Posts Tagged ‘Notre Dame’

Tough Weekend for Chicago/Irish Fans

November 9, 2009

"No, guys. It sucks rooting for your teams right now"


A Sea Shanty for Navy 2009

November 6, 2009



ND-Navy Game: Weekend Predictions

November 12, 2008

As everyone I’m sure has heard by now, Weis has taken back the reigns of the Notre Dame sleigh as only a jolly rotund man can. He hopes that this shift against the Sea Men will return the team to glory, like 2007….wait…

Some attribute this move to assistant coaching and point out that his record is actually worse than Bob Davie’s was at the same point. But in lieu of trading in his coaching headset for a commentator’s mic, Weis has taken matters into his own hands, leaving Mike Haywood JaHireMe a little less busy come Saturday morning.

So for my entry today, I’d like a take a stab at what kind of calls we can look forward to seeing.


RHD’s predictions: Philly Cheese Steak Pizza, Supreme, and Triple Bacon.

Crack that first beer early, game starts at 11am central time.

ND-BC Weekend Wrap-up

November 10, 2008

Immature reaction to an embarrassing game:

Well, no use talking about the game at this point, and yes, I have already issued Mrs. Hasselbeck a formal apology. The game was awful. The town restaurant review was by far the highlight, especially with the ensuing poop-joke by one commentator who said he wouldn’t be comfortable ordering or eating the special called “Grandpa’s mess”. You stay classy, ESPN.

The other fun fact learned during the game is that legend Doug Flutie’s nephew, Billy, is on the team. This little nugget of generally uninteresting trivia led into the most boring conversation about the Flutie family. I was fortunate enough to catch one of the meaningless sideline reports, an interview with Doug’s half-brother, a man who tends to shy away from the spotlight and interviews all together:

Glenn “Frutie” Flutie


When asked if he had ever considered playing football or the prospect of more Flutie’s going to BC, he responded “In college I was a tight-end, now I’m just a wide receiver. But I hope some day my adpoted Asian children get the opportunity to play for the Eagles”

Friday Movie Spectacular

November 7, 2008

(Note: pictures issue resolved)


Since I’m assuming what few readers we have currently are probably hungover this morning, I’ll cut straight to an image-heavy post today.  As much as I appreciate the many collegiate football movies currently out there, I can’t help but wonder what Hollywood would do with a film based on current NCAA football. And while I’ve been almost more interested in what Bollywood would do with it, I’ll only entertain the former. Now don’t get me wrong, movies about overcoming odds and Disney-finishes are great (see the recent Walt film which should have been titled “The Express to DVD”), I need something a bit more contemporary. I’m not so much concerned with the plot, though, as I am the casting. We’ll start simple with the best loved coaches.


Charlie Weis played by John Goodman

I don’t know who better to capture Charlie’s charisma, energy, focus, character… ok, I admit, this one is 90% based on weight comparisons. Industrial Light and Magic has been contacted for digital runny nose shots. Acting notes: wear hoodies, hunch over press table.


Joe Paterno played by Peter Falk

Do yourself a favor and listen to audio clips of these two back to back.


Ty Willingham played by Denzel Washington

Mr. Washington heard there was a role about black man overcoming adversity and naturally jumped on it, not knowing this story might not have a cheery ending. Hopefully, Denzel likes DiGiorno.

When asked to comment, Ty said “It would be naïve on my part to think race didn’t play a role in this decision”


Mark Mangino played by George Wendt

The near-Notre Dame grad was inched out for the role of Weis, but kept in touch with producers, who said they had a role that would fit perfectly. Commence mustachetacular, Norm.


Nick Saban played by Javier Bardem

Fresh off his Oscar win, Bardem was eager to play another part in which he transforms a complete asshole into someone the audience cares about, regardless of his actions in the name of business. Bravo.

“I don’t want to talk about the polls, friendo”


Randy Shannon played by Carl Weathers

Who better to take on the role of the most interesting man in college football than Action Jackson? I thought so.

“…baby, you got yourself a stew going”



Lee Corso played by Mel Brooks

Separated at birth, neither destined to ever be taken seriously.


Stayed tuned for next Friday’s casting, this will be an ongoing segment. Now go back to pretending to work.