Posts tagged "Notre Dame"

Chicago Tough Poll: Excuses Given for Notre Dame Loss to Alabama

After Alabama’s 42-14 drubbing of Notre Dame, we asked various Irish fans ‘why the Irish lost to ‘Bama’. They’re responses are ranked here!!!

Big East Now Just Inventing Schools to Admit Into Conference

Big East Now Just Inventing Schools to Admit Into Conference
NEW YORK CITY – After staring longingly at a picture of former Louisville Cardinals standout Darrell Griffith, a tearful Mike Aresco made one of the more odd announcements during his tenure as commissioner of the Big East Conference. “I know some people might be upset at the news of Louisville leaving the conference,” announced Aresco... Read more »

Area Man Found to be Only Person Excited for 43 Straight Days of Alabama/Notre Dame Previews on SportsCenter

Area Man Found to be Only Person Excited for 43 Straight Days of Alabama/Notre Dame Previews on SportsCenter
ITASCA – Most of America has grown tired of ESPN’s use of Tim Tebow during their award-winning highlight show ‘SportsCenter’. But even the Tebow-haters have competition now. A recent poll showed that 99.9999% of the United States is not looking forward to ESPN’s 43 straight days of previewing the potential National Championship matchup between Alabama... Read more »
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BCS Standings Released in North Korea; Kim Jong-Il #1 for 97th Straight Week

BCS Standings Released in North Korea; Kim Jong-Il #1 for 97th Straight Week
PYONGYANG – The streets of Pyongyang were abuzz Monday afternoon after the release of the first Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings.  Thousands gathered next to the Arch of Triumph as the Korean Central News Agency announced the standings. “It is with great honor, at the behest of our once Great Leader Kim Jong-Il and current Supreme... Read more »

Chicago Tough Picks (Week 1 of 2012! Huzzah!)

Chicago Tough Picks (Week 1 of 2012!  Huzzah!)
That’s right, folks! Ole Jimmy John is back with his picks of the week…and if you remember from last year, I ended on a tear! Plan on this carrying over into 2012. I’ve done my research, I’ve been making money off the ponies in Arlington…my gambling has made significant strides in the past year. So,... Read more »

Chicago Tough Picks of the Week (November 19th and 20th)

Chicago Tough Picks of the Week (November 19th and 20th)
You’re probably wondering where I’ve been. Truth is, after I learned some stunning news last month, it took me a bit to recover…I’ve been out of sorts.  Podcasts cut off.  Picks cut off.  We’ve been focusing on getting back to articles and horoscopes. However, that’s no excuse as to why my picks have only been... Read more »
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Nick Saban Frustrated; Wondering What the Hell It's Going to Take to Be the Most Hated Man in College Football Again

Nick Saban Frustrated; Wondering What the Hell It's Going to Take to Be the Most Hated Man in College Football Again
TUSCALOOSA – Shuffling papers in his office, University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban was at a loss for words. “You know…people used to hate me.  I used to promise people I’d never leave, then I’d leave.  I used to lie to recruits and tell them I’d never leave.  We would make room for new... Read more »

Top 10 Reasons to Get Excited (or barf) About the Start of College Football

Top 10 Reasons to Get Excited (or barf) About the Start of College Football
1. “Fine group of young men.” Any adversity that follows a collegiate football program prompts coaches to use terms such as above.  And every time it makes me want to hurl or jack hammer my nether regions. This isn’t the f’n armed forces.  It’s football.  Men aren’t dying here.  I understand the parallels between war and... Read more »

Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly Motivational Speech Leaves Hoops Team Uncomfortable

Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly Motivational Speech Leaves Hoops Team Uncomfortable
CHICAGO – Days before the University of Notre Dame’s NCAA Tournament game against the Akron Zips, Irish coach Brian Kelly gave a motivational speech that left ND hoops players confused and uncomfortable. “Everything that happens on that court on Friday is your responsibility!  When you cut to the basket, when you make that pass, or... Read more »
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Chicago Tough Picks (11/20-11/21)

Chicago Tough Picks (11/20-11/21)
I was really looking forward to Illinois-Northwestern tomorrow afternoon. Now, it’s going to look more like a video game.  The game will always be facing the same direction.  Excitement. The Cubs’ infield is going to get torn to shreds now that all of the action will be one portion.  The Cubs can’t do anything right... Read more »
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