann, 16 pts.
38th:  Golden Tate, 8 pts.
44th:  Jerome Bettis, 5 pts.
47th:  Tyler Eifert, 3 pts.
55th:  Tim Brown, -6 pts.
73rd:  Kyle Rudolph, -20 pts.

We can watch Sunday's final round on NBC at 3 PM ET.


USA's Top College Town to Start Your Career!

Guess which town in America ended up #1...


The Notre Dame Centre at Kylemore Abbey...

This is the Notre Dame Centre at Kylemore Abbey

 Kylemore Abbey -- click on photo to enlarge
Kylemore Abbey

Here's a few more photos from my trip to County Galway, Ireland -- earlier this week...

Thursday, July 11, 2019

An Interesting Ride Back to Dublin Airport...

Order of British Empire

Sovereign Military Order of Malta

Order of The House of Orange
If you follow my blog you'll know that I traveled to Ireland this past Sunday to meet with the Benedictine Nuns at Kylemore Abbey in County Galway...

During my time at Kylemore I met an individual by the name of Paul Smithwick.  Beer drinkers may recognize the last name -- yes, he's "beer royalty."  Paul's family began brewing Smithwick beer in 1702 in Kilkenny, Ireland.

Two years ago, Paul and his son Dan launched another brewery in Kilkenny -- Sullivan's Brewing Company.

Paul was kind enough to drive me from Kylemore Abbey to Dublin Airport (a four hour drive) on Tuesday.  During that time together -- I learned a great deal about Paul's career and some of the honors he's received...

I even convinced him to show me some of the "medals" that went with these honors (photos above).

I don't believe there are too many people walking around the planet who have been honored with the:

I can't thank Paul Smithwick enough for the hospitality he extended me -- driving me four hours to Dublin.  He didn't have to do that.