Notre Dame-Clemson matchup headlines Week 5 in ACC

A look at things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference for Week 5: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 12 Clemson. Two undefeated teams with designs on crashing the College Football Playoff meet in a pseudo-ACC game. New Irish QB DeShone Kizer makes his first road start at Clemson's Death Valley, but Notre Dame is just 2-5 against ranked teams on the road under Brian Kelly...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Browns have been bad. Have the fans been worse?

I flew from San Francisco. California back home to Akron, Ohio this past weekend so I could go with my friend — a Raiders season ticket holder — to see the Cleveland Browns take on the Oakland Raiders at FirstEnergy Stadium. It was my friend’s first road Raiders game, and it was my first home Browns game in about five years (I try to make one road game a year now that...
Via Waiting For Next Year
9 days ago  |  Discuss

One Of The Cheapest Florida State Games Of Season Up Next Against Wake Forest

The Florida State Seminoles flexed their muscle in their ACC opener on Friday night on the road at Boston College. The Seminoles pitched their first road shutout since 2003, and added a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the deal and remain undefeated. Florida State’s ACC winning streak improved to 25 games in the process behind a defense that held the...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston College edges NIU 17-14

BOSTON (AP) Troy Flutie threw a touchdown pass in his first career start and Jon Hilliman had a tiebreaking 21-yard scoring run to lift Boston College to a 17-14 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday. Flutie, the nephew of 1984 Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie, a Boston College graduate, completed 5 of 11 passes for 92 yards with one interception. It was his second career TD toss...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston College blows by Howard in historic beatdown

Boston College improved to 2-0 in historic fashion on Saturday as the Eagles screamed past Howard, 76-0, for their most lopsided win since they beat Holy Cross by the same score in 1949. BC stormed out to a 41-0 first quarter lead and held a 62-0 advantage at halftime. Defensively, the Eagles limited Howard to two first downs and 11 total yards for the entire game. Boston College...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston College routs Howard 76-0

BOSTON (AP) Tyler Rouse ran for three touchdowns, Troy Flutie had his first career scoring pass and reserve quarterback Jeff Smith ran for a score on his first collegiate play as Boston College beat Howard 76-0 on Saturday. Smith had three TD runs. Flutie, a redshirt freshman, is the nephew of former Boston College star and 1984 Heisman Trophy winner, Doug Flutie, who threw 67 career...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Flutie won’t play any favorites on NBC’s telecasts for Notre Dame, even for Boston College game

An excerpt from my latest Chicago Tribune column: ******* Notre Dame’s game against Boston College on Nov. 21 will be an interesting day for Doug Flutie. Flutie will be on the call as an analyst for NBC Sports Network’s telecast of the Shamrock Series from Fenway Park. He likely will come under extra scrutiny from Notre Dame fans who will be monitoring if Boston College’s favorite...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame unveils ‘Shamrock Series’ uniforms

Boston College unveiled the retro jerseys they will wear to honor Doug Flutie in the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Thursday morning. The Irish came back by revealing the alternate uniforms the team will wear for their annual “Shamrock Series” game, which takes place at Fenway Park. It all started with a cryptic tweet from Irish head coach Brian Kelly, who mentioned...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston College to wear Doug Flutie retro jerseys

Doug Flutie will be remembered as the greatest player to ever step foot on a Boston College field. He will also always be remembered for one of the most memorable plays not just in Eagles’ history, but in all of college football history. The Eagles surely remember the influence Flutie brought to the team and they certainly remember the Miracle in Miami. The Eagles will be honoring...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly Unveils “Shamrock Series” Helmet

Each year, Notre Dame breaks out an alternate uniform for its annual “Shamrock Series” game. This year,  that game is against Boston College at Fenway Park on Nov. 21, and the Fighting Irish unveiled their jerseys for the contest this morning on Twitter.  Head coach Brian Kelly leaked the helmet first. That leprechaun is large, and ornery.  My office renovation is complete...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Another verbal and other links

Local Mass DB Curt Bletzer committed to BC Monday. The Catholic Memorial product is the younger brother of current freshman Kevin Bletzer. His offer list is not impressive, but you assume the staff has a good feel for local talent and siblings.ESPN posted a Wade-heavy preview.SI's Media Column had two BC-related topics. Part of the focus was NBC's change-over from Mike Mayock to...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Names: Flutie & Vilma, Paul Burmeister, Scott NABJ Internship

NBC has officially named Doug Flutie the lead analyst for its Notre Dame coverage. In other news, Paul Burmeister will fill on for Michele Tafoya on Sunday’s NFL Hall of Fame Game, and ESPN and the NABJ have established an internship in honor of Stuart Scott. Flutie Officially Named NBC Notre Dame Analyst NBC has [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Flutie replacing Mayock on Notre Dame broadcasts

Former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie will replace Mike Mayock as lead analyst for NBC’s broadcasts of Notre Dame home games. Nate Scott of USA Today reported the story. It’s definitely a bit odd that Flutie is the man replacing Mayock on these broadcasts, even though he has been working as a TV analyst for NBC and NBC Sports Network since 2011. Before his professional career both...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Flutie in, Mike Mayock on NBC’s Notre Dame Football

Last year, NBC seemingly pulled a one time and one time only switcheroo when Doug Flutie was inserted into the broadcast booth in place of Mike Mayock for the Northwestern-Notre Dame game. But now it appears it was an audition for the 2015 season as NBC has announced that Flutie will be the full-time analyst for Notre Dame football joining Dan Hicks. Mayock had been the analyst on...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

7 Random Plays to Fire You Up for College Football: Volume 1

Although the 2015 season won’t officially kick off until September 3 (or August 29 if you’re an FCS fan), it’s never too early to get excited about college football. With that in mind, here are seven random plays to get you excited for the 2015-’16 campaign. As always, if there’s a great play missing from this list, please send me an email, and I’ll add it to the vault...
Via The Student Section
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Buffalo Bills all-time best quarterbacks

With the 2015 NFL football season just under two months away, fans are eager for the Buffalo Bills to determine who the starting quarterback will be. The position has been up for grabs since Kyle Orton announced his retirement, and a three-way competition for the job is still underway. Looking back on Buffalo’s rich franchise history, there are many honorary signal-callers. Former...
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Brees turned to Doug Flutie early in his career

As you know, the whole "shorter quarterbacks can't succeed" notion is starting to quickly be removed from the NFL. One of the first quarterbacks to really help kick that notion was Doug Flutie back in the late 1990's, early 2000's. Since then, players like Drew Brees and Russell Wilson have both shown that height isn't everything in the NFL. According to Jeremy Warnemuende of 274sports...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Former TCU RB Kenneth Davis, caught in scandal, makes Hall ballot

More than a decade before LaDainian Tomlinson put TCU on the map with thunderous rushing performances, there was Kenneth Davis.The former Horned Frogs running back was a 1984 unanimous First Team All-American who finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting in a year when Doug Flutie, Bernie Kosar and Keith Byars finished ahead of him.The National Football Foundation and College Hall...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Watch BC players relive Flutie's famous Hail Mary pass that stunned Miami

The offseason can feel like an eternity, so why not pass the time reliving Boston College’s Miracle in Miami. Check out this video of former Boston College players taking you behind the scenes of Doug Flutie’s epic 48-yard Hail Mary pass that allowed the 10th-ranked Eagles to stun the defending national champion Hurricanes in the final seconds of 1984 Orange Bowl. (h/t YouTube)
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

BC's Flutie, Flynn inducted into ECAC Hall of Fame

Former Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie and Eagles former athletic director William J. Flynn were inducted into the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Hall of Fame as members of the inaugural class on April 17. Flutie, who played for the Eagles from 1981 until 1984 when he won the Heisman, is most famous for his last-second Hail Mary pass that helped down the Miami...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Names: Chris Webber, Doug Flutie, NBC NASCAR Hires

Chris Webber will be Turner Sports’ top NBA game analyst during the postseason. In other news, Doug Flutie will again serve as a Notre Dame game analyst, and NBC Sports has hired a pair of NASCAR broadcasters. Webber Gets Top Spot on TNT NBA Roster TNT NBA analyst Chris Webber will work alongside Marv Albert [...]
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Matthews, CFL, and the Past, Present and Future NFL Players from Canada

Between Warren Moon, Doug Flutie and Cameron Wake, NFL fans are likely well aware that the CFL not only exists, but there’s legitimate talent north of the border. But with ESPN’s recent coverage of the league that’s continuing into 2015, recent CFL-to-NFL players making a substantial impact in the NFL (including in the recent Super Bowl) and the promising prospects coming into...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Montana puts Heisman winners in their place (VIDEO)

Although Joe Montana was never really considered in Heisman Trophy voting in either of his final two years at Notre Dame, he has what Heisman winners Bo Jackson, Doug Flutie, Herschel Walker  never got — Super Bowl rings. Four of them. Throw in a 1977 National Championship and you've got a lot of bling. The former Fighting Irish quarterback seems to have gotten over his lack...
Via The Other Paper
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Montana Schools Heisman Winners In Hilarious AT&T Commercial (Video)

Joe Montana never won the Heisman Trophy, and in a new AT&T commercial, some football legends tried to remind him of that. Herschel Walker, Doug Flutie and Bo Jackson all thought it’d be a good idea to brag about their college success, but little did they know, Montana came prepared. Montana’s ring collection includes the national championship he won with Notre Dame and...
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Tough Season turns fantasy football into a hilarious series

This NFL season, Lenovo and Onion Labs have created a hilarious online series entitled Tough Season, which portrays a fantasy owner named Brad as someone that not only manages his team, but also interacts with the players on his team. The series, which can be viewed on Lenovo’s website and is a must-watch, stars NFL players Mason Crosby, AJ Green, Alfred Morris, Andrew Luck, Matt...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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