College football world reacts to Notre Dame jersey reveal video

Chances are strong that by now you’ve seen Notre Dame’s alternate uniforms that they’ll wear for the shamrock series game against BYU this October. If you haven’t then you can check out an up-close photo gallery of the uniforms and before your day is done you’re going to want to spend four minutes watching the EPIC video Notre Dame used to unveil the jerseys.

I really like the jerseys, I love the white, and my only real beef with them is that they have a bit of a Georgia Tech feel.

The video however has no flaw in it whatsoever. If there is an award for “Best College Football Uniform Reveal Video” then this one is pretty much Secretariat at the Belmont.

Check out below how the college football world reacted to seeing it.

Personally, Michael Mayer’s line about the color of the jersey was my favorite.

Josh Pate

Just a heads up – if you’re on social media and consider yourself a college football fan you need to be following Josh. The guy bleeds college football, he is as informed on the subject matter as literally anyone, and truly LOVES the game.

Barstool Sports

Love them or hate them, Barstool Sports has a MASSIVE following. It’s not that Notre Dame is hurting for media coverage but when this outlet that clearly skews younger is praising Notre Dame and making the program appear cool then its a win for Freeman and the Irish.

Always Irish

The spot zero lies here. Also, I need to make another appearance on this podcast soon!

College Football Watcher

Ding!

4 Horsemen Podcast

The day Marcus Freeman was officially named head coach I had several conversations with friends about how Notre Dame was about to be cool again and that a lot of people were going to be uncomfortable as their hate for the Irish wore off. That’s only going to grow – at least until the massive amounts of winning begins.

Herb Lawrence

Herb is a longtime friend of mine and a former co-worker. He bleeds blue and orange for the University of Illinois and usually despises anything Notre Dame. When he is offering praises towards South Bend (in his own little way) you know Notre Dame hit this out of the park.

Sean Pendergast

Sean is a talkshow host in Houston that I used to bug to come on in Chicago to talk about the Astros and Texans, but he’s a Notre Dame grad and says here exactly what Irish fans everywhere were thinking.

Nick Schultz

Hopefully it’s not long before Freeman starts winning the regular season and postseason too, Nick.

Katie Pondiscio

Oh it’s happening, Katie. Welcome aboard!

Miles Garrett

There are a few others, Sam Pittman at Arkansas is one I’d include, but yes, Freeman is certainly towards the very top of that list.

Brian Oliu

I know there are those out there who hate the video board at Notre Dame Stadium, hate the turf, and hate the super loud music, but I genuinely think that is the very vast minority. That or I just happen to deal with a lot more Notre Dame fans that see the value in realizing it’s not 1993 anymore.

Brendan

I don’t know how many times I’ve seen a picture of Marcus Freeman since December and thought “take my money, I need that shirt” and seemingly haven’t seen any available for purchase. This certainly applies here but will undoubtedly be available at an Under Armor retailer near you soon, I’m sure.

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Rotorua Singlespeed Society Raises $ 10,000 for Charity at ‘Celebrate Life’ Event

New Zealand’s smallest mountain bike club has done it again.

Celebrate Life, an event run by the Rotorua Singlespeed Society, has raised $ 8000 for the Cancer Society of New Zealand’s Lions Lodge in Hamilton and $ 2000 for the Stroke Foundation. It was a case of third time lucky after postponements because of Covid 19.

“We had a casual ride from Eastwood Cafe at SCION to the Secret Spot Hot Tubs at Waipa,” said the Society’s Paul Laing. “Then, prizegiving with swag from some very generous Rotorua businesses and an auction of artwork, photography, trail signage and mountain bike clothing with history, like a French Downhill race top from the 2006 UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships, all at the Pig and Whistle, our pub of choice since 2008. “
[PI=22854630]Auctioneer James Alexander and Dave Joy. # 50 of 50 trail maps by Tony Hadlow framed by Portico Gallery.
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Adding to the money raised was a ‘design study’ by leading New Zealand artist, Michael Smither, auctioned by Webb’s in Auckland in February and a bike raffle.

The amount raised took the total the Society has donated to a range of different causes since 2008 to over $ 70,000.
“Our events are light-hearted, loud and colorful with some truly zany costumes,” Laing added. “So, it’s been wonderful over the last 15 years to give a bit back to the community who support us.”

In the past, donations have always had a personal edge.

“Like $ 5000 to Kidney Health of New Zealand after the Anzac Singlespeed Champs in 2015,” said another Society member, Dave Joy. “One of our committee, Lance Tavinor, was donating a kidney to his brother di lui, Grant, so it seemed very appropriate.”

After the 2017 Singlespeed World Champs the Society, the second the Society has hosted, $ 25,000 was donated to a couple of mental health projects including Lifeline Aotearoa.
“This is a serious problem that affects so many people,” said Joy. “No one is immune.”

This year was no different. The Society’s long term president, Gary Sullivan from Nzo and Ride Rotorua, underwent treatment for cancer last winter.

The money raised will go directly to the Lions Lodge which provides a temporary home for many people from Rotorua and around the region who need to make the daunting trip to Waikato Hospital. “We stayed there during week days over seven weeks of treatment,” said Sullivan. “Hard to put into words how much the care and kindness there meant to me and my partner, Glen. It felt like home. “

The Cancer Society are grateful for the support.

“In a really challenging year for fundraising events because of Covid-19, not everything went to plan for the Rotorua Singlespeed team, which makes the result even more astounding,” said Shay Rout from the Cancer Society. “They persevered with true grit and determination to make a difference for people with cancer in their community.”

The donation to the Stroke Foundation was also very personal.

“Jeff Anderson from Jeffson Bikes has supported the Society from day one with sponsorship as well as donating hand built frames as spot prizes for the Singlespeed Worlds in 2010 and 2017,“ Sullivan continued. “Sadly, Jeff suffered a stroke a few months ago.”

The bike the Society raffled this year was a Jeffson. “He and I built it together back in the winter of 2014,” says the Society’s Graeme Simpson.

“Jeff was a great teacher and it was truly remarkable experience helping with every aspect of that frame build. And very therapeutic as part of my own rehabilitation from cancer.

“We always discussed donating it to a good cause.”

Although raffle entries came from all over the country, the bike was won by one of Jeff’s long term local customers.

“That was a real bonus,” Simpson continued. “And he was at Secret Spot for the draw, as well.”

In the past the Society has donated cash to the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club and equipment to the volunteers on the Rotorua Trails Trust working bees “Without these guys, we wouldn’t have a venue to have fun on,” said Laing. “They both do amazing work and deserve total support from all mountain bikers.”

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