Happy Monday everyone! Last week I started kicking around a few different ideas for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish offseason. Some things were complicated, some were terrible, some were interesting, and one was ridiculously simple.
I have access to thousands and thousands of photos, and will never use a small fraction of those on this site — but I want to, and I’m going to give it a solid shot as a way to bless the beginning of the weekend throughout the offseason.
So even though it’s a Monday... let’s get started.
This photo was simply labeled, “Babe Ruth and other sports notables.” Knute Rockne, Babe Ruth, Notre Dame, and the New York Yankees... welcome to America friends.
There’s no date given for this photo, but I’m going to guess that it wasn’t in October of 1929. Just a guess.
So pants people... how do you feel about the uniform that Emil Sitko is rocking here? Do the pants match the helmet? Why is the 1946 Notre Dame team crapping on Lou Holtz’s tradition of gold hooker pants? (Also... shout out to Sitko, a native son of Fort Wayne).
Have a seat lad
This is just a wholesome image of Johnny Lujack spittin’ bars with broadcaster William Stern after a game in 1946.
Like a Rock
Liberty head coach and massage parlor defender Hugh Freeze was all over the place because he coached a game in a hospital bed up in the press box. Clearly he wasn’t as tough as Rockne who had his hospital bed on the sideline.
We’ll be back again on Friday.