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Friday’s T.I.F.I. – Talkin’ Danny Spond, Trading Cards, Family Matters & More!

Nov 1, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

Men's basketball takes on Tusculum tonight for their final exhibition game before the season begins

Let’s begin with looking at Notre Dame alums in the MLS. A night after Dillon Powers’ Colorado Rapids had their season end, Jeb Brovsky’s Montreal Impact were defeated by the Houston Dynamo 3-0. There are still four Irish alums in the MLS Cup Playoffs. If you would like to learn about them, click here.

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Now, what did we miss…

  1. 1. Football – Trading Card Thursday – Ken MacAfee (LINK-Strong & True)
    Every Thursday we give you the chance to win an autographed Upper Deck trading card. This week it is a Ken MacAfee autographed card and all you have to do for a chance to win is answer the trivia question in the post. Click the link above to read more.
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  3. 2. Football – A Storied History (LINK-Strong & True)
    As a Notre Dame fan growing up, I often got snarky comments about games like this weekend. (Especially when the Irish lost them.) “Oh, does Notre Dame play Coast Guard next week?” But the ND-Navy rivalry is much more than that. Click the link above to read more.

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  4. 3. Football – The Right Move (LINK-UND.com)
    Looking back now, it would have been natural for KeiVarae Russell to become overwhelmed after hearing the proclamation from Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco just days before the national championship game in January. Click the link above to read more.
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  5. 4. Hockey – Family Matters (LINK-NCAA.com)
    Did you know that Mario Lucia’s dad is one of the most well-respected coaches in college hockey? Click the link above to learn more.
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  6. 5. Football – Don’t Forget The Past (LINK-South Bend Tribune)
    After the loss to Navy back in 2010, Irish head football coach Brian Kelly has not forgot about the drubbing his team took at the hands of the Midshipmen. Click the link above to learn more.

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Tweet That Made Me Chuckle

Mario? I don’t get it …

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Notre Dame-ish Video Of The Day

Danny Spond’s football career came to an end all too early due to excessive migraines, now he is doing his best to make everyone on the squad better student-athletes.

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Today’s Trivia:

Let’s talk some men’s basketball…

Can you name the former Notre Dame men’s basketball player who is an NBA head coach and what team does he coach for?

You will find the answer to today’s trivia question in Monday’s T.I.F.I.

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