Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ND Tight End Honored by Chicago Tribune


Notre Dame's Cole Kmet was named the Chicago Tribune's Prep Athlete of the Year -- the freshman tight end starred on the gridiron and the baseball field...

LINK:  KMET

Domer Dad in New York Media Spotlight Today


The New York Knick's firing of Phil Jackson -- put the spotlight on ND parent and head coach Jeff Hornacek...

Hornaceck's son Ryan is a Notre Dame alum.

LINK:  HORNACEK

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A Must See ND Story: "High Heeled Wheels"



After watching this video -- please read the full story linked below...

LINK:  HIGH HEELED WHEELS

Domer Opens Philly Pretzel Factory in SB!


Mark & Maryse Naman just opened the first Philly Pretzel Factory in South Bend -- it's located right across the street from the Linebacker Lounge on Edison.  Mark is a ND alum and a former colleague of mine here at Notre Dame.

The photo above is of ND Leprechaun made out of pretzel dough at the Philly Pretzel Factory in Langhorne, PA.

LINK:  PHILLY PRETZEL FACTORY

 

Domer Monty Williams Receives Sager Strong!



Former Notre Dame basketball star Monty Williams' wife Ingrid (a ND alum) was killed in a car accident February 2016.

Here was Monty's eulogy at Ingrid's funeral:

LINK:  EULOGY

Monday, June 26, 2017

Mike Brey on Irish Sports Daily's Power Hour


Thought you'd enjoy listening to this IRISH SPORTS DAILY POWER HOUR interview of Notre Dame Men's Basketball coach Mike Brey -- talking about his philosophy on building a basketball program...

LINK:  MIKE BREY INTERVIEW

A "Notre Dame Man" with Georgia Connections


Thought you'd enjoy reading this story about a former Notre Dame fullback -- turned Doctor -- and his relationship with the University of Georgia...

LINK:  SWEENEY

Sunday, June 25, 2017

OT: Some Family Fun at Iowa Speedway!


Received a belated Father's Day surprise when all of our kids made it to Iowa Speedway this weekend for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck and Xfinity Series races this weekend...

Our son Jimmy -- Notre Dame Class of 2008 is the President of Iowa Speedway.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Notre Dame Football's Away Game Shoe


Got to love the look of this -- clean and classy!

The Notre Dame Tattoo of the Year!


This is pretty awesome -- look at all the detail...

This Notre Dame fan has a Twitter handle of @Craigr_33

Friday, June 23, 2017

Domer Huddle Wins US Championship - Again!


Make it THREE!  Former Notre Dame All-American Molly Huddle just won her third consecutive United States Track & Field Championship in the 10,000 meters last night!

The American record-holder in this event -- just keeps going and going and going...

LINK:  STORY

The Cowboys Need a Healthy Jaylon Smith


Former Notre Dame All-American Jaylon Smith -- is all the talk in Dallas these days...

LINK:  IMPORTANT

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Father Ted & MLK Jr. Statue Unveiled Today!


A fitting tribute to the long-time President of the University of Notre Dame and the legendary leader of the Civil Rights Movement in America...

LINK:  STORY

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Domer Perkovic Scores 1st Goal on First Shot!



Notre Dame All-American Sergio Perkovic -- the recent #2 overall pick in the Major League Lacrosse 2017 Draft -- in his first game as a professional -- on his first shot -- scored HIS FIRST GOAL!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Toughest Ticket in College Football -- Again!


Year after year -- the toughest ticket in college football each season involves one football team...

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME.

This year is no exception.

LINK:  TOUGHEST TICKET TO GET

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Notre Dame's Main Building in Summer!


A Happy Father's Day from Notre Dame!


I stopped by the Grotto last night to say a prayer and light a candle for my Dad -- James Arthur Small -- and frankly for all of the DADS out there...

Every year on this day -- I find a way to post this poem from Nelle A. Williams on my blog.  Years ago, I had this framed and put up on the bedroom walls of my two boys; Jimmy and Brady...
 
YOUR FAMILY NAME

You got it from your father
It was all he had to give
So it's yours to use and cherish
For as long as you may live

If you lost the watch he gave you
It can always be replaced;
But a black mark on your name
Can never be erased

It was clean the day you took it
And a worthy name to bear
When he got it from his father
There was no dishonor there

So make sure you guard it wisely
After all is said and done
You'll be glad the name is spotless
When you give it to your son

 

Dad, I hope I've taken good care of your name. 

 

I LOVE YOU, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Notre Dame Trumpets' Choir Sings Lady Gaga...


Friday, June 16, 2017

The Gold for the Notre Dame Football Helmet





Samardzija Blasts Long Home Run Today!


Former Notre Dame All-American Jeff Samardzija -- just hit the longest home run in the Statcast era by a pitcher -- 446 feet!

This is the third home run of Jeff's MLB career.