1. Notre Dame Football: Too Early Scouting Report: Temple Owls

    The 2013 Temple football team is comprised of 85 warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrate (class Aves) with feathers, wings and a beak that can turn almost 270 degrees...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about 1 year ago 3,747 reads 48 comments

  2. Notre Dame Football: Why Tommy Rees at Quarterback?

    In the brutal aftermath of the Alabama game, I have finally fashioned a crude shelter from what’s left of my house following my aging mother’s response to three fifths ...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about 1 year ago 2,781 reads 66 comments

  3. Notre Dame Football: The Irish Need Not Apologize for Loss

    I am shamed, and not because Notre Dame got its collective butt handed to it in a national championship game: a 42-14 fiasco that was over before Brent Musburger was halfway done panting about how hot A...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about over 1 year ago 1,381 reads 6 comments

  4. Notre Dame Football: Why the Irish Can Beat the SEC

    Las Vegas has made Notre Dame a nine-and-a-half point underdog, and the national media has all but assured the college football masses that a seventh straight national championship for the SEC is only a humble acceptance speech away...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about over 1 year ago 3,244 reads 46 comments

  5. Notre Dame Football 102: Scoring in the Red Zone Against Alabama

    ND’s 2012 Fighting Irish offense checked in with a solid 421 yards a game in 2012. Alabama’s Crimson Tide was a slight bit better at 439 yards an outing. In similarly brutal fashion, the Tide stoned their competition, allowing a miserly 10...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about over 1 year ago 1,108 reads 12 comments

  6. Notre Dame Football 101: How to Beat Bama

    Whilst I sat quaffing a fine ale and watching Alabama play Georgia for the right to face the Irish in the BCS Championship game, a funny thing happened. The standard horde of Michigan State and UM fans shut up and watched...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about over 1 year ago 8,266 reads 66 comments

  7. Is This Year's Notre Dame Fighting Irish Squad the 2010 Spartans?

    Once, not so long ago in a land not so far away, a Midwestern college football team had a fabulous season. So fabulous, in fact, that it was rewarded with a bowl game against the best team in the SEC...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about almost 2 years ago 328 reads 10 comments

  8. Notre Dame Football: How to Beat the USC Trojans

    Believe it or not, Irish Nation, your team is the No. 1 college football team in the country as of November 18, 2012...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about almost 2 years ago 197 reads 12 comments

  9. Notre Dame Football: Kelly's Heroes Need Nicknames

    In what has become a most enjoyable year where bar arguments are easily won by even the most casual member of Irish Nation, something is missing...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about almost 2 years ago 941 reads 38 comments

  10. Notre Dame Football: Why Everett Golson Is the Next Irish King

    I am not trying to start a quarterback controversy where there is none. Tommy Rees has stepped in this year and has been a big part of three wins without his signature barrel of turnovers...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about almost 2 years ago 5,051 reads 40 comments

  11. Notre Dame Football: 2 Main Things We Learned from the Oklahoma Sooners

    It was a dark and not-stormy night... Stormless, I sat at Rosie O’Grady’s with a good friend and my luckiest ND baseball cap. Twenty-four HD TVs at a Michigan sports bar with a game time of 8 p...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about almost 2 years ago 5,475 reads 31 comments

  12. Notre Dame Football: Are the 2012 Irish for Real?

    Tis’ good to be Irish these days. From the gaudy 5-0 record to the No. 7 AP national ranking, there’s a heady warmth debatably rivaled only by a warm hearth, a good Irish whiskey and a mother’s love...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about almost 2 years ago 2,627 reads 38 comments

  13. Notre Dame Football: Are the No. 10 Irish the Next Alabama?

    It’s been a few days, but Touchdown Jesus is still high-fiving, and for good reason. After three long and sometimes gruesome years, Notre Dame has finally beaten back the ...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about almost 2 years ago 2,061 reads 27 comments

  14. Notre Dame Football: What the Spartan Beatdown Really Means

    As is the case with all things Notre Dame, prognosticators, fans and the less sober of the true leprechauns all go into a feeding frenzy when the Fighting Irish beat a ranked team...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about almost 2 years ago 2,442 reads 34 comments

  15. Notre Dame Football: Will the Fighting Irish Beat the Spartans?

    So, through the first two games we all have our own thoughts about the 2012 Irish. Some good thoughts — like being on a beach with the bikini babe in the Corona commercial casually working on our tan lines while watching ND bug-squash Navy...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about almost 2 years ago 922 reads 30 comments

  16. Notre Dame Football: What We Really Learned from the Purdue Game

    I have had an epiphany. For those of us that lack the vocabulary, innate will to understand, or the means to purchase a dictionary, epiphany means that while ND struggled against ...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about almost 2 years ago 2,692 reads 26 comments

  17. Notre Dame Football: What We Really Learned About the Irish This Weekend

    I am on the record as saying I enjoyed the 2012 Irish opener. As a slug of whiskey in my morning coffee warmed my stomach, the 50-10 Irish shellacking of the Midshipmen warmed my heart...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about almost 2 years ago 4,924 reads 19 comments

  18. Notre Dame Versus Navy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    College football is back and for the Irish faithful, hallelujah—no South Florida-esque debacle to start 2012...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about almost 2 years ago 1,093 reads 14 comments

  19. Notre Dame Football: 4 Things to Get Excited About in 2012

    I have often been accused of being honest—but less than positive—about Notre Dame football over the past few years, to the point that one Irish friend calls me “Danny ...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about 2 years ago 3,777 reads 28 comments

  20. Notre Dame Football: Keys to Irish Success for 2012

    I took the post-football season off to experiment with self-actualization through beer, and am proud to announce my book “ Zen - The Way of the Ale ” is almost in outline form, although still lacking a few of the basics, like words...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about 2 years ago 1,275 reads 40 comments

  21. Notre Dame Football: Is Brian Kelly the Real Deal?

    As you know, with the plethora of recent former Notre Dame coaches that have flamed out without the promised “Return to Glory,” we all hesitate to answer the question often asked at every bar that serves Guinness on tap...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about over 2 years ago 4,885 reads 55 comments

  22. Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Brian Kelly Is Almost Done Cleaning Up the Mess

    With National Signing Day coming up on February 1, it is time to bask in recruiting heaven. All the recruits are potential academic All-Americans, visit the sick on game day, ...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about over 2 years ago 4,343 reads 23 comments

  23. Notre Dame Football: The Fighting Irish Have a Lot to Overcome in 2012

    I live in Michigan, and even aside from the unsightly 10 pounds of beer and bean dip I put on through the bowl season, it is not easy to be me right now...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about over 2 years ago 995 reads 33 comments

  24. Notre Dame Football: 2011 Fighting Irish Defense Leaves a Lot to Be Desired

    “Hey Dan, didn’t you say ND’s defense was going to be special this year?” Coming into this year, I was ready for the 2011 Irish defense to kick some gridiron ass, and for good reason...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about almost 3 years ago 2,228 reads 38 comments

  25. Notre Dame Football: 6 Lessons Learned from the Stanford Cardinal

    There is a lot to be learned from a game against an institution that requires a 31 ACT score to get in led by a college quarterback that was the valedictorian of his high school with a 3...

    Dan Stockrahm Written by Dan Stockrahm about almost 3 years ago 2,540 reads 52 comments