Semper's Hook
Posted by Semper Fi   
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Notre Dame Football Pictures, Images and Photos I was asking some of our staff what made them so fanatical for The Fighting Irish, and why theyd continue rooting after a piss-poor season, and heres another short story by SemperFi, a Domer Domain moderator. If you notice one thing we all share in common, is an intense belief in our team, one that wont waiver despite a poor showing. A passionate follower who understands what Notre Dame stands for. Heres a look back by Semper detailing some of his memories.

My old man was born and raised in South Bend, and I would regularly head out to the Bend to spend my summers visiting my grandparent and cousins for winter and summer breaks--so my allegiance to ND was second nature. My Grandfather taught me what Notre Dame stood for and would always take me to the stadium, the bookstore, the lake, and all the other wonderful places ND had to offer. But as a casual, youthful, Notre Dame fan that loved to sport ND gear at school (in Colorado), I would rarely catch a game unless the weather was too crappy to be on an adventure outside. I would still make it widely and commonly known that the Irish were my team, Gods team, and the best team on the face of the earth. So I might have been a little cocky and arrogant, but I wasn't hurting anyone.

The 1990 Orange Bowl win over the Colorado Buffs, left my house littered with teepee, eggs, a spray painted garage door and other miscellaneous forms of vandalism. A year later in the 1991 Orange Bowl, a Colorado team lead by Eric Bieniemy upset the best ND team I have seen with the likes of Zorich, Ismail, Mirer, Bettis, and Watters on the roster. Unfortunately my house still suffered the harsh consequence of being a fan of the widely, hated Fighting Irish even after the loss. I was fascinated with Notre Dame and why they were such a loved/hated team. My father taught me to always be faithful and loyal and because of some vandal, I became a Notre Dame super junky and the rest is history.

After reading this I realize that Charlie Weis is the right man for the job. His tireless recruiting will lead to wins, as weve already seen the flux already with guys like Floyd and Tate, Clausen and Robinson. One day well be reminiscing about these guys, and none of this would have been possible without Charlie sitting in these players living rooms. The future looks bright with Weis at the helm! Thanks for sharing Semper!
Last Updated ( Friday, 31 October 2008 )
Husky Highlights
Posted by Don Juan   
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Dreamer Reflects Back
Posted by Dreamer   
Monday, 27 October 2008
It helps to know where our staff has come from. Here's another sampling of one of our Moderators, and the path he took, with game experiences and the same hook we all have. God bless Our Lady and all of her passionate fans, and of course our cherished Moderator, "Dreamer". Enjoy! .

"I grew up a gang member, associating with a fairly large neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles. The neighborhood I affiliated with was strictly SC fans. I lost my parents early in life, and would eventually be placed in a Boys Home in San Fernando Valley, Pacific Lodge."

"I was able to play Pop Warner football while living at the home, and remember the Irish/Trojan brawl of 1971. From that point on I was reading everything I could get my hands on in regards to Notre Dame Football. For the first time in my life, I had something I looked to for inspiration. Notre Dame was my role model. I was a Southern California kid whose life would be forever changed."

"And in 1973 during the Cotton Bowl, the Notre Dame vs. Alabama game was simply the icing on the cake, I pledged a loyalty to the Irish that will be taken to my grave. I was in awe of the Irish. To me Ara Parseghian was larger than life. Notre Dame meant a lot of things to a lot of people."

"While I have not attended Notre Dame, and have never been to South BendI nonetheless am proud to be her teams fan. While I at times seem like such a HomerI look back at what I could have become without the inspirationI am forever grateful."

"Michael Stonebreaker, Joe Montana and Autry Denson are my all time favorites."
Last Updated ( Monday, 27 October 2008 )
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