Sunday, July 31, 2022
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Friday, July 29, 2022
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
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
I'm guessing most don't know that Chris "Mad Dog" Russo is a Notre Dame parent...
Monday, July 18, 2022
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
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
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
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
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!