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    Saturday
    Oct132018

    Notre Dame 19, Pitt 14

    That was horrible, but despite some painfully poor play against a much weaker opponent, they fought and scrapped and scraped out a narrow victory. Still, winning ugly is still winning, and with one of the teams ahead of them getting crushed today there's a possibility they'll break into the top 4 for next week.

    Record to date: 7-0.

    Next victim: Navy (in two weeks)

    The music of the day might have been a dirge, but with a sigh of relief we present the usual tune:

    Saturday
    Oct132018

    Notre Dame to Pit the Panthers Today

    Now it's time for the post you've all been looking forward to: the week's Notre Dame game announcement. The #5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Pittsburgh Panthers today at 2:30 p.m. ET, and their demolition of said team can be watched on NBC.

    Go Irish!

    Saturday
    Oct062018

    Notre Dame 45, Virginia Tech 23

    They were game opponents, but in the second half Notre Dame dominated to win going away. That puts Notre Dame is now 6-0, and since the #5 team (LSU, whom Notre Dame beat in a bowl game last year) lost the Irish should be #5 next week. Only one more spot to go to get into the top 4!

    Next victim: Pitt.

    Tune time:

    Saturday
    Oct062018

    Notre Dame to Show the Virginia Tech Hokies What's it's all About

    The #6 Fighting Irish of Notre Dame will take on the #24 Virginia Tech "Hokies" tonight, starting at 8 p.m. ET. "Hokie" seems to have been a completely made-up word invented by the school and initially without any meaning, but now seems to refer to their mascot, which is a turkey. If so, then it looks like tonight will be an early Thanksgiving dinner for the greatest college football team in history. The festivities can be seen on ABC.

    Saturday
    Sep292018

    Notre Dame 38, Stanford 17

    It was close for a while, but Notre Dame wore them down and in the end, won going away, 38-17. Notre Dame looked extremely good; it's not that Stanford turned into Stanfiat. (Or for the middle-aged among you, Stanyugo.)

    Congrats to the Fighting Irish, who have to go up at least a spot or two, getting closer to a top 4 spot that would get them into the playoff.

    Record so far: 5-0.

    Next victim: Virginia Tech, which will probably be ranked somewhere between 20 and 25 in the next poll.

    Tune time!

    Saturday
    Sep292018

    Notre Dame to Lower the Cardinal's Ordinal

    It's time for one of the biggest games of the year in college football as the #8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish hosts the #7 Stanford Cardinal tonight. The game (and the accompanying beating by the home team) starts at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight (approximately half an hour from now, as of this writing), televised on NBC. After Notre Dame wins they should make a nice jump in the rankings, while Stanford drops out of the top ten. Good times ahead.

    Tuesday
    Sep252018

    Notre Dame 56, (Una) Wake Forest 27

    This happened back on Saturday, but I was busy. My apologies to those of you who would have watched the game, but were thwarted by my failure to advertise the game. As a partial apology, here are some of the game's highlights:

    That puts Notre Dame at 4-0 on the year, and Stanford will be their next victim. That's a massively important game, with Notre Dame ranked #8 in the country and Stanford at #7.

    And now, having seen the highlights, we can all celebrate with the Notre Dame Victory March:

    Saturday
    Sep152018

    Notre Dame 22, Vanderbilt 17

    Another underperforming win, but the bottom line is that it's a win. In some ways they played better than last week, in other ways worse. If they put the good parts together they can contend for a national championship, but if they put the bad parts together it will be a hot mess. But for now, they're 3-0 and likely to move up at least one or two spots in next week's poll from their current spot at #8.

    2018 Record: 3-0.

    Next victim: Wake Forest.

    Tune time!

    Saturday
    Sep152018

    Notre Dame to go Whiskey Lake vs. the Vanderbilt Commodore(64)s

    Too obscure? I have confidence in my readers; you'll figure it out if you don't get it already! The upshot is that Notre Dame will outclass Vanderbilt today and win, starting at 2:30 p.m. (ET) and televised on NBC.

    Go Irish!

    Monday
    Sep102018

    Notre Dame Football: An Opposing View

    Being the fair-minded individual that I am, here is a dissenting view from the "opinion" that Notre Dame football is the unalloyed apotheosis of what is right in the world of college football.