Archive for November, 2012

You’ve got to be a real hater not to appreciate what Notre Dame has done this season. Saturday night’s win over Southern Cal, punctuated by one of the all-time great goal line stands late in the fourth quarter, completed a dream season for the Fighting Irish.

They are undefeated, 12 – 0. Seriously, no one honestly saw that coming. I certainly didn’t. I’d pretty much come to expect the 4, 5 sometimes even 6 or 7 losses the Irish had started racking up in recent years.

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I can’t say that I’m surprised by the firing of Mike Brown. I must admit though I didn’t think it would happen this soon. But I did think it would happen one day. Mike Brown just doesn’t have the “it” factor. Never has, probably never will.

There’s something about his demeanor, the way he carries himself, that’s always given me pause about his readiness to coach in the brightest spotlight. He’s never looked the part.

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He’s 32 years old now and his debut seems long ago. And so far Michael Vick has failed to achieve those lofty expectations. Now the clock appears to be ticking down on a career that can at best be described as a disappointment.Yes, there have been truly unforgettable, sensational moments, when Vick has done the seemingly unbelievable, by either running or throwing the ball. But there are also huge gaps in-between, marked by inexplicable fumbles, untimely interceptions and numerous injuries.

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When cancer-stricken head coach Chuck Pagano, breathlessly congratulated his team Sunday afternoon, as he visited the locker room, it started to look like the NFL’s best unfolding story is the heartwarming turnaround of the Indianapolis Colts.

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