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By · September 29th, 2008 · 2,365 views
Suggestions for Charlie Weis: Week Four

Whenever the Irish saddle up to play the Boilermakers, I am usually looking forward to a game of little excitement. Even though Purdue is a team that likes to dink and dunk the ball down the field, they usually end up playing a vanilla type of game with the Irish. It’s not like when Notre Dame faces USC or Michigan—where you can expect a certain …

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By · September 22nd, 2008 · 2,197 views
Suggestions for Charlie Weis: Week Three

On Saturday, I sat with my brother, cursing at the television. I could not understand, for the life of me, why a team who showed so much promise against San Diego State and Michigan, a team that had some unexpected players starting to make game-changing plays, could lose so poorly to Michigan State. It wasn’t that the Irish lost by a big margin, they didn’t, …

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By · September 18th, 2008 · 2,147 views
Injecting Emotion Into an Emotionless Program

It wasn’t quite the Miami/Florida International brawl. However, anyone who went to the 2008 Blue-Gold Game remembers the scuffle that occurred when Harrison Smith intercepted a Jimmy Clausen pass and ran it into the end zone for a touchdown. What we saw that day was what had been brewing since December.

This past off-season, Charlie Weis did some soul searching to figure out if maybe …

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By · September 16th, 2008 · 2,376 views
Suggestions for Charlie Weis: Week Two

In light of last week’s game against San Diego State, I was pretty wary about watching the Irish this Saturday. It’s not that I didn’t think that the Irish would perform badly, but that there was so many unknown aspects about both Notre Dame and Michigan that could make this game a pleasant surprise for Irish fans, or a hellish nightmare. Luckily for Irish fans, …

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By · September 8th, 2008 · 2,813 views
Suggestions for Charlie Weis: Week One

On Friday night, I couldn’t sleep. As part of my annual tradition, I watched Rudy. I know—in my previous article, I bashed people who watch Rudy and then make predictions on the new football season. Let’s just say I was trying to gear myself up for a new year of football laced with optimism. Plus, I’ve already made my season predictions.

Finally, Saturday morning …

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By · September 1st, 2008 · 3,904 views
Broken Bones and Missing Teeth

On Saturday, I felt very empty. While the rest of the country was enjoying the first games of the 2008 College Football season, I was sitting at home watching the television, wishing I could root for one team or another, but I’ve never been able to root for a team that isn’t wearing the interlocking ND on their uniforms. So far, the 2008 season has …

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By · August 20th, 2008 · 7,340 views
Notre Dame’s Rival: Who Takes the Cake?

Usually, if you walk down the streets of South Bend and ask any Notre Dame fan who the Irish’s biggest rival is, more than likely, they’ll say, “USC.” However, if you ask a fan who isn’t as well-versed in Notre Dame History, you might hear responses like, Michigan, Boston College, Miami, Florida State, or even Navy. Why then, do some Notre Dame fans consider USC …

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By · August 14th, 2008 · 6,467 views
National Championship Drought: How Long Is Too Long?

Before I begin this article, I must confess that I’m a die-hard Notre Dame fan. I live and die with the Irish and more recently, I’ve been dying.

I’ve seen a lot of criticism towards Notre Dame in recent years, with people saying that Notre Dame is irrelevant in college football. Part of this, I’m sure, is Notre Dame’s stellar streak of nine bowl losses.…

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By · July 9th, 2008 · 4,424 views
Hello World!

Well, we’re back at it with a vengeance for a new year of Notre Dame football. Over the coming weeks and months we’ll be editorializing and stoking the fires of opinion through a number of articles that Jon and I have already queued up.

Enough with the jibber-jabber; I thought I would wrap up this initial post with a “highlights” reel from the 2007 season …