New visitor's tunnel (link)
by BigNDfan (2017-04-19 21:44:36)
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all in all just another f'ing hole in the wall.
by mkovac  (2017-04-20 17:39:34)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Nice job ND: rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.


Are there actually people who get excited about this? *
by GolfJunkie17  (2017-04-20 13:44:59)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Excited?? No. Interested in seeing it? Sure
by endthecursein05  (2017-04-20 13:50:55)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Which I have now done. All good


Besides Mark Cross, obviously. *
by GolfJunkie17  (2017-04-20 13:46:33)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Mark gets it! *
by Moff  (2017-04-20 14:38:04)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Isn't this in the middle of the Band seating area? *
by The_Phoenix  (2017-04-20 12:57:40)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


The band is moving back into the stands
by HTownND  (2017-04-20 13:20:30)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Presumably to make the new IG look taller


Think how much money they will save when they don't
by Moff  (2017-04-20 15:20:13)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

have to have Vivid sell those seats for them.


I'm thinking they'll start charging the band for their seats
by The_Phoenix  (2017-04-21 12:02:12)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Additional revenue stream: charge the cheerleaders, too!


Tubas and bass drums have to pay for two seats. *
by Moff  (2017-04-21 12:08:40)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Was Temple Grandin used as a design consultant? *
by IAND75  (2017-04-20 12:07:48)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Nice
by Hipster  (2017-04-22 14:01:48)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

perhaps a serpentine pattern to the stadium ramps so the fans will be calmer before reaching the inevitable.

It would be more humane.


It's a concrete passageway
by ndtnguy  (2017-04-20 11:53:27)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

What exactly is there to see here that is worth looking at?


There's no room for fire extinguishers *
by SEE  (2017-04-20 11:17:00)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Time to think outside the box.
by Moff  (2017-04-20 14:45:12)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Put one of these bad boys in each player's helmet and let them each decide for themselves when they need that extra little push over the cliff during the game. We would have visual proof of who is, and who is not, jacked and pumped in crunch time. Those with remaining pressure in their canisters after the game can take showers, if they need them.


BK's new master stroke--pink smoke from the visitor tunnel
by LateNiteNaugles  (2017-04-20 14:16:59)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


A new, more NOW twist on the old psychological ploy to make our rivals more passive.

The bookstore, in conjunction with Team Notre Dame Corporate Partner UnderArmour, is already hard at work on the new t-shirt designs.


He should plant natural grass in their visitor sideline area
by Moff  (2017-04-20 14:36:50)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

and noise mufflers so they can't get the winning vibe from Ozzy. It would be an insurmountable impediment to their success .


No opportunity for fighting. *Moff approves this post *
by NJDoubleDomer  (2017-04-20 11:58:32)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Yup. But no opportunity for The Band to hit the opposing
by Moff  (2017-04-20 12:25:59)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

team in the face with the Victory March while both teams leave the field for the last time before kick off, startling the other team and causing our players to go wide eyed with intensity. As some of them noted, that game against the 10th ranked team was over right then and there, and later ended in a blow out. There was a wonderful dynamic in the tunnel with the other team, but that's over now too.


Maybe someday, saner heads will prevail at ND.
by SWPaDem  (2017-04-20 12:36:47)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

And then we could start storing nuclear waste in the visitor's tunnel. Who needs Yucca Mountain?


Spill way for mock sea battles. *
by Moff  (2017-04-20 12:53:20)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


OT Why wasn't the locker room preserved as a historic site? *
by cj  (2017-04-20 12:56:27)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I really have to scan and post the drawing of the Dome from
by Moff  (2017-04-20 14:29:16)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

the 60's. It was a proposal to knock down the entire admin building as outdated and unsafe except for leaving only the Dome standing on top of a structural support tower. (If you think it looks phallic now....) I am sure it was the brainchild of the great visionaries of the day, and those that opposed it were just angry old men afraid of change. (See also the spiral monstrosity of a new church they were going to build behind the Library, complete with a few more tower dorms that were later deemed a mistake).

It is in Thomas J. Schlereth's book, the University of Notre Dame, Portrait of Its History and Campus, which I used to read all the time as a middle schooler. (I used to be able to blow people's minds when they would ask for directions on campus from a fifth grader and give a brief tour)

As for the lockerroom, we have a football program run by people who have no idea why they suck, so we will keep changing everything about this place which is obviously the cause of their failures. But don't worry, "the kids love it" just as much as the dozens of other changes that were certain to improve the program and bring in the great recruits. 4-8.


Thanks for this... What do you think Coughlin would do
by cj  (2017-04-20 15:08:09)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

to the Gug...other b.s. distractions....

As I have said before, I would go so Spartan on this staff and team that they wouldn't know what end was up....
Heading to Culver Academy? Start walking...

"Coughlin, the Jaguars’ new front office boss, has always demanded a businesslike approach on his teams, and so it’s no surprise that players confirmed today that the ping pong table that had long been in their locker room has been removed.

This is nothing new for Coughlin. One of the first things Coughlin became head coach of the Giants in 2004, one of his first moves was removing the ping pong tables from their locker room. It may seem trivial, but Coughlin’s way won two Super Bowls with the Giants, and he’s been hired in Jacksonville to bring the same approach. Even if life in the locker room isn’t as fun."




When you think that we used to have guys like
by Moff  (2017-04-20 15:11:43)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Lombardi, Shula, Coughlin, Gruden, etc. vying for the job.... As you have noted, it almost takes a special kind of skill to drive something so great into the ground.


They would take DaVinci's "Last Supper" and add KFC
by cj  (2017-04-20 15:17:03)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

buckets and Bud Light to it if they thought they could make a buck....


Real visionaries embrace history and honor it
by NJDoubleDomer  (2017-04-20 14:53:56)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Look what the Truman administration did for the White House...the building was gutted, rebuilt with a complete sense for history. The same was true of the Main Building. Back in my day, the upper floors were closed as they were unsafe. Now, the building is beautiful because people were wise enough to know what we had and to make those bricks sing. Sadly, nobody thought that way for the Stadium.


Amen. I remember being afraid of the creaky stairs
by Moff  (2017-04-20 15:08:40)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

as a kid, and seeing the higher floors blocked off in the 70s.

And speaking of Presidents:

"I was particularly moved when I heard about Frank O’Malley’s role in saving the bricks of your administration building. Most of you know the story. The masonry was deteriorating, and some thought the time had come to replace it. Instead, Professor O’Malley reminded all who would listen, “These bricks contain the blood of everyone who helped to build Notre Dame.” (President George H. W. Bush, “Remarks at the University of Notre Dame Commencement Ceremony in South Bend, Indiana,” May 17, 1992)

I used to take it for granted that the vast majority of ND fans truly understood the place and what made it unique and great, but the Internet has helped me get over that.


Ken Dye proof. Perfect. *
by KeoughCharles05  (2017-04-20 11:20:33)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


The passive bragging about the mythical sellout
by ND44  (2017-04-20 10:40:57)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

is just what I would expect from these folks.

"What will visiting team see before entering Notre Dame Stadium for 256th straight sellout?"

Fucking tone deaf.


The response should be
by BmoreIrish  (2017-04-20 11:00:12)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

There will be way more sellouts in the stadium than that!


And the videoboard
by ND44  (2017-04-20 10:36:41)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Of course it looks to be off-center.


And out of focus *
by fatguyinalittlecoat  (2017-04-20 11:42:35)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I think it was just the angle of the camera *
by celtic745  (2017-04-20 10:57:28)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


What relation is Mark to Andy I wonder?
by The Holtz Room  (2017-04-19 22:11:08)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I kid Counselor.


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