1. Notre Dame vs. Pitt: Who Feels Good About That Win?

    Wow…so much talent to so little use. How can a Pittsburgh team that ranks 119 out of 120 in pass protection neutralize who is arguably the best receiver in the game? How ...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about almost 3 years ago 149 reads 0 comments

  2. Open Letter to Notre Dame Nation: Get a Grip

    Nothing demonstrates how far Notre Dame has come, and how desperate for a turn-around Irish fans are, than the wailing and gnashing of teeth seen following Saturday's loss to Michigan...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about 4 years ago 1,613 reads 59 comments

  3. Get Your Hate On: Notre Dame Vs. Michigan

    Let's just be honest, shall we? Behind the perfectly appropriate facade of hospitality and mutual good-sportsmanship that will be on display (at least outside the stadium) is the undeniable ...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about 4 years ago 1,564 reads 58 comments

  4. Brian Kelly, Welcome To Notre Dame

    The page is turned, and the Fighting Irish have their new coach. For my fellow Domers, it's the dawn of a new Irish day...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about almost 5 years ago 460 reads 9 comments

  5. Notre Dame's Season Ends Not with a Bang, but with a Whimper

    While the crowd cheered when the Irish scored and made noise for UConn on third down, it was hollow. For this Fighting Irishman, who attended his first Notre Dame football game at the age of ...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about almost 5 years ago 381 reads 14 comments

  6. Heartbroken Notre Dame: Coach Charlie Weis to Blame?

    Well, what's left to say after the disaster at Pittsburgh? To call this a disappointing season is perhaps the most banal understatement you could come up with...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about almost 5 years ago 1,116 reads 20 comments

  7. Notre Dame: Three Down, Nine to Go

    The 2009 season is well under way, and with one quarter of the schedule in the record books, I thought I’d share my impressions about the three games so far. As a self-confessed Notre Dame partisan, I’ll work hard to stay objective...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about 5 years ago 576 reads 19 comments

  8. Notre Dame Crushes Nevada: Turns Sights on Wolverines

    I deliberately waited a couple of days so that the euphoria of a near-perfect Notre Dame win over Nevada wouldn't tempt me to write things I might regret later...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about 5 years ago 260 reads 6 comments

  9. Charlie Weis' Fork in the Road: How Will History Repeat Itself?

    The summer-long conversation regarding the fate of Notre Dame head coach will soon be over. Unfortunately, most of the discussion on this subject, from the television sports channels to internet bloggers, has offered more heat than light...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about 5 years ago 109 reads 6 comments

  10. The Calm Before the Storm

    It is the last week of July. For football fans, this is the deep breath before the plunge. All across the country training camps are getting ready to open...soon, but not just yet. The Irish report in 10 days...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about 5 years ago 270 reads 6 comments

  11. Irish Improvement Is Golden in Blue & Gold Game

    I decided to wait a bit before I recorded my thoughts about the Blue & Gold Game. I thought surely the beautiful weather, the friendly fans, and the festive atmosphere would color my perceptions on the field...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about over 5 years ago 573 reads 8 comments

  12. So Far So Good for Charlie Weis, Notre Dame This Offseason

    Weis gets it. He really does. Amid the wreckage of the end of the 2008 season (Hawaii Bowl notwithstanding), there was fear and trepidation for the future of the most storied program in College Football history...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about over 5 years ago 628 reads 16 comments

  13. Notre Dame's House Cleaning Has Begun

    Fighting Irish faithful greet the new year with relief. The bitter disappointment of 2008, which had many of us ready to throw Charlie Weis under the bus (your correspondent included) has, with both time and recent events begun to fade...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about over 5 years ago 252 reads 11 comments

  14. Open Letter to Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick

    To Jack Swarbrick: Notre Dame was just completely dismantled by USC. Did you watch this? Sir, its over. You know what you have to do...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about almost 6 years ago 504 reads 1 comments

  15. Notre Dame Loses More Than a Game to Syracuse

    I can barely bring myself to sit at this keyboard and comment on what I witnessed yesterday. I can say that my family has a devotion to the University of Notre Dame that goes back to my father ...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about almost 6 years ago 683 reads 0 comments

  16. Notre Dame's Sixth Straight BC Loss Shakes The Faith; Weis' Countdown Begins

    This was the loss that did it. The countdown clock on Charlie Weis’ tenure as head coach at Notre Dame started when the fourth quarter ended. That’s not to say that it can’t be reversed, or stopped again...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about almost 6 years ago 1,356 reads 49 comments

  17. Chris Marinelli Eats His Words as Notre Dame Defeats Stanford

    Are you watching? No, I mean, are you really paying attention? If not, let me spell it out for you: Notre Dame’s quarterback is turning into a superstar. Outlined against a bright blue October sky, Jimmy Clausen had another career-best day...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about almost 6 years ago 2,489 reads 25 comments

  18. Irish Rising: Notre Dame 2007 Season Laid to Rest in Blowout Over Purdue

    “There are three kinds of people in this world…those that make things happen, those that watch things happen, and those that ask ‘what just happened?’ Tomorrow this team is gonna make things happen...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about almost 6 years ago 699 reads 27 comments

  19. Notre Dame's Victory Over Michigan Shows the Party Is Over for the Irish Haters

    For a Notre Damer, it doesn’t get any better than this just-completed weekend. Whenever the Michigan Wolverines and their fans bus into South Bend, it is an event. No matter the records or rankings, neither team wants to lose to the other...

    Clashmore Mike Written by Clashmore Mike about 6 years ago 1,192 reads 76 comments