Friday, December 31, 2021

Fiesta Bowl: Today's Final Press Conference

Fiesta Bowl: Notre Dame's Walk Through Today

You'll Want to Listen to Tony Kornheiser's Story

Folks, advance the podcast to the 6:30 minute mark and listen...

OSU's Band Plays Notre Dame's Victory March!

In honor of the Band of the Fighting Irish -- who were not allowed to attend the Fiesta Bowl do to COVID -- the Oklahoma State Marching Band played the Victory March at last night's event...

Thank you Oklahoma State!

Mike Gundy's Fiesta Bowl Presser #1

Notre Dame's Fiesta Bowl Hype Video!

Brady Quinn on Dan Patrick Show Yesterday

Yahoo! Sports: Great Story on Marcus Freeman

You are going to want to watch this...


A Visit to Top Golf for the Fighting Irish...

Sunday, December 19, 2021

OT: Ferris State Wins National Championship!


The Bulldogs now have a "pair" of National Championships as the Ferris State Men's Basketball Team won a ring back in 2018...

Go Bulldogs!

Gold & Blue Christmas Vault: "Rex"

CHAT: Rector of St. Ed's Hall at Notre Dame


You are going to want to watch this conversation with Fr. Ralph Haag, C.S.C. -- the Rector of St. Edward's Hall at the University of Notre Dame.  Fr. Ralph is a great friend and a world-class human being.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Gold & Blue Christmas Vault: "Rosa Mystica"

Brey's Irish vs. the Hoosiers at 2:35 PM ET


The Fighting Irish take on the in-state Indiana Hoosiers today in Indianapolis at the Crossroads Classic.  

The game can we watched LIVE at 2:30 PM ET on FOX.

One-Time ND Football Lineman Now Wrestling!


Football fans may remember the name Parker Boudreaux an offensive lineman from Florida who was with Notre Dame Football for one year and then transferred to the University of Central Florida.

Well, Parker just made his WWE debut this week -- as "Harland."

OT: Ferris State Plays for National Title!


The Ferris State Bulldogs (my alma mater) plays Valdosta State (GA) tonight at 9 PM ET on ESPN U for the NCAA Division II National Championship.

If you want to see a "fearless" offense -- tune in tonight and catch the Bulldogs.  They lead the country in scoring at more that 46 points per game.  Ferris has been one of the top teams in Division II for the past nine years -- yet, they've never won this final game.

Tonight is the night!

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Fiesta Bowl Prep: Captains' Media Session

Fiesta Bowl Prep: Freeman's First Presser

Coach Calipari Talks Loss to Notre Dame

OT: Ferris Wins 55-7 in NCAA Semi-Final Game


The undefeated Ferris State Bulldogs (13 - 0) cruised to a 55 - 7 win yesterday in their NCAA Division II Semi-Final game against Shepherd University (WV).  They travel to McKinney, TX this Saturday to play Valdosta State (GA) for the National Championship in Division II

This is the third straight -- lopsided win for the Bulldogs in the NCAA National Championship Tournament:

  • December 11th:  Ferris State 55 -- Shepherd 7
  • December 4th:  Ferris State 41 -- NW Missouri State 20
  • November 27th:  Ferris State 54 -- Grand Valley 20


On the season, Ferris State is:

  • Averaging 46.4 points per game
  • Averaging 507.1 yards per game on offense
  • Average margin of victory:  28 points per game

Friday, December 10, 2021

Notre Dame Soccer In Final Four Tonight!!!


The #4 seed Notre Dame plays the #8 seed Clemson tonight in the NCAA Final Four -- the winner takes on the winner of #3 Georgetown vs #2 Washington this Sunday.

What's amazing is this Notre Dame team was picked to finish "LAST" in the Atlantic Coast Conference preseason poll.  They rolled into the NCAA Tournament on a high after winning the ACC Championship!

You can watch the Fighting Irish tonight at 6 PM ET on ESPNU!



Thursday, December 9, 2021

Worth Your While: Navigating Your $$$ Future


Last night -- the University of Notre Dame put together an "all-star" panel of financial experts to talk about how to "Navigate Your Financial Future" -- this is great stuff:

  • John Coyle, Head of the New York office of Primera & Notre Dame Trustee
  • Jerry Seib, Executive Washington Editor -- Wall Street Journal 
  • Kim Flynn, Managing Director Alternative Investments -- XA Investments LLC
  • Al Stashis, Estate Planning Attorney -- Dunwoody White & Landon P.A.
  • T.J. Pillari, Gift Planning Team -- University of Notre Dame

Gold & Blue Christmas from Notre Dame!


Our team produced this event last night here on campus -- some great performances.

Merry Christmas!

Rich Eisen Interviews Marcus Freeman

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

"Steven A." Freeman leads ND to National Title!

Cowherd Interviews Marcus Freeman...

Notre Dame Christmas Concert - Tomorrow!

Tomorrow night -- Wednesday, December 8th -- we'll be producing a LIVE Christmas show from the University of Notre Dame!  We will be featuring:

  • The Notre Dame Folk Choir
  • Tenor:  Joseph Oparamanuike
  • Soprano:  Blessing Agu
  • Soloist:  Kate Turner
  • Soloist:  Aubrey Breen
  • And, much more!

You can watch this HOUR LONG broadcast LIVE at: beginning at 8 PM ET! 

If you're in the South Bend area and want to attend -- tickets are FREE -- just pick them up beginning at 7 PM ET tomorrow night at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.  We ask that you be in your seats prior to 7:45 PM ET.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Coach Freeman Talks About Fiesta Bowl...

Domer Brock Wright's First NFL Touchdown!

OT: The Next Two Weeks: Root for the Dawgs!

My Ferris State Bulldogs won again yesterday afternoon in the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament -- beating NW Missouri State by the score of 41-20.

The Bulldogs are now 12 - 0 on the season -- and 50 - 4 the last four seasons!

They now play next Saturday vs. Shepherd University (WV) in an NCAA SemiFinal game.

Notre Dame Ends Up #5 in the Country...

We didn't get the additional upset that we needed yesterday and we end up on the outside looking in to the College Football Playoff.


  1. Alabama
  2. Michigan
  3. Georgia
  4. Cincinnati
  6. Ohio State

And,  we end up playing #9 Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year's Day at 1 PM ET.

Go Irish!

Friday, December 3, 2021

"Michigan Man" Eisen Talks Notre Dame...

Head Coach Marcus Freeman's First Interview!

Was Your First Day -- EVER LIKE THIS!!!

The Man Who Takes Notre Dame to the Top!

Marcus Freeman, the 30th Dick Corbett Head Football Coach at the University of Notre Dame.
Tune in tonight to the NBC Sports Network's coverage of the Ohio State vs. Notre Dame hockey game beginning at 7:30 PM ET.  Coach Freeman will do his first LIVE interview during the broadcast.


ND GO IRISH Blog Vault: Zorich & Freeman...


This interview between former Fighting Irish All-American Chris Zorich and now Dick Corbett Head Football Coach at the University of Notre Dame, Marcus Freeman -- took place this past July..


Collinsworth & Robinson Talk ND Football...


Two Domers; Jac Collinsworth and Corey Robinson -- sat down and talked about a most amazing week in the history of Notre Dame Football...

Please Give Consderation This Christmas...

About two months ago, I made the decision to make a gift to South Bend's Center for the Homeless of $1,842 -- and in return, they sent me this wonderful present -- see image above.

The ND Monogram is made of bricks from the old Corby Hall that was just re-built here on the University of Notre Dame campus -- a building that goes back to 1895.

South Bend's Center for the Homeless is led by a Domer named Steve Camilleri -- he and his team are doing wonderful things for those who are struggling in our community.

Think about doing this as well...


Marcus' First Message to Notre Dame Football

Kyle Hamilton & Players Talk ND Changes...

You should find time to listen to this podcast...


ESPN's Steven A. Smith Talks Marcus Freeman

It's Official! Marcus Freeman is our Coach!

Have to admit -- the room I was in must have been a little "dusty" when I watched this...

Special moments lie ahead!!!

Go Irish! 

Thursday, December 2, 2021

What Must Happen for Notre Dame Saturday...

Here's my "two cents" as it relates to the most favorable outcomes in Saturday's Conference Championship games involving top ranked teams:


NOON ET Kick-off:  Oklahoma State (+5.5 pts) vs. Baylor (on ABC)

  • Notre Dame will hope that Baylor finds a way to beat the Cowboys
    • If they do -- Notre Dame moves up to #5 in rankings


4:00 PM ET Kick-off:  Georgia (+6.5 pts) vs. Alabama (on CBS)

  • Notre Dame will hope that Georgia beats Bama by 14+ points
    • If the game is closer than that, I fear Bama stays in top 4 -- though they have no business doing so with their very difficult wins over some average teams these last few weeks
      • Georgia's average margin of victory this season:  32.4 points
    • If Bama gets walloped -- Notre Dame moves up in the rankings 


4:00 PM ET Kick-off:  Cincinnati (+10.5 pts) vs. Houston (on ABC)

  • Notre Dame needs Houston to beat Cincinnati -- but not by much
    • If Cincinnati loses -- Notre Dame moves up in the rankings


8:00 PM ET Kick-off:  Michigan (+10.5 pts) vs. Iowa (on FOX)

  • Notre Dame needs Iowa to beat Michigan
    • This would more than likely be the biggest upset of the day


So, here is our best route to the College Football Playoffs:

  1. Decisive win for Georgia over Alabama -- this is a must
    • Get Bama out of top 4 in final poll
  2. And, then we just need one upset in the next three games
    • Bettors believe the closest game will be Baylor vs. Oklahoma State
  3. If this happens -- we have a GREAT shot of making the CFB Playoffs

Dan Patrick Talks Freeman and Notre Dame

The Mornin' After the News Broke -- Reaction

Took a lap around the worldwide web this morning to see what the media has to say about the news that Marcus Freeman would be named the Dick Corbett Head Football Coach at the University of Notre Dame.  Here's what I found:








Wednesday, December 1, 2021

YES -- Marcus Freeman Will Lead the IRISH!

I have never been more excited about the future of Notre Dame Football.  Love this graphic by Irish Sports Daily!

Marcus Freeman will soon be announced as the 30th Dick Corbett Head Football Coach at the University of Notre Dame.

Tommy Rees "Commits Again" to Notre Dame

Brian Kelly's LSU Financial Package

Here are some of the highlights of Brian Kelly's deal that apparently makes him the "highest paid coach" in college football:

  • 10 year base salary worth $95 million
  • A "stay at LSU" bonus of $500,000 -- paid out every July 1st he is employed at LSU
  • A "bowl bonus" of $500,000 for every bowl game LSU plays in
  • A "SEC Championship game appearance" and he gets a bonus of $75,000
  • A "SEC Championship" win and he gets a $150,000 bonus
  • A "National Championship" win and he gets at $500,000 bonus
  • Win the first "SEC Championship" and his compensation increases $250,000 -- every year for the life of his contract
  • Win a "National Championship" and his compensation increases $500,000 -- every year for the life of his contract
  • Two car allowance of $1,000 a month
  • An interest free loan of $1.2 million to purchase a home
  • 50 hours of travel per year on private jets
  • If Kelly is fired "without cause" -- LSU still owes him 90% of the balance of the ten-year salary
  • If Kelly leaves while the current Athletic Director is employed:
    • He would pay a $4 million "buyout" if he left in the next year
    • He would pay a $3 million "buyout" if he left in year two of his contract
    • He would pay a $2 million "buyout" if he left in any year after two years into his contract
  • If the LSU Athletic Director leaves while Kelly is the Head Coach -- Kelly does not owe LSU a contract buyout fee if he leaves before his contract ends.

Brady Quinn Talks Brian Kelly's Departure

Peter King Opined On Kelly's Leaving...

Neuheisel & Dan Patrick Talk Notre Dame...

Dan Patrick Interviews the New LSU Coach...

Zorich Podcast: Kelly's Departure