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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Notre Dame - Navy Prediction


 
I normally do not acquaint myself with Notre Dame Football.  But when they play Navy in Dublin Ireland I must interject this prediction.

Notre Dame 42 – Navy 12.

Stay thirsty my Irish friends and in this locality, drink Guinness. 

Notre Dame Football Helmets


Third year coach Brian Kelly and Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick if nothing else have made their mark with the subway alumni.  Notre Dame.  Love them or hate them.  Shamrock Series football helmets.  Love them or hate them.

Here are a bunch of pictures as you wait patiently for the Navy game.  I know a lot of you have given up checking out the latest news on the Irish.  It’s been all bad and depressing. 
Here is a 1920-30's helmet when we used to kick butt.


1950's when we weren't so good.
 
 
Ara and Lou Era's one that the students painted.  No need to tell you if we kicked butt.


 
Michigan 2011.  We lost.  First time Jack and Brian started screwing with the headgear.
 
Maryland 2011.  We won.  Had to come up with something to counter the crappy Maryland uniform and helmet.
 
USC 2011.  Yeah we lost.  The helmet the students are not allowed to paint.  Only the designer, manufacturer students.  Note a savve Eric Hansen in the blue shirt with the Man.

Here is the old and the new.  You decide.
 




Jack and Brian's effort to come up with the second ugliest helmet in the history of college football.  Some say it beats out Maryland for the ugliest.  I think it's a toss up.
 

 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Notre Dame Beat Reporters And Cierre Wood

 
 

The Irish beat reporters for the local rags and even the better Notre Dame oriented websites all need to put food on the table and add to college funds.  They walk a tight line in maintaining and gaining access to the players, staff and coaches while writing articles with substance and news.  They need to stay in the good graces of the coaches and school media relations department.  Unfortunately they have a number of strikes against them. 

*  The coaches converse in ‘coach talk’ and do not want to give out any real information or tidbits of news that an opposing team could use in developing their game plans.  Injuries, suspensions, personal issues with players, etc.

*  The players are prepped by the media staff.  They throw out the usual clich├ęs about ‘wanting to help the team’, ‘just want to have a seat on the bus’ and ‘are working hard every day and trying to improve’.

*  We have probably read or heard 95% of coach Brian Kelly’s press conferences.  He offers little information and makes the reporters ask the questions.  Not a bad approach however it eats into the time the reporters have with Kelly.  Case in point, last week Kelly walked into the Thursday press conference and could have announced Everett Golson as his starting quarterback but he didn’t.  He made a reporter ask the question.  A couple of earlier press conferences he got a little irritated by the same question and had an offhand remark in response.

*  Twittering has become the social norm and more information, breaking news and events hit the internet that media first. 

*  Papers are slow and dying.  Although all newspapers have websites and reporters post there constantly.  Most have twitter accounts as well.

The story of Cierre Wood and his two game suspension is everywhere.  Broke team rules is the reported reason.  Bulletin boards and minor blogs state the rumor that he failed a drug test for marijuana.  THAT IS RUMOR ONLY.

Kelly and his staff have kept the reporters in the dark, however there were red flags.

Wood was not at fall practice for the first couple of days because of “paperwork business that needed to be completed”.  Come on, this guy is a senior, went to summer school, participated in the unofficial 7-7 drills, worked out in the weight room and he didn’t have his papers in order?  Red flag number one.

Wood the projected starting RB, coming off a 1,000+ plus season was NOT made available to the press all during fall camp and practice.  Red flag number two.

As of today, August 27, six days before Navy, no official depth chart has been published or posted on the Notre Dame website.  No reporters have written articles concerning the actual offensive and defensive starting lineups.  Red flag number three.  Editors Note:  As of August 28, UND website has posted a 2-deep depth chart.

Editors are pretty picky when it comes to scoops, breaking stories or ones that have substances and are news worthy such as the Wood suspension.  You need two sources.  We suspect they could smell something.

So how come no one asked Kelly about Cierre Wood?

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Notre Dame 2012 Roster By Name and Jersey Number

Well how clever are you Subway Alumni Station viewers?  Want a roster of Irish players by name and jersey number?  Well here you are, can you cut and paste to make a program to watch the Irish pound Navy?  I hope this works, Google and Blot are fighting me electron and neutron tooth and nail.

Name
33
anderson josh
4
atkinson iii george
43
atkinson josh
16
badger chris
29
baratti nicky
27
brindza kyle
2
brown chris
21
brown jalen
44
calabrese carlo
3
carlisle amir
67
carr kevin
40
cavalaris connor
52
cave braxston
28
collinsworth austin
30
councell ben
60
cowart jordan
61
daly scott
10
daniels davaris
91
day sheldon
80
eifert tyler
41
farley matthias
15
ferguson justin
17
fiessinger charlie
38
fitzpatrick nick
48
fox dan
73
furlong dan
88
golic jake
57
golic jr. mike
5
golson everett
81
goodman john
59
grace jarrett
65
hanratty conor
4
hardy eilar
75
harrell mark
77
hegarty matt
51
heggie bruce
12
hendrix andrew
50
hounshell chase
2
jackson bennett
94
jones jarron
7
jones tj
1
kiel gunner
18
koyack ben
37
lee eric
89
lewis-moore kapron
93
little connor
74
lombard christian
32
mahone will
71
mahoney dennis
72
martin nick
70
martin zack
86
martinez arturo
83
martinez gerard
14
massa luke
15
mccarthy dan
33
mcdaniel cam
46
mcosker eamon
8
moore kendall
17
motta zeke
19
neal davonte'
64
nichols tate
85
niklas troy
9
nix iii louis
45
okwara romeo
63
patton grant
49
plantz tyler
34
prosise c.j.
56
rabasa anthony
11
rees tommy
39
rhodes jude
6
riddick theo
35
romano joe
6
russell keivarae
24
salvi chris
36
salvi will
38
schmidt joe
96
schwenke kona
55
shembo prince
22
shumate elijah
26
slaughter jamoris
84
smith andre
87
smith daniel
42
soto ernie
13
spond danny
69
springmann tony
78
stanley ronnie
92
stockton tyler
62
tansey matt
40
tausch nick
5
te'o manti
9
toma robby
7
tuitt stephon
35
turk ben
31
turner john
53
utupo justin
54
walsh kevin
66
watt chris
82
welch alex
11
williams ishaq
20
wood cierre
23
wood lo
************************************

Name
1
kiel gunner
2
brown chris
2
jackson bennett
3
carlisle amir
4
atkinson iii george
4
hardy eilar
5
golson everett
5
te'o manti
6
riddick theo
6
russell keivarae
7
jones tj
7
tuitt stephon
8
moore kendall
9
nix iii louis
9
toma robby
10
daniels davaris
11
rees tommy
11
williams ishaq
12
hendrix andrew
13
spond danny
14
massa luke
15
ferguson justin
15
mccarthy dan
16
badger chris
17
fiessinger charlie
17
motta zeke
18
koyack ben
19
neal davonte'
20
wood cierre
21
brown jalen
22
shumate elijah
23
wood lo
24
salvi chris
26
slaughter jamoris
27
brindza kyle
28
collinsworth austin
29
baratti nicky
30
councell ben
31
turner john
32
mahone will
33
anderson josh
33
mcdaniel cam
34
prosise c.j.
35
romano joe
35
turk ben
36
salvi will
37
lee eric
38
fitzpatrick nick
38
schmidt joe
39
rhodes jude
40
cavalaris connor
40
tausch nick
41
farley matthias
42
soto ernie
43
atkinson josh
44
calabrese carlo
45
okwara romeo
46
mcosker eamon
48
fox dan
49
plantz tyler
50
hounshell chase
51
heggie bruce
52
cave braxston
53
utupo justin
54
walsh kevin
55
shembo prince
56
rabasa anthony
57
golic jr. mike
59
grace jarrett
60
cowart jordan
61
daly scott
62
tansey matt
63
patton grant
64
nichols tate
65
hanratty conor
66
watt chris
67
carr kevin
69
springmann tony
70
martin zack
71
mahoney dennis
72
martin nick
73
furlong dan
74
lombard christian
75
harrell mark
77
hegarty matt
78
stanley ronnie
80
eifert tyler
81
goodman john
82
welch alex
83
martinez gerard
84
smith andre
85
niklas troy
86
martinez arturo
87
smith daniel
88
golic jake
89
lewis-moore kapron
91
day sheldon
92
stockton tyler
93
little connor
94
jones jarron
96
schwenke kona