Author: Matt Matigian

Notre Dame Basketball’s Mid-Season Crisis

Last night I was walking to class and remembered that Notre Dame was playing basketball…or at least I thought they were.  I pulled up The Score and looked for the game but couldn’t find it.  I was SURE they were playing.  Then I remembered…the score tab shows scores in the top 25…a tab that Notre Dame no longer graces with their presence.  For the past five games, I’ve been asking myself, “what happened?”  The Irish got off to the best start of Mike Brey’s 17-year tenure at 9-0, then sat at 17-3 overall and 6-1 in the ACC, at...

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Winter X Games 2017 Recap: Until Next Year, Aspen

Anybody that knows me well knows that the Winter X Games are the only reason I awake from my winter hibernation…well I wish I could hibernate, but anyway…this year’s games were as eventful as ever and I feel it is my duty to write a little summation and pay homage to one of my favorite sporting events of the year.  I want to take the time to note some important highlights from this year’s festivities. Shaun White Is Getting Old Ah, Shaun White, the X Games king.  I remember watching his perfect 100 run in the superpipe event like...

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It Keeps Getting Worse: Notre Shame Faces Academic Probation

Okay…when exactly did Notre Dame become Blue Mountain State?  If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already heard the news, but if not, let me get you up to speed on what’s going on in the world of Notre Dame football.  Right when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, the Irish get slapped with a year of academic probation by the NCAA and are being forced to vacate all wins from the undefeated 2012 season and the 2013 season.  This is due to a student trainer providing benefits to players who were already suspended for academic reasons.  To my...

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Notre Shame Football 2016: My Final Thoughts

Well…it’s over.  There’s one game left but…it’s over.  Notre Dame is officially not going to a bowl game this year.  It’s been an interesting season, to say the least, and I just want to take this opportunity to sum up my final thoughts on this season and the Brian Kelly era as a whole.  I’m not angry anymore, I’m not mad, this isn’t a rant like some of my previous pieces.  Just my closing thoughts. The most infuriating part of this season wasn’t just that they lost more games than they won, but how they lost.  I would have...

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I Don’t Always Drink Beer…Wait Yes I Do: The New most interesting man in the world

I’ve witnessed some tragedies in my day.  The Notre Dame national championship game in 2013.  The Chicago Bears.  That Italian beef sandwich I decided to buy at the Illinois State Fair. The year 2016.  Nickelback.  Any Wayans brothers movies past Scary Movie 4.  The Toyota Yaris.  The death of Michael Clarke Duncan.  The births of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.  But NOTHING compares to the tragedy that I saw on TV just the other day.  You know that dude that told us all very convincingly to stay thirsty?  The one man who told us to drink responsibly that we...

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