And so it seems… we are off to the races. We are also back to playing football. It seems like a lifetime ago when we saw Corey Robinson catch the game winning touchdown against Florida State, only to have it stolen away by, well- you know the story. The new College Football Playoff rankings were dropped and the disrespect of the #10 ranking is not sitting well with Irish fans. It may not be sitting well with the team either as they travel to Landover Maryland to battle…
The annual clash against those ground game loving Midshipmen isn’t exactly what this team needed. We all know the story, and to tell you the truth, I fear the Middies and their will to be absolute assholes of overachievement. This image will never die in my mind.
This week is making me crazy, and I have run out f reasons for anything. This has to do with a ship- so drink it.
- 2 oz Cutty Sark® Scotch whisky
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp sugar
- 3 oz club soda
Combine the Cutty Sark whisky, lemon juice and sugar in a highball glass filled with cracked ice. Stir well. Fill with club soda, and stir again briefly. Garnish with a slice of lemon, and serve.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE EATING?
Something about Maryland and crabs. There’s my notes, and simply enough, here is a simple way to do that.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE WEARING?
Even if Halloween was yesterday, I think we can all jump on the costume bandwagon. Pirate costumes are an obvious choice. I choose this instead:
Just thowing a few out there that show up in my mentions a few times here and there.
@TheSubwayDomer pre-crazy Britney > Rhianna > Katy Perry
— Expert (@okerland) October 29, 2014
— Dave H. (@RickMuscles) October 31, 2014
"I promise to always check the Notre Dame football schedule before making plans on Saturdays in the fall…" pic.twitter.com/n2BZ9MQt0w
— Leanor (@ndIRISHlc19) October 31, 2014
DO NOT FORGET
The Rip Miller Trophy is named after the legendary Rip Miller who was a part of Notre Dame’s 7 Mules that blocked for the 4 Horsemen. Rip went on to coach for Navy and then became their Athletic Director. He was one of the key figures in Navy sending students to Notre Dame during WWII as so many of Notre Dame’s students went to off to fight. It saved the school, and is why Notre Dame and Navy will play a football game every year until the second coming-and beyond.
Different from a typical rivalry trophy that is held by the winner each year and inscribed with the score of the game, the Rip Miller Trophy is composed of two symmetric halves, each of which will be inscribed with the names of the team’s captains for each year and will be held by the respective institutions during the year, being reunited whenever possible for the weekend of the annual game. Notre Dame’s half will reside in the trophy case outside the Alumni Association office in the Eck Center.
AT THE END OF THE NIGHT
It just seems odd that Notre Dame and Navy are playing a prime time game. It will give a national TV audience the chance to see the Irish play in a game where they really can’t win anything other than another checkmark in the “W” column. This is no disrespect to Navy- it’s just a reality in the world of polls. I think Notre Dame comes out focused and ready, and with the fire to prove themselves worthy of the CFB Playoff regardless of perception one way or the other. I’m calling for a stat padding ass-kicking IRISH 52, NAVY 13.