Archive for October 2010

Public Statement from Declan Sullivan's Family

The family of late Notre Dame videographer Declan Sullivan asked the Notre Dame football media relations department to help pass along this public statement. Saturday, October 30 This week our family lost Declan Drumm Sullivan in a tragic accident on the University of Notre Dame campus in South Bend, IN. Declan loved Notre Dame. He... Read more »

Notre Dame Loses Starting Tailback for the Season

In the last few days, Notre Dame’s 2010 season went from disappointing to an absolute nightmare. Two weeks ago, Tight end Kyle Rudolph, arguably the team’s best player, was lost for the season with injury. On Wednesday, the Declan Sullivan tragedy occurred. Saturday saw the loss of starting QB Dayne Crist for the season. And... Read more »

Notre Dame's Brian Kelly Discusses Declan Sullivan Tragedy

After today’s 28-27 home loss to Tulsa, Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly talked at length for the first time about the tragic death of student videographer Declan Sullivan. Here are some of the more important and interesting excerpts of what he had to say at the postgame press conference. I also advise you to... Read more »
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Notre Dame QB Dayne Crist Out for Season, Patella Tendon Rupture

The injury bug has certainly been biting Notre Dame this season. And today it bit starting quarterback Dayne Crist again. Last week, in a loss to Navy, ND was without their top three weapons on offense: Theo Riddick, Kyle Rudolph and Michael Floyd. This week they lost Crist, their starting QB, early in their home... Read more »

Will Tragedy at Notre Dame cost Brian Kelly his Position?

Of the two generalized groups of people calling for Coach Brian Kelly’s dismissal at Notre Dame, I think one group has a valid case, while the other does not. Negligence within the coaching staff chain of command precipitated the tragic death of Notre Dame student Declan Sullivan. He was needlessly put in a recklessly grave... Read more »

Versus Cancels Jenn Sterger's Television Show

Jenn Sterger currently finds herself in the middle of a highly publicized NFL investigation regarding her back and forth texting relationship with Brett Favre. Hopefully, that matter will end soon. But despite all the press, Sterger’s star is not rising. Certainly not enough to help her now canceled television show “The Daily Line” on Versus.... Read more »
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Big Ten Basketball Media Day: Coaches Quote Highlights

Many college basketball experts believe the Big Ten will be the best conference in the nation this year. And on paper, it certainly looks that way, as they have a first team all conference squad of players who have ruled the Big Ten since they were sophomores. Now they have reached their prime. And when... Read more »

Michelle Beadle Parodies New LeBron Nike Ad

By now everybody who doesn’t live in a cave has seen the supposedly “controversial” LeBron James ad. Actually, market penetration and media coverage of that ad is so great I’m pretty sure they have seen it caves. The ad is trending well in Tora Bora. The NBA is huge on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Ok seriously,... Read more »

#5 Michigan State-#18 Iowa: Brutally Honest Game Preview

One thing I have always wanted to see in my lifetime is a season where Michigan State football is REALLY good. Not 1999′s 10-2, Citrus Bowl winning good, but actually a player on the national scene. Like they are in basketball. I also haven’t fulfilled my lifetime dream of singing a duet with a Muppet,... Read more »
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Big 10 Basketball Media Day: Showtime is Already Here!

“Overture. Curtain lights. this is it, we’ll hit the heights.” Yes the Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show opening is how I’ve acquired most of my knowledge of opera and musical theater. Woody Woodpecker and Tom & Jerry chipped in too. You may wonder where these pictures are from? “Tom Izzo Goes to Broadway,” a one... Read more »
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