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Cubfansince1957

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Been a Cub fan since I was five years old in 1957. Died with them in '69, '84, '89, '98 and '03 (not to mention a few years in between). Also a big Bears, Bulls and Notre Dame fan. I'm in the Denver area, where, whenever the Cubs are in town, we take over

My avatar is a picture of my wife and I at the Cubs/Rockies game April 23, 2008, which the Cubs won 7-6, for their 10,000th win.

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  • NBA Chicago Bulls
  • NFL Chicago Bears
  • NCAAF Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks
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Aaron Lynch Declares Eligibility for the NFL

You've got to feel for the guy. As the article mentions, the contrast between his draft stock, and that of Nix and Tuitt is striking, especially when you think that, a couple of years ago, Lynch was considered the prize of the bunch. I know he left us hanging, but I wish him the best of luck. His sack early in the 2011 Michigan State game, I believe, set the tone for that game.

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LOUIS NIX IS GONE TO THE NFL.

Although I am really sorry to see LNIII go, it's hard to argue with his logic. Although he could have an awesome year next year if he stayed with us, it's difficult to imagine that his draft...

Irish Chocolate out for the Air Force game - Christian Lombard out for the rest of the year.

Looks like those cheap shots from USC had some effect. One of my old roommates was at the game and he said, when Nix got blindsided during the 2nd half (the play that took him out of the game for a few plays), the USC bench erupted in glee. On the plus side, he said that, during the 2nd half, he could hear some of the D-backs' hits up in the nosebleed seats.

Badger? We don' need no stinkin' Badgers!

Chris Badger is transferring to BYU, likely because he's buried on the depth chart. I wish him well, though I'm not sure if I like someone who was with the team all through fall practice going over to one of our opponents later this year.

Ted Burgmeier Dies at Age 57

Those of you who remember ND's 1977 NC team will remember Ted Burgmeier, who was a starting cornerback on that team. If you listened to the radio broadcasts (that was before all the games were televised), you heard his name called a lot. God bless you Ted Burgmeier, and rest in peace. The Notre Dame Family mourns you, but will never forget you.

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Ticket Lottery Results

I just got home from a long 4th of July weekend in the mountains to find the ND ticket office email waiting in my inbox. To my chagrin, I lost in the lottery for the USC game. To my delight, I...

Fr. Hesburgh honored in bipartisan ceremony at the Capitol.

Fr. Ted Hesburgh was honored at the nation's capitol recently for reaching his 96th birthday. Although we know him primarily for his leadership of Notre Dame, many may not realize that he was an early prominent supporter of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's, at a time when it was not popular for a white man to do that. The link I've attached mentions some of the criticism he received. I have my own Fr. Hesburgh story to tell. When I was just two months from graduating, a bunch of friends and I decided to go to the front steps of the Golden Dome to take a picture of ourselves together for one of our last times, in a place we all loved. On the walk over there, one of my friends got the bright idea to go up to Father Ted's office (we all referred to him as Father Ted or "Ted the Head" - remember the time period). That friend and I were deputized to go up to his office and ask him if he'd join us. To our delighted shock, he said he'd be right down. I have that picture today and will never forget that moment. Father Ted, you did many good things both great and small. Thank you for that one moment. God bless you.

Fr. Hesburgh honored in bipartisan ceremony at the Capitol.

Fr. Ted Hesburgh was honored at the nation's capitol recently for reaching his 96th birthday. Although we know him primarily for his leadership of Notre Dame, many may not realize that he was an early prominent supporter of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's, at a time when it was not popular for a white man to do that. The link I've attached mentions some of the criticism he received. I have my own Fr. Hesburgh story to tell. When I was just two months from graduating, a bunch of friends and I decided to go to the front steps of the Golden Dome to take a picture of ourselves together for one of our last times, in a place we all loved. On the walk over there, one of my friends got the bright idea to go up to Father Ted's office (we all referred to him as Father Ted or "Ted the Head" - remember the time period). That friend and I were deputized to go up to his office and ask him if he'd join us. To our delighted shock, he said he'd be right down. I have that picture today and will never forget that moment. Father Ted, you did many good things both great and small. Thank you for that one moment. God bless you.

Vanderdoes officially gone from Notre Dame

Brian Kelly would not release him from his LOI "to protect the process" (makes sense to me), but otherwise, did not impede his transfer to UCLA. He loses a year of eligibility because of this. I wish him the best of luck (unless it's against us). However, I wonder if UCLA kept contacting him, or is this a clear case of "second thoughts".

THE Ohio State University's President Proves that Envy of Notre Dame is Still A Factor

That this man is given a job at an on-line, for profit, college is a tragedy, much less a job at THE Ohio State University.

Asaph Schwapp Dies of Cancer at 26.

What a sad story. I didn't even know he was ill. I know that we will all say a prayer for Asaph, and for his family. Rest in Peace, Asaph.

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Notre Dame Women's Basketball Season Finished

The final was 83-65, and the game was closer than the score indicated, but not that much closer. The score remained tied most of the first half when UConn went on a run in the last three minutes...

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Skylar Diggins - ALL TIME LEADER! (Oh, by the way, the ND Women are in the Elite 8 for the Third Time in a Row)>

Skylar Diggins scored 27 points today to lead ND to a 93-63 victory over Kansas to reach the Elite 8. She scored 22 points in the first half, and finished the half five points short of the...

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Notre Dame Women Win the Last Big East Tournament!!!

What a fitting way for the Notre Dame women to end their time as members of the Big East Conference. After six failed tries (losing to UConn in each and every tournament championship game), they...

Fitts commits to UCLA

If we can't have him, I hope he tortures USC over the next 4 years.

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Notre Dame Women Defeat No. 1UConn on UConn's home court!

You have to love the Lady Irish. I'd love to see them go all the way to their National Championship and take it all. Here's the link to the article: h...

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Lamentation Thread (aka, I lost in the BCS Ticket Lottery)

I got my lottery results tonight and I lost. Moreover, all my friends lost. I didn't realize that the 2500 student body tickets came out of the 17,000 the University said they had. So alumni...

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ND/Navy Network Coverage

Most of you probably know this, but I've seen several people worried that they won't be able to watch this Saturday's game. I just checked my satellite system (you can get TV listings weeks ahead)...

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ND Football Ticket Lottery Results

I got my football ticket lottery results today. Although I missed out on Michigan (couldn't go anyway, and was going to let a friend have those), and Oklahoma in Norman (heavy sigh), I won Purdue...

ND/ARMY Series Looks to be Renewed

With all due respect to Army, I'm not sure if this gets me excited. What say you all?

Bob Love's Jersey Number Retired by His Alma Mater (and he was in tears)

For those of you watching Bulls games back in the 70's, Bob "Butterbean" Love was one of the most prolific scorers on probably the best Bulls team never to win a championship (I'm assuming the current team will win one). They came close in '75 and it broke my heart when they didn't make it. Still, watching Butterbean, Chet "The Jet" Walker, Jerry Sloan, Norm Van Lier and Tom Boerwinkle (who was Luc Longley before Luc Longley became Luc Longley) was one of my early happy Bulls' memories. You're a good man, Bob Love. Thanks for all the memories

Please vote for the Bulls/Suns game to be on NBA TV on Jan. 17th.

You'll help those poor, underprivileged, starving Bulls fans around the country who don't get CSN on their local cable or satellite providers, who need every opportunity to watch their team. Just think. 30 seconds with your browser and you can help people in desperate circumstances. Don't be heartless and cruel. Click on the link. Where's Sally Struthers when I need her?

ND Gives Kelly a 2 Year Contract Extension

With a tough schedule coming up, and two assistants being poached by Urban, this move makes sense (assistant coaches apparently received similar treatment). Now the coaching staff can assure recruits they'll be there for a while regardless of what happens next year.

Gunner Kiel commits to LSU.

Is this a bad thing? I'm not sure. I would have liked for him to come to ND, if only for possible drawing power for other recruits. However, are we set between Golson and Hendrix for next year?

ND Football Banquet Video (Manti Teo says it made him decide to stay)

At least, that's what I read on the internet. And everything on the internet is true ... isn't it?

Great and Interesting Charlie Weis Interview

Coach Weis, I know it didn't end well. But I, for one, appreciate the fact that you didn't buy into the falsehood that you can't recruit good athletes to Notre Dame. You paved the way for Brian Kelly. I hope the day comes when you come back to campus and everyone welcomes you (not so sure that day isn't soon, if not today). Good luck at Kansas (unless you play ND, of course).

ND Really Recruiting Arik Armstead

It's a little hard to miss the disdain this sportswriter has for the idea that Mike Brey went into this kid's high school and openly said that he could be playing for the Irish in a basketball game on Saturday, December 17th (he's a candidate for early enrollment).

Dayne Crist Leaving Notre Dame

He graduates this semester, so he's eligible to play somewhere else immediately. God speed and good luck, Dayne. Even though it didn't work out for you at athletically, I hope Notre Dame will always be your home. On a side note, don't those old helmets look drab compared to the new ones?

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ND/BC Game Observations

1)  Anyone thinking that Tommy Rees has the starting QB job sewn up for next year, this game ought to show you different.  A better QB adjusts to that 9 men back defense.   2)  We saw how...

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