1. Outside The Irish Huddle: A Big Win and Big Injury As Notre Dame Fight On

    It was another memorable Saturday in Notre Dame Stadium as the Michigan State Spartans came ready to play, only this time the Fighting Irish held on for the victory...

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  2. Two Things I Was Right About the Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    After suffering a near heart attack watching the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hang on to defeat Michigan State yesterday, I realized two of my strong predictions for the season are manifesting themselves as true...

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  3. The Top NBA Road Uniforms: The Odd Numbers

    My last slide show took a look at the top NBA road uniforms starting with the even numbers and today I will be finishing the list up and taking it to number one...

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  4. Inside The Irish Huddle: Live Blog of Notre Dame vs. Michigan State

    One of the better rivalries in college football takes place today as Michigan State invades South Bend to face Notre Dame. Both teams are coming off crushing losses last week and will be looking to take possession of the Megaphone...

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  5. Notre Dame Fans are Screaming for Charlie Weis' Job, Others Fighting Mad at Idea

    Being a Notre Dame fan is an emotional roller coaster I wouldn't wish on anyone. Coming into this season I was very excited about the prospects of the Fighting Irish. Finally, after two rough seasons the chips had fallen into place...

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  6. Top NBA Road Uniforms: The Even Numbers

    A few weeks ago, I took a look at the dark colored uniforms from the National Football League and now it is time to look at the NBA...

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  7. Outside the Irish Huddle: Any Hope Left in South Bend?

    Before I get into the ramifications of this past weekend's loss to Michigan, let's hand out some grades to specific Notre Dame positions...

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  8. Let's Put Blaming Brady Quinn on Hold

    Following this afternoon's game against the Minnesota Vikings, it didn't take long for the ax to come out against Brady Quinn, did it? While I'm certainly not going to defend Quinn's performance ...

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  9. Inside The Irish Huddle: Live Blog of Notre Dame vs. Michigan

    Last weekend both Notre Dame and Michigan rolled to very convincing victories setting up another big early season matchup between the Fighting Irish and Wolverines...

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  10. The Delightful Dilemma of Depth: Notre Dame in 2009

    Two years ago Notre Dame was embarking on one of the most inept seasons in Fighting Irish history. The 2007 squad would end up losing more games than any other team in school history and it seemed as if the walls of the program were caving in...

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  11. Outside the Irish Huddle: Notre Dame vs. Nevada

    The Nevada Wolf Pack took the field on Saturday afternoon with an explosive Pistol offense invented by their Hall-of-Fame coach Chris Ault, but left South Bend feeling as if they were left with a BB gun offense...

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  12. Inside the Irish Huddle: Notre Dame vs. Nevada

    Eight months have passed since the Irish left the field in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with a victory in the Hawaii Bowl. Now, spring ball has ended, the long summer months have passed and it is time for another season of Notre Dame Football...

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  13. Stars of Green, Blue & Gold: Notre Dame's 2009 Goals

    In preparing a write up for the upcoming 2009 Notre Dame season, I wanted to create a unique system for measuring the team's goals. As a result, I have created three sets of rankings based on stars of three colors: green, blue, and gold...

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  14. 40 Irish In 30 Days: No's 8-1

    Here it is, the top eight most important Notre Dame football players for the 2009 season now only two days away...

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  15. Rating the NFL's Primary Home Uniforms: Nos. 11-1

    Here we are with the cream of the crop. I am unveiling my top 11 primary dark unforms for NFL teams. The teams that follow will be sure to drum up some debate...

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  16. Is Derek Anderson a Pro Bowl Quarterback?

    Over the past year there’s been plenty of debate about who should be the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, either Derek Anderson or Brady Quinn...

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  17. An Open Letter to Notre Dame DC Jon Tenuta

    Hello Coach, The season is only slightly over a week away and I know you are as excited as I am about this team's prospects in 2009...

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  18. 40 Irish in 30 Days: No's 16-9

    The countdown continues as we are into the meat and potatoes of the Irish roster. With only 10 days left until Notre Dame battles Nevada, these players are gearing up to start at their respective positions...

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  19. Rating The NFL's Primary Home Uniforms: No's 24-12

    After debuting my first installment of the NFL's top primary home uniforms I was a bit surprised at some of the comments I received from a lot of people in Bleacher land...

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  20. Rating the NFL's Primary Home Uniforms: Nos. 32-25

    I am attempting to showcase the best and worst the NFL has to offer for their dark colored "home" uniforms. As I have ranked each teams home wardrobe please keep a few things in mind...

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  21. 40 Notre Dame Irish In 30 Days: No's 24-17

    My look at the top 40 most important Irish players for the upcoming 2009 season continues. We are now getting into the meat and potatoes of player who will be starting and having a tremendous impact on the field...

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  22. The Defense of Brady Quinn, Part II: A Closer Look

    About a month ago, I wrote an article telling the sports world not to bet against Brady Quinn. The main thrust of my argument was to counter the claims that Quinn played a "soft" schedule at ...

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  23. I Feel Like I'm Taking Crazy Pills: Thoughts On Cleveland's Quarterbacks

    The Cleveland Browns' quarterback "competition" reminds me of a scene from the movie Zoolander when fashion designer Mugatu loses his cool over the adoration given to Ben Stiller as model Derek Zoolander and his various camera poses...

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  24. 40 Irish in 30 Days: No's 32-25

    The countdown continues as I take a look at the next 8 eight players of importance for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2009 season. With only three weeks until the season opener the pressure continues to mount in South Bend...

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  25. Why I Love (and Hate) ESPN

    There is no doubt that ESPN is the most powerful network and media outlet in sports, and it is true that it has been this way for quite a long time...

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