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Her Loyal Sons


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    2021 Week 3 Picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 50:45

    Despite how crazy college football has been to open the 2021 season, Eddie and I have come out firing with above .500 records. Here's hoping we can keep the good times rolling over at the altar of GAMBLOR by taking on a slate that has some truly, truly sicko-quality games. But look, we don't hide our degeneracy here. My goal is to find a twelve-pack of games of some interest, and, by God, I'm going to deliver. Come for the picks. Stay to listen to Eddie break my brain and my spirit during the outro. #HAILGAMBLOR --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    Failure to Launch - Notre Dame vs Toledo Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 51:50

    Thankfully, the frustration within this episode comes from a win. While this season definitely seems to be of the caliber of "holy crap, is anyone even good?!" (which we go into detail in our Patreon Exclusive episode), there are some major concerns for Notre Dame going forward. We talk about whether Jack Coan or Tyler Bucnher should start against Purdue, if Marcus Freeman needs to burn part of his playbook to save his own head coaching aspirations, and question if Peacock actually wanted to broadcast another ND game ever again with the way they handled it. There's a lot of ground to cover and a lot of angst to get out. Buckle up. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    2021 NCAA Sim - Notre Dame vs Toledo

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 73:06

    After last week, it's clear that the HLS Sim is back as the most accurate prediction method in sports. It warned us the game against Florida State would be too close, and down to the wire. Do not make the mistake of ignoring the Sim this week--even if we decided that we would restrict the stream and VoD to paying subscribers of our Twitch channel. But, hey, the podcast will always be free (unless you are getting to ad-free version in the Patreon which also includes additional bonus content and pods). Show us the money. Show us an Irish victory. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    2021 Week 2 Picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 59:24

    Week 1 was full of surprises, sprung traps, and failed covers (looking at you, Notre Dame). Despite the insanity, both Eddie and I finished out at 5-6-1 to bring our records to 9-7-1 for the year. Reminder, Eddie and I are battling for a $200 donation to my Extra Life campaign, so every week matters. So kick back, relax, and open another 12-pack of picks with us. Like the Irish, it's time to bounce back. #HAILGAMBLOR --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    HLS Recap - Notre Dame at Florida State

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 53:01

    Let's be honest, the game could have and should have gone a lot better for the Irish. After having an incredible dominating opening, Notre Dame sputtered to an overtime victory, watching an 18-point lead completely disappear in the fourth. Marcus Freeman watched his Notre Dame honeymoon come to an end by inexplicably putting his defense in a three man front. Notre Dame's rushing offense struggled, but Jack Coan had a record-breaking debut. And *checks notes* Brain Kelly wants to execute his team?! Also, if you miss the national recaps, make sure to head over to the Patreon to toss in $1 for exclusive access to those bonus episodes. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    2021 NCAA Sim: Notre Dame at Florida State

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 78:06

    Of all bits and ideas that I've created here at Her Loyal Sons, the NCAA Sim has, by far been my favorite. Not only do we, for some reason, put ourselves at the mercy of a game released eight years ago, but Shane and I also put ourselves at the mercy of technology that somehow goes insanely awry during these episodes and streams. Loyal Listeners, I am pleased to report that we've hit peak HLS in all aspects to kick off our final sim season. We have technical difficulties, I failed to hit proper buttons on my soundboard, the game glitched out, ate the roster I curated and made a flip card for, and, to top it all off, the sim delivered an absolute nightmare scenario of a game. In short, it's perfect. For video, head here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    Week 1 Picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 67:43

    Week 0 was nothing less than a smashing success for Eddie and I. That being said, we know there is no rest for the degenerate. Week 1 is absolutely loaded with incredible games, plus Notre Dame's season opener. Enjoy a fresh 12-pack of picks as we look to continue the 4-1 momentum from last week. #HAILGAMBLOR --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    FSU Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 53:17

    It figures that when I tease a guest, it falls through. However, I won't fault Jack Crosby of CBS Sports, who we scheduled to help us preview Florida State, as his first child decided to make her arrival. While we all give Jack our hearty congrats, the show must go on. Shane and I do a rare deep-dive into a Notre Dame opponent without video game assistance and discuss what Notre Dame will face in Tallahassee. We also discuss a major Irish injury plus--a head coach in waiting?! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    2021 Futures and Week 0 Picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 53:08

    Eddie and I return to the altar of GAMBLOR for one final season (well, publicly via audio at least). The season 2021 is officially upon us and there will be actual football played this weekend. That means there are future champions to predict and spreads to pick. Sure, our highlight is Nebraska at Illinois, but that ain't going to stop us. And, no, we don't have a problem--we've got it figured out! #HAILGAMBLOR --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    Top 25 Roster Countdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 86:47

    Typically, I write a post explaining myself in the annual Counting Down the Irish roster ranking run by Douglas Farmer over at NBC's Inside the Irish. This year, knowing there was no way in hell that post was going to actually happen, I decided to save it as a podcast topic for Shane and I. Shane didn't see the rankings at all before this episode. The reactions are genuine as is the questioning of my sanity. Never fear, I have a defense and explanation for all of them. The top 25 ranking by the president of the Rocco Spindler fan club can be found below. Enjoy! Kyle Hamilton Kyren Williams Michael Mayer Jarrett Patterson Kevin Austin Blake Fisher Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa Braden Lenzy Kurt Hinish Jack Coan Isaiah Foskey Chris Tyree Cain Madden Clarence Lewis Jack Kiser Josh Lugg Drew White Rocco Spindler Jayson Ademiola Houston Griffith Lawerence Keys Cam Hart Shayne Simon Lorenzo Styles Tyler Buchner --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    The Beginning of the End

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 48:26

    Just because our run at HLS is ending doesn't mean Shane and I aren't ridiculously excited for this season. In fact, it only took two BK pressers and one media-viewed practice to whip us up into a homer frenzy. Slap on those blue & gold glasses and come sip on the Kool-Aid with us before the season gets rolling. Also, scheduling note for future podcasts: Picks Pod starts back up with an August 25th recording and the first Sim is September 2nd. Get. Hype! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    2021 Schedule Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 94:30

    We are finally nearing the end of the offseason, meaning it is time for laser focus on the 2021 Notre Dame season. With that in mind, Shane and I give a quick preview on every game on the 2021 Irish slate, plus perhaps going off topic a bit on the Peacock home opener. Come for the massive preview, stay for the huge show news at the end of the episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    Previewing the Irish: Magazines, Vegas, and SP+

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 53:24

    Finally, an episode that has waited nearly a month in the wings! I bust out my 2021 preview magazine collection and discuss the projections with Shane, which seem to include the national media guzzling the Cincinnati and North Carolina Koolaid. The outlook from the magazine crew is largely good, including a projection that might be wearing blue and gold glasses. We then turn to Vegas and SP+ for a bit of a downer. Those projections were...not as kind. Next week, we will turn to our own projections for the Irish plus some big news for the pod that you don't want to miss! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    Conference Realignment 2: Red River Boogaloo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 54:59

    Shane and I had plans of discussing the national previews of Notre Dame. Then Texas and Oklahoma decided they were off to the SEC. So, here we go again: it's conference realignment time. While we spend a fair amount of time making fun of Texas and laughing at the Big XII getting caught with their pants down, we examine what this means for college football's future, the planned playoff expansion, and if Notre Dame's independence still fits into all of this. We'll try that whole preview magazine thing next week. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    Welcome to the NIL Era

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 56:56

    Name, Image, and Likeness is no longer a concept or a wishlist, but reality. Shane and I discuss what that reality entails, how Notre Dame and its players have approached it, how much we still don't know, and the potential pitfalls along the way. Towards the end, this leads me to a few hilarious sponsorship ideas that perfectly encapsulate what we love about college football. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    NCAA v Alston, Now on the Record

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 63:21

    Yes, I put the incredible Zoom recording fail behind me. Moons and Shane graciously came back on to try to recreate our episode focusing on the Supreme Court decision on NCAA v Alston. Moons gives his legal expertise as to what the SCOTUS decision actually means in the grand scheme of thigs. Thankfully, he's also used his lawyering skills to show just how badly the NCAA bungled this entire case from beginning to end. We also talk about the Kavanaugh opinion, what that means to the big picture as well as the NCAA's spin to the 9-0 loss as a win for them. Finally, we conclude with irrefutable, legal proof that Michigan is full of tramps. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    Tex Fucked Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 13:50

    Background: NCAA v Alston happened. I thought I'd bring still-technically-HLS-staff Moons, an actual lawyer, on the pod with Shane and I to discuss this intelligently. We had a great time. Awesome conversation. I learned some things. I also learned Zoom didn't record a damn thing. I learned this after we finished the episode. We will re-rack again and give the episode another shot. That being said, I know we can't completely re-capture the moment like we did the first time. So, since Shane and I record our audio locally, I did some creative editing for Moons' audio. I clipped the end of the show which was easily the highlight. If you are interested in hearing the entire Mt. Everest of Tex tech fuck ups, I have that available on my Patreon. You can unlock it for $1/month as I attempt to make lemonade out of the lemons I threw at myself. Enjoy? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    Failure to Receive

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 57:26

    After getting to avoid it last week, Shane and I dive into the position group causing the most angst within the Notre Dame fan base: Wide Receiver. You name it, it's gone wrong: horrid injury luck, transfers, and lack of production. With talk of Notre Dame needing to have a more dynamic offense, this position group simply has to step up not just this year, but beyond. With that in mind, I come up with an offensive strategy that might just hide some of the warts of this position group, plus some others that are stepping in a unique spot in 2021 for Notre Dame. Oh, the shameless plug because we are all too happy to sell out to the Good Brand: Be sure to use LOYALSONS for 15% off your first order at HomefieldApparel.com and be sure to let them know HLS sent you. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message

    Leave the Bye, Take the Independence

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 53:50

    Jack Swarbrick has consistently put Notre Dame's football independence above all else. Even when faced with a daunting prospect of playoff expansion, a move that could have forced Notre Dame, yet again, into conference membership, he found an out. Sacrifices have to be made to protect the ND family. A playoff by may have been left at the scene of the crime, but Jack executed any thought that the Irish would need to flock to a conference to preserve title hopes. In doing so, Shane and I see all kinds of potential for opportunity, incredible matchups, and even potentially chaos not just on the field, but off as well once conference TV contracts come to an end. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    In the Name of Image, Likeness, and Fair Compensation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 56:26

    Shane and I touched on Name, Image, and Likeness rights in last week's episode, but this week we take the full dive into it. We first examine the broad picture as it stands right now, including a look at how money currently changes hands thanks to a confession by one Johnny Football. With that picture, we throw out how we'd like Notre Dame to approach this fast incoming radical change to the college football landscape. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    The Five Year View

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 72:02

    Shane and I have ended our offseason hiatus to kick off our fifth year of podcasting as a duo. To mark this occasion, we decided to take a look at our current expectations of Notre Dame as they are today and how they differ from our thoughts five years ago--both from the on-field performance as well as the recruiting and roster churn. Oh, and we also have a new partner in Homefield Apparel. Perhaps you've heard about the good news about The Good Brand? If not make sure you use that LOYALSONS for 15% off the ND gear you're going to buy on Saturday, June 5. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Sim: Blue/Gold 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 78:09

    A new era kicks off for Notre Dame football this Friday as an Ian Book-less Irish take the field for the first time this Saturday. Get your self in the streaming mindset and join the always popular HLS Sim before you try to figure out how to get Peacock by 12:30 PM EDT on Saturday. All eyes will be on the Irish QB situation and the most accurate of all sports prediction methods will give you a preview of what we will all be talking about until fall camp. Don't worry, the HLS Sim still has that special "something" as it always does. In fact, we end up hitting a moment that I dubbed "peak sim" towards the end of the game. And if you're wondering whether or not a certain freshman QB ends up playing...well...you'll have to see (or hear) for yourself. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Recap: 2020 Season Finale

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 50:42

    It feels like it took forever to get to this point this season, but we've finally arrived at the end of the road for the 2020 college football season. Shane and I take a brief look at Alabama's coronation ceremony against Ohio State this past Monday and what it means for college football as a whole. That, of course, bleeds into talk of where Notre Dame stands among the college football elite and how they are talking the Alabama problem. The second half of the show recaps news from under The Dome. This includes the massive hire of Marcus Freeman as defensive coordinator as well as a truckload of roster moves from the past couple of weeks. We will be back at some point in the offseason, but we will take a break as I get all my tech fixed here at HLS HQ. I want to extend a huge thanks to everyone that has listened and we hope we've been able to give you some joy and an escape during this crazy year. Here's hoping for less stress and more vaccines & antibodies in 2021. I want to share a drink at a tailgate with y'all! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Picks: 2020 Championship Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 20:34

    There have been just a few non-football things of more import happening this past week, but Eddie and I wanted to say farewell to the 2020 season the best way we know how, making one final trip to the altar of GAMBLOR. We give our thoughts on the winner, spread, and total, along with a brief preview of how we see this game playing out. Enjoy this brief episode and, when you hear my child crying and screaming in the background, don't worry. The tragedy was spilling his granola oats. He'll live. #HAILGAMBLOR --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Recap: Talkin' 'Bout The Narrative™

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2021 67:46

    To end the Notre Dame football season, we decided to go with a single segment, no-ad stream of consciousness pod. Sure, there are a couple of major national things to hit, but the meat of this episode is talking about Notre Dame falling to Alabama and The Narrative™ surrounding the program. Just like BK in the post-game presser, we got a bit spicy on this one. There will be one final pod to put a bow on the end of this crazy, COVID-wrecked season. But for now, come commiserate the end of the Notre Dame season with us. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Sim: Notre Dame vs Alabama - CFP Semifinal

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 72:51

    Typically, we've done this year's sim under a complete separate, COVID-free reality. We are still honoring that spirit, as if ND made the playoff, they'd play in the actual Rose Bowl. However, with some PC upgrades, and using a different version of the game, came new, updated rosters with tweaked ratings. So, we decided to just roll with whatever those rosters and depth charts were. Injuries, as always are completely out. Yes, that means Bama has Waddle. We weren't sure what this new and improved version of the sim would bring (save for some crackling audio, sorry about that!), but I think it's safe to say that your nightmares are all still alive and well in this damned thing. We're so sorry, but can't stop the bit now. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Picks: 2020 New Year's Six & Others

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 70:40

    Eddie and I return after a bit of a break to pick the bowl games that matter (and a couple that don't). That means a lot of random topics while we catch up, followed by thoughts on the New Year's Six, playoffs, and yes, Notre Dame facing off against Alabama. In fact, the ND pick manages to turn into an explosive $100 Extra Life sidebet to kick of the 2021 campaign that I haven't even started yet. One of us took Bama and the other took ND. Tune in and fine out the logic behind the split. (And hang around for the most wheels-off outro I've ever done.) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Recap: Over? Nothing Is Over Until We Decide It Is!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 74:29

    The last time that Shane and I had to deal with a post-loss podcast was 2019. Sure, it's been over a year, but I feel we made up for lost time in this rant-heavy episode. Notre Dame drops the ball against Clemson. Army, everyone in the group of five, and everyone not a brand name in college football gets screwed by the committee. Fans deciding to chalk up a loss to Alabama weeks before the game is played. Yeah, it's all covered. This felt good. Come get your audio therapy. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Virtual ACC Championship: Notre Dame (8-3, 8-2) vs. Clemson (10-1, 9-1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 91:37

    Friendly reminder: The HLS Sim takes place in an alternate, COVID-free reality in which Notre Dame is still somehow playing football in the ACC. All of the results and injuries are self-contained in this gigantic ACC simulation experiment. And this week that experiment comes to an end. Notre Dame, despite a horrid loss to Syracuse, found themselves in the Virtual ACC Championship thanks to long-time friends of the Irish, Miami. Will Clemson have vengeance on the mind? Or will virtual history repeat itself once again? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Picks: The Champs Are...Here?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 62:29

    In 2020, we are taking nothing for granted, especially in the wake of one conference championship game already having a substitute team due to a COVID outbreak. So, while we certainly hope for a full complement of conference champions come Sunday, we will assume nothing. That being said, we decided to end the regular season, and Eddie and I's $100 bet for charity with a 12-pack banger, picking every game of consequence this weekend. The tie will be broken, but definitely not in any way that either of us ever expected. And, because 2020 has been far too insane, Eddie and I will punt our usual bowl game podcasts in full anticipation teams will absolutely not give two shits about going. We'll be back for the New Year's Six, which absolutely should include Notre Dame unless...well, peak 2020 happens. #HAILGAMBLOR --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Picks: Mystery Bye Week!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 45:02

    We certainly didn't expect Notre Dame's (regular) season to be cut a week short, meaning this mystery bye week allows Eddie to toss another game into our typical 8-pack of picks. It's definitely getting harder to try and pull games for the weekly slate, especially with some more traditional games, like Michigan and Ohio State, getting the COVID axe. However, there are still stories to be told and games to pick. Can't stop. Won't stop. #HAILGAMBLOR --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Recap: Hardware Focused

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 53:35

    Shane needed to deal with an unforeseen emergency, leaving me solo this episode. The best game of the weekend was a Group of Five game that wasn't originally on the schedule. The Big Ten is probably going back on their championship qualifying rules. There was a Sunday night college football game. Must be 2020. In the midst of all of this, Notre Dame had a weird game against Syracuse that looked oddly familiar. We've arrived at the point in which annoying games are wins by 20+ points and the only thing left ahead for the Irish is to add to their hardware collection. 2020 may suck, but the football is good and talking about it is still a joy. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Sim: Notre Dame (8-2, 8-1) vs Syracuse (3-7, 3-7)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 81:04


    Friendly reminder: The HLS Sim exists in its own, COVID-free reality in which Notre Dame is still somehow playing in the ACC. The results and injuries all exist in this strange parallel universe. Almost every week I tell myself "wow, we really went peak sim this week" and every week the sim laughs at me. This is a mess Marie Kondo couldn't sort and it most certainly doesn't spark any joy. The Sim Irish are in control of their ACC destiny needing a win over lowly Syracuse to clinch the ACC Championship game berth and the ACC regular season crown. And uh...well...this happened. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support


    HLS Picks: Freshly Squeezed

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 48:04

    When we started this week, Eddie and I weren't expecting this to be the final week for Notre Dame's regular season. By the time you are reading and/or listening to this, one of the games on our board has very likely been cancelled. 2020 season in a nutshell, y'all. While the board doesn't have the most intriguing lines of the season, there are storylines a plenty. We dig into those and make our picks as we near ever closer to the end of our annual Extra Life $100 donation bet all tied up. This is the way. #HAILGAMBLOR --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Recap: Kicking Around Playoff Contenders and Pretenders

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 70:05

    In a week where Vanderbilt made history (and then fired their coach), we still have some degree around just who can actually make a playoff run. While some teams were happy to play themselves out, situations in the Big Ten and Pac-12 have made things a little more cloudy and confusing than usual. So Shane and I decided to play a little game of Contenders and Pretenders around the nation in the wake of this week to see who might just have a legitimate shot and who is just hanging around because the Playoff Committee are required to fill out 21 more teams outside the top 4. Finally, we take a gleeful look at Notre Dame's victory in Chapel Hill, basking in the glory and confidence that this team shows week after week. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Picks: The Sicko Slate

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2020 40:32

    Traditionally, this weekend is full of the rivalry matchups that we all crave in this sport. In 2020, we get some of those games, but also others that make me question my own mental faculties when they ended up on the board. Meanwhile, Notre Dame heads over to the East Coast instead of the West Coast for their last major test before the ACC Title game against a Mack Brown led North Carolina team…on a Friday. This is all weird. But weird is 2020's thing and we will enjoy every bit of college football that we are blessed with in These Trying Times™. #HAILGAMBLOR --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Sim: Notre Dame (8-1, 8-0) @ North Carolina (7-2, 6-2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2020 79:51

    Friendly reminder: The HLS Sim exists in an alternate, COVID-free reality in which Notre Dame is somehow still playing football in the ACC. The results, injuries, and everything in between exist solely within this parallel universe. Since next sim week would fall on a Thursday and ND has a bye this week, Shane and I decided to fire off the sim a week early. Along with that, I ran sims for the rest of the ACC to catch up properly as well. Quite frankly, that's probably the only thing that went right here. After two weeks of the Sim sparing us its usual torture, it came for our time-traveling hubris as if it needed to collect a debt. Consider this a cleansing before your turkey feast. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Picks: Triple Cheeseburger

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 28:20

    This week's board is a perfect summary of the madness that is the 2020 college football season. We have a team playing their first game of the season (potentially), a top ten matchup that no one saw coming, an undefeated Group of Five team that has a better record in the ACC than their ACC opponent, and Notre Dame is on their third bye week this season. Yeah, it's a lot and that only covers a portion of the storylines involved in this episode. So get your bye week burgers ready and come get your ND-stress-free weekend started with us. #HAILGAMBLOR --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Recap: The QB Controversy That Never Was

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2020 60:46

    The big stories this week were the things that were never there in the first place: 15 games postponed or cancelled, SEC defense, Will Muschamp's job, wins for Penn State, and Michigan's title hopes. This extended to Notre Dame's matchup with Boston College, a matchup to give Phil Jurkovec the chance to prove that he was the true winner of Notre Dame's QB competition last year. Problem was, BC had as much of a chance of repeating a 1993 upset, as Phil did being ND QB1. But, much like ESPN with a narrative they clearly invested too much into, Shane and I press on and cover what did actually happen before Notre Dame heads off to a well-deserved bye week. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Sim: Notre Dame (7-1, 7-0) at Boston College (6-2, 5-2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2020 81:12

    Friendly reminder: The Sim exists in an alternate, COVID-free reality in which Notre Dame is still somehow playing in the ACC. All the wins, losses, injuries, and even depth charts, exist in the Sim's parallel universe. After we were all shocked with Notre Dame comfortably taking down #1 Clemson, has The Sim lulled us into a false sense of security? Does it know about 1993? Does it live in our minds and display our worst nightmares? There's only one way to find out. It's a Holy War and the Lepretron trophy must remain intact! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Picks: Please Don't Cancel Everything

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2020 40:00

    The title of this episode is the actual mood in the podcasting room. This week has not been kind in terms of COVID cancellations, leading Eddie and I to fear that quite a few of these picks may end up being meaningless by the time Saturday comes around. But, we persist, if for nothing else but to have another chance to talk about Notre Dame being Clemson once again. Seriously, that will never get old. Unless we lose to Boston College. Please don't do that. That would be silly. #HAILGAMBLOR --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    Notre Dame Beats Clemson Extra Life Supershow

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2020 131:34

    What. A. Weekend. On Saturday, I started a 24-hour charity marathon stream, the beginning of which was completely devoted to Notre Dame's gigantic matchup, and, ultimately, a victory, against the (former) #1 team in the land, Clemson. What I could have never expected was that the guests and segments that I would have during this stream would create a time capsule of one of the most extraordinary Saturdays in ND history. A huge thank you to all my guests and especially all the donors to my Extra Life campaign. As of this episode's release, you have helped me raise over $12,000 for the Blake Shelton Cancer Research Fund at the Children's Hospital Foundation of Oklahoma City in honor of Aven. While the marathon is done, donations are open until the end of the year via extralife.ndtex.com--I hear donations of $47.40 are particularly popular these days. As this is a very large (and will forever be ad-free) show, below are the timestamps for all segments. Apologies for some audio being rougher than usual as all recording was on the fly and I need to go be a virtual teacher for my kiddos! 3:17 - Tailgating with Ty Hildenbrandt of The Solid Verbal 44:18 - Pre-game Show with FFXIV Streamer and Clemson Fan, Mizzteq 1:08:26 - Halftime Show with Notre Dame, Our Blogger 1:22:44 - Postgame Show with Shane (aka the usual HLS Recap episode) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Sim: Notre Dame (6-1, 6-0) vs Clemson (7-0, 6-0)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2020 89:21

    Friendly reminder: The HLS Sim exists in an alternate, COVID-free reality, complete with it's own victories, losses, and injuries. Somehow, Notre Dame still plays in the ACC in this parallel world. Folks, this is the sim I've been dreading. With Sim Notre Dame constantly sputtering throughout the virtual season, including a mind-boggling blowout loss to USF, I've dreaded facing a mostly full-strength Clemson squad that includes a very healthy and very COVID-free Trevor Lawrence. Yet, this sim somehow actually resembled a real football game--by far the biggest upset of the season. Perhaps it will deliver one more...? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Picks: Going West

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2020 39:28

    Welcome back Pac-12! We missed your after dark insanity and our college football lives feel complete once again. Oh, and don't forget about the big thing going down on Saturday: Extra Life. 24-hour charity stream starts live at 6 PM Central, 7 PM Eastern. The stream will kick off with a live reaction stream about some game happening in South Bend this weekend. So get your picks ready for the weekend. I will be up all night, even past the final whistle of Hawaii's first home game. I couldn't be more excited and terrified all at the same time (please, Irish, win for the love of God). --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Recap: Ok, Let's Talk About Clemson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 53:42

    It's the week we've all been waiting for since the final whistle of the 2019 season: Notre Dame vs. Clemson. We shorten our typical national recap for an more in-depth discussion of the game, using the final two data points of Boston College @ Clemson and Notre Dame @ Georgia Tech. In fact, we were so excited, that we completely forgot about our ACC Sim recap, so that will have to wait until Thursday. Oh, and don't worry, we laughed at Michigan. Hard. --- This episode is sponsored by · Charity Promotion: Democracy Works: This advertisement is part of a charitable initiative in partnership with Democracy Works. howto.vote --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Sim: Notre Dame (5-1, 5-0) @ Georgia Tech (2-4, 2-4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 95:42

    Friendly reminder: The HLS Sim exists in its own COVID-free reality, in which Notre Dame is still somehow oddly playing in the ACC. At this point, Shane and I feel like that we've seen everything that the sim can possibly throw at us. Every week, we're proven wrong. This might just be the most bonkers sim we've ever run. If you check out the episode length, you can probably guess what happened. Oh, and a quarterback that Notre Dame will play soon in the real world had some rather major COVID-related news. We discuss that during the pregame because--yeah, that was just way too big to ignore. --- This episode is sponsored by · Charity Promotion: Democracy Works: This advertisement is part of a charitable initiative in partnership with Democracy Works. howto.vote --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Picks: Let's Not Repeat Last Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 38:59

    The universe must always be in balance. Apparently this means when Notre Dame blows out Pitt, GAMBLOR comes for our picks. It's been a good run this season, but Eddie and I are determined to get back on track. It's a new ballgame for the Extra Life charity bet (fundraising marathon next Saturday by the way!) as we are all tied up. This week's slate had a lot of shine and the Big Ten found out playing football can tarnish some of it. Despite that, we know IN THESE TRYING TIMES that we must appreciate what we get every week. So join us at the altar of GAMBLOR as we prepare for the final week before the big showdown with Clemson. --- This episode is sponsored by · Charity Promotion: Democracy Works: This advertisement is part of a charitable initiative in partnership with Democracy Works. howto.vote --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Recap: Superweapon Malfunction

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 58:54

    Wait...a Notre Dame/Pitt game can be...fun?! What madness is this?! After witnessing a game that WE WILL NEVER MENTION AGAIN, this was quite a nice bounce-back for the Irish. The offense got right and Clark Lea put together another defensive masterpiece. Meanwhile, the Big Ten officially started their season, meaning Shane and I give some initial thoughts to the madness that included an improbable Indiana upset and a Rutgers win. Also featured this week: another ref bailout for Auburn, Florida State still real bad, Alabama still real good, and...*checks notes*...Clemson might have a Dino Babers problem? --- This episode is sponsored by · Charity Promotion: Democracy Works: This advertisement is part of a charitable initiative in partnership with Democracy Works. howto.vote --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Sim: Notre Dame (4-1, 4-0) @ Pitt (4-2, 3-2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2020 80:18

    Friendly reminder: The HLS Sim exists in an alternate, COVID-free reality in which Notre Dame is still somehow playing in the ACC. What happens when you mix the usual insanity of the sim with the usual pain and suffering of Notre Dame/Pitt? THIS. We apologize in advance. Please do not watch or listen with fragile or valuable objects as well as small children. Strong beverages recommended. --- This episode is sponsored by · Charity Promotion: Democracy Works: This advertisement is part of a charitable initiative in partnership with Democracy Works. howto.vote --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Picks: Welcome Back Big Ten and Mountain West

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2020 40:06

    It's been a while since our slate has really felt like it was truly stacked, but the return of the Big Ten and Mountain West are giving our Saturdays just a bit more of a feel of The Normal Times. We have a few top-25 matchups to talk about as well as the glorious return of late night football from the West Coast. As we've always said, we need to enjoy these moments while they last. So settle in, get your winners, and get ready for a near-complete college football Saturday. Oh, and #HAILGAMBLOR. --- This episode is sponsored by · Charity Promotion: Democracy Works: This advertisement is part of a charitable initiative in partnership with Democracy Works. howto.vote --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

    HLS Recap: When the Sim Became Reality

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2020 65:50

    We should've known that the Sim resembling something of a normal result via reasonable means would through the Notre Dame universe upside down. We can't take credit for what happened around the nation. After all, top 10 teams losing in 2020 seems rather normal at this point. We do, however, apologize for making your Saturday a bit more stressful than needed. That being said, we do not apologize for being happy about a win and embracing the Irish's new #3 ranking. Winning is the damn point and we are here to remind you of that in this episode. --- This episode is sponsored by · Charity Promotion: Democracy Works: This advertisement is part of a charitable initiative in partnership with Democracy Works. howto.vote --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/herloyalsons/support

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