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Archive: October, 2010

Old Navy, even older Irish fans at the Meadowlands

Friday, October 22, 2010, 10:22 PM
With apologies to Herm Edwards, the real Miracle at the Meadowlands will be trying to find a parking spot Saturday that doesn't need a shuttle bus. Or perhaps finding a clear path off the New Jersey Turnpike, Exit 16W, toward an EZ Pass lane. Notre Dame makes a pilgrimage to take care of its Subway... Read more

Nun better

Friday, October 22, 2010, 8:57 PM
From Sister Barbara Anne: I have heard Coach Kelly say many times -- injuries are not an excuse. I agree with that line of thought. A team should have readily available backups. A lesson we learned early in the season. With some fear and trepidation I pick ND once again. ND 35 Navy 31. For the... Read more

Riddick out, Floyd hurt

Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 3:28 PM
Anchors away! Theo Riddick's homecoming Saturday at the Meadowlands will be spoiled because his severely sprained right ankle was placed in a cast Monday. The Immaculata High School star from Manville, N.J. was really coming into his own as a wideout after being a running back last year as a freshman... Read more

Tight end Rudolph out for season

Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 2:40 PM
Notre Dame tight end Kyle Rudolph, a surefire first-round draft pick, will miss the rest of the season with a serious hamstring injury that will require surgery. Rudolph was hurt during Saturday’s 23-17 win over Pitt. Rudolph, who joined the pantheon of great tights ends like Dave Casper, Ken... Read more

Keeping the faith

Friday, October 8, 2010, 6:22 PM
Sister Barbara Anne did not make it to Boston to see the Irish or BC's Mark Herzlich but watched every minute on TV. Here's her latest pigskin prognistication. There is a trend. She is 2-3, the Irish are 2-3. "OK. I am counting on Coach Kelly to have instilled some of that mental toughness... Read more

Temple's Kamara, Penn State's Wisniewski head Good Works team

Thursday, October 7, 2010, 3:39 PM
Former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz is the spokesperson for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which has recognized 22 college football players from Div. I, II, III and NAIA for their outstanding community service work, including Amara Kamara of Temple, Stefen Wisniewski of Penn State and Siddiq Haynes... Read more

Nova should go Big East in football, Holtz says

Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 1:49 PM
Lou Holtz on Villanova possibly joining the Big East for football: “Go ahead and make the jump. It’s a good school, you won a national championship in I-AA and you can recruit. If you win in one sport, you can win in another. One helps support the other. When I was at Arkansas, we had great... Read more

Holtz on JoePa

Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 1:39 PM
Lou Holtz, the philosopher, on JoePa: You need four things in life: 1. Something to do 2. Someone to love 3. Something to hope for 4. Something to believe in “I know he is aware that coach Bryant died a few months after he retired at Alabama. What else else does Joe... Read more

When a national championship was old hat

Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 1:32 PM
It was the most glorious of moments for a Notre Dame fan, running on the field in Tempe, Ariz., as triumphant coach Lou Holtz was carried off in the moments following the Irish’s 34-21 conquest of West Virginia and Major Harris in the national championship Fiesta Bowl game on New Year’s... Read more

Despite 1-3 record, ND still better than Penn State

Friday, October 1, 2010, 1:52 PM
It was halftime at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., and while returning from the concession stands in the upper deck end zone seats, my wife tried to fill me in on some halftime scores of other games. In this stadium of mostly blue and white, Temple was leading the Nittany Lions. The faithful... Read more
About this blog
John Quinn, 57, is sports editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer and is a third generation member of the Subway Alumni.

His grandfather used to listen to the radio and yell out to his son playing on the hardscrabble streets of Corona, Queens: “Bill Shakespeare just threw another touchdown pass!”
His father used to listen to the transistor radio and yell out to his son playing for Stony Brook on Long Island: “Joe Montana just threw another touchdown pass!”
He listens to the radio and yells out to his son watching Phineas and Ferb on a 46-inch HDTV: “Dayne Crist just threw another touchdown pass!” Meanwhile, Jack, 9, will not be a fourth generation member of the Subway Alumni. Reach John at jquinn@phillynews.com.

John Quinn Inquirer Staff Writer
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