January 12, 2011

Mike Floyd Returns...FANNNTASTIC!!

Apparently, the snowstorm over the weekend did more than bury my parents in an igloo.  The record deluge may have been the pivotal sign from the heavens that convinced #3 that South Bend is every bit of home sweet snowy home as St. Paul, Minnesota.  How else can you explain Michael Floyd deciding to return for his senior season?

Outstanding news for Irish fans, quarterbacks and coaches alike.  Opposing d-coordinators must be crestfallen (could I have used a more tame description for what went through USF's Skip Holtz and Rick Smith's heads?) hearing that the biggest matchup problem on most schedules wants to spend another season wreaking havoc on Saturdays. 

We'll delve into this terrific piece of news more as we tie up 2010 and look forward to 2011.  For now, as the immortal Jerry says, "Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile.

January 11, 2011

War Damn Eagle / Bowl Picks Final Update

Congrats to friend of WeIs Philip Madonia for the National Championship that he is no doubt still celebrating a day later.  We hope to get a first hand account from Phil of the jubilation that comes with winning a title, as most of us were still collecting baseball cards and riding bikes when ND last celebrated a national championship.  Phil was one of the fortunate ones who made it inside the University of Phoenix Stadium to witness the dominance of Nick Fairley.  If the Panthers don't take him number one, there should be an investigation.  Just pure dominance on a night when the Tiger offense wasn't clicking on all cylinders.

Another round of congrats are in order for Mike, as he dominated our blog bowl picks, with a score of 426 points.  Remarkably, there was a tie for 2nd place, with Jimmy and I both totaling 368 points.  My totally arbitrary tiebreaker is the ranking of the national championship game.  So sorry Jimbo, enjoy the view from the basement. 

Only 8 months until college football kicks off again.  Bring on the fighting Skip Holtzes....