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    The Prophet

    03.20.2017 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, Notre Dame Basketball

    Disclaimer

    Disabuse yourself of any notion that criticizing the way a basketball player performed should be extrapolated to attitude and effort. If you don’t have the intellect to make that distinction, please stop reading now.

    The Prophet, Part 1

    If I heard Mike Brey say it once during the 2016-17 ...

    New and Improved

    02.20.2017 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, Notre Dame Basketball

    Grammar fanatics say that “New and Improved” is an impossible condition. Don’t tell Mike Brey. His Fighting Irish are both.

    After losing four games in a row, Brey committed to playing a small lineup full time. That wasn’t new. Brey ...

    Off The Schneid

    02.13.2017 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, Notre Dame Basketball

    The Schneid… Is there anything worse than being on the Schneid?

    According to The Word Detective:

    “Schneid” is actually short for “schneider,” a term originally used in the card game of gin, meaning to prevent an opponent from scoring any points. “Schneider” entered the vocabulary of gin ...

    Tick Tock (Revisited)

    02.03.2017 · Posted in Basketball, NDNation, Notre Dame Basketball

    I wrote an article titled “Tick Tock” a little more than a year ago.  At the time, Notre Dame was missing free throws. The team suffered through scoring droughts in every game. Defensive lapses were frequent. The close game toughness that was a hallmark of the 2014-15 Fighting Irish had not shown itself by January ...

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