It's late- we know. Still, that mustn't be a reason used to NOT listen to this week's Irish Coffee & Doughnuts from Knute School Fool and Tha Grotto Gangsta. 60 minutes of podcast fury.
This week, KSF asks you to play along. There is a video below the player. Click play on the video when instructed. It's just that easy (and you are now speaking Portuguese fluently).
Eleven months have passed since Notre Dame's 20 point fourth quarter stomp out in Norman started making believers in the Irish as National Title contenders. Heading into that game I laid out how teams had been able to beat Bob Stoops in recent years and trends favored the 2012 Irish. A statistical analysis at the time of the ten most recent Sooner losses spit back stats straight from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Football: Win the rushing battle and lead in the turnover department. Harder than it sounded before kickoff last October, but the always ready 2012 Fighting Irish destroyed OU in the run game box score with a silly 200 yard advantage (215 ND Rush Yards to OU's 15). There was only one turnover, but Manti's memorable interception off a deflected pass led to the drive which gave Notre Dame a 23-13 fourth quarter advantage. The research has now been updated - since posting that review OU has fallen twice. One Irish fans will never forget and the other was a Heisman Trophy showcase 41-13 blasting in the Cotton Bowl at the hands of Johnny Manziel. The path to a win against the Crimson & Cream remains the same but 2013 Notre Dame doesn't stack up nearly as well in the formulas for success and predicting a win seems much more difficult.no comments
The Irish Blogger Gathering is getting HYPED for this upcoming game against Oklahoma. This week, I drew Keith Arnold of Inside the Irish and forced him to write poetry, work as a psychologist, and DJ some beats. The typical. You can catch the rest of the IBG's as they roll in on the member sites:
On to the IBG...no comments
Welcome to Twittermania. Big day on the site, so I'll skip much of an intro here. I will say that there are more than 10 tweets this week due to a rant from Michael Felder. His collection of tweets are worth 10 points. New rules y'all... I can do that.
The season standings can be found by clicking the Twittermania tab at the top, and the Leaderboard follows the tweets.
OH ALL YOU SILLY BASTARDS...no comments
Week 4: Notre Dame vs. Michigan State
It was ugly. It was gritty. It was lacking in real offense. It was Notre Dame vs. Michigan State as we’ve learned to know it now. But was it really? Yes, 3 of the last 5 meetings have been decided by a single score or less, but until 2013 Notre Dame had secured victories of 18 and 17 points in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Call me crazy, but with the anemia that Spartan offense was suffering, I expected more from Notre Dame’s scoring output. Nonetheless, lets look at what mattered, and what perhaps didn’t mean as much about the stat line for this game.no comments
After Notre Dame's 17-13 victory over Michigan State, I went out and partied my ass off. You don't understand... the kids were sent to their grandmother's house while Empress Kiki and I went out and painted the town green till the sun came up.
It felt good. We really haven't done it up together like that in a long, long time. What also felt great was having a Notre Dame victory in my pocket. While this may sound simplistic and cliche', but I am fully jumping on the "a win is a win" bandwagon. This team is too frustrating right now, to NOT just say "to hell with it" and ride the season out like it was a wild bronco trying get you off to get you dead.
Now, I don't have the will power to just sit idly by when the team stumbles and fumbles and bumbles its way around the football field, but at least I can keep the "bigger picture" commentary to a minimum for now. That should be enough to help me enjoy this season a little more. I mean, after all, the Irish are still 3-1 with a great opportunity to go 6-1 after the next 3 games, and really make a statement.
On to the hangover...no comments