Jun 28, 2007

No Condoms For Johnson

In what is turning out to be a whirlwind recruiting class for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, another top prospect has committed to Our Lady Of The Lake. Ethan Johnson, a 6'4" 265 lbs. defensive end from Lincoln High in Portland Oregon, made the decision final Wednesday night and became the 17th prospect to commit for the incoming 2008 class. Johnson is rated as a 5 star by scout and is the 48th overall player by Rivals.

Ethan turned down offers from UCLA, Oregon, Skunkbears (what else did you expect), and wait for it......U$C. Apparently, Snoop Dogg and Will Ferrell are not high on Johnson's priorities.

This is a HUGE pickup for the Irish, which needed to shore up its front 7 this year. That makes it 3 DEs, 2 DTs (NG), and 3 LBs. Expect at least another LB, if not 2.

I would add more, but I am in "shock mode" with 17 commits before July. Please do not attempt to wake me!

Jun 27, 2007

Irish Slaughter The Competition

Notre Dame received its 16th verbal commitment for the 2008 incoming class on Tuesday. Jamoris Slaughter, a 4 star prospect (Rivals & Scout), is a 6'1" 185 lbs. defensive back from Tucker High School in Georgia. Most sites recruiting services has him listed as a safety, but the Irish like him at cornerback.

Jamoris chose the Irish over Georgia, LSU, and oh by the way...SKUNKBEARS. What's the tally now? It is amazing how many good defensive players are now flocking to ND with Corwin Brown directing the "D". It can not be said enough..."Corwin Brown is KICKING ASS."

ND now has 9 defensive standouts already in this class. If this 3-4 thing works as well as the recruiting, we may have a nice surprise on our hands this year. Well, I won't get ahead of myself...yet.

Jun 26, 2007

The Subway Domer All-American Team

This is the First Annual Subway Domer All-American Team. This is a mostly unbiased list, but as it goes with EVERYONES AA teams... I might have a slight lean to a few players for one reason or another. The players on this team not only represent what they have accomplished in the past, but what the incoming season might hold for them as well.

OFFENSE 1st Team
QB- Brian Brohm Sr. Louisville
RB- Darren McFadden Jr. Arkansas
RB- Steve Slaton Jr. West Virginia
FB- Adam Ballard Sr. Navy
WR- Limas Sweed Sr. Texas
WR- DeSean Jackson Jr. Cal
WR- James Hardy Jr. Indiana
TE- John Carlson Sr. Notre Dame
C- John Sullivan Sr. Notre Dame
OG- Will Arnold Sr. LSU
OG- Herman Johnson Jr. LSU
OT- Jake Long Sr. Michigan
OT- Sam Baker Sr. USC
K- Alexis Serna Sr. Oregon State
KR- Marcus Thigpen Indiana
DEFENSE 1st Team
DE- Calais Campbell Jr. Miami
DE- Tommy Blake Sr. TCU
DT- Glenn Dorsey Sr. LSU
DT- Frank Okam Sr. Texas
ILB- James Laurinaitis Jr. Ohio State
ILB- Dan Conner Sr. Penn State
OLB- Brian Cushing Jr. USC
OLB- Keith Rivers Sr. USC
CB- Zachary Bowman Sr. Nebraska
CB- Aqib Talib Jr. Kansas
FS- Kenny Phillips Jr. Miami
SS- Tommy Zbikowski Sr. Notre Dame
P- Geoff Price Sr. Notre Dame
PR- DeSean Jackson Jr. Cal
Offense 2nd Team
QB- Colt Brennan Sr. Hawaii
RB- Jonathan Stewart Jr. Oregon
RB- Ray Rice Jr. Rutgers
FB- Mike Viti Sr. Army
WR- Early Doucet Sr. LSU
WR- Mario Manningham Jr. Michigan
WR- Mario Urrutia Jr. Louisville
TE- Chase Coffman Jr. Missouri
C- Adam Spieker Sr. Missouri
OG- George Robinson Jr. Oklahoma
OG- Adam Kraus Sr. Michigan
OT- Jared Gaither Jr. Maryland
OT- Kirk Barton Sr. Ohio State
K- Sam Swank Jr. Wake Forest
KR- Darrell Blackman Sr. N.C. State
Defense 2nd Team
DE- Lawrence Jackson Sr. USC
DE- Derrick Harvey Jr. Florida
DT- Sedrick Ellis Sr. USC
DT- Roy Miller Jr. Texas
ILB- Vince Hall Sr. Virginia Tech
ILB- Xavier Adibi Sr. Virginia Tech
OLB- Ali Highsmith Sr. LSU
OLB- Malik Jackson Sr. Louisville
CB- Malcom Jenkins Jr. Ohio State
CB- Antoine Cason Sr. Arizona
FS- Taylor Mays So. USC
SS- Courtney Greene Jr. Rutgers
P- Durant Brooks Sr. Georgia Tech
PR- Tracy Porter Sr. Indiana
Well there you have it, in all its unfathomable glory. If you have a problem with the list (such as 3 players from Indiana), kiss my ass. In fact, send me a list of your own, 1st and 2nd or just a 1st, and I'll post them if I receive enough of them.
Peace-Out an remember... it's only 66 days until G.T.
Your Supreme Emperor, The Subway Domer.

Jun 21, 2007

Another Highlight Film

The Cold War of Highlight Films on Youtube is taking place. Her is another player in the mix and his version for 2006.

He promises one every week during the season.

Jun 20, 2007

The Ides Of Commitments

Robert Blanton is Irish. The 6'1" 175 pound, 4 star prospect chose the Irish over Virginia Tech and...Skunkbear University. Lllloyd Carr- suck on that! Some have Blanton listed as free safety, but the Irish like him at cornerback. There are a lot of similarities between Robert and a former Irish player... Bobby Taylor. The size and speed this kid possesses is fantastic, but his hip movement and foot speed are what sets him apart as a CB as opposed to a FS.

This is the 15th Notre Dame commit for the 2008 incoming class. Our 15th commit last year was actually this year when Matt Romine chose ND at the Army AA Game. This class is filling up in a heartbeat. The Irish do have needs at WR, OL, and LB still to fill, but with every commit it adds pressure to those sitting on the fence to follow suit. (cough-Floyd-cough-Filer-cough-Page).

Click here to see video on Blanton.


Everybody Else Is Doing It... Episode III

The Journey into next season continues with Subway Domer's "Why The Hell Not, 2007 Season Predictions" The 3rd part in the ongoing 5 part saga.

ND (5-1) VS. Boston Crap (6-0) 28-3 IRISH

The Eagles came into South Bend with a 6-0 record, a #11 ranking, and a lot of confidence. Wouldn't you be confident too, if you just went 3-0 after an excruciating 3 game stretch at home versus Army, UMass, and Bowling Green? The Eagles got off to a decent start with a 10 play 87 yard drive down to the Irish 3. They could not punch it in as easy as say... against UMass, so they opted for a field goal. The Fighting Irish started their first drive from the 20... and proceeded to RUN the effing ball relentlessly. Brian Toal was eventually knocked out of the game after 6 straight lead iso blasts that had Asaph Schwaap laying the wood to his ass 6 straight times. Wuss. Robert Hughes ended up with the 4 yard touchdown run that would be the game clincher... in the first quarter. The Irish did turn the ball over several times with 2 fumbles and an interception that were all in B.C. territory, so the beatdown could have been larger. Thomas and Hughes finished the game with a combined 297 yards and 2 TDs. The superdouches walked out of the stadium with a new realization that this is Charlie effing Weis, not Boobs or Ty... and we are no longer to be messed with.

MVP- Trevor Laws 11 tackles (5FL); 3 sacks; Cleats up Ryans ass

ND (6-1) VS. U$C (6-0) 30-28 IRISH

The #1 team in the country strolled into South Bend undefeated and again having all media patting them on the back. It started out with quite a thud. When the SC ran onto the field the Poodle tripped and fell. He broke his patella and cracked his right wrist. The 8 inch grass(unofficially) was of course immediately put to blame. The Poodle spent the game on the sideline on the bench. It was all U$C on the field in the first half. The condoms scored 3 TDs off of 3 long methodical drives. In those drives, Booty was 15-17 for 134 yards and 2 scores-both TD receptions were to Patrick Turner. (Tyler scored the other TD with a 5 yard run). ND did take the last drive of the half 54 yards to the condom 22 after a 41 yard catch and run from Clausen to Golden Tate. Burkhart nailed the 39 yard FG with no time remaining, to make it 21-3 at the half. Since the Irish already had the Green Jersey's on, Weis switched helmets at the half to help fire up the team. Those are the LEATHER hats ala 1924. Concussions and brain functions be damned. The sight of this display of pure balls had the condoms leaking in their pants. Jimmy Clausen proceeded to DOMINATE the remainder of the game. SC turned the ball over 3 times in the third quarter and JC took the Irish to the promised land after each TO. He did spread the wealth with TDs to Carlson, Grimes, and D.J. Hord. SC took a drive down to the ND 2 and punched it in with a weird Bush Push that involved the Dirty Sanchez and a guy named Booty...82,000 people vomited. 5:31 was remaining at kickoff and 28-24 Condoms. This is a timeline of what happened next...

  • Allen returns the KO to the 27.
  • Travis Thomas runs for 7 yards.
  • Clausen hits Ragone for 15 yards; First Down.
  • Schwaap runs over Cushing for 3 yards. Cushing cries and runs off the field.
  • Allen takes a screen pass 48 yards for a TD. Flag on the field. Sully was called for holding just because he Sumo dropped Sedrick Ellis.
  • Clausen hits Kamara for 11 yards on an out.
  • Clausen to Parris for 8 yards on a slant.
  • 4th down.... Luke Schmidt 2 yard dive ; First Down.
  • Clausen hits Thomas for a 7 yard swing pass.
  • Aldridge runs for 12 on a sweep; First Down.
  • Clausen scrambles for 11 yards FD clock is ticking with 44 ticks remaining.
  • Clausen sacked for a 5 yard loss (on the 12 if you lost track)
  • Clausen scrambles to the 3 yard line and was crushed by Taylor Mays.
  • Clausen leaves the field.
  • Sharpley enters.
  • ND Timeout ....no more TO for either team.
  • Sharpley scrambles out of bounds with 2 ticks remaining.
  • Sharpley hits Carlson on a diving catch in the back of the endzone.
  • Song Girls Cheer
  • Stadium goes apeshit.

MVP- Evan Sharpley 1-1 3 yards 1 TD. And for flipping the bird to Keith Rivers.

Next Up: Seamen (for real), Falcons, Blue Devils, and Trees.

Ranking: 6 A.P. / 6 Coaches / 4 BCS

Jun 14, 2007

Trophy Watch...Tick-Tock

If you haven't already heard, several Notre Dame players are on the watch list for some post-season hardware. Center John Sullivan is being stalked for the Outland Trophy, that goes to the nations best interior lineman (no Laws...WTF). Also, Maurice Crum and Tommy Zbikowski are being put on notice for the Bronco Nagurski Award, which goes to the nations BEST defensive player.
Good Luck Gentleman!

Trophy time always reminds me of a former Irsh player that got completly screwed for a bronze statue. Guess who I am talking about....

Jun 13, 2007

Attention Cincinnati Area Irish Fans

I recently spoke with my good buddy Jeremy (the handsome fellow on the left... your emperor is on the right) about a new assignment. Jeremy is a reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer (and a darn good one too). Amongst other things, Mr. Peter is in charge of all the Independent College Football blurbs. Which is to say, ND Football with a little Navy squeezed in as well. (Mr. Peter is also a former seaman). He is also a HUGE Skunkbear fan along with being a HUGE Domer Hater (which obviously goes hand in hand).
So all you Irish Fans in The Nasty Natti, read my boys stuff... but remember he is a skunkbear.
Hey Pete, you should have at least a few readers down there.

10,000 Lakes Are Not Enough To Ease The Pain Of Being Inferior To Weis

Recently it was announced that Notre Dame would not play The Golden Gophers in the future. This was a decision made by Kevin White (ND A.D.), because it did not fit in with his scheduling plan.
O.K. fair enough. But apparently it does not rub well with new Minnesota Head Coach Tim Brewster. The following is a post found on NDNation.com. It may or may not be true... but how does one make this stuff up?
So I just moved into a new apartment, and it so happens that Tim Brewster, the new U of MN coach, lives in the same place. Last week there was a "meet and greet" for the coach, and he gave his spiel about how great things would be for the MN Gophers, how they were changing the program around, and how excited they were to be moving into a new stadium in '09. He repeatedly made the statement "we need to keep Minnesota players in Minnesota" and told the crowd if anybody was from Cretin-Derham, to spread that message. I went up to him afterwards and told him congrats and good luck, but that I was from ND and we might be recruiting the same Minnesota players. In what I can only describe as bizarre, Brewster basically went off on me, saying how sick he was Notre Dame and our arrogance, pompous attitudes, and fear of playing Minnesota in their new stadium. When I told him it was the collective opinion of ND fans that it was our athletic director who wouldn't budge the schedule, he went off on Weis of all people, called him a "slob, a disgrace to Notre Dame, with his dirty mouth and appearance" or something similar. He said Notre Dame could never recruit another Minnesota player until Weis was under 350 pounds. This whole time I was kind of in awe that another D1 coach could be so tactless, especially around somebody who he had never met. I should have asked him if had a Notre Dame opt out clause in his contract, like Holtz. Oh well. But now I really wish we would play them in for their first game in the new stadium.
Truly, jaw dropping. Now imagine what he says to recruits about Weis and the Irish. I hope Floyd has earplugs. High schools kids should not be subjected to what is clearly an elementary mind.
Tim Brewster...you are a dork.

Jun 12, 2007

What I Got

With tons of speculation on Mr. Frazer and zip... I mean nada new recruiting info, The Subway Domer has not posted a whole lot of new stuff. I do have some promises for you, and some updates on the site. (Check out OCDomer for a great write up about Frazer).

  • Parts 3-5 of Subway Domers Why The Hell Not, 2007 Predictions will be coming out VERY soon. Hold on tight, because this is going to be a bumpy ride.
  • Lots of foolishness.
  • A slugfest with JB from There Is No Name On My Jersey... his blog has a long title...too long.
  • Commitments from Steve Filer and Michael Floyd...I promise.
  • More B.S.

Hopefully you will keep checking back!

Subway Domer

Jun 8, 2007


In case you missed the news, Notre Dame and its jersey partner Adidas, announced in a press release that the October 20th meeting versus U$C will take on a retro feel. Notre Dame will "honor" the 1977 squad by donning the green jerseys. Of course, these are the uber fabulous uniform colors that helped make Joe Montana a god.

This announcement has come with some mixed results from the Irish faithful. Most of the Domers, would like to see us "honor" the '77 team with these colors versus the likes of Duke. Some do not want this at all and some seem O.K. with the retro day. Here is some advice from me, The Emporer of the Subway Alumni Nation... suck it up and deal with it! As it goes with a lot of things in life, this is just another detail that can not be controlled by us. So, to help the Domers out there who may be miffed or unsure about all this, here is some advice on what to do on October 20th, 2007.

  • Break out the vintage gear. Get in your closets or nearest Bargain Box/Salvation Army Store and dress to impress... all day.
  • Demand that this gas/oil crises be the same as it was in the 70's and the same price.
  • Imagine Demetrius Jones as white, and 3rd string...and watch him save the day.
  • If you are 18-20 and in Ohio, go to a bar and demand to be served alcohol... just as you could in 1977.
  • Think of your President as a peanut farmer instead of a character in Peanuts.
  • Crank up some Freebird.
  • Enjoy the game.

This may seem a little much for some of you, but so will trying to pull off an upset with those yellow pants.


An absolutely dominant word. Nemesis. What does it mean? Well, two of the definitions are; 1. Archenemy, and 2. punishment or defeat that is deserved and cannot be avoided. These are strong definitions that fit in context with the ND Football program very well. Because we have them. But, we may not have them for very long...at least the redheaded step-child kind anyways.

(Hardcore disclaimer: This is not an entirely new thought. Lou Somogyi first wrote about this, and it was just discussed briefly on Blue And Gold Radio. These are my 2 cents.)

It has been put forth that the following recent coaches of ND had these Nemesis' and the results of those games had a huge impact on them being out of a job in South Bend.

  • Gerry Faust and the Falcons of Air Force
  • Bob Davie and the Spartans of Michigan State
  • Ty Willingham and the Eagles of Boston College

Gerry Faust was 1-4 against AFA. Nuff said.

Bob Davie went an incredible 0-5 versus Michigan State. I still have nightmares of this series. I keep telling myself that this stretch of mediocrity didn't happen. I was in a pretty sweet drug and alcohol-induced haze during Bob's run with ND, so the details of most of these hideous displays of footbaww are sketchy. We always made MSU look like a real contender in the first half of the season, only to watch them be...well, Michigan State. But was this his Nemesis? Let's see...
  1. Lose to Archenemy no less than 3 years in a row.....check.
  2. Were the losses justified as payback? Maybe Holtz's ass kickings had something to do with this. Karma is a motherf'er.
Ty "the molder of men" Willingham went 0-2 versus Boston College. THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!!! Did I make myself clear enough? Two of the most gut-wrenching losses I have ever known. The first was a drive to ND from Ohio and then back again on gameday, because we were dumped on by the Ticket gods. Made it back home in time to see Dillingham (only time ever will he be mentioned here on this blog) hand the ball off to B.C. , literally. Then season 2 I was locked up and lost a bet... I will not disclose any other info. B.C.!!! Give me a flipping break. Nemesis
  1. Lose to Archenemy 3 years in a row... well if his ass wasn't fired and we played them in 2006, you can bet your sweet ass we would have lost...check.
  2. Justifiable? No the '93 game was all the justice B.C. should have been allowed on the earlier beatdowns. But... with Ty as the Head Coach, losing to B.C. was unavoidable...CHECK.

So why talk about these ass-clowns now? Well, this is just your reminder that ND is on its way to the top again. Weis will not lose to these mediocre teams on a consistent basis as his predecessors had done. Weis's Nemesis is USC. The way it should be, and I see a change in that for the future, as we become the Nemesis of Troy. Weis has brought back that Holtz feel to the program and will take his rightful place as the successor of the name "Great Notre Dame Football Coach".

Just a little something to make you put out a fistpump and yell "fuck yes!". Need some more? Check out our commitment list for 2008-That's a double fistpump.

Jun 7, 2007

What The .....

Subway Domer will be back up and posting soon, but I wanted to take some time and give the site a new look and feel. (Actually I wasn't sure, but I clicked the button ... so no going back). Should be all finished around 2 p.m. tomorrow.
Subway Domer

Jun 5, 2007

Omar Hunter Is Not A Skunkbear

Omar Hunter, the 6'2" 295 pound defensive tackle from Buford Georgia announced his commitment to Notre Dame for the incoming class of 2008 yesterday. Omar chose the Irish over a host of other schools such as; LSU, Florida, Auburn, and...wait for it... Meetchicken.

While this is a very big surprise of sorts, it should be noted that this is not the only battle won on the recruiting grounds by the Irish staff versus the skunkbears. Notre Dame has received commitments from 6 other prospects that Michigan has tried to lure to the land up north. Braxton Cave, Darius Flemming, Dayne Crist, Kyle Rudolph, Walter (A.K.A. John Goodman), and Lane Clelland were all offered and recruited heavily by Mr. Manboobs, Lllloyd Carr. The staff is doing quite a nice job of convincing these young men that "fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life."

More on Omar throughout the Blogosphere

Omar is happy to be Irish...And so are we!!! Welcome to ND Omar!!!

Jun 4, 2007

Another Trojan Breaks

Anytime you can witness a Condom getting blown up is...well...SWEET!!!

Jun 2, 2007

Everybody Else Is Doing It...Part Deux

Welcome back to Subway Domer's "Why The Hell Not, 2007 Predictions" This is the 2nd part of the 5 part epic.

ND (2-1) VS. Sparty (3-0) 44-17 IRISH

The Irish haven't beaten Sparty in South Bend, since 1993. WOW. I knew the streak has been a long one (Thanks TY...Thanks Boobs), but what a drought. That , however, ended very suddenly and very powerfully. The Irish came out to destroy their opponent and did just that with 383 rushing yards. From start to finish, Notre Dame used ALL of its running backs in a stampede of ass-kicking. Travis Thomas led the backs with 132 yards on the ground with just 15 carries. Allen had 52, Aldridge had 101,Hughes rushed for 55 yards and Jabbie snuck in 43. It was like dating a USC song girl... everyone got a shot and everyone scored. Clausen only threw the ball 11 times but hit 9 of the throws for 145 yards. One was a 22 yard post to a wide open Duval Kamara for his first TD of his career. Anthony Vernaglia also got in on the action with a safety on QB Brian Hoyer for the Spartans. He was too busy admiring his new jersey and was almost crippled. Don't ask me how Sparty scored, I really think that they were mercy points the new MAC officials gave them. (The MAC, always trying to catch up to Big Integer). The Sports Inferno melts down...AGAIN. Better go watch another showing of 300.

MVP- Anthony Vernaglia 17 tackles(8FL); 2 forced fumbles; Safety; INT

ND (3-1) @ Purdue (3-1) 42-0 IRISH

Another game at Ross-Ade and the weather is of coarse, RAIN,RAIn, RAin, Rain, and more...rain. This became an advantage to Weis and the Fighting Irish as they have been pounding the ball with ease. Tiller thought that having his players wear speedos would put fear in the hearts of the Irish. Instead, the Irish seemed to have put in an extra gear, as to not be touched by these fairy princesses. The defense and special teams was lights out and did HALF of the scoring. McNeil took a pick 61 yards to the house, as did Tommy Zbikowski for 37 yards return to the house. Tommy Z also took a punt 84 yards for a score. James Aldridge scored 2 TDs and led all rushers with 116 yards on 22 carries. Travis Thomas saw limited action due to an ankle injury suffered during practice. (Should be 100% for the Bruins). The remaining TD was a 17 yard reverse by George West on a 3rd and 15 play. Tiller blamed bloggers everywhere for the loss.

MVP- Tommy Z 12 tackles, 2 sacks, INT for TD, 84 yrd PR for TD and a forced fumble.

ND (4-1) @ UCLA (5-0) 17-14 Bruins

The land of roses was not so rosy for the Lads of Notre Dame. The offense struggled in the first half. ND only earned one first down and that was during the first series on a QB scramble by Clausen. The Bruins did not do so hot themselves, but a blocked punt and a long punt return set them up for 2 easy scores from within the 10 yard line. It was 14-0 at the half. The Irish put themselves back in the game with 2 long scoring drives that in its totality took over 32 plays and 18 minutes. Both TDs were the Clausen to Carlson variety (12,9). The defense did what it needed and got the ball back from the Bruins with 3:03 remaining in the game. On the very first play with the ball back, Bruce Davis blindsided Clausen and forced a fumble that was took down to the ND 23 yard line by Dragovic. The bruins managed to secure one first down and wound the clock down to 0:43 seconds before Kai Forbath came in and knocked down the 25 yard chipshot. ND got the ball back with decent field position (ND 42) and Clausen threw 2 quick strikes to David Grimes to get the Irish to the UCLA 27 yard line. After ND called a timeout they had 4 seconds remaining to tie the game with a field goal. Once again the Irish kicking game let them down and sophomore Ryan Burkhart missed the 44 yard kick as it ricocheted off the right post. DAMN!

MVP- Carlson 8 rec. for 104 yards and 2 TDs.

Next Up: Fredo, Condoms, and Seamen

Ranking: 15 A.P. / 19 Coaches