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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2018 Notre Dame Football Roster: Top 25 Players

1. DT Jerry Tillery - Thank God Tillery decided to come back for his senior season because all reports out of camp is that he has taken his game to an All-American level.  Tillery will need to be double teamed and although his stats won't be eye popping he will be the guy who helps pad the TFL stats for his teammates.

2. CB Julian Love - What's not to love about Love?  The returning 2nd Team All-American showed he had lockdown ability on the outside last year while also taking a few picks to the house.

3. LB Te'von Coney - Coney only started 7 games last season but still led the team in tackles and TFLs.  He has been working on his coverage skills this offseason and should have a tremendous senior season.  Like Tillery it was a tremendous boost for 1st year DC Clark Lea to get a player of Coney's talent back.

4. OG Alex Bars - Overshadowed by the greatness that was Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey the last two seasons I expect Bars to continue ND's success on the offensive line by becoming an All-American this season.

5. LB Drue Tranquill - You couldn't ask for a better captain or leader than 5th year senior Tranquill.

6. OC Sam Mustipher - The "QB of the offensive line" is expected to be one of the top 3 centers in the nation.

7. DE Daelin Hayes - At full health it's time for the junior to finally shine and live up to his 5-star billing out of high school.  I expect plenty of QB pressures from Hayes.

8. QB Brandon Wimbush - If he gets rid of the yips Wimbush will have a Heisman worthy season.  If he doesn't?  Well he could always run for another 14 touchdowns.

9. CB Troy Pride - Pride has become almost a 1A/1B corner with his teammate Love this offseason camp.  Don't be surprised if he earns All-American accolades.

10. OL Robert Hainsey - As a true freshman Hainsey stepped in and took half the snaps at right tackle last season.

11. WR Miles Boykin - Who could forget his game winning catch vs LSU?  From all reports it's helped boost Boykin's confidence and he should be Wimbush's #1 target this fall. 

12. DE Julian Okwara - Like Daelin Hayes I expect Okwara to burst out this season and become a force on the "Lea"gion of Doom.

13. WR Chase Claypool - Claypool is a top 10 talent he just needs to put forth the focus and dominate during his junior season. 

14. S Alohi Gilman - The transfer from Navy is expected to start after having to sit a season because the NCAA is retarded.  A ball hawk ND didn't have last season at safety I expect Gilman to get his hands on leather plenty thanks to some pressure from his defensive line teammates.

15. DE Khalid Kareem - The former Bama commit is ready to break out this season while splitting time with Hayes and Okwara.

16. K Justin Yoon - He's gonna become ND's all-time leading scorer this fall.  YOOOOOOOOOON!

17. RB Jafar Armstrong - Who you ask?  The converted WR is following in the foot steps of CJ Prosise and has drawn comparisons to Theo Riddick by Brian Kelly.  I'm expecting him to be starting by mid September and a 1000 yard season is not far fetched.

18. OL Tommy Kraemer - The 5-star is ready to start after splitting time with Hainsey last season at right tackle.  The scary thing is ND is so loaded on the line it's not a given Kraemer starts.

19. TE AlizΓ© Mack - Mack has been quite the enigma since he's arrived at ND.  The rising senior has faced suspensions, questionable hands and was even eyeing early entry to the NFL despite a lackluster junior season.  Much like Wimbush if he puts it all together he's unstoppable.

20. CB Shaun Crawford - Just two years ago Crawford was probably a top 5 talent going into the season.  Unfortunately the injuries have taken their toll and he's lost his starting corner job.  But he is the starting nickelback and has big time playmaking ability in the defensive backfield as witnessed in games vs Texas and Michigan State.

21. TE Cole Kmet - Kmet could shoot all the way into the top 10 with a big sophomore season if AlizΓ© doesn't produce.  Kmet when he's not throwing heat on the mound for the baseball team has built himself into a freak of nature under Balis's strength program.

22. P Tyler Newsome - Yes the punter is on the list.  The senior captain has gotten more steady every season with his booming leg and is a tremendous locker room presence.

23. RB Tony Jones Jr. - I'm not as high on Jones as some are but he's expected to be the starting tailback vs Michigan.  The key will be keeping him healthy especially with Dexter Williams facing a 4-game suspension to start the season.

24. OL Liam Eichenberg - He might not even start this season but Eichenberg is another road grader and the 5th offensive linemen on this list.

25. RB Dexter Williams - Juice has never had more than 8 carries in a game but when he does get the ball he's electric.  Problem is he can't stay away from the weed or pick up the blitz thus limiting his play time.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Notre Dame vs Michigan Football aka "Catholics vs Khakis" Shirts Available in Blue and Irish Green #IrishWearGreen only at

Get the official CATHOLICS VS KHAKIS SHIRT to wear on September 1st when ESPN's College Game Day invades Notre Dame for the Michigan game to kick off the 2018 college football season.

With the decision to encourage the Notre Dame students, alumni, and fans to wear GREEN to make the stadium stand out at night from the typical blue and gold we decided to make an #IrishWearGreen version of the Catholics Vs Khakis Shirt which can be purchased here.

Of course if you are not an Irish Green person you can purchase the shirt in the traditional BLUE AND GOLD (Catholics vs Khakis) here.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith displaying his game while hitting on female reporter

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I'm not a big Stephen A. Smith fan.  In fact I tend to mute him whenever he comes on TV.  But I gotta give the guy a hand here.  He's 100% committed to landing this interview.  And I'm not talking about looking good on TV.  Who can really blame him?  She's a certifiable smokeshow.  Play on playa.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The new Irish Shamrock 33: Gazelle T-shirt

If you have seen #33 run you know he runs like a Gazelle.  On pace for nearly 2000 yards rushing, we felt it was time to give him the SportsCrack Shamrock treatment.

 The new SHAKE 'N BAKER t-shirt was inevitable after seeing moves like this...

...and reached epic college football proportions after Baker Mayfield's brilliant performance in Columbus to slay the Buckeyes and plant the flag right into their "O"...

Now the back-to-back Heisman finalist is looking to shake 'n baker his team back to the playoffs and get the Sooners their first Natty since 2000.  With Baker's flair on the field and off it we wouldn't be surprised to see Oklahoma making a trip to Atlanta in January.  Just don't try to outrun the Fayetteville cops Baker.

Shake 'N Baker The Touchdown Maker Shirt

Monday, August 28, 2017

ESPN Suspends Ryen Russillo After Naked, Drunk Arrest

Michigan Reveals All-Maize Uniforms vs Florida and they are HIDEOUS

Holy West Virginia-wannabe's Batman!  I don't know what they have been drinking up in Ann Arbor lately but they need help and need to check themselves into uniform rehab immediately.

This all-maize look is just painful to these college football loving eyes.  While I'm not a Michigan fan by any stretch of the words I've always kind of liked their uniforms.  The helmet is classic and the "maize and blue" uniforms look good when the dominant color is blue.  But this all-maize jersey and pants make me want to puke.  It's bad enough they sold their "blue blood" souls and I use that term real loosely since they have one split National Title in the last 70 years when last year they put a fucking basketball logo on a football uniform but now they gotta go and make it painful to even look at them.  What in the Harbaugh is going on up there in Ann Arbor?  It looks like they had to put dark visors on the helmets to tone down the awfulness of seeing ones self in these uniforms.
Come on Michigan you are better than this.  Stop whoring yourself out to the Nikes and Jordan's of the world and show same damn self respect you disgusting filthy pig.
Ann Arbor is a Whore T-Shirt

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sam Querrey's Model Girlfriend Abby Dixon Talks About His Wimbledon Victory over Andy Murray

For the 97.9% of you who have no clue who Sam Querrey is I will inform you he is the American who beat #1 seed Andy Murray in the Wimbledon quarterfinals today.  Querrey becomes the first American since Andy Roddick 8 years ago to reach the Wimbledon final four.  But we are not here to talk about Sam.  We are here to talk about his girlfriend of 2-years model Abby Dixon.  The 29-year old Dixon is a fashion model who travels around the world while keeping her boyfriend company aka pipes clean.  She's got that traditional 80's fashion model look which means she's tall, skinny and loves to powder her nose with the booger sugar.  The last part I completely made up or did I?  You be the judge.

Anyways let's take a look at Abby Dixon's Instagram pictures...

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What's the over/under on amount of time before that pizza came back up? Not trying to be an asshole but you don't get that model skinny by eating pizza. Maybe she sprinkled some coke on it.

The 2017 MLB Midseason Awards

The All-Star break is upon us which means A) nothing is going on, B) the ESPY's are still not worth watching, and C) time to hand out some baseball midseason awards.  As you can tell by headline photo it's basically the hand shit to Aaron Judge awards before he smashes you 500 ft.  We will oblige the mighty cyborg.

AL MVP - Aaron Judge, Yankees
No way anybody can argue this choice.  Judge has put up insane first half numbers in his rookie season (leads AL in OBP, slugging percentage, HR, OPS and highlights) and just became the unofficial official face of baseball after putting on an epic showing at the HR Derby.  It's doubtful he will keep up his pace in the 2nd half so guys like Mike Trout (coming off injury) and the 3 Astros (Springer, Altuve, Correa) all have a chance to gain some ground.  But right now it's Judge's to lose.

NL MVP - Paul Goldschmidt, DBacks
This was a more difficult pick than the AL because there are a ton of great candidates.  Goldy is my pick because he leads the league in WAR and has the DBacks firmly in the Wild Card lead.  But you could make an argument for players like Joey Votto, Justin Turner, Nolan Arenado, Bryce Harper, etc. all having big 1st halves.

AL CY YOUNG - Chris Sale, Red Sox
Sale is the perfect pitcher for the Red Sox and their rabid fanbase.  He embraces the spot light, in fact he welcomes it, and has already become a team leader in the clubhouse in just his first season at Fenway Park.  11-4 with a 2.74 ERA and 0.90 WHIP earned Sale the start in the All-Star game.  He's basically the new Randy Johnson.  Royals Jason Vargas also deserves recognition after coming back from Tommy John surgery and leads the league in wins with 12 and ERA at 2.62.  It's doubtful Vargas will keep up the pace as the journeyman's arm is due to wear down.

NL CY YOUNG - Max Scherzer, Nationals
 Old shady two eyes gets the nod over Clayton Kershaw because although their numbers are similar I'm handing the ball in a do-or-die game to Scherzer because I know I will get maximum intensity and effort from someone who lives for the big spot.  Scherzer is a maniac who also might be a cyborg like Judge.

AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - Aaron Judge, Yankees
The best player in the league right now is brace yourself also the best rookie in the league.  The only guy who could potentially pass him up with a monster 2nd half is Baltimore's Trey "Boom Boom" Mancini and honestly everybody else is contending for runner up at this point.

NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - Cody Bellinger, Dodgers
10 home runs in 10 games will earn you some recognition.  Bellinger has taken his late call up as a challenge and already mashed 25 HRS, driven in 58 runs, and posted a .619 slugging percentage in only 70 games.

The Astros are the best team in baseball right now with a young nucleus led by Hinch.  They are 16.5 games up in the division and on pace to win 109 games.

NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR - Dave Roberts, Dodgers
The Dodgers play in the most difficult division in the NL but are on pace to win 110 games.  That's insane.  They also have a young nucleus like the Astros who should contend for years to come.

Atlanta Falcons New Stadium has AWESOME Concession Prices

Not sure what the catch is but these prices for concessions at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium are right up my alley.  Maybe it's a "hey we are sorry we blew a 25-point lead in the 3rd quarter of the biggest game of our lives and we know you still aren't over it and probably never will but hey here is some really cheap dogs, fries and cold Bud Light."  Well shit fire it works for me.  I'm all over the $3 pizza slice but it takes a brave, brave man to ever try the nachos with "cheese."  I'm pretty sure that "cheese" is just liquid cancer.

Jessica Simpson Still Has Her Fastball, Celebrates her 37th Birthday at the Pool

I've always had a soft spot, or hard for that matter, for one Jessica Simpson.  It was 12 years ago she was rocking the Daisy Dukes in near perfection on that god awful "Dukes of Hazzard" remake that she forever gained VIP access in my heart and I'm not even into blondes.  

In case anybody forgot what she looked like during her prime here's a friendly reminder.

Well fast forward to yesterday she celebrated her 37th with a big old butt perched up on a float as a giant homage to all her fans.  Yes even after all the kids, marriage, pills, and booze she still has her fastball.  She's gone from slim and trim to extra meaty to hello 37 hot milf status.  And that my folks deserves a golf clap.  You gotta learn to appreciate the Gods when they walk among us mere mortals.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Conor McGregor Wore a Custom Pinstripe Suit that said "Fuck You" At His Press Conference

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Conor McGregor, the little cocky Irish mick, brought his A game in trash talking to his Floyd Mayweather fight press conference today.  Not only did he win the battle of the mouths at the mic with Pretty Boy he also clearly won the wardrobe style with this classic pinstripes suit with the not so subtle "Fuck You" written all over it.  McGregor may be little in stature but he's got the balls of a heavyweight champion.  I would still be surprised if he lasted more than 4 rounds vs Mayweather.  For entertainment purposes I hope I'm wrong.

Watch Every Aaron Judge 500 Foot Home Runs in the 2017 Home Run Derby

To say New York Yankees rookie/cyborg Aaron Judge put on a show last night would be an understatement.  Not only did Judge have jaws dropping but he actually had fans and ESPN's Jessica Mendoza dropping their pants from on-air snail trails.

Judge is not from this planet.  Nobody that big (6'7 280 lbs) should be hitting baseballs.  It's just not fair and I was actually nervous he might kill one of those kids in the outfield with a line drive to the head.  He's the new Terminator and yesterday just proved his first half of 30 HRs is no fluke.  It looked like he was going to get kicked out in the first round as Marlins Justin Bour hit an amazing 22 HRs.  No biggie for Judge who came up and just peppered 450 foot shots with ease including 4 500 foot plus long balls to advance.

After that it was obvious to everybody it was Judge's HR Derby.  This felt like the dunk contest when Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins were battling it out in the mid 80's.  It had this electricity that you don't see often in baseball.  If anybody is going to bring back kid's interest in America's past time it should be Judge.  He's a freak that is must watch TV.  I don't even like the Yankees but I find myself turning to their games on MLBTV just to see if Judge is hitting.  He's the Paul Bunyan/mythical figure who was built in a lab to crush the stitches off of every baseball he faces.

And I don't care if you don't like baseball it's fun as hell to watch someone that big hit it that far with little effort.  It's must watch TV.

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