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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

Irish need a wakeup call

Friday, October 1, 2010, 1:27 PM
Sister Barbara Anne is keeping the faith this week. She's staying home in Mishawake, Ind., and won't make the trip to Beantown for the Holy War, Notre Dame at Boston College, 8 p.m., 6ABC and 97.5 FM, the Fanatic in Philly. Here's her take: After predicting with my heart instead of my head, I had... Read more

Franciscan nun goes against Cardinal

Friday, September 24, 2010, 1:38 PM
Sister Barbara Anne is brave again this week. She's going against the Cardinal. Maybe she has sway with people in higher places: "I guess there is no such thing as a "normal" game. This has been a strange two weeks. Logic tells me I should predict that Stanford wins, but I just keep... Read more

He shoulda kicked the field goal

Sunday, September 19, 2010, 8:47 PM
Forget making the best decision so far this college season. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio went to the hospital early this morning after experiencing chest pains and probably saved his own life. According to an AP report out of East Lansing, Dantonio had a mild heart attack and was hospitalized... Read more

Irish eyes won't be blurry this time

Saturday, September 18, 2010, 5:09 PM
Sister Barbara Anne did not foresee Dayne Crist’s blurred vision injury last Saturday, neither did Notre Damus, so there’s an excuse why a 7-0 lead became a 21-7 deficit and an eventually thrilling 28-24 loss to Denard and his Wolverines. After watching reams of film, I figured out that... Read more

AP story disrepects Irish Heisman winners

Friday, September 17, 2010, 10:07 PM
The hate just keeps on coming …. Ralph D. Russo wrote a story for AP this week where he lists the top 12 players who didn’t deserve the Heisman Trophy. The anti-Irish sentiment just oozes out of this list. (BTW, no Reggie Bush, no push in the back and Irish beat USC – and maybe... Read more

Michigan Doesn't Have a Prayer

Friday, September 10, 2010, 9:20 PM
The Franciscan nuns at Holy Family Grammar school in Canarsie, Brooklyn in the 1960s weren’t watching Hanratty to Seymour, or Huarte to Snow, or Theismann to Gatewood. Or saying novenas for Joe Kuharich and Huey Devore (no prayers were necessary once Ara showed up and he wasn’t even Catholic)... Read more

Purdue game to be broadcast live on ESPN950 and 97.5FM

Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 6:42 PM
In Philadelphia this weekend, you won’t have to text message while driving or buy that Notre Dame NBC iPhone APP. At least for one week anyway. The season-opening game against Purdue will be broadcast live Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on 97.5-FM The Fanatic and 950-AM ESPN. The game will be televised... Read more

Notre Dame's Grotto Catches Fire

Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 6:24 PM
But did they use holy water? The grotto at Notre Dame caught on fire Monday night. According to numerous reports, no one was hurt and flames were quickly extinguished by the campus fire department and the school said they believe the fire wasn’t intentional. There was charring inside the grotto... Read more

Notre Dame in talks to host Temple in 2013

Friday, July 16, 2010, 3:08 PM
The Owls and the Pussycats. Notre Dame and Temple are in negotiations for a game in South Bend in 2013 but the deal is far from finalized. Notre Dame is trying to reestablish some roots in the Northeast. The Irish play Army this November at Yankee Stadium. There is a large recruiting base, especially... 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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