Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Monday, July 29, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Friday, July 26, 2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
"Work man, work man, yeah that's him!"
Jalen Ramsey with the epic camp entrance 😂💰 (via @Jaguars) pic.twitter.com/cYibOfkzdk
— ESPN (@espn) July 24, 2019
When it comes to Jalen Ramsey's training camp arrival, @ESPNBooger and @mspears96 have some thoughts: pic.twitter.com/0WbsmNKAW9
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) July 24, 2019
Our former Notre Dame colleague Gerek Meinhardt -- led TEAM USA yesterday to its first World Championship in Foil! The three-time Olympian and former Notre Dame All-American, won the key matches to clinch the title for America!!!
Photo above: That's Gerek third from left.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
More than 8,000 twirlers and family members have arrived to Notre Dame -- for the annual America's Youth on Parade twirling competition. This is their 50th anniversary at Notre Dame!
The best baton twirlers in the world are at Notre Dame these next five days.
LINK: MORE INFO
Monday, July 22, 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
The press conference begins at the 6:09 mark -- advance the video to that point.
The Notre Dame alum fights for the Super Middleweight Championship -- the folks at FOX will be talking about the Fighting Irish tonight!
Watch it LIVE at 7 PM ET on FOX.
It was a cool moment, when their fans sang this before the start of the match.
We need something like this for Notre Dame Football.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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
Monday, July 15, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
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...
LINK: FREE PRESS STORY
Saturday, July 13, 2019
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.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Order of British Empire
Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Order of The House of Orange
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.
Sunday, July 7, 2019
I arrived at the beautiful Kylemore Abbey (County Galway, Ireland) Sunday afternoon -- with a couple of my colleagues from our storytelling team at the University of Notre Dame. We are meeting with the Benedictine Nuns -- who have lived here since 1920 -- on Monday and Tuesday.
I will post more photos over the next two days.
Click on photo to enlarge.
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Here's a look at the TOP 24 former Notre Dame athletes (football, basketball, baseball and hockey) who will be paid the most as a professional athlete:
- Jeff Samardzija: $127,625,000 -- guaranteed contract to 2021
- Zack Martin: $102,308,800 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2024
- A.J. Pollock: $76,397,500 -- guaranteed contract to 2023
- Anders Lee: $75,044,038 -- guaranteed, contract to 2026
- Kyle Rudolph: $74,173,950 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2024
- Golden Tate: $71,478,749 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2022
- Troy Murphy: $66,000,000
- Stephon Tuitt: $64,760,551 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2022
- Harrison Smith: $63,666,546 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2021
- Brad Lidge: $55,335,000
- Bryant Young: $44,000,000
- Justin Tuck: $43,248,463
- John Sullivan: $40,050,021 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2019
- Jerome Bettis: $35,122,500
- Jeff Faine: $34,456,892
- Ronnie Stanley: $33,354,331 -- guaranteed, contract to 2020
- Kyle Palmieri: $30,192,154 -- guaranteed, contract to 2021
- Tim Brown: $28,432,686
- Matt Carroll: $28,437,349
- Joe Montana: $26,000,000
- Ian Cole: $23,049,694 -- guaranteed, contract to 2021
- David Phelps: $19,233,850 -- guaranteed, contract to 2020
- Michael Floyd: $19,080,535 -- free agent
- Rocket Ismail: $18,000,000
The next big contract negotiation sits with Ronnie Stanley and the Ravens. Baltimore just picked up Ronnie's "fifth year" option at $12,870,000 -- as they work on a new longer term deal. STORY
LINK: ANDERS LEE SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION
Monday, July 1, 2019
If you're looking to see who made what -- Sunday afternoon at Notre Dame's Warren Golf Course -- here's the payout for the 59 players who made the cut and finished the 2019 U.S. Senior Open golf tournament...
LINK: U.S. SENIOR OPEN -- PAYOUT