An 0-3 September dropped Notre Dame from national title
contention faster than you can say, "Kimberly Dunbar." Since
then the mood has turned from blue to gold as the Irish have won
three straight. On Oct. 30 they host Navy in what will be their
35th consecutive nationally televised game (NBC, 1:30 p.m.).
While awaiting the kickoff you can follow the Fighting Irish on
these sites:
The unofficial home of Notre Dame football contains updated
statistics, rosters and recruiting information. Domer moaners
can peruse the Rumor Mill section to glean whether coach Bob
Davie (above) should be concerned about his job security.
Pat Haden, analyst for NBC's coverage of Irish home games,
dispenses wisdom weekly. The site's Notre Dame Central Bulletin
Board is more than idle blather. A correspondent, who goes by
the netonym Yeats and appears to have a sibling who's a student
manager, recently provided embarrassing--if decidedly
secondhand--information on Davie's closed locker room reaction
to the Irish's frustrating 28-23 loss to Purdue in the season's
third week.
Besides a "Dome Cam" constantly trained on the Golden Dome and a
song page that gives lyrics to The Notre Dame Victory March, the
site provides phone numbers and addresses for all Notre Dame
students. Want to call quarterback Jarious Jackson and
congratulate him on Notre Dame's 21-point comeback against USC
last Saturday? Just dial 219-273-...sorry, you'll have to click
on the site for the last four digits.
As the prospect of a season without a major bowl has fans in an
Irish stew, this site serves up a volume telling how to prepare
one. The All-American Cookbook, compiled by Karen Phelps Moyer
(daughter of former Irish basketball coach Digger Phelps),
contains recipes culled from the kitchens of Irish sports
legends. We recommend Paul Hornung's eggs Benedict. Great for
This nonfootball-related site is devoted to teaching visitors
how to get the most out of their day. It's ideal for offenses
whose last-minute, potential game-winning drives have a
propensity for getting stuck at the opponent's 11-yard line as
the clock expires.

Irish haters have a field day at this site, which runs such
QuickTime clips as Desmond Howard's diving, last-quarter
touchdown catch that beat the Irish in 1991, and Boston
College's game-winning field goal in '93.



During American League Championship Series Game 3, the network
went commercial-free after the top of the first inning to show
the Yankees' Roger Clemens taking the mound at hostile Fenway.


The History Channel
The cable network telecast The Big Dig--a documentary on the
reconstruction of Boston's downtown highway--opposite the
Clemens-Pedro Martinez matchup.