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Wednesday’s T.I.F.I. – Previewing Pitt, The Blue Angels Return, MLS Cup, Rain & More!

Nov 6, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

The Blue Angels did the flyover for the Notre Dame-Navy football game this weekend (PHOTO/ Matt Cashore)

In addition to the men’s soccer team take over the top-ranking in college soccer and defeating #18 Michigan State in a non-conference tussle 2-0, the Irish on the professional scene have a lot to look forward to today.

First off, in the MLS Cup playoffs tonight a trio of Notre Dame alums will be a part of one game, the Sporting KC vs. New England Revolution contest. MLS All-Star and United States Men’s National Team member Matt Besler will once again start along the backline for Sporting while Bilal Duckett plays for the Revolution. The triumvirate is capped off by Robb Heineman, the CEO of Sporting KC.

Additionally, former Notre Dame football student-athlete Cierre Wood was signed to the New England Patriots practice squad.

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Now, what did we miss…

  1. 1. Hockey – Two Minute Drill With T.J. Tynan (LINK-Irish UNDerground)
    Anna Gonzalez sat down with alternate captain T.J. Tynan to see what makes him tick. Click the link above to read more.
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  3. 2. Football – Previewing Pitt (LINK-CBS Sports)
    The Irish take on longtime foe Pittsburgh in this weekend’s football clash for Notre Dame. Click the link above to read more about the game.

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  4. 3. Football – The Blue Angels Return (LINK-WEARtv)
    After being grounded due to the government budget sequestration, the Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels made a triumphant return to public life last weekend doing the flyover for the Notre Dame-Navy game. Click the link above to learn more and see where the Blue Angels will go next.
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  5. 4. Football – Irish D-Line Looks To Reunite (LINK-Chicago Sun-Times)
    After injury after injury along the defensive line, the Irish line may finally be back together this weekend. How successful or how many snaps they will take together is still up in the air. Click the link above to learn more.
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  6. 5. Football – Losing The Option (LINK-Chicago Tribune)
    After facing two-straight option-oriented ball clubs, the Irish are happy to get away from cut blocks as they face the Pitt Panthers this weekend. Click the link above to read more.

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Tweet That Made Me Chuckle

This made me laugh … as I was walking in from the rain…

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Notre Dame-ish Video Of The Day

Continuing to look at past games against Pitt, let’s turn to 2005.

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Today’s Trivia:

Let’s talk some football…

Who is the last Notre Dame alum to win a Super Bowl ring as a player?

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

Monday’s question (What is the farthest in the tournament the men’s soccer team has gone in the NCAA Championship? And in what year?) was first answered correctly via email by Paul Brown (not that Paul Brown). The correct answer is the quarterfinals in two years, 2006 & 2007.

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