October 08, 2012
For the first time in years, Notre Dame Football is relevant. The team went into this Saturday’s match up with the Miami Hurricanes as the 10th ranked college football team in the Bowl Championship Series. They are known best for their astounding defense that held the Hurricanes to fewer than 10 points. With the win, the Irish moved to 7th in the BCS Top 25.
The team also debuted new helmets and jerseys as part of their Shamrock Series. The usual Notre Dame uniform includes a blue jersey and a gold helmet. It’s as simple as that. These Shamrock Series uniforms were not a disgrace to the decades of tradition that the name “Notre Dame” invokes every time it is uttered in a football context. The helmets they wore did look odd, in comparison to the very plain all gold helmets that usually adorn the domes of the Fighting Irish, but overall they were nothing like the Oregon Ducks. The Helmets had two colors, blue and gold, with about 75% of the helmet in traditional gold and the other quarter in blue. The two colors were demonstrably separated by a white stripe. In addition, a white leprechaun could be found lurking on the side of the helmet covered in blue paint. These helmets are part of a series that involves adding a new look in one home game that is played at a neutral site every season.
Authentic Store Buzz: Last week, Pro League Authentics held the Left Field Cards event. Artist Amelie Mancini brought her prints from Brooklyn to Philadelphia for a night, showing off her new presidential collection. He baseball oriented artistic prints are incredibly creative. Her collections include Bizzarre injuries, Edible All-Stars, and Marvelous Mustaches. Now she adds the presidential series to the bunch. The event was a great success. In addition, Ms. Mancini created an exclusive Greg Luzinski print just for the event.
The MLB division series are underway. The Reds and the Giants move their series back to Cincinnati while the Orioles and Yankees play game two in Baltimore before heading back to New York. The Tigers are 2-0 heading to Oakland while the Nationals play one more in St. Louis before hosting the first playoff game in D.C. in since the early part of the 20th century. To help you support your favorite playoff team, PLA continues to offer 25% off on all MLB jerseys, just use the code "MLB" when purchasing.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: Which pitcher won the last playoff game ever for the Washington senators, and which pitcher got the win on Sunday's Washington Nationals win this postseason? Answer to come tomorrow.
Wednesday’s answer: Orlando Cepeda led the NL in home runs and runs batted in in 1961. He hit 46 home runs and knocked in 142.