Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Saturday, December 26, 2020

We are 6 Days Away -- BEAT BAMA!

Rich Eisen's Plan for the CFB Playoff...


Please know that Rich Eisen graduated from that school in Ann Arbor -- and he never misses an opportunity to "poke" Notre Dame...



Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas! "Carol of the Bells"


This is former Notre Dame All-American John Scully -- who also wrote/composed HERE COME THE IRISH -- at the piano...


Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christmas Mass With a Notre Dame Priest...

My good friend -- Fr. Ralph Haag, C.S.C. -- the Rector of St. Ed's Hall at the University of Notre Dame will be hosting a CHRISTMAS MASS online tomorrow at 5 PM ET.  Here is the info...

...join us for the Steds Sunday Hall Mass on the Road at 5pm EST. Click on either of the links below. Save them as they will work for EVERY Sunday. ALSO, Christmas Mass will be on Christmas Day at 5pm EST.

For the FaceBook link, click HERE.

For the Zoom, click HERE.


Merry Christmas From Notre Dame Athletics

Merry Christmas From Notre Dame

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Finebaum On College Football Playoff Teams

The "Christmas Star" Over Notre Dame

The "Christmas Star" -- the conjunction last night of Saturn and Jupiter on the Winter Solstice -- gave all on earth the best view of this since the Middle-Ages.

And, as you would expect, Notre Dame's award winning photographer, Matt Cashore -- was ever present to pick up this "once in a lifetime" photo...

ESPN: Why Notre Dame Over Texas A&M

Monday, December 21, 2020

Mustipher Receiving "Props" in Chicago!

He went un-drafted out of Notre Dame and signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bears' practice squad -- waiting his chance...


Another Butkus Award Winner at Notre Dame!


Today's announcement that Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah's selection as America's top LINEBACKER -- makes THREE Notre Dame LB's receiving the Butkus Award since 2012!

  • Manti Te'o -- 2012 recipient
  • Jaylon Smith -- 2015 recipient
  • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah -- 2020 recipient

Then to top it all off -- it was announced today that incoming LB recruit Prince Kollie -- wins the Butkus Award for High School football!


Brian Kelly Talks About Rose Bowl vs. Bama

Sunday, December 20, 2020

We're In -- Now, We Must Do Something With It!



Bring on BAMA -- Why Not!

The "haters" are not happy with this -- but that's oky -- time to get our big boy pants on and be ready to defend Alabama's ability to run over you and throw over you...

No better way to get over what we ALL experienced last night. 

It has been 95 years since we've played in the Rose Bowl Game...

Friday, January 1st at 4 PM ET -- in Dallas, TX

  • #1 Alabama vs. #4 Notre Dame

Clark Lea's Introductory Press Conference

Friday, December 18, 2020

Brian Kelly Speaks Out Against "No Parents"

Ian Book: Pop Warner Award Winner!

 The Notre Dame QB just received his first national award!

Mom is Ready For Notre Dame vs. Clemson!

My dad just forwarded me this photo of my mom's grave site at St. Michael's Parish in Mecosta County, Michigan...

What you can't see is Mom's grave stone, the snow and ice was too difficult for my dad to clear off.  

What you do see is the ever present can of Coca-Cola (my mom's favorite drink), a Notre Dame hat (her favorite college) and a Christmas wreath.   My dad dropped off the hat and wreath this morning...

So, Mom's ready for the game.  


Dabo Talks Notre Dame Rematch...

This is a MUST READ for Notre Dame Fans...

We're going to continue to see many in the media pushing the narrative about Notre Dame football joining the ACC permanently.

Their motive -- to make Notre Dame like all the others.

Well, Yahoo! Sports Dan Wetzel -- took a stand today for Notre Dame's independence.  BRAVO!


Kirk Herbstreit Interviews Ian Book...

Thursday, December 17, 2020

45 Hours to #3 Clemson vs #2 Notre Dame

Here's the view from our son Jimmy Small's NASCAR offices, in downtown Charlotte, towards Bank of America Stadium -- site of Saturday's ACC Conference Championship game.  He's going to the game Saturday along with his old Notre Dame (Class of 2008) roommate.

The racing helmet in the foreground is painted in Notre Dame Helmet Gold!

Note the images on the video board!

Bryant & Kristin Young -- This is Notre Dame


Bryant and Kristin Young shared their family's story this past Tuesday night during THE FIGHT...

These two members of Notre Dame's Class of 1994 -- are special -- they represent the best of Notre Dame.

My Favorite Interview EVER of Tim Brown!


This is what you call an INSTANT CLASSIC -- Tim Brown being interviewed by Vic Lombardi during THE FIGHT -- Tuesday night...

Missed This: ESPN Crew Interviews Ian Book

Kelly and Polian Talk Notre Dame Recruiting

Trevor Lawrence w/ Dan Patrick Show...

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Clemson's Defensive Coordinator's Interview

THE FIGHT Begins at 6:42 PM ET Tonight!

Folks, if you're a fan of Notre Dame -- tonight, is your night!

For more than FIVE HOURS STRAIGHT -- we will be talking exclusively about Notre Dame Athletics!  Every single Notre Dame head coach, star players -- and many of Notre Dame's all-time greats will be talking about nothing but the Fighting Irish!

Consider this our online PEP RALLY for Saturday's ACC Championship game!

The broadcast begins at 6:42 PM ET and will end just a little past MIDNIGHT ET.

You can watch it all -- right here, at the link below.

Come, join THE FIGHT!



Brian Kelly's ACC Championship Presser...

Monday, December 14, 2020

TV Guide: Second Hour of THE FIGHT

These three guests this hour of THE FIGHT -- represent, the guy who holds the most QB records in Notre Dame history -- a gal who has won a National Championship, a World Championship, an Olympic Gold Medal and now she runs the best women's soccer team in the world -- and a Pro Football Hall of Famer...

Here's the interview line-up for the 8 PM ET HOUR of THE FIGHT:
  • Link Jarrett -- Notre Dame Head Baseball Coach
  • Brady Quinn -- Maxwell Award Winner
  • Indi Jackson -- Former Notre Dame student-athlete
  • Kate Markgraf -- GM, U.S. Women's National Soccer Team
  • Jerome Bettis -- Pro Football Hall of Famer
  • Daelin Hayes -- Notre Dame Football Captain
  • Susan Holt -- Notre Dame Women's Golf Head Coach
  • Julian Love -- New York Giants defensive back
  • Ashley Penn -- Former Notre Dame National Champ, Women's Soccer

The Fight begins tomorrow -- Tuesday, December 15th at 6:42 PM ET -- it end at MIDNIGHT ET.


Sunday, December 13, 2020

Dabo Swinney Talks Notre Dame Game Today...

Notre Dame Hangs On to Beat Kentucky!

TV Guide: First Hour of Tuesday's THE FIGHT

Tuesday's THE FIGHT begins at 6:42 PM ET -- here are the guests scheduled to be interviewed during the first hour of the broadcast -- in order:

  • Jack Swarbrick
  • Christine Halfpenny, Head Coach -- ND Women's Lacrosse
  • John Handrigan, Head Coach -- ND Men's Golf
  • Niele Ivey, Head Coach -- ND Women's Basketball
  • Yared Nuguse '21, NCAA Champion in 1500 meters
  • Jeff Jackson, Head Coach -- ND Hockey
  • Jack Kielty '20, Captain -- ND Men's Lacrosse
  • AJ & Kate Pollock, 2020 World Series Champ, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Deanna Gumpf, Head Coach --ND Softball
  • Bryant & Kristin Young, San Francisco 49ers Hall of Famer
  • Jac Collinsworth, NBC Sports
  • Nate Norman, Head Coach -- ND Women's Soccer
  • Dave Butler, former ND Linebacker


WATCH IT ALL LIVE RIGHT HERE:  http://go.nd.edu/thefight


Brady Quinn Talks Jim Harbaugh & Michigan

Brian Kelly Talks Clemson on Rich Eisen Show

Friday, December 11, 2020

My Favorite Non-Notre Dame Game Each Year!


And, I will admit -- I cry almost every time I watch CBS's opener to this special game -- AMERICA'S GAME: The Army Navy Game.

Tomorrow at 3:00 PM ET on CBS.

Here's a look at Saturday's "uniform war" between Nike (Army) and Under Armour (Navy).  The big difference here -- Army's uniform has a story...

CBS Sports HQ -- CFB Playoff Predictions

Sacred Places of Notre Dame: December 11th

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Urban Meyer Picks His "Coach of the Year"

Know Thy Foe: Clemson vs. Virginia Tech

The ACC Championship Talk Has Begun...

Took a lap around the worldwide web this morning to see if the media is already looking ahead to what I believe will be the highest rated broadcast of an Atlantic Coast Conference game in history...

We just need to put our "thick skin" suits on because there will be very few -- if any -- media pundits who think we can beat Clemson.





Notre Dame Players Talk Syracuse Win

Brian Kelly Talks Win Over Syracuse

Syracuse's Williams Talks Loss to Notre Dame

Syracuse Coach After Notre Dame Loss...

Sacred Places of Notre Dame: December 6th

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Sacred Places of Notre Dame: December 5th

Senior Day for Notre Dame Football -- Today!

NBC Full Replay: Notre Dame 47 -- Clemson 40

Go Irish! Beat Syracuse Today!

Friday, December 4, 2020

Brian Kelly's Radio Show...

Syracuse Week: Brian Kelly's Presser

Sacred Places of Notre Dame: December 4th

Cast #3 -- A Little Christmas & Notre Dame!

Hope you like!
I'm hoping this is the last cast I'll ever wear!  Will know in a couple of weeks if Dr. Jim Flynn '03 will let me out of the cast for a "boot."  I don't believe it will be a "walking boot" -- but, I have to believe it will be the start of my comeback!
Merry Christmas and Go Irish!


Thursday, December 3, 2020

Tim Brown w/ Warren Sapp & Brian Jones


Tim Brown -- always representing the Fighting Irish!

Set Your Calendars for THE FIGHT -- 12/15/20

On Tuesday, December 15th we'll be producing a LIVE show from the Notre Dame campus called THE FIGHT for the Notre Dame Student-Athlete.
From 6:42 PM ET to MIDNIGHT ET -- we'll be interviewing Notre Dame student-athletes, coaches and all-time greats.


Rose Bowl -- Absolutely No Spectators...

It has been 95 years since the University of Notre Dame has played in the Rose Bowl.  

It is the one BOWL GAME I've always wanted to see our beloved Fighting Irish play in.  And, wouldn't you know it -- at present, we're trending to play in this game...

Unfortunately -- the Rose Bowl announced today that NO ONE, not even the players' families will be allowed in to see this years Rose Bowl game.  Unbelievable.



Holtz Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom


The Notre Dame coaching great received the Presidential Medal of Freedom today!

Molly Seidel: U.S. Olympian from Notre Dame


Former Notre Dame track and cross country star -- Molly Seidel '16 -- was interviewed today by Ryan Harris during our HERE COME THE IRISH Football Show...

You will want to watch this!

Arike Scores 29 in EuroLeague Debut for Kursk


Former Notre Dame basketball star Arike Ogunbowale -- is playing for the Kursk Dynamo (Russia) team in the EuroLeague.  She scored 29 points in her debut Tuesday night.

The video above is the full game replay.


ESPN: More Talk About College Football Playoff

Sacred Places of Notre Dame: December 3rd

Sacred Places of Notre Dame: December 2nd