1. Chicago Cubs Fire Mike Quade, Is Ryne Sandberg the Heir Apparent?

    General manager Jed Hoyer and VP Jason McLeod didn't waste any time. Just a day after being officially introduced to the media, Hoyer and company decided to part ways with Mike Quade, ...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about almost 3 years ago 129 reads 0 comments

  2. Notre Dame Football, Jack Swarbrick Usher in the 21st Century

    This ain't your granddaddy's Notre Dame football anymore. Slowly but surely (and definitely surprisingly), Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick is escorting his school into modern times...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about 3 years ago 339 reads 2 comments

  3. Chicago Bears Ownership Must Follow Chicago Cubs' Lead

    "No. 1 is, we're going to win a World Series," Tom Ricketts said. "We're very excited to get started and there's a lot of work to do. But everyone needs to know we're here for the long run, and we're here to win...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about 3 years ago 498 reads 5 comments

  4. MLB Playoffs Doomed, Blessed by Lack of Power Cities

    In the spirit of full disclosure, I'm a Chicago Cubs fan, so I've been nothing but impartial during the playoffs for 23 of the last 29 years unless you count the fact that it killed me when the St...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about 3 years ago 319 reads 0 comments

  5. 2009 Chicago Bears Preview (Part Two): Final Draft/Free Angency Analysis

    The Trade Let's get this Jay Cutler business out of the way. Yes, the Chicago Bears gave up an arm and a leg to get him. Yes, Cutler has a reputation to be whiny and a little self-centered. No, it wasn't a bad trade...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about over 5 years ago 201 reads 1 comments

  6. 2009 Chicago Bears Preview (Part One): You Gotta Have Heart

    I was asked to give one good reason why the Chicago Bears can't win the NFC North Division this year. My answer was simple. It's not the lack of wide receivers. It's not the aging offensive line...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about over 5 years ago 855 reads 11 comments

  7. Why Bud Selig Must Step Down for Baseball To Move On

    Sometimes the commissioner of Major League Baseball needs to make radical decisions. One of those times is here for the current commish, Bud Selig. When Selig took office as the acting commissioner in 1992, he was looked on almost as a progressive...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about over 5 years ago 231 reads 37 comments

  8. Separating the Big East Fat: How Tournament Seeding Will Shake Out

    We all know the big guns of the Big East. Monday night's clash between Connecticut (12-2) and Pittsburgh (11-2) ended up going Pitt's way, while Marquette (10-2) and Louisville (10-2) are right at their heels...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about over 5 years ago 501 reads 3 comments

  9. Ode to the Man-Crush: A Single Fan's Valentine's Day

    Today is Valentine's Day, and I'm single. Thankfully, it's on a Saturday this year so I can enjoy some nice college basketball and then snuggle up to the the Blackhawks-Stars game at my local watering hole...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about over 5 years ago 307 reads 4 comments

  10. Why The Chicago Cubs Will Not Win The 2009 World Series

    A few days ago I received an e-mail written by Rory from B/R asking for a top ten of reasons that this is the Cubs year (again). I put together a few drafts of different styles and whatnot but nothing seemed right and I just realized why...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about over 5 years ago 2,932 reads 31 comments

  11. Notre Dame's Bubble Popped by Vicious Big East Schedule Once Again

    In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was punished in the afterlife by having to push a large boulder up a steep hill. Every time he came close to cresting the hill, the boulder would tumble all the way again...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about over 5 years ago 255 reads 5 comments

  12. Connecticut-Georgetown: Really, Really Big Monday Opens Big East Season

    Tonight, Connecticut and Georgetown open up Big East conference play with a prime-time showdown on ESPN2 in Hartford. UConn (11-0) is almost as unanimous at number two as North Carolina is unanimous at the top...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about almost 6 years ago 80 reads 2 comments

  13. Notre Dame Racist for Allowing Michael Haywood to Leave

    (Ok, too many people refuse to read the "Humor" tag in the title bar... so I'm inserting a disclaimer that this article is facetious. If you don't know what "facetious" means, don't read this article...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about almost 6 years ago 503 reads 18 comments

  14. Weis Needs More Time

    We used to be a school with 10-year coaches. We used to be a school that allowed its coaches to develop a program and not just a team. We're no longer that school...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about almost 6 years ago 53 reads 0 comments

  15. Notre Dame-Texas: Irish Win a Resume Builder

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  16. The Basketball Blog - MAUI

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  17. The Opposite of Love for Notre Dame Football

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  18. Notre Dame-Syracuse: Cheers, Tears, and a Game for the Ages

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    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about almost 6 years ago 167 reads 1 comments

  19. Notre Dame Men and Women Make a Statement on Opening Weekend

    While most sports fans were watching their fantasy teams and maybe an NFL game this Sunday, Notre Dame basketball fans were given an early dose of how good this season might be...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about almost 6 years ago 265 reads 3 comments

  20. Notre Dame Football Shedding Its Skin Painfully

    We Notre Dame fans really need to start rethinking our goals. Our expectations are growing faster than our abilities as a team. All of the talk lately is a bunch of bull. This is 2008...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about almost 6 years ago 1,236 reads 34 comments

  21. Ty Willingham Gives Washington and Notre Dame Fans Closure

    Today, Tyrone Willingham and the Washington Huskies have announced that they will be going separate directions at the end of the season. Willingham was in the middle of potentially the worst season for any coach and team...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about almost 6 years ago 1,106 reads 4 comments

  22. Breaking Down Big East Basketball

    After last week's 2008-09 media day for the Big East Men's Basketball season, it seemed fitting to start making predictions and previews...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about almost 6 years ago 2,002 reads 13 comments

  23. NFL Announces New Flags for 2009 Season

    In a startling press conference Monday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced plans for a new flag system for the players to be put into effect starting next pre-season...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about 6 years ago 472 reads 0 comments

  24. Charlie Weis: Is He the Right Coach for Notre Dame?

    For Charlie Weis, or not for Charlie Weis?—that is the question. For Weis is the answer. I wrote after the Michigan game that Weis had finally figured out the college game...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about 6 years ago 439 reads 6 comments

  25. Notre Dame Fans Hypocritical Regarding Will Yeatman

    This is Notre Dame. We set the bar. We excel morally and socially where other schools fail. Now, a large majority of the members of this site have decided that "kids will be kids" and that we should forgive Yeatman yet again...

    Tony Bishop Written by Tony Bishop about 6 years ago 126 reads 1 comments