Notre Dame Football Book Review – The Forgotten Four

The Forgotten Four

I like sports, including football. I like history, always have. I like Notre Dame with a passion; ask any one who knows me or any of my students. :) So, I thought I would change things up just a bit. Last month we reviewed the book Notre Dame and the Game That Changed Football, by Frank Magio, which focused on Jesse Harper and the famous 1913 game between the Fightin' Irish and Army Black Knights at West Point where the underdog Notre Dame football team defeated the Cadets using the … [Read more...]

Sports Book Review – Notre Dame and the Game That Changed Football

Notre Dame and the Game That Changed Football

A departure from our usual home renovation, energy conservation and money saving articles today. Since we are quickly closing in on the BCS championship in college football and Notre Dame has finished its 2010 college football season with its game against the Miami Hurricane in the Sun Bowl, I thought I would write about the following book which I received for Christmas and just finished reading: Notre Dame and the Game That Changed Football: How Jesse Harper Made the Forward Pass a Weapon … [Read more...]

Product Review – Home Depot eGift Card Review

SDC11754

In a hurry for a unique last minute Christmas gift? The Home Depot is now offering customers the ability to include a personalized video when giving an eGift Card. You can record or upload a video for your family or friends to enjoy and then decide how you’d like to send the eCard—through email or Facebook! Seeing the gift appear on the recipient’s Facebook Wall can be pretty cool! The Home Depot is the first and only major retailer (to the best of my knowledge) offering personalized … [Read more...]

University of Notre Dame – Eck Visitors and Alumni Center

Fighting Irish Leprechaun and Friend

Over the past couple of weeks we have written about some of our experiences visiting the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and attending a home football game. You can find all of the articles we have written over the past two years over on our Notre Dame web page. Now, today's article is about the Eck Visitors Center. It is directly across the Hammes Bookstore. As stated on the Notre Dame interactive map: "The Visitors’ Center stands close to the Notre Dame … [Read more...]

University of Notre Dame Marching Band Performing Inside Notre Dame Stadium

Notre Dame Marching and Alumni Bands in Notre Dame Stadium

Following my recent visit to the campus of the University of Notre Dame to experience a football weekend of the Fighting Irish, I wrote two articles with lots of pictures and video clips on both the Notre Dame Bagpipe Band playing in front of the Main Administration (Golden Dome) building and the Notre Dame Marching Band playing on the steps of Bond Hall, both on the University campus. This article focuses on the University of Notre Dame Marching Band performing inside Notre Dame Stadium in … [Read more...]

University of Notre Dame – Bagpipe Band

Notre Dame Bagpipe Band

A few days ago we wrote about how we spent a few days recently on the campus of the University of Notre Dame and attended a home football game of the Fighting Irish. Today, I thought I would provide some of the short videos of the University of Notre Dame Bagpipe Band taken on September 25, 2010. As part of the game day activities on Saturday's in the fall when there is a home football game, the Bagpipe Band plays a concert on the steps of the Main Administration building on campus. Yes, … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Football Weekends – Bond Hall Concert

University of Notre Dame Marching Band at Bond Hall

Last year in late October we had the privilege to visit the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana for several days. This included the Friday before a home football game as well as Saturday game day. It is just incredible how many different activities occur on those two days. For those interested in our experiences last year, with lots and lots of pictures and videos feel free to visit our Notre Dame page. This year, for the second year in a row, we had the same … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Football Tickets 2010

Notre Dame Foot Ball Tickets 2010

Last year I wrote extensively about my first ever trip to South Bend, Indiana to visit the campus of the University of Notre Dame and to also attend a football game of the Fighting Irish. What a thrill. We even now have a Notre Dame page here on DailyHomeRenoTips.com listing all of the articles we wrote about last year's experience with lots of pictures and videos. So this year Harvey (who went with me last year for a guy's road trip) and I had already planned to attend the weekend of the … [Read more...]

Happy Independence Day!

American Flag In Notre Dame Statium With Scoreboard

Happy Independence Day! Last year three situations resonated with me regarding U.S. Patriotism during my first ever visit to the University of Notre Dame. The first was the trip during the week to see the (now) Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks play the Vancouver Canucks at the Madhouse on Madison. When they played the Star Spangled Banner, it seemed like the entire 19,000 or so inside the arena were singing. And, not just singing, but singing with a passion which was quite … [Read more...]

University of Notre Dame and South Bend Highlights

Golden Dome

Yesterday I wrote about, with pictures and videos, our Fighting Irish Game Day experiences. Today I thought I would wrap up this series of articles by selecting the highlights of our trip. Asking what were my highlights of my week long trip to the campus of the University of Notre Dame and South Bend / Mishawaka is like asking a parent which is their favorite child. However, here we go in no particular order. The people. It is true what they say, that everyone who you meet and talk … [Read more...]

University Of Notre Dame Fighting Irish Game Day

Knights of Columbus Steak Sandwich on Game Day

Yesterday we wrote a lengthy article with lots of pictures and videos about the Friday before a home football game at the University of Notre Dame stadium. Today we recount our experiences on Saturday, game day, at the home of the Fighting Irish. First we went to the tail gate of Leon, a local Notre Dame fan we met during the week. Unfortunately when he told us to meet him around 10 am he had forgotten that he had to take his son to his basketball game that morning. So, he did not … [Read more...]

University of Notre Dame Football Fridays

Ara Parseghian Statue

We have been writing (and sharing some of the pictures and videos we have taken) all week about our experiences in and around the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Today we quickly (because it has been a very long day already and tomorrow is game day ... another long day) write about our activities on the Friday on campus before the football game vs Boston College. It rained very heard during the night and rain was forecasted for most of the day. However, we were … [Read more...]

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