Bye, Bye Bama? The BCS Implication of Notre Dame’s BC Win


If you’re a Notre Dame football fan, Saturday night brought both some very, very good news and some so-so bad news. No doubt Irish eyes were smiling when Johnny “Football” Manziel and Texas A&M held on to defeat No. 1 […]

The Eagles Have Crashed? Notre Dame-Boston College Preview


Through nine games, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have defeated all comers, many of whom came in highly ranked. Meanwhile, at two and seven, the Boston College Eagles enter having only beaten a pair of M & M‘s (Maine and […]

Notre Dame, Boston College and Frank Leahy: Remember What You Are Playing For


It seems every time that Notre Dame (or almost any major college team) plays now, it’s for another darn trophy. But before the Irish fight the Boston College Eagles Saturday night for the Frank Leahy Memorial Trophy, I’d just like […]

Top 10 Reasons Notre Dame Should Be in the National Title Hunt

Coach Brian Kelly, Manti Te'o, 10-13-12

From ‘Glory’ to Gory: The Eagles’ Side of the Notre Dame-BC Story

Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

Unlike the over-hyped pregame sites dedicated to Michigan, Stanford and Oklahoma (especially Oklahoma),, a Boston College fan’s staple, is far less optimistic. Still, in their very pragmatism, they offer a far more realistic version of the pitfalls the Notre […]

Notre Dame-Boston College: A Tale of Two Upsets


Let the 2012 Notre Dame Fighting Irish beware! For if USC has damaged Notre Dame’s championship hopes the most often, two late-season losses to Boston College have been both the most recent and painful ends to Irish undefeated seasons. The […]

Notre Dame Pre-Game: The Kelly Connection

"Kelly Family Tailgate" by Patrick O'Toole

Among the Notre Dame pre-game traditions, the Irish tailgater is both one of the longest-lasting and fastest-growing. In fact, it has been said that on game-day Saturdays, the makeshift tent/RV city set up outside of Notre Dame Stadium has a […]

Rockne, ‘Rudy,’ and Rosaries: The Notre Dame-Pitt Game Review


And the last thing he said to me — “Rock,” he said — sometime, when the team is up against it — and the breaks are beating the boys — tell them to go out there with all they got […]

Top Ten All-Time Irish Running Backs: The ‘Back’ Five


Manti Lowered the Boom? Traditional Tunes for Notre Dame Stadium


As I get ready to “ship off” to South Bend this weekend, it is often suggested that the only thing a Notre Dame home game experience lacks is a super loud stadium. Of course, the fact that the Fighting Irish […]

Notre Dame Wins Ratings, But ABC Still Waiting


The Notre Dame-Oklahoma game scored the largest ratings for an ABC-ESPN college football game this season, scoring a 5.9 overnight rating, which means nearly six percent of the households in the United States were tuned in to the 30-13 Notre […]

My Advice to Manti: Letters from Notre Dame’s Past


Hi Manti, Me again. As I hinted in my last post, your email to the Smith’s (as inspiring as it is) is just one of a great many letters that are a part of Notre Dame‘s legacy. For example, note […]