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“And this offends you as a Jewish person?” --“No, it offends me as a comedian.” As I read Rick Reilly’s rip job on Notre Dame football this morning, I took umbrage. I borrowed against future umbrage, raising my umbrage debt ceiling. Sloan Sabbith cut short her raver in order to warn me about how much umbrage I had accumulated, but I cared not. You may be aware that I am an alumnus of Notre Dame, but I was not offended by Reilly’s piece as a Domer. I was offended as a journalist… and, to a lesser degree, as an inveterate fan of Riles. The piece, which ironically enough appeared on the Feast of the Assumption (Catholics celebrate it as the happy departure of Mary – you know, the woman who made Jesus peanut butter-and-fig sandwiches, the namesake of Notre Dame – from this earthly life), has the suits in Bristol leaping over interns from Connecticut College to high-five one another. Were they ecstatic because it was so brilliant and incisive? No. The were going all Rees...

Notre Dame Unveils Ugliest Uniform in History of Ugly

When Notre Dame unveiled their uniforms for the 2011 "Shamrock Series" game against Maryland I posted them with the headline Notre Dame Just Killed My Dad because I didn't think the program could possibly sink any lower. Whoops. Yesterday the Irish unveiled the 2012 "Shamrock Series" uniform for the Miami game, and I can only image they went to adidas...

Notre Dame’s uniforms for the Miami game are hideous (Pictures)

Notre Dame is a program with one of the richest traditions in college football. They’ve been playing football in South Bend since 1887, and they’ve been doing things a certain way since then. The Fighting Irish are all about jerseys that don’t have last names on the back, plain gold helmets with no designs, and simple uniforms with minimal color schemes. Until now. It appears...

adidas releases (hideous) alternate Notre Dame football uniforms

Tradition has been the name of the game in South Bend, well that and bowl losses (they have won two of their last 12 bowl games).  But adidas threw tradition out the window with Notre Dame’s new alternate football uniforms.  Is adidas mocking the Nike Pro Combat uniforms that have been hotter than the sun the past couple years?  Did adidas let a three year old monkey design...

Notre Dame reveals new uniforms for Shamrock Series (photos)

Adidas and the University of Notre Dame today unveiled new TECHFIT football uniforms that the Irish will wear Oct. 6 when they host the Miami Hurricanes at Soldier Field in Chicago for this year’s Shamrock Series game . This marquee contest is Notre Dame’s second annual Shamrock Series event , an off-campus home game, and will kick off at 7:30pm ET on NBC. This marks the fourth...

Video: Adidas releases the "Shamrock Series" of Notre Dame football uniforms

As a general rule, we don’t get too much into the dynamics of college football uniform choice here at Crystal Ball Run. Sure, we’ll post our occasional commentary, but at the end of the day, the decisions made by Nike, Adidas, Under Armour and other companies aren’t ultimately about what we think; they’re about appeasing the 18-21-year-old kids that wear the...

For Your Enjoyment: Notre Dame's Shamrock Series Uniforms For 2012

After months of anticipation and days of teases, Notre Dame finally released images of the Shamrock Series uniforms that they will be wearing against Miami in Chicago. Well, what do you think? You probably already know that I love 'em, but I really want to hear it from y'all. At the very least, I'm betting that implodes in spectacular fashion. Press release...

Oh, Hey There Notre Dame Media Day, I Didn't See You Come In

Despite what you may have heard, today wasn't just the unveiling of the Shamrock Series uniforms. It was Notre Dame's Media Day- the real one you guys.I too got caught up in the hype and the awesome madness of the uniform unveiling, but there is some serious **** going on, and I have some serious thoughts. I'm going to share them with you- I promise, but that will be...

Notre Dame using gimmick helmet, why can't BC?

No team takes themselves more seriously than Notre Dame. If the Irish can allow their uniform to be altered like this for one game, why can't BC? Take a look at what Notre Dame will wear as a special look this fall.I know we have the white stripe look, but I want to take it a step further. Let's do the wings helmet. The time has come!

Scouting for the '13 NFL Draft: Notre Dame & BYU

The Fighting Irish put a pair of players in the first round of the 2013 draft and could match that number next April. BYU on the other hand has one of the best possession receivers in the nation no one talks about...

Notre Dame Football's New Uniforms Are a Disaster

Uniform changes at Notre Dame have been pretty rare. However, under Brian Kelly, the Irish tweaked the color of their helmet and wore alternate...

Highlights from Notre Dame Media Day: Brian Kelly notable quotables

Today was Notre Dame media day, and with it Brian Kelly addressed the media contingent concerning the be here before you know it 2012 season. The Irish open up in Ireland; taking on Navy in Dublin in the Emerald Isle Classic. The Irish still don’t have a quarterback set, and have a bit of a Hobson’s Choice type situation going on there. They also have a brutal schedule this...

Video: Te'o On Respect

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o talks from Thursday's Media Day about respect, this year's team and more.

They Said It

Notre Dame hits the midpoint of its training camp this week and with today's media day extravaganza on tap, we take a quick look at quotes of note -- those that didn't find their way into columns or notebooks -- from the past two weeks.

2014 Offensive Lineman Gives Latest

With spots in Notre Dame's 2013 recruiting class filling up, several Irish targets in the 2014 class are looking to take unofficial visits to South Bend. Has Chicago (Ill.) De La Salle offensive lineman Jamarco Jones made any plans?
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