Spotlight on Tarean Folston

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He loves it when the spotlight is on Tarean Folston, because he IS Tarean Folston. Notre Dame’s sophomore running back is riding high on a breakout tidal wave that is in no danger of cresting any time soon.  He is determined that 2014 will be HIS season. Folston is a member of the Fighting Irish […] READ MORE


Disheveled Irish whip Syracuse

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WIFE: Notre Dame’s playing Syracuse?  That shouldn’t be a problem. ME: Nah, it’s the games that look easy that you’ve got to worry about. Something of a disheveled specter washed over the Irish Saturday night as they faced the Syracuse Orange at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. In their first three meetings of the season, […] READ MORE


The NFL and Domestic Violence

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Raise your hand if you’d like to be Roger Goodell right now. Any volunteers?  I didn’t think so.  Alright, raise your hand if you thought a former director of the FBI would be involved in an investigation into whether or not the NFL possessed grainy security footage, or keep it raised if you thought it […] READ MORE


Notre Dame-Purdue: Irish Attempt to Sham-'Rock' Boilermakers

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish improved their season overall to 3-0 with a win over the Purdue Boilermakers in the annual Shamrock Series in Indianapolis. The series, now in it’s sixth edition, was dreamed up by Notre Dame as a clever and very public way to promote the university’s academic and athletic brands in a home […] READ MORE


Michigan-Notre Dame: Irish Eyes are Smiling

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Irish Eyes are smiling this Sunday morning.  There could be a Rudy marathon playing from now until the end of eternity and a Notre Dame fan couldn’t be happier, that soaring, sentimental, goose bump-inducing Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack playing into my headphones as I write this. What began as a nerve-rattling day which saw the Michigan-Notre […] READ MORE


Everett Golson: A Resurrection in the Making

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Resurrection:  [rez-uh-rek-shuh n].  There are a number of meanings to this noun, depending on which dictionary you pick up.  Most have to do with that seminal moment in the history of Christianity; the others make resurrection the perfect word to describe what we saw in Notre Dame’s starting quarterback, Everett Golson, against Rice on Saturday. […] READ MORE


The Curious Case of Michael Sam

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I was born in the 80’s, I am a child of the 90’s and I became a man during a time of terrorism, Venus vs. Serena, Britney vs. Christina and the birth and obliteration of the Armstrong illusion. Now that I am at the beginning of the second act of my life, I remain fixated […] READ MORE


RIP Notre Dame vs Michigan (again)

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There are some gradual changes in store for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as the 2014 college football season opens this weekend. Perhaps the most talked about will come during week two as Notre Dame hosts Michigan for the last time until at least 2020. After the University of Notre Dame decided to relocate all of […] READ MORE


Jimmy Garoppolo: The Heir Apparent

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What’s in a name?  What is it about those four syllables that can roll off the tongue like Bolognese, but can be so damn hard to spell?  Thank God for Yahoo search suggestions.  Jimmy Garoppolo has no problem with his last name like some of the rest of us do; it’s likely he’s been practicing […] READ MORE


Notre Dame Football Cheating Scandal

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Let me preface my take on the freshly-revealed Notre Dame Football cheating scandal that follows by telling you that I am Notre Dame fan, gold and blue through and through.  I have the requisite Irish gear: hats, keychain, coozie, pullovers, and I would have a dignified pair of Irish underwear had my wife paid closer […] READ MORE