Series notes - via Natural Enemies author John Kryk. [Hey John, after next year’s game, will we have a updated leatherback final edition of NE?]
Uni-tweaks – The Uniform Timeline has been updated with the Legends info. Two points brought up by readers that are still under review: 1. Sap says the numbers on the jerseys are a little larger in 2013, and 2. reader Pat says the adidas logo is bigger this year. I think they are both correct – discuss:
Mood? – Great. Not quite Final 4 great, but creeping up. Thanks again to Scott at The Blockhams for the artwork:
History bits – via mgoblue.com Notes
Shady is Crazy – I caught the Eminem booth visit after hearing how crazy/awkward/bizarre/drug-induced it was on Twitter, etc., during the game. Beyond the face he made in the beginning, I just thought it was a guy giving a bad interview – no energy, struggling with what to say, etc.
Eruption Averted – Had the Irish defender not snagged Gardner’s pass in the endzone, #98 should have been flagged for intentional grounding and Notre Dame awarded a safety, correct? No M man was in the area and Gardner wasn’t out of the pocket. But the refs didn’t throw flag. If the replay showed ND didn’t make the catch, the ball would have had to gone back to the line of scrimmage (you can’t toss a flag after the fact, right?) and Kelly would have gone ballistic.
Dubbing Devin – Craig from Hoover Street Rag suggests we call Gardner ‘New 98′. Brad from Maize & Blue Nation took it a step further suggesting we go with ‘New 9D8′. Yessir.
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