Notre Dame Was Never Special And Never Will Be

Leave it to Notre Dame to take a cheating scandal (if the skylarking of college athletes can even be called a scandal anymore) and somehow use it to buff its own halo. No one does exceptionalism and shabby gentility quite like the Domers, who were always less exceptional and a little shabbier than they would have us… » 8/21/14 9:03am 8/21/14 9:03am

AP: Upstart Regional School Has The Honor Of Playing Notre Dame For A…

Yes, there is no higher merriment in college football than making fun of Notre Dame. But let's not overlook the joys of taunting the other side of the BCS championship matchup. If only there had been a giant sphygmomanometer hooked up to the deep Confederacy last night, to record the mass blood-pressure spike when the… » 12/03/12 11:30am 12/03/12 11:30am

Ask A Notre Dame Beat Writer About The—Cough, Cough—Best Football Team…

Brian Hamilton covers the Fighting Irish for the Chicago Tribune (in which capacity he is regularly abused by the most self-indulgent fanbase west of Massachusetts). Got some questions about the country's temporarily top-ranked team? Brian's in the discussion below. » 11/28/12 1:58pm 11/28/12 1:58pm

The Hater's Guide To Notre Dame

You're gonna hear a lot about Notre Dame over the next month or so, particularly from media types like Tony Kornheiser who have spent the past 20 years holding back a collective tidal wave of jism, waiting for the program to return to prominence so that they can declare how good it is for college football that Notre… » 11/28/12 12:04pm 11/28/12 12:04pm

Losses By Oregon, Kansas State Ensure All-SEC Title Game

Welp, it happened. Kansas State, once thought unbeatable†, loosed the SI-cover-jinx-aided mother of all bedshits Saturday. Call it the revenge of the Southwest* Conference: Texas A&M downs the No. 1 Crimson Tide last week, Baylor (editor's note: LOL) conks the Wildcats this week. This is agonizingly disappointing for… » 11/18/12 1:58am 11/18/12 1:58am