Sunday, November 23, 2014

Domer Riley Sheahan Excelling For Red Wings

Former Notre Dame hockey player Riley Sheahan is holding his own in Detroit -- "centering" the second line for the Red Wings...


A Thought For Our Friends at Under Armour

What if...

Under Armour picked an "obnoxious green" color -- one that would let the world know Notre Dame is here -- that they would commit to for the next nine years of their current contract with the University of Notre Dame.

Look at this photo above -- it has a few colors present, including red -- what color jumps off the page?  The bright green...

This green would be marketed in a collection called the "Notre Dame Stadium Collection" or the "Fighting Irish Collection."  A collection that would be worn by Notre Dame fans at ALL sporting events featuring our Fighting Irish -- we would not have to wear it from "head to toe" to get the desired effect -- a hat, a scarf, in the right color will work.

This Collection would include the following items:
  • caps / winter hats / gloves
  • jackets / coats / hoodies
  • sweatshirts / t-shirts / polo shirts
  • shorts / sweat pants / pants
  • shoes / scarfs / sun glasses 

Notre Dame fans would know that this is what you wear to sporting events involving the Fighting Irish -- and they'd also know that Under Armour would not be changing the shade of green... 

Please note -- we would still have all of the other color options and styles available at the Bookstore -- we'd just have an exclusive COLOR to wear to Notre Dame athletic events!

I've had three moments in the past fifteen years where I've been to Notre Dame sporting events where we had more fans than our opponent -- but, their fans all wore RED and it looked in the stands like they had twice as many fans as we did.  Even though we all were wearing Notre Dame gear -- unfortunately in five different colors; blue, black, white, gold and green:
  • Nebraska at Notre Dame Stadium -- 2000
  • Ohio State at the Fiesta Bowl -- 2006
  • Louisville at Notre Dame Stadium -- 2014
We have the greatest fans in collegiate sports -- let's dress (for once) like we're all on the same team!

What do you think!!!  


Notre Dame Grad Named Rhodes Scholar!

Alex Coccia '14, was just named a Rhodes Scholar -- the 15th in Notre Dame history!

The Rhodes Scholarship was first awarded in 1904 -- each recipient receives a two to three year education at the University of Oxford, all expenses paid.

Coccia, a former Notre Dame student body president, currently works in the Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), in Washington, D.C.  ASPE advises the Secretary of HHS on policy development by the Department and Congress, leads special initiatives for the Secretary, and coordinates research and evaluation of Department programs.

Thirty-two Americans were selected Rhodes Scholars yesterday -- here's the press release:


Here's the Good News For Notre Dame Fans

Notre Dame continues to extend its lead on the ALL-TIME WINNING % in college football history -- over that school in Ann Arbor -- since the start of the season.  Michigan lost to Maryland yesterday to go 5 - 6 on the season:

  • NOTRE DAME:  73.2% 
  • Michigan:  73.0%

On a day when you might think all is lost -- just look north...

It's Time To Look Ahead to the USC Game...

The last six weeks of Notre Dame football have been difficult for everyone involved.
  • FSU: The offensive pass interference call that took a win away
  • BYE WEEK:  More time to think about the pass interference call
  • NAVY:  Blowing a large lead and escaping with a win
  • ASU:  Murphy's Law
  • NORTHWESTERN:  Murphy's Law
  • LOUISVILLE:  More of the same

So, now we travel to the WEST COAST for a game between two 7 - 4 squads. USC is smarting from a pasting by the crosstown Bruins last night and we're coming off of a stretch we'd like to forget...

To add insult to injury -- late last night, ABC moved the start time of the game to 3:30 PM ET -- a game that is always in PRIME TIME on Thanksgiving Weekend...

Here's a link to Brian Kelly's post game press conference: