Archive for June, 2007

No Condoms For Johnson

June 28, 2007

In what is turning out to be a whirlwind recruiting class for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, another top prospect has committed to Our Lady Of The Lake. Ethan Johnson, a 6’4″ 265 lbs. defensive end from Lincoln High in Portland Oregon, made the decision final Wednesday night and became the 17th prospect to commit for the incoming 2008 class. Johnson is rated as a 5 star by scout and is the 48th overall player by Rivals.

Ethan turned down offers from UCLA, Oregon, Skunkbears (what else did you expect), and wait for it……U$C. Apparently, Snoop Dogg and Will Ferrell are not high on Johnson’s priorities.

This is a HUGE pickup for the Irish, which needed to shore up its front 7 this year. That makes it 3 DEs, 2 DTs (NG), and 3 LBs. Expect at least another LB, if not 2.

I would add more, but I am in “shock mode” with 17 commits before July. Please do not attempt to wake me!

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Irish Slaughter The Competition

June 27, 2007

Notre Dame received its 16th verbal commitment for the 2008 incoming class on Tuesday. Jamoris Slaughter, a 4 star prospect (Rivals & Scout), is a 6’1″ 185 lbs. defensive back from Tucker High School in Georgia. Most sites recruiting services has him listed as a safety, but the Irish like him at cornerback.

Jamoris chose the Irish over Georgia, LSU, and oh by the way…SKUNKBEARS. What’s the tally now? It is amazing how many good defensive players are now flocking to ND with Corwin Brown directing the “D”. It can not be said enough…”Corwin Brown is KICKING ASS.”

ND now has 9 defensive standouts already in this class. If this 3-4 thing works as well as the recruiting, we may have a nice surprise on our hands this year. Well, I won’t get ahead of myself…yet.

The Subway Domer All-American Team

June 26, 2007

This is the First Annual Subway Domer All-American Team. This is a mostly unbiased list, but as it goes with EVERYONES AA teams… I might have a slight lean to a few players for one reason or another. The players on this team not only represent what they have accomplished in the past, but what the incoming season might hold for them as well.

OFFENSE 1st Team
QB- Brian Brohm Sr. Louisville
RB- Darren McFadden Jr. Arkansas
RB- Steve Slaton Jr. West Virginia
FB- Adam Ballard Sr. Navy
WR- Limas Sweed Sr. Texas
WR- DeSean Jackson Jr. Cal
WR- James Hardy Jr. Indiana
TE- John Carlson Sr. Notre Dame
C- John Sullivan Sr. Notre Dame
OG- Will Arnold Sr. LSU
OG- Herman Johnson Jr. LSU
OT- Jake Long Sr. Michigan
OT- Sam Baker Sr. USC
K- Alexis Serna Sr. Oregon State
KR- Marcus Thigpen Indiana
DEFENSE 1st Team
DE- Calais Campbell Jr. Miami
DE- Tommy Blake Sr. TCU
DT- Glenn Dorsey Sr. LSU
DT- Frank Okam Sr. Texas
ILB- James Laurinaitis Jr. Ohio State
ILB- Dan Conner Sr. Penn State
OLB- Brian Cushing Jr. USC
OLB- Keith Rivers Sr. USC
CB- Zachary Bowman Sr. Nebraska
CB- Aqib Talib Jr. Kansas
FS- Kenny Phillips Jr. Miami
SS- Tommy Zbikowski Sr. Notre Dame
P- Geoff Price Sr. Notre Dame
PR- DeSean Jackson Jr. Cal
Offense 2nd Team
QB- Colt Brennan Sr. Hawaii
RB- Jonathan Stewart Jr. Oregon
RB- Ray Rice Jr. Rutgers
FB- Mike Viti Sr. Army
WR- Early Doucet Sr. LSU
WR- Mario Manningham Jr. Michigan
WR- Mario Urrutia Jr. Louisville
TE- Chase Coffman Jr. Missouri
C- Adam Spieker Sr. Missouri
OG- George Robinson Jr. Oklahoma
OG- Adam Kraus Sr. Michigan
OT- Jared Gaither Jr. Maryland
OT- Kirk Barton Sr. Ohio State
K- Sam Swank Jr. Wake Forest
KR- Darrell Blackman Sr. N.C. State
Defense 2nd Team
DE- Lawrence Jackson Sr. USC
DE- Derrick Harvey Jr. Florida
DT- Sedrick Ellis Sr. USC
DT- Roy Miller Jr. Texas
ILB- Vince Hall Sr. Virginia Tech
ILB- Xavier Adibi Sr. Virginia Tech
OLB- Ali Highsmith Sr. LSU
OLB- Malik Jackson Sr. Louisville
CB- Malcom Jenkins Jr. Ohio State
CB- Antoine Cason Sr. Arizona
FS- Taylor Mays So. USC
SS- Courtney Greene Jr. Rutgers
P- Durant Brooks Sr. Georgia Tech
PR- Tracy Porter Sr. Indiana
Well there you have it, in all its unfathomable glory. If you have a problem with the list (such as 3 players from Indiana), kiss my ass. In fact, send me a list of your own, 1st and 2nd or just a 1st, and I’ll post them if I receive enough of them.
Peace-Out an remember… it’s only 66 days until G.T.
Your Supreme Emperor, The Subway Domer.

Another Highlight Film

June 21, 2007

The Cold War of Highlight Films on Youtube is taking place. Her is another player in the mix and his version for 2006.

He promises one every week during the season.

The Ides Of Commitments

June 20, 2007

Robert Blanton is Irish. The 6’1″ 175 pound, 4 star prospect chose the Irish over Virginia Tech and…Skunkbear University. Lllloyd Carr- suck on that! Some have Blanton listed as free safety, but the Irish like him at cornerback. There are a lot of similarities between Robert and a former Irish player… Bobby Taylor. The size and speed this kid possesses is fantastic, but his hip movement and foot speed are what sets him apart as a CB as opposed to a FS.

This is the 15th Notre Dame commit for the 2008 incoming class. Our 15th commit last year was actually this year when Matt Romine chose ND at the Army AA Game. This class is filling up in a heartbeat. The Irish do have needs at WR, OL, and LB still to fill, but with every commit it adds pressure to those sitting on the fence to follow suit. (coughFloydcoughFilercoughPage).

Click here to see video on Blanton.

WELCOME TO NOTRE DAME ROBERT!!!

Everybody Else Is Doing It… Episode III

June 20, 2007

The Journey into next season continues with Subway Domer’s “Why The Hell Not, 2007 Season Predictions” The 3rd part in the ongoing 5 part saga.

ND (5-1) VS. Boston Crap (6-0) 28-3 IRISH

The Eagles came into South Bend with a 6-0 record, a #11 ranking, and a lot of confidence. Wouldn’t you be confident too, if you just went 3-0 after an excruciating 3 game stretch at home versus Army, UMass, and Bowling Green? The Eagles got off to a decent start with a 10 play 87 yard drive down to the Irish 3. They could not punch it in as easy as say… against UMass, so they opted for a field goal. The Fighting Irish started their first drive from the 20… and proceeded to RUN the effing ball relentlessly. Brian Toal was eventually knocked out of the game after 6 straight lead iso blasts that had Asaph Schwaap laying the wood to his ass 6 straight times. Wuss. Robert Hughes ended up with the 4 yard touchdown run that would be the game clincher… in the first quarter. The Irish did turn the ball over several times with 2 fumbles and an interception that were all in B.C. territory, so the beatdown could have been larger. Thomas and Hughes finished the game with a combined 297 yards and 2 TDs. The superdouches walked out of the stadium with a new realization that this is Charlie effing Weis, not Boobs or Ty… and we are no longer to be messed with.

MVP- Trevor Laws 11 tackles (5FL); 3 sacks; Cleats up Ryans ass

ND (6-1) VS. U$C (6-0) 30-28 IRISH

The #1 team in the country strolled into South Bend undefeated and again having all media patting them on the back. It started out with quite a thud. When the SC ran onto the field the Poodle tripped and fell. He broke his patella and cracked his right wrist. The 8 inch grass(unofficially) was of course immediately put to blame. The Poodle spent the game on the sideline on the bench. It was all U$C on the field in the first half. The condoms scored 3 TDs off of 3 long methodical drives. In those drives, Booty was 15-17 for 134 yards and 2 scores-both TD receptions were to Patrick Turner. (Tyler scored the other TD with a 5 yard run). ND did take the last drive of the half 54 yards to the condom 22 after a 41 yard catch and run from Clausen to Golden Tate. Burkhart nailed the 39 yard FG with no time remaining, to make it 21-3 at the half. Since the Irish already had the Green Jersey’s on, Weis switched helmets at the half to help fire up the team. Those are the LEATHER hats ala 1924. Concussions and brain functions be damned. The sight of this display of pure balls had the condoms leaking in their pants. Jimmy Clausen proceeded to DOMINATE the remainder of the game. SC turned the ball over 3 times in the third quarter and JC took the Irish to the promised land after each TO. He did spread the wealth with TDs to Carlson, Grimes, and D.J. Hord. SC took a drive down to the ND 2 and punched it in with a weird Bush Push that involved the Dirty Sanchez and a guy named Booty…82,000 people vomited. 5:31 was remaining at kickoff and 28-24 Condoms. This is a timeline of what happened next…

  • Allen returns the KO to the 27.
  • Travis Thomas runs for 7 yards.
  • Clausen hits Ragone for 15 yards; First Down.
  • Schwaap runs over Cushing for 3 yards. Cushing cries and runs off the field.
  • Allen takes a screen pass 48 yards for a TD. Flag on the field. Sully was called for holding just because he Sumo dropped Sedrick Ellis.
  • Clausen hits Kamara for 11 yards on an out.
  • Clausen to Parris for 8 yards on a slant.
  • 4th down…. Luke Schmidt 2 yard dive ; First Down.
  • Clausen hits Thomas for a 7 yard swing pass.
  • Aldridge runs for 12 on a sweep; First Down.
  • Clausen scrambles for 11 yards FD clock is ticking with 44 ticks remaining.
  • Clausen sacked for a 5 yard loss (on the 12 if you lost track)
  • Clausen scrambles to the 3 yard line and was crushed by Taylor Mays.
  • Clausen leaves the field.
  • Sharpley enters.
  • ND Timeout ….no more TO for either team.
  • Sharpley scrambles out of bounds with 2 ticks remaining.
  • Sharpley hits Carlson on a diving catch in the back of the endzone.
  • Song Girls Cheer
  • Stadium goes apeshit.

MVP- Evan Sharpley 1-1 3 yards 1 TD. And for flipping the bird to Keith Rivers.

Next Up: Seamen (for real), Falcons, Blue Devils, and Trees.

Ranking: 6 A.P. / 6 Coaches / 4 BCS

Trophy Watch…Tick-Tock

June 14, 2007


If you haven’t already heard, several Notre Dame players are on the watch list for some post-season hardware. Center John Sullivan is being stalked for the Outland Trophy, that goes to the nations best interior lineman (no Laws…WTF). Also, Maurice Crum and Tommy Zbikowski are being put on notice for the Bronco Nagurski Award, which goes to the nations BEST defensive player.
Good Luck Gentleman!

Trophy time always reminds me of a former Irsh player that got completly screwed for a bronze statue. Guess who I am talking about….

Attention Cincinnati Area Irish Fans

June 13, 2007

I recently spoke with my good buddy Jeremy (the handsome fellow on the left… your emperor is on the right) about a new assignment. Jeremy is a reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer (and a darn good one too). Amongst other things, Mr. Peter is in charge of all the Independent College Football blurbs. Which is to say, ND Football with a little Navy squeezed in as well. (Mr. Peter is also a former seaman). He is also a HUGE Skunkbear fan along with being a HUGE Domer Hater (which obviously goes hand in hand).
So all you Irish Fans in The Nasty Natti, read my boys stuff… but remember he is a skunkbear.
Hey Pete, you should have at least a few readers down there.

10,000 Lakes Are Not Enough To Ease The Pain Of Being Inferior To Weis

June 13, 2007

Recently it was announced that Notre Dame would not play The Golden Gophers in the future. This was a decision made by Kevin White (ND A.D.), because it did not fit in with his scheduling plan.
O.K. fair enough. But apparently it does not rub well with new Minnesota Head Coach Tim Brewster. The following is a post found on NDNation.com. It may or may not be true… but how does one make this stuff up?
So I just moved into a new apartment, and it so happens that Tim Brewster, the new U of MN coach, lives in the same place. Last week there was a “meet and greet” for the coach, and he gave his spiel about how great things would be for the MN Gophers, how they were changing the program around, and how excited they were to be moving into a new stadium in ’09. He repeatedly made the statement “we need to keep Minnesota players in Minnesota” and told the crowd if anybody was from Cretin-Derham, to spread that message. I went up to him afterwards and told him congrats and good luck, but that I was from ND and we might be recruiting the same Minnesota players. In what I can only describe as bizarre, Brewster basically went off on me, saying how sick he was Notre Dame and our arrogance, pompous attitudes, and fear of playing Minnesota in their new stadium. When I told him it was the collective opinion of ND fans that it was our athletic director who wouldn’t budge the schedule, he went off on Weis of all people, called him a “slob, a disgrace to Notre Dame, with his dirty mouth and appearance” or something similar. He said Notre Dame could never recruit another Minnesota player until Weis was under 350 pounds. This whole time I was kind of in awe that another D1 coach could be so tactless, especially around somebody who he had never met. I should have asked him if had a Notre Dame opt out clause in his contract, like Holtz. Oh well. But now I really wish we would play them in for their first game in the new stadium.
Truly, jaw dropping. Now imagine what he says to recruits about Weis and the Irish. I hope Floyd has earplugs. High schools kids should not be subjected to what is clearly an elementary mind.
Tim Brewster…you are a dork.

What I Got

June 13, 2007

With tons of speculation on Mr. Frazer and zip… I mean nada new recruiting info, The Subway Domer has not posted a whole lot of new stuff. I do have some promises for you, and some updates on the site. (Check out OCDomer for a great write up about Frazer).

  • Parts 3-5 of Subway Domers Why The Hell Not, 2007 Predictions will be coming out VERY soon. Hold on tight, because this is going to be a bumpy ride.
  • Lots of foolishness.
  • A slugfest with JB from There Is No Name On My Jersey… his blog has a long title…too long.
  • Commitments from Steve Filer and Michael Floyd…I promise.
  • More B.S.

Hopefully you will keep checking back!

Subway Domer