Archive for the ‘Updates’ Category

In The Blink Of An Eye

June 29, 2009

Still Vacationing…

June 26, 2009

I realize that there has been a lot of Fighting Irish news in the past week. You should realize- I’M ON VACATION MOTHERFUCKERS!!! Hellyeah!

Anyways, I’ll be back and running full speed by either Monday or even Sunday. I really mean it this time.

So R.I.P Michael Jackson, Ed McMahon, and sweet Farrah.

And not only did Hendrix commit today, but Blake Leuders did as well per Rivals. (Stories to follow post vacation… what a week).

The Nitty Gritty

June 18, 2009

I’ll make this short and sweet. Bagpipe Monday is suspended until August. I have a lot of posts that I want to do for the summer, and I have even less time to do it- it’s summertime. And to make maters even more complicated, I am tinkering with a few things on the site and I may make some very big changes before the season begins.

We’ll see.

Look for a new survey on the right hand column to appear very soon. I also ditched the Shoutbox. It was becoming a collection of links to dating sites and other bullshit. Other than BM, posts should (should) stay relatively on the same pace, as they have been.

So anyways…

2009 Eligibility Chart Updates

March 22, 2009

Since I had a few minutes this morning, I decided to take a look at the Eligibility chart for 2009 and see if any adjustments were needed. Sure enough, there were. Here are a few notes pertaining to the eligibility chart, followed by the chart itself.

  • There is no need to be hasty and move Aldridge into the fullback slot right now. He may very well play more meaningful downs as a FB, but until we get past spring practice and the spring game- he remains a running back. I will have a post that goes a little more in depth with this possible positional change soon.
  • The same rules apply to Trevor Robinson as a tackle. He will have to win the left tackle spot, before I move him as well.
  • Since the Irish are moving away from the 3-4 terminology and settling in on a 4-3 verbal base, I have changed the position titles a bit. There are nose guards and defensive tackles.
  • There are no more hybrid slots, as you are either have your hand up or your hand down 99% of the time. Also, I have not split up the linebackers into Sam, Mike, and Will. I may do this in the future, but not yet.

Oh, Dear Lord…

February 21, 2009

Well, it finally happened. The Subway Domer is a brand new father. To say that I am completely overwhelmed emotionally and physically would be an understatement and an injustice to my wife… but I am- we are. Baby Olivia was born Monday the 16th at 4:48 PM. She was 7 lbs. 4 oz. and was 20 inches long. She looks just like me. I have apologized to her countless times already.

I just wanted to let everyone know, that posting will be a little light for a while. I’m sure you will all understand. However, just because the frequency will be down some, does not mean I’m closing shop or changing the way I do things around here. I have some things that I am working on and thoughts and ideas that I am bouncing around… so look out. 2009 is shaping up to be a great year. Stay tuned, God bless, and Go Irish!

The Subway Domer.

Things That Suck, Weis, And The Future

December 5, 2008

Two words. Fuck Dell. OK, maybe it’s not entirely Dell’s fault this time, but their products are built to break down. I finally have my computer up and running and I’m ready to start posting again- but what about? This week has knocked me off of my rhythm and has put a damper on next week. But, like the trooper I am, I will give you a short commentary of what just happened and try to give some insight on the short-term future of the program. Briefly.

So Weis is still the head coach. I’m not surprised. Despite some delusional Irish fans dreams, there was never a long list of top coaches willing to come to Notre Dame. Meyer, Stoops, and Saban were a few of the names I kept hearing- and I was shitting myself with laughter. It’s OK to dream big, but there was no way we were going to land any of these guys unless the Pope himself commanded Meyer to take the ND job. (Apparently Benedict cares for football about as much as John Paul). I won’t get into the reasons why Notre Dame decided to retain Weis, but I will say that I am grateful that the cloud of uncertainty has been dissipated.

I also think that it was a smart move- for now. I have stated in a couple of different posts that I felt that the 2008 team resembled the 2004 team in a lot of ways. So in keeping with that frame of mind, and looking at the schedule for 2009, I feel that Notre Dame can replicate the success they had in 2005 next year. The biggest difference is going to be in 2011 and 2012 (assuming the Mayans are wrong about the end of the world). The cupboards will not be bear like they were in 2007 and 2008. The biggest question left, is what changes will be made with the staff? I expect a few (or more thatn a few for that matter) but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was only one guy. I’d be dissapointed if it was only one change, but not surprised.

Enough of all of that. The Weis debate has been beaten to death around the Irish message boards, blogs, and the mainstream media. It’s done, and I’m moving forward. The team should take the same advice.

The season is not over. One more goal can still be accomplished. A bowl victory. After last nights Louisville-Rutgers game, the bowl scenario for ND becomes a little clearer. No Sun Bowl. The most likely destination for the Irish is probably the Texas bowl against Rice. I’ll leave speculation and possible previews aside until something is in writing, but I am almost certain that this is were ND is going to land.

Thanks for coming back to Subway Domer and sorry about the power outage.

This Is Bullshit

December 2, 2008

My awesome, Dell bought computer, has crashed for the 3rd time in 2 years. I should have it back up and running before the end of the week, and I will post more psychotic babble then. Weis will still be the coach until then, so no biggie.

I’ll have something on Weis, the USC game, and other shit as soon as this is fixed.

The Subway Domer

Something For Everybody

November 26, 2008

You may, or may not, have noticed a new widget on the site. It’s a video widget called FanDome. There is also a website that this widget comes from called Irish FanDome. It is a very well put together site that has oodles of videos and information on Notre Dame and it’s mother site covers most of the other NCAA 1-A schools as well.

I encourage all of you to check them out, and if you are a blogger I suggest you use them as a video service as well.

That’s all. Check out two of the most recent additions to their video library for Notre Dame:

Don’t Worry, I Gotcha

November 25, 2008

In my last “Hangover” post, I promised you a list. I’m very good with making lists of things- whatever they are. I am, however, a huge procrastinator and have a hard time staying motivated.

This isn’t the case this time.

I have started the lists and I am making pretty good headway with them. Most of the things will not be new if you read Subway Domer regularly. Some are.

I will be releasing these lists the week after the Southern Cal game. Publishing them now would make sense considering the sharks circling the waters, but the regular season is not over. I/we will have to wait until then.

BTW- I’m sure most of you have heard that Notre Dame has a good chance of not going to the Sun Bowl. They can’t get into a Big East bowl with a 6-6 record if all of the slots can be filled by the conference. They will be thrown into a pool of other 6-6 teams and most likely will fill in for a PAC-10, SEC, or Big 12 slot as these conferences may not fill their quota. These “other” bowls include:

  • Las Vegas Bowl VS. Mountain West
  • Poinsettia Bowl VS. Mountain West
  • Hawaii Bowl VS. WAC
  • Independence Bowl VS. Big12 / SEC
  • Bowl VS. Big East
  • Texas Bowl VS. Conference USA

There are probably a few others, but these are the ones that stood out to me. All of these would be for a fill in for the 3 conferences that I mentioned.

I don’t give a shit what Dick Vitale says about going to a lesser bowl (he thinks we should stay home). It’s basketball season and he should stick with that. I realize he has ties to ND, but his opinion of the program as it pertains to a bowl game means very little to me. We need to go. I am looking deeper into my comparison of the 2004 team. They sucked. They went to the Insight Bowl and got waxed by Oregon State. But, they got some very valuable practice time that I am sure helped them to an amazing season in 2005. So, without question- if we are invited we HAVE TO GO. I don’t care where, and I don’t care against who. With a huge amount of starters and key players coming back in 2008, the practice and bowl experience can be a vital thing for a program that will be looking to get back on the right track in 2008.

Enough. this was supposed to be just a quick update and a funny video. Here’s your video, but think of yourself as a fan who is close to driving off of a cliff after this last loss and chooses not to watch the U$C game. You just got the phone call after the game from your buddies:

Hey Everbody! We’re All Going To Get Leid!

November 19, 2008

In a recent post I stated that ND was not going to allow students to wear lei’s in support of a visiting recruit by providing a letter sent by the University.

They had to write it. The lei’s are still on. The NCAA can’t do anything about it if ND doesn’t sanction the event.

If you are going to the game, I think you will be able to find them at Gate E, or bring your own.

This could be a great show of support. 10,000 + wearing lei’s for a football game in the middle of November in South Bend. It’s just too bad that there is not a forecast of snow for Saturday. How cool would that look?! I’m starting to regret turning down tickets 4 different times for the game. If you go, send me some pics and I will post them here.