Saturday, September 24, 2022

Mack Brown Talks Loss to Notre Dame Today

OT: #1 Ranked Ferris State Rolls 69 - 3 Today!

 

The defending Division II National Champs just keep rolling as the Bulldogs of Ferris State won their homecoming game today by the score of 69 - 3!   It was Waldorf's (4-1) first loss of the season!

This extends Ferris' regular season win streak to 41 straight games!!!

LINK:  GAME STORY

Full Game Highlights: Notre Dame 45 -- UNC 32

 

LINK:  GAME STATS

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Tonight: Notre Dame Music Festival @ 7 PM ET

 

The Notre Dame Music Festival begins tonight at 7 PM ET -- watch it all LIVE right here!

 

LINK:  WATCH THE NOTRE DAME MUSIC FESTIVAL RIGHT HERE

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Notre Dame Music Festival -- Wednesday!!!

 

The annual Notre Dame Music Festival -- LIVE under the lights in Notre Dame Stadium -- begins tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 7 PM ET.

You can watch it LIVE right here:  NOTRE DAME MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sunday, September 11, 2022

OT: How Does the NFL Allow This Sideline?


Can you imagine if this game got close and a 4th down pass was caught, but, because the sideline "curved out into the field of play" it was called OUT OF BOUNDS and an NFL team lost the game because their game winning drive was stalled?

This was the sideline drawn at today's NFL game at Soldier Field in Chicago...

Quenton Nelson Highest Paid NFL Guard!


Former Notre Dame All-American, Quenton Nelson just signed the largest contract in NFL History for the guard position.  With this four-year contract extension (of which $60 million is guaranteed) "Big Q" will now become the third highest paid former Notre Dame student-athlete of all-time. 

Congrats Quenton!

Here's a look at the TOP 31 current and former Notre Dame athletes (football, basketball, baseball and hockey) who have been (and will be) paid the most as a professional athlete:

  • Ronnie Stanley:  $136,145,183 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2025 
  • Harrison Smith:  $127,666,546 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2026
  • Quenton Nelson:  $118,010,393 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2026
  • Jeff Samardzija:  $116,341,666
  • Zack Martin:  $98,285,531 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2024 
  • AJ Pollock:  $76,841,944 -- guaranteed contract to 2023
  • Troy Murphy:  $66,000,000 
  • Kyle Rudolph:  $59,936,853 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2023
  • Golden Tate:  $56,421,672
  • Stephon Tuitt:  $55,710,551
  • Brad Lidge:  $55,335,000 
  • Pat Connaughton:  $50,727,479 -- guaranteed contract to 2026
  • Kyle Palmieri:  $50,192,154 -- guaranteed contract to 2025
  • Anders Lee:  $49,000,000 -- guaranteed contract to 2026
  • Bryan Rust:  $46,670,000 -- guaranteed contract to 2028 
  • Romeo Okwara:  $45,385,025 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2023
  • Bryant Young:  $44,000,000
  • Justin Tuck:  $43,248,463  
  • John Sullivan:  $35,800,027
  • Jerome Bettis:  $35,122,500
  • Jeff Faine:  $34,456,892 
  • Will Fuller:  $34,246,582 -- free agent
  • Jaylon Smith:  $31,985,997 -- free agent
  • Matt Carroll:  $29,537,032 
  • Mike McGlinchey:  $29,481,766 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2023
  • Ian Cole:  $28,949,694 -- guaranteed contract to 2023
  • Tim Brown:  $28,432,686
  • Laphonso Ellis:  $27,939,000
  • Rocket Ismail:  $27,885,021
  • Tyler Eifert:  $26,310,317
  • Joe Montana:  $26,000,000

 

LINK:  COLTS SIGN NELSON TO RECORD DEAL

We Must Not Forget Lou Holtz's Start at ND...


Everyone's favorite Notre Dame Head Football Coach Lou Holtz, started his career on the Fighting Irish sideline like this:

  • Michigan 24 -- Notre Dame 23
  • Michigan State 20 -- Notre Dame 15
  • Notre Dame 41 -- Purdue 9
  • Alabama 28 -- Notre Dame 10
  • Pittsburgh 10 -- Notre Dame 9

CBS Sports HQ Talks Notre Dame Loss...

Marcus Freeman & Players Talk Marshall Loss

Friday, September 9, 2022

ND Students Compete on NBC at 8 PM ET


NBC's Capital One College Bowl hosted by Cooper and Peyton Manning will have a team of three Notre Dame students (photo above) competing tonight at 8 PM ET!

Be sure to tune-in and root on the Fighting Irish!

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

ESPN's Greg McElroy Talk's IRISH Offense

 

You can fast forward to the 17:30 mark of this video...

Sunday, September 4, 2022

CBS Sports HQ: Notre Dame vs. OSU Buckeyes

Fox Sports R.J. Young Moves IRISH to #5...


ESPN'S Matt Barrie Giving Props to the Irish

 

Barrie's comments on Notre Dame vs. Ohio State begins at the 12:34 mark...

Know Thy Foe: Marshall Scores 55 in Their Win

 

LINK:  GAME RECAP and STATS

Joel Klatt's Top Ten Rankings After ND Loss...


Here's the good news -- Notre Dame (as of this moment) still has two more games against top ranked teams -- plenty of time to get back into the College Football Playoff conversation...

Marcus Freeman Talks Loss to Ohio State...

Ryan Days Talks Win Over #5 Notre Dame

The Morning After a Tough Loss to #2 OSU


Took a lap around the worldwide web to see what the media has to say about Ohio State's 21 - 10 win over Notre Dame last night in Columbus...

LINK:  CBS SPORTS 

LINK:  SPORTING NEWS 

LINK:  COLUMBUS DISPATCH

LINK:  CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER

LINK:  DAYTON DAILY NEWS

LINK:  SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Watch the Here Come The Irish Football Show!

The Here Come The Irish Football Show begins at 12:11 PM ET -- today! Watch it right here!

Lou Holtz Shares A Brian Kelly Story...

Monday, August 29, 2022

Marcus Freeman's Ohio State Week Presser

Puma's Desert "Sky" Capsule Collection

 

The former Notre Dame All-American and WNBA All-Star -- just starred in the release of Puma Hoops Desert Sky Capsule Collection...

Sunday, August 21, 2022

How to Tell Your ND Family You're Pregnant!!!

 

Now this is how you tell the world you're pregnant!!!

Notre Dame alum, Jude Rhodes and his wife Elena produced this video to tell their family and friends that they have a baby on the way -- how great is this!!!

Jude, a former walk-on football player for the Fighiting Irish and Elena (Wheaton College grad) are both in medical school at Columbia University -- studying to be surgeons.  They met while attending grad school in Jerusalem...

Baby Rhodes is being "crystal balled" to commit (in early January) to Notre Dame's Class of 2045!

Friday, August 19, 2022

Notre Dame Welcome Weekend: Tom Rinaldi

 

He's been called an Emmy Winner (16 times) and an Edward Murrow Award Winner (7 times) now he'll forever be called a Notre Dame parent!

Welcome to the family Tom and Dianne!

Notre Dame RB's -- Position Coach & Players

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Notre Dame's NFL Players -- Pre Season Update


Took a lap around the worldwide web this evening to see how a number of our former Notre Dame stars are doing in NFL Training Camps -- click on the links below...

LINK:  KYREN WILLIAMS

LINK:  RONNIE STANLEY

LINK:  MIKE MCGLINCHEY 

LINK:  CHASE CLAYPOOL

LINK:  HARRISON SMITH 

LINK:  KYLE RUDOLPH

LINK:  MILES BOYKIN

LINK:  ROMEO OKWARA 

LINK:  JULIAN OKWARA 

LINK:  ZACK MARTIN 

LINK:  LIAM EICHENBERG 

LINK:  COLE KMET 

LINK:  IAN BOOK 

LINK:  TONY JONES JR. 

LINK:  KYLE HAMILTON 

LINK:  DRUE TRANQUILL  

 

 

Fighting Irish Football Practice Highlights

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Domer Mancini: Putting On A Show for Astros

Must See: Bryant Young's Hall of Fame Speech


The NFL will not allow you to embed their video clips on your site -- they force you to watch it on theirs.

Here's the link to Bryant Young's emotional Hall of Fame acceptance speech this afternoon.

LINK:  BRYANT YOUNG

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Domer Trey Mancini Traded to Houston Astros

 

LINK:  TREY MANCINI'S STATS

ESPN: Which New Coach Has Most Success?

 

Some folks at ESPN talk about Marcus Freeman, Brian Kelly and Lincoln Riley -- and who will be the most successful in their first year...

Monday, August 1, 2022

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Took These Photos at Notre Dame Last Night


 

 

Domer Niko Kavadas' 24 Homers This Season

 

The former Notre Dame baseball star is having quite a rookie season as a professional in the Boston Red Sox minor league system.  Niko has hit 24 home runs in his 81 games so far with 71 RBI's

LINK:  NIKO BASEBALL STATS

Friday, July 29, 2022

Marcus, Foskey & Ademiola Twins in NYC...


Marcus Freeman and three of his defensive lineman took in a Yankees game last night...

Marcus Freeman on Rich Eisen Show

Marcus Freeman on Dan Patrick Show

Domer Quenton Nelson's "Next" NFL Contract


There is some talk floating around now about former Notre Dame "all everything" Quenton Nelson and his upcoming contract negotiations with the Indianapolis Colts...

The given seems to be this -- he will become the highest paid Guard in NFL History.

Here's the latest talk....

LINK:  QUENTON'S NEXT CONTRACT

LINK:  ESPN ON Q'S NEXT CONTRACT

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Thamel & Eisen Talk "Notre Dame's Strategy..."

 

Thamel hit it on the head here -- and I hope you're all listening.  "The SEC does not want Notre Dame being forced into joining the Big Ten..."

He's exactly right.

NFL Network's Brandt -- His Domer Dad & Rudy

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Mad Dog Russo's "Most Storied Programs"

I'm guessing most don't know that Chris "Mad Dog" Russo is a Notre Dame parent...

Dan Patrick on Notre Dame / Big Ten / NBC

Missed This: Kornheiser on Notre Dame...

Monday, July 18, 2022

ND's Jack Brannigan Gets MLB Draft Call!

 

Anthony Wycklendt is an Area Scout with the Pittsburgh Pirates...

Brannigan was selected in the 3rd Round of the MLB Draft -- Pick #83 overall. 

LINK:  PIRATES MLB DRAFT PICKS

Marcus Freeman's ND Law Event Interview

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Connaughton Now One of the Highest Paid!


Today's news that Pat Connaughton has signed a three-year extension with the Milwaukee Bucks has placed our friend Pat as the 11th highest paid former Notre Dame athlete of all-time!!!

Couldn't have happened to a nicer person.  Congrats Pat!

Here's a look at the TOP 31 current and former Notre Dame athletes (football, basketball, baseball and hockey) who have been (and will be) paid the most as a professional athlete:

  • Ronnie Stanley:  $136,145,183 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2025 
  • Harrison Smith:  $127,666,546 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2026
  • Jeff Samardzija:  $116,341,666
  • Zack Martin:  $98,285,531 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2024 
  • AJ Pollock:  $76,841,944 -- guaranteed contract to 2023
  • Troy Murphy:  $66,000,000 
  • Kyle Rudolph:  $57,936,853 -- free agent
  • Golden Tate:  $56,421,672 -- free agent
  • Stephon Tuitt:  $55,710,551
  • Brad Lidge:  $55,335,000 
  • Pat Connaughton:  $50,727,479 -- guaranteed contract to 2026
  • Kyle Palmieri:  $50,192,154 -- guaranteed contract to 2025
  • Anders Lee:  $49,000,000 -- guaranteed contract to 2026
  • Bryan Rust:  $46,670,000 -- guaranteed contract to 2028 
  • Romeo Okwara:  $45,385,025 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2023
  • Bryant Young:  $44,000,000
  • Justin Tuck:  $43,248,463  
  • Quenton Nelson:  $38,010,393 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2022 
  • John Sullivan:  $35,800,027
  • Jerome Bettis:  $35,122,500
  • Jeff Faine:  $34,456,892 
  • Will Fuller:  $34,246,582 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2022
  • Jaylon Smith:  $31,985,997 -- free agent
  • Matt Carroll:  $29,537,032 
  • Mike McGlinchey:  $29,481,766 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2023
  • Ian Cole:  $28,949,694 -- guaranteed contract to 2023
  • Tim Brown:  $28,432,686
  • Laphonso Ellis:  $27,939,000
  • Rocket Ismail:  $27,885,021
  • Tyler Eifert:  $26,310,317
  • Joe Montana:  $26,000,000

LINK:  PAT CONNAUGHTON SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION

Cowherd & Feldman Talk Notre Dame...

 

College Football writer Bruce Feldman joins Colin Cowherd on his show today and they talked about our Fighting Irish...

The conversation begins at the 9:52 mark of this video.

Former ND Hoops Star at White House Event

 

Former Notre Dame women's hoops player Danielle Green -- who lost her lower left arm from an enemy grenade in the Iraq War -- spoke at the White House prior to the annual Soldier Ride a few weeks ago.  

Danielle tells her story beginning at the 13:00 minute mark.

Here is a link to Danielle's story -- you'll want to read this.

LINK:  DANIELLE GREEN

A Former ND Football Player's Podcast...

 

Leonard Gordon played safety for the Fighting Irish from 2006 to 2010 -- he's now a Doctor of Physical Therapy in St. Augustine, FL where he specializes in sports injury.  Leonard, an avid follower of the ND GO IRISH BLOG, sent me a note this morning alerting me to his brand new podcast.

Thought it was worth sharing!

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Notre Dame Has a New Baseball Coach!

 

Shawn Stiffler takes the reins of one of the top baseball programs in the country these past three seasons.  I really like this hire -- watch this interview below...

LINK:  OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE


Monday, July 11, 2022

FYI: The "Miracle Man of Notre Dame"


Brother Columba O'Neill, C.S.C. -- is now being considered for sainthood.  You are going to want to know of him and his story...

FYI:  There is a building on campus with his name on it.

 

LINK:  BROTHER COLUMBA

Monday, July 4, 2022

Rich Eisen on Notre Dame "Ducking Michigan"

 

Rich Eisen is a Michigan alum who never hides his dislike for our Fighting Irish -- here he is again...

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Notre Dame Discussed on Rich Eisen Show

 

The Notre Dame discussion begins at the 6:47 mark...

More Speculation on Notre Dame's Next Move

 

Fast forward the video to the 4:29 mark to see Dennis Dodd talk about Notre Dame's options...

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Jaden Ivey & "Domer" Parents Home in Detroit

 

It's a "Detroit family affair" for Jaden Ivey and his Notre Dame alum parents;  Niele Ivey and Javin Hunter.  Niele played for the Detroit Shock in the WNBA, Javin attended Country Day High School in Detroit before attending Notre Dame.  And, Javin's dad James Hunter was a star defensive back for the Detroit Lions...

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Billy Joel Singing Piano Man at Notre Dame!

Notre Dame's Bo Bauer -- Thanking Donors!

 

If you'd like to make a gift to the Rockne Athletics Fund -- please click on the link below.  All gifts online before July 1st (this Friday) -- will be used this upcoming season for all of our Notre Dame Teams!

LINK:  ROCKNE ATHLETICS FUND

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Blake Wesley On The "Knuckleheads" Podcast

Our First Grandson: Conor James Walsh!


Conor James Walsh was born this past Thursday (June 23, 2022) at 5:11 PM ET.  He's 22" tall and tips the scale at 8.5 lbs.

I'm down here in Florida for his birth -- so that's why you haven't heard from me on my blog since Wednesday.

What a gift to our family!