Monday, September 25, 2017

Only 24 FBS Teams Remain Undefeated After Week 4


I found this quite surprising -- that only 24 teams remain undefeated out of the 129 FBS programs -- with about 1/3 of the college football season completed.

Based on this week's schedule -- at a minimum -- there will be 3 fewer undefeated teams come this time next week...

LINK:  THE UNDEFEATED

ESPN's FPI Ranking Has Notre Dame #10


Thought you'd like to see this...

LINK:  ESPN FPI RANKING

Jeff Sagarin Has Notre Dame Ranked #11


Thought you'd want to see this...

LINK:  SAGARIN RANKINGS

Sunday, September 24, 2017

AP Voters -- Here's How They Ranked ND


Did some diving into the latest AP Rankings to see how media voters have ranked the Fighting Irish:

AP VOTERS not ranking the FIGHTING IRISH:
  1. Adam Jude -- The Seattle Times 
  2. Brent Axe -- Syracuse Media Group
  3. Dave Reardon -- Honolulu Star
  4. Dave Southorn -- Idaho Statesman
  5. Ed Daigenault -- Republican - American
  6. Garland Gillen -- Fox8 New Orleans
  7. Grace Raynor -- The Post and Courier
  8. Jeff Miller -- Orange County Register
  9.  Kellis Robinett -- Wichita Eagle
  10. Kirk Bohls -- Austin American Statesman
  11. Pat Dooley -- Gainesville Sun
  12. Robert Gagliardi -- Laramie Boomerang
  13. Ross Dellenger -- The Advocate
  14. Sammy Batten -- Fayetville Observer
  15. Scott Wolf -- Los Angeles Daily News
  16. Tom Murphy -- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

AP Poll -- Notre Dame Ranked #22


Well, the media did place Notre Dame in its TOP 25...

LINK:  AP POLL

Coaches Poll -- WOW -- We're Not Ranked...


I guess playing a tough opening schedule -- means nothing.  Conference coaches are obviously banning together with their voting -- it's all about "conference playoff" money... 

Look who's ranked ahead of Notre Dame right now:
  • Florida State -- has 2 losses -- hasn't won a game this season
  • Mississippi State got beat by 28 to Georgia -- last night
  • There are 9 teams ranked ahead of ND with one loss or more

LINK:  COACHES POLL

Dantonio & Players Talk 38 to 18 Loss to ND


Michigan State's Mark Dantonio and a number of Spartan players talks loss to Notre Dame...

LINK:  DANTONIO

How Do the Refs Miss This Call?

Was the replay official asleep? 

Move Over Dabo -- Dancin' Brian Kelly!

It wasn't pretty -- and I don't think Dancing With the Stars will be calling soon...  But, it's nice to see!

Kelly & Players Media Session: ND 38 - MSU 18


Fox Highlights: Notre Dame 38 - MSU 18

Instant Media Reaction: ND 38 - MSU 18


Here's what the media is saying just an hour after Notre Dame's convincing 38 - 18 win over the undefeated Spartans of Michigan State.

That's Shaun Crawford (in the photo above) with the "play of the year" so far for the Fighting Irish!

LINK:  LANSING STATE JOURNAL  

LINK:  DETROIT FREE PRESS

LINK:  DETROIT NEWS

The Megaphone Trophy Returns to Notre Dame


Notre Dame is now 49 - 29 - 1 all-time against Michigan State -- after tonight's 38 - 18 victory!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

East Lansing Police Preps for the Heat Tonight!


Local Media Coverage of Notre Dame vs. MSU

Notre Dame Football Player Sam Bush...


A Story You Must Read...


Former Notre Dame hockey player Riley Sheahan (currently with the Detroit Red Wings) crossed paths with a wonderful man in Grand Rapids five years ago...

Just a FYI -- there are rumors that Riley could be traded to the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins -- any moment now -- which would reunite him with three former Notre Dame players; Bryan Rust, Ian Cole and Thomas DiPauli...

LINK:  AN UNFORGETTABLE BOND

Friday, September 22, 2017

"We Are That Train..."


MSU Beat Writers Pick Winner of ND vs. MSU


Just took a quick little trip to the Lansing State Journal to see what they are saying about tomorrow's PRIME TIME game between our Fighting Irish and their Spartans...

LINK:  LANSING STATE JOURNAL

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Brian Kelly's Last Media Session Before Sparty


Notre Dame Adds Two Dogs to Security Team


Their names are Toxi and Skeet -- and they are employees of the University of Notre Dame...

LINK:  TRAINED TO DETECT EXPLOSIVES

U.S. Presidents Singing the ND Victory March!



This is very clever...

The "Stories" Behind the "Fighting Irish" of ND



I find it rather ironic that the storyteller in this video is none other than a Brit by the name of Simon Whistler who lives in the Czech Republic...   Why would he think to tell this story?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

ND Practicing on Real Turf to get Ready for MSU


Domer Jarron Jones Now a Dallas Cowboy!


Former Notre Dame defensive tackle Jarron Jones -- turned NFL offensive tackle -- is now earning a pay-check from his THIRD NFL TEAM!

It was announced today that Jarron was signed by the Cowboys to their practice squad.

Jarron sure has picked up some frequent flyer miles in the process.  He started out playing for the New York Giants, he was released by the Giants at the end of Training Camps and was picked up by the Seattle Seahawks -- the Seahawks released him a week later and now Jarron is with the Cowboys...

LINK:  JARRON JONES



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Brian Kelly Talks Michigan State Prep


Must Read: Georgia Alum Pens Opinion Piece...


Thought you'd enjoy reading this...

LINK:  "RED AND BLUE"

Dantonio & Players Talk Game with Notre Dame


ND Men's Soccer -- Ranked #1 in the Country!


Monday, September 18, 2017

BC's Addazio Still Talking About ND Game



His team plays Clemson this week and all the media wants to do is talk about their game with Notre Dame...

"My Other Team" is Ranked #2 in Division II



The Ferris State Bulldogs are currently ranked #2 in NCAA Division II football.  Love the creativity of their offensive play calling!

Kizer Meets with Media After Loss to Ravens


Sparty's Dantonio Talks Notre Dame Game


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Highlights: Notre Dame 49 - Boston College 20


Notre Dame Ranked #14 in ESPN's FPI Ranking


LINK:  ESPN'S FPI

OT: You Must See This Field Goal!


DeShone Kizer -- Leading by Example...

Thought you'd enjoy reading this...

LINK:  HE "GETS IT"

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Boston College Players Talk 49 - 20 Loss to ND





Addazio Talks 49 - 20 Loss to Notre Dame



Brian Kelly Talks ND's 49 - 20 Win over BC


500+ Yards Rushing -- Irish Runover BC!!!


America's Team Getting Ready this Morning!


The Fighting Irish had a little "shake out" this AM in a hotel parking lot...

Domer Mike Lee '09 -- Now 20 - 0 as a Pro!


Mike Lee '09 -- made quick work of his 20th professional fight last night as he "knocked out" his opponent in the FIRST ROUND to remain UNDEFEATED!

LINK:  STORY

LINK:  LEE ANNIHILATES

OT: A Man Sees Color For the First Time!

This is pretty amazing -- what a wonderful gift...

LINK:  HERE ARE THE GLASSES

Friday, September 15, 2017

Notre Dame Football's Walkthrough at Harvard


I was fortunate enough to be with the team the last time they did this at Harvard -- prior to the game against BC a couple of years ago at Fenway Park...

Media Predictions: Notre Dame vs. BC


Took a lap around the worldwide web...

LINK:  CHOWDER & CHAMPIONS

LINK:  YAHOO! SPORTS

LINK:  NBC SPORTS

Boston College Selling Tickets for $20...

 This was not for the Notre Dame game -- but, for their home opener last Saturday against Wake Forest...

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Boston College Coach Talks More About ND


Brian Kelly's Last Media Session Before BC


Domer Mike Lee '09 Fights Friday Night!



Notre Dame's own Mike Lee -- gets back into the ring tomorrow night in Chicago, looking to go 20 - 0 as a professional boxer!

The fight will be televised LIVE on the CBS Sports Network beginning at 9 ET / 9 CT.