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Bucknuts…or just plain old nuts?

Not even 12 hours after Brady Quinn “shocked” the college football world by winning the Maxwell Award, and some asinine Buckeyes fan writes an article quite nearly devoid of all substance or integrity. Dave Berk of bucknuts.com says Like most college ...

The Sugar Bowl: A “Capital” Opportunity?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one…   The pundits said they had no chance in their January bowl game. Outmanned and outgunned on both sides of the ball. Not enough depth. Not enough athleticism. Not enough speed. A slow, ...

I hereby retract my comments re: the Gators and the SEC

No smartass commentary here, folks. Coach Urban Meyer and his Florida Gators earned this one. They outhustled, outmuscled, outplayed, outcoached, and outhearted Ohio State in every facet of the game, and quite possibly turned a Heisman-winning quarterback into a NFL ...

Troy Smith vs. Brady Quinn: The 3.3% Doctrine

Last Saturday night I found myself halfway catatonic and all-the-way hungover on my friend’s couch in Annapolis. The Navy-ND game had ended with an Irish victory and about a half dozen of us sitting in the M&T Bank Stadium parking ...

THE Game of the Century: Notre Dame v. Michigan State 1966

Contrary to what all ND fans under the age of 25 might think, the ’93 Notre Dame-Florida State game was nowhere near the first matchup to be specifically tagged “The Game of the Century” by the national media. Never mind ...

Hail, Hail, to Michigan, the champions of the…what exactly?

Michigan week is upon us, a nauseous back-and-forth pissing contest about who has the better fight song, who has the better helmet, who has the better tradition. Michigan fans will never fail to remind Notre Dame fans how they taught us ...

Remembering the Penn State Rivalry

“I just don’t think there’s anybody in the land who can outcoach Joe Paterno.” –Lou Holtz “Let’s be practical here and think about what we’re talking about. [Coach Paterno] takes over a job in 1966. We’re talking from the Vietnam War ...

Notre Dame 12-time National Champions?

As we all know, especially in recent years with the whole idiots-running-the-nuthouse trainwreck that is the BCS, crowning a true college football national champion is far from an exact science. There have been as many as 28 “major” rating systems over the ...

126: The Coolest Notre Dame “Streak” No One Knows About

While chatting up some of my fellow Irishmen on uhnd one day, I asked them to come up with the most random Notre Dame-related statistic they could find. Frankly, I was disappointed in the effort. I gave them a huge ...

Georgia Tech – Notre Dame: A Bigger Deal Than You Might Think

Great, Georgia Tech. What am I supposed to make of a team that can’t even settle on a mascot? Is it the Ramblin’ Wreck or the Yellow Jackets? I think the latter is the official mascot, which is unfortunate. Because ...

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