1. Notre Dame Football: 8 Reasons Why Rest Of Irish Season Will Be A Disaster

    After Saturday's 28-27 loss to unheralded Tulsa, the Irish continue their free fall down what apparently is a bottomless chasm of failure...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about over 4 years ago 5,894 reads 31 comments

  2. Notre Dame Football Practice Tragedy Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

    Just a few days after the Notre Dame football team suffered what appeared to be a tragic setback to the 2010 season in a 35-17 loss to Navy, it felt the sting of true tragedy for a second time in less than a year...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about over 4 years ago 2,352 reads 14 comments

  3. Notre Dame Football: Michael Floyd's Revival Will Help Irish Forget Kyle Rudolph

    On the first offensive play from scrimmage in Notre Dame's 44-20 victory last week against Western Michigan, Irish quarterback Dayne Crist did two things that he has done rarely this season...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about over 4 years ago 666 reads 8 comments

  4. Notre Dame Mid-Season Checkpoint: The Seven X-Factors Revisited

    The Irish have had a bumpy road to a 3-3 record, but are on the upswing. Three straight victories against Boston College, Pittsburgh, and Western Michigan are helping Notre Dame put ...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about over 4 years ago 5,033 reads 16 comments

  5. Notre Dame Survives Pitt, But are the Irish Improving?

    Entering the 2010 season, little was known about how Notre Dame football would look under first-year head coach Brian Kelly...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about over 4 years ago 2,028 reads 25 comments

  6. Notre Dame Football: Why Brian Kelly Keeps Edge Over Dave Wannstedt

    As Notre Dame returns home to face Pittsburgh this weekend, the two head coaches will see a familiar face on the opposite sideline...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about over 4 years ago 2,393 reads 2 comments

  7. Notre Dame Football and Brian Kelly's Yelling: Is It Too Much?

    Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly is upset. His understanding was that there is a difference between the etiquette used at dinner parties and the etiquette used on the gridiron...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 5 years ago 7,188 reads 52 comments

  8. Notre Dame Football and the 10 Levels Of Irish Fan Despair

    Abandon hope all ye who enter. That might be a bit extreme for a 1-3 start, but the prospect of a third consecutive .500 season has sapped the "cautious optimism" from the Notre Dame fan base and opened the dreaded gates of Despair...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 5 years ago 571 reads 7 comments

  9. Stanford Exposes Notre Dame Weaknesses, Sets Blueprint to Beat the Irish

    Notre Dame's game this past Saturday against No. 16 Stanford was significant because it represented a chance for the Irish to show their character...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 5 years ago 674 reads 13 comments

  10. Notre Dame Football and What to Expect After 1-2 Start

    Only three games into Notre Dame's 2010 college football season, the Fighting Irish have already been on a roller coaster ride to an underwhelming 1-2 record...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 5 years ago 2,419 reads 11 comments

  11. Notre Dame Football: Does MSU Loss Prove The Fighting Irish Are Cursed?

    The maxim for identifying statistical causation holds that when a freak event happens once it is an exception, twice is a coincidence, and three times is a trend...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 5 years ago 2,219 reads 18 comments

  12. Notre Dame Football: Top Eight Most Unlikely Heroes in ND-Michigan State Games

    There has been a special anarchy to the Notre Dame-Michigan State game, especially over the past decade and a half...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 5 years ago 2,586 reads 3 comments

  13. Notre Dame-Michigan State Football Game Is Bar Fight Entertainment

    Last Saturday, Notre Dame's football team suffered defeat at the hands of Michigan's highly skilled pigskin ninja, Denard Robinson, who stuck with deadly precision before vanishing into thin air...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 5 years ago 1,957 reads 7 comments

  14. Notre Dame Football Post-Game Awards: Michigan Heartbreak Edition

    In yet another thrilling chapter in the Notre Dame-Michigan rivalry, Michigan pulled out a touchdown drive in the final minute for the second consecutive year to tear the heart out of Irish fans...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 5 years ago 1,652 reads 6 comments

  15. Notre Dame-Michigan Game Is Bellwether for Irish Season

    The rivalry game between Notre Dame and Michigan always has a charged atmosphere. Emotions run high in this duel between two of college football's Midwest titans, largely due to the geographic proximity, history, and other factors...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 5 years ago 2,429 reads 2 comments

  16. Notre Dame Football Fan's Guide to the Michigan Rivalry Game

    Enough with the pleasantries, it's time to play for keeps. That's right Notre Dame fans, it's Michigan week.The Notre Dame-Michigan rivalry is decades old and pits two of the more interesting pools of Midwest college football fans against one another...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 5 years ago 1,694 reads 4 comments

  17. Notre Dame Football Post-Game Awards: Pur-Didn't Edition

    The Notre Dame football team made a winner out of Brian Kelly in his debut as Fighting Irish football coach on Saturday with an effective 23-12 season opening victory over Purdue...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 5 years ago 2,972 reads 6 comments

  18. Notre Dame Football Must Rediscover Its Identity in 2010

    In the movie Office Space, Milton Waddams looks like he has some deep Irish heritage. Reddish-brown hair, pale complexion and freckles, he has the look of a textbook ginger...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 5 years ago 1,122 reads 2 comments

  19. 2010 College Football Predictions: Notre Dame's Seven X-Factors

    The anticipation of college football kickoff week is reaching a fever pitch as predictions, prophecies, and projections swarm the Internet and sports talk radio...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 5 years ago 4,587 reads 19 comments

  20. Notre Dame Football: Brian Kelly's Top 10 Biggest Games Coached To Date

    Recently, an article from yours truly declared that Brian Kelly's biggest challenge as the new head football coach at the University of Notre Dame will be the constant target that opponents ...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 5 years ago 6,263 reads 8 comments

  21. Notre Dame Football: Orange Oven Mitts Threaten To Cool Irish Offense

    He stands there, almost motionless on the home sideline of Notre Dame stadium. Calm, cool, serene, he patrols his realm with an authority hidden by his job title...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 5 years ago 994 reads 6 comments

  22. Brian Kelly's Biggest Challenge at Notre Dame: Big Red Circles

    Brian Kelly knows how to win. He says this about himself, and based on his track record at Grand Valley State, Central Michigan, and Cincinnati, I’m not about to call him a liar...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 5 years ago 2,088 reads 7 comments

  23. Notre Dame Football Brand Is Resilient, but Can It Last?

    In a little over two weeks, the Notre Dame football team will open another new chapter in its coaching history books when new head coach Brian Kelly leads the Irish out of the tunnel...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 5 years ago 1,109 reads 17 comments

  24. Saying Goodbye to the Voice of the Detroit Tigers

    The Detroit Tigers' 2009 season came to a gut-wrenching close on Tuesday night, but the stomach twists a little tighter knowing that legendary broadcaster Ernie Harwell has closed his final chapter as a Detroit Tiger...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about over 5 years ago 194 reads 0 comments

  25. Pete Rose: One Hit Too Many

    Many thanks to Bill Madden at the NY Daily News for his recent spicy and heartburn-ing "scoop" from Induction Weekend...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 6 years ago 88 reads 0 comments