1. College Football: Mike Haywood to Coach Miami RedHawks

    ESPN is reporting that Mike Haywood, Notre Dame's offensive coordinator, will be named the head coach at Miami of Ohio on Tuesday after agreeing to terms on a contract with the university...

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  2. Irish Eyes Will Shift to Texas with Win in Hawaii

    It has been well covered in recent years that Notre Dame hasn't won a bowl game in the past 15 years. Their last bowl win was the Jan. 1, 1994 Cotton Bowl against Texas A&M...

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  3. Z-Files: Carlos Zambrano's Decline Revisited

    FOLLOW-UP REPORTBleacher Report DivisionAgent PoloniFile No. 38 Our case was originally opened on Dec. 14 with an initial report filed by Agent Butts...

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  4. If Major League Baseball Started a Football Team...

    This is what it would look like. This season, the Chicago Cubs were lucky enough to have the best quarterback-receiver combination in Major League Baseball. It's tough to beat DeRosa to Samardzija...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about over 5 years ago 347 reads 20 comments

  5. Notre Dame Football: Aloha Oy Vey

    On Christmas Eve, the Fighting Irish will be facing off against Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl. Notre Dame's last bowl game was the Sugar Bowl against LSU, meaning that the Irish will be the away team for their second consecutive bowl game...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about over 5 years ago 640 reads 12 comments

  6. Chicago Cubs: The Rule Five Fiasco

    Thursday afternoon was the Rule Five Draft. The Cubs didn't select anyone in the draft, but they did lose three players and trade for another. Mark Holliman was taken by the Milwaukee Brewers in the Triple-A phase...

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  7. A Case Study On Intensity: Notre Dame Football

    Before Saturday's game against USC, the Irish got into a scuffle with the Trojans. To the ESPN announcers, the skirmish showed some much-needed energy from a team whose biggest knock may be their lack of intensity these past few years...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about over 5 years ago 1,569 reads 8 comments

  8. Charlie Weis: A Slightly Different Angle

    On Wednesday morning, Jeff Samardzija was interviewed on ESPN's First Take to get his opinion on the Charlie Weis situation.He started by saying that everyone needs to "take a deep breath" and that "everything's fine...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about almost 6 years ago 1,532 reads 24 comments

  9. Mark Teahen: Why The Cubs Should Leave Him In Kansas City

    Jim Hendry surprised just about everyone by trading for Kevin Gregg. But when word got out that the Cubs were looking into a trade for Royals outfielder Mark Teahen, I was left speechless...

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  10. Notre Dame-Navy: Who'll Stop The Rain?

    Early in the fourth quarter with the score 27-7 in Notre Dame's favor, I turned to my dad and said, "Hopefully, this one is well in hand." With nine minutes left, the storm came...

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  11. Chicago Cubs: The Right Fit in Right Field

    Here in the early goings of the 2008-2009 offseason, it took one day for Jim Hendry to possibly set the tone for what could be an unpredictable couple of months...

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  12. Charlie Weis: Give The Guy A Break

    I know what you were thinking when you read the headline. It was something along the lines of "Oh, great. Another Notre Dame fan that's drinking the Kool Aid." To borrow a line from one of ESPN's more colorful commentators...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about almost 6 years ago 522 reads 6 comments

  13. Tampa Bay Rays: The Right Fit in Right Field

    For some reason, baseball writers seem to think that the Rays have a lingering problem in right field. Perhaps this is because about half a dozen players spent time out there. Or perhaps they weren't paying close enough attention...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about almost 6 years ago 350 reads 8 comments

  14. Notre Dame-Boston College: History Repeating

    On Oct. 8, the Fighting Irish were preparing for a trip to Chapel Hill with only one loss to their name. Irish fans were ready to finally crack the Top 25, something that hadn't been accomplished since Brady Quinn and Jeff Samardzija left...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about almost 6 years ago 415 reads 2 comments

  15. BCS v. Playoffs: Why MLB Is To Blame

    In case you hadn’t noticed, some college football fans like the idea of a college football playoff. What’s interesting is the sharp increase of coverage on the topic over the last few years...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about almost 6 years ago 164 reads 4 comments

  16. Chicago Cubs Offseason Outlook: Why Less Is More

    It isn't easy being a Cubs fan. Everyone who knows baseball knows that. Everyone who can count to one hundred knows that. The Cubs' misfortune isn't just unlucky, it's cruel...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about almost 6 years ago 401 reads 6 comments