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Sep 22, 2009
I just wanted everyone to know that within a few days... I HOPE... Subway Domer will be making the move to Bloguin. Blogiun is a blog network that was started about a year ago and is growing every week.
I will not be posting anything else on this site until the move is complete. I really wanted to wait until the bye week- but the ants in my pants are running like a Jamaican sprinter, and it just time to move on.
My friends over at Her Loyal Sons should be laughing at the irony of this move during Purdue week... the most boring game week ever by their standards.
Speaking of opponents. I do apologize for not having a hangover post this week for MSU. I think the video of Golden Tate jumping into the band said it all yesterday. If I bust my ass, I may still get an Anti-Preview up for the Purdue game on the new site, and I am 95% certain I will be hosting a live blog for the game as well.
So again, please accept my apologies for the lack of posts this week... but it will be well worth it. Once the move is complete, I will post something on this blog to direct you to the new site, and I'm sure I will pimp the shit out of it across the web as well.
Until then (which I am hoping is later today or tomorrow) keep drinking early in the day and remember... Subway Domer loves you.
Sep 21, 2009
Congratulations to Columbus State for winning the weekly prize with a gaudy 40 points. The leader board is changing- once again. Minnesota State and Slippery Rock slide into the top spot.
1. Minnesota State (94)
3. Montana (92)
6. Mount Union (90)
Owens Community College
8. Southern (84)
Seattle Central C.C.
Here is a link to a bigger spreadsheet.
I'll have the games for week 4 to you as soon as the lines come out in Vegas.
Thanks. Good Luck, and GO IRISH!!!
Before you read this, know this- this is a rough ballot. Think you can do better? let me know what you would change.
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Sep 20, 2009
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Sep 18, 2009
Holy smoking dog shit Batman! The Anti-Preview is back! I'm feeling good and ready move on, after a week of busting concrete with axe's. Just a reminder: Subway Domer Publishing can not be held responsible for its own actions- let alone yours.
Michigan State. We all know the stat. Notre Dame has lost 6 straight against the Spartans of Michigan State in South Bend. Usually, Michigan State is on fucking fire , or close enough, in the first 4-5 games of the season- before they fade out into irrelevancy. This years version of the Spartans, is on a different track. they are averaging around 3.8 yards per carry, and they lost to Central Michigan last week.
Whoa to us Irish fans. Let us not forget, that this game is never easy anymore. This game is physical. This game the recruiting stars,and homefield advantage go flying out the window. Too many times we have been burned by these Spartans. Watch with caution, but watch with hope. All streaks must end, and all signs point to this one ending in thunderous applause.
On to the good stuff...
What should you be drinking? Ahh... what will be the elixir of choice? Before I dive in, you may notice a theme building this year... beer is optional. Please keep in mind that I realize that 95% of you have your beer of choice that you have remained loyal to since sophomore year in high school. Bravo. Please consume your most comfortable glass of hops as per usual. The purpose of this segment is give you a more "spirited" option.
This week, I give you Jack. Jack Daniels. Now just the thought of drinking Jack, brings a smile to my face, but I have something special for you this week. It's called Lithium Motherfucker. Fantastic. Here's how to make it:
- 1 shot of Jack Daniels
- 1/2 of a can of Sunkist
- Lithium Motherfuckers.
Anytime I can use Sunkist in a drink- I'm pumped. And because I'm feeling so good, here's a bonus video about Jack...
Jack Daniel's Barrel Select
What should you be eating? You people may want to kill me for this one- and I may have suggested it before, but the taste is orgasmic. Deep-Fried White Castles. Prepare for bliss:
First, make a nice beer batter using these ingredients...
1 box of frozen White Castle Cheeseburgers
1 cup beer
1 cup flour
2 eggs beaten
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp baking soda
- Blend flour, sat baking powder and baking soda. Add beer and eggs until batter is light and frothy.
- Coat the Castles lightly, but evenly.
- Deep fry at 350 degrees until golden brown.
Here's a nice video of the enjoyment:
What should you be wearing? I'll keep this one nice and simple. Wear what we did last year... Togas! Greet our nemesis in style with a nice toga to really confuse the shit out of them. Here are gender specific videos to help you along your way:
Offensive MVP: Michael Floyd. What Floyd has done in the past two games has been truly remarkable. I could compare him to every other WR in the country right now- but it's more fun to compare him against AJ Green and Julio Jones ( you all know why). Here are the stats:
- Julio Jones: 5 Rec. 55 Yds. 0 TD's
- AJ Green: 10 Rec. 138 Yds. 1 TD
- Mike Floyd: 11 Rec. 320 Yds. 4 TD's
Hmmm.... Mike Floyd is real, real good. So good in fact, that his injuries can break this team. Last year he was more than sorely missed against Syracuse and U$C. I'm pretty sure if he plays in the final minutes against Michigan- we may have had a different outcome.
Come Saturday against the Spartans, I expect Floyd to make a huge impact. Word has it, that he is moving around really well and should be close to 100% for the game. I'm don't think MSU has anyone that can cover him- I don't think there is a corner in the country that can keep up with him for an entire game. I'm talking like, 6 receptions for 127 yards and 2 TD's- and that may be with his knee cap sticking out of his skin.
Defensive MVP: Robert Blanton. The kid makes plays. The Fighting Irish had a perceived strength this year in their secondary. With the return of Darrin Walls, and both starters from 2008 back in Raeshon McNeil and Robert Blanton- these corners were supposed to shutdown all-comers. With only two games into the year, I 'm not even close to writing off this unit, but after rewatching both the Nevada game and the Michigan game... I'm not sure these guys are playing up to their potential.
I think Blanton has become our best overall cornerback. Why he is getting rotated in like he is, is a bit confusing to me. Maybe the coaches want fresh legs, maybe they are situational rotating the corners. Whatever. Blanton should be in the game as long as possible, in my opinion. I think that RJ will end up having one of those games against MSU that will have the rest of the fans taking notice, as I have. Look for an early INT to help set the tone of the defense and the game.
The Sleeper: Toryan Smith. Michigan State is supposed to come into Notre Dame Stadium and run the football. Everyone is expecting them to play the power game. I wonder if that is really going to be the case. If it is, Toryan Smith could play a very key role in stopping the inside run. Smith is a physical hitter, and he would relish the chance for a pound 'em type game. I have a feeling MSU will try to spread it out a bit more- but we will just have to wait.
Something else to watch: How will Notre Dame's defensive line react? I want to see what kind of changes are made before and during the game to help this unit play better. By play better, I mean; keeping the offensive lineman off of our linebackers, making holes for our blitzers, and making some god damn plays themselves. This unit has the talent- I have no doubt. But, are they game-ready and battle-tested yet?
Is there a rivalry trophy on the line? Duh. I wouldn't of asked if there wasn't. It's called The Megaphone. Here's the link to a Subway Domer post from 2007 about the trophies.
So who's gonna win? IRISH 38-16. I firmly believe that Notre Dame's offense is one of the best in the country. The passing game is second to none and the running game showed big signs of life last week. As long as the defense learns from its mistakes last week and can slow down what is a mediocre running game by MSU standards, than this should be a big victory to help keep BCS dreams alive.
Sep 17, 2009
Welcome to the weekly Irish Blogger Gathering. This week, Sarah at Bad Trade is lining up the other members and asking them to divulge their inner most desires and fears. She promised popcorn:
1. Still trying to get the taste of last weekend's game out of my mouth, so let's start with something fun. With Sparty on its way into South Bend, give me your favorite memory of the ND-MSU series. I don't care what it is: John L. Smith losing it, the image of MSU guarding against nothing, an actual game memory, whatever.
Tommy Zbikowski, 2004. Notre Dame lost its season opener in Provo Utah against BYU. They pull their shit together and beat Michigan in South Bend, and then they travel to East Lansing. Tommy Zbikowski flat out took the ball out of the QB's hands and streaked down the sidelines for a TD. Sure, ND has had bigger moments against Sparty- but I always have that image in my mind.
2. Since 1997, Michigan State has won 9 of 12 games against the Irish. I view this as a classic case of Sparty having ND's number. What worries you most about Michigan State this weekend?
What worries me most is the fact that we lost last week. This game was pressure-packed enough with all of the expectations that came with the 2009 season- not to mention the fact that ND last beat Sparty in South Bend in 1993. 1993. Can this team be game ready- body and mind for what is historically a very physical matchup?
3. Between my lingering bad feelings from last weekend and the history of this series in the last decade plus, give me a good reason or two or three to feel optimistic about a change in fortune for the Irish, because right now, I could use some optimism.
Here are a few:
- Jimmy Clausen is playing his best football. Look at what he has down in his last 3 games- it has been remarkable.
- Michel Floyd will be playing. Remember how bad the offense looked in the final games last season? No Floyd.
- The Fighting Irish are due. It's been too long, and the bowl streak is over, so they might as well snuff this bullshit.
I know those weren't the greatest answers, but it's what I have confidence in right now.
4. As it is my week, I get to address my current ND obsession. Have the last two games changed your opinion/reinforced your opinion re: Charlie in the box versus Charlie on the field?
I will continue to support Weis on the field. Head Coaches belong on the sideline- not the booth. I don't care if he's shitting his pants or in a wheelchair- Weis belongs on the sideline. Like I said earlier this week- when was the last time ND scored 34 points in Ann Arbor?... Never. Weis is doing a fine job with the offense. Besides, he might be confused for a sniper.
5. If nothing else, I can count on one thing to look forward to on Saturday - tailgating. Anyone have a good recipe for me to try? I make no limitations on what it can be - a drink recipe, dessert, appetizer. So long as it can be made on a grill, camp stove, or ahead of time, I am happy to listen. The better the suggestion, the more likely you are to get invited to my own tailgate.
Ahh... drinking. One of the better drinks that I was "smashing" this summer was the Goombay Smash. You can find that recipe- along with a creepy "How to" video by some weirdo in a previous Subway Domer post, like HERE. However, with it becoming more and more "fallish" I will start to fall back on an old reliable freind... Subway Domer Crack. It's simple to make, delicious, can be served hot or cold, and puts me on my ass like a pirate hooker. Enjoy:
Subway Domer Crack
- Take one bottle of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
- Take one gallon of apple cider
- Pour into something
- Shake that something
- Pour into a glass, water bottle, flask, goatskin bag- whatever
Just keep the proportions about half or so. You can heat it up in a kettle over a fire, put some gay cinnamon sticks in it (not that there is anything wrong with that)... whatever. The point is that this shit is addictive and does the trick on a fall Saturday. Do I get the invite?
6. Finally, any predictions for the game? I encourage your predictions to involve something other than a final score, but otherwise, I make no suggestions.
After The Fighting Irish set the Spartans asses on fire with an offensive showcase (IRISH 45-16), Dantonio and his band of flamers return to East Lansing with said fires on their asses and burn it to the ground. Ending streaks... it's fantastic.
Here is the Blogpoll for Week 2:
You can find the rest of the poll along with the usual commentary from Brian here.
For the video today, you have the captains doing their captain thing and John Tenuta twisting in agony as he is forced to speak with the media.
Sep 16, 2009
Here is the final ballot from Subway Domer. Not a lot changed from week one- or my draft ballot for this week. I kept the Irish in the top 25, and I'm pretty sure I'll take some shit for it- but whatever.
I'm really waiting for these next few weeks to play out, so my ballot can be a little more directed instead of narrated. So here's the ballot, and I am putting a bonus video on the bottom for all of my Irish fans still bitching about last week. It's time to move on- we've got it going on...
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