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(ALMOST) ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Readers of Balladeer’s Blog will remember that last Saturday the Notre Dame College Falcons played their first-ever intercollegiate football game in the school’s history. This week the Falcons are once again making history, but they have co-stars for this game. The Lindsey-Wilson College Blue Raiders have brought football back after a 75-year hiatus. That’s like a bye week where your great-grandchildren are born before your team takes the field again. Or, put another way, Carole Lombard was as hot as Angelina Jolie the last time the Blue Raiders took a snap in a game that counted. The Falcons at least have one game under their belts, (albeit a loss to D2’s Mercyhurst Lakers), but the Lindsey Wilson football team is as green as the grass on a football field. Want to know how you can follow this matchup on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm Eastern Time? Well, you’re in luck because I recently took my private jet to the South Euclid, OH home of Notre Dame College and visited their Sports Information Director Skip Snow. After my usual witty ice-breaking joke (I asked him if, after he introduced himself, anyone had ever said “Skip snow? Heck, I’d like to skip the whole darn winter!”…He said no.) I pounded my fist on his desk like Patrick McGoohan in the opening credits of The Prisoner and demanded to know how people outside the Ohio area could follow this historic game. Snow, obviously realizing he was dealing with journalistic dynamite, informed me that NDC and LWC fans around the world could follow the game on the internet with a live audio stream at ESPNCleveland.com. I was about to make a brilliant, yet juvenile, “audio stream” joke when Skip’s beefy security guards escorted me out of his office and off the NDC campus.

For the punchline to my Audio Stream joke, click here: http://www.notredamefalcons.com/

Helmets courtesy of The Helmet Project at : http://www.nationalchamps.net/Helmet_Project/

Balladeer’s Blog is not affiliated with or operated by the NAIA or the NCAA or any of their member institutions. 

© Edward Wozniak and Balladeer’s Blog, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Edward Wozniak and Balladeer’s Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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NAIA FOOTBALL SEASON HAS STARTED (in other news the rest of the world supposedly still exists)

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year got underway Thursday night with five gridiron contests involving NAIA football teams, three of them ranked. (For those matchups click here: https://glitternight.com/2010/08/25/naia-football-season-starts-this-thursday-night-aug-26th/  ) This coming Saturday will see seven more ranked NAIA squads in action for the first full Saturday of college football in 2010. Saturday night at 7pm the Notre Dame College Falcons will play the first intercollegiate football game in the school’s 88 year history. In a time when economic woes have been causing some institutions of higher learning to discontinue football Notre Dame College (Motto: “No, not THAT Notre Dame”) is one of the handful launching or reviving the sport.  

It’s not South Bend, IN, but Lyndhurst, OH where the Falcons will host the Mercyhurst Lakers in this historical first game. The following Saturday Notre Dame College will be on the road in another history-making matchup in the first intercollegiate football game played by the Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders in 75 years. Other home games for the Falcons will be against the Walsh Cavaliers, the Marian College Knights, the North Greenville Crusaders and the Urbana Blue Knights.

This is what the helmet layout will look like when the Notre Dame College Falcons take on the Mercyhurst Lakers this Saturday:

                                                                                

   This is what it would look like if they took on the NFL Champion Saints:

   And this is what it would look like if they took on martial arts legend Bruce Lee: 

 Kind of makes The Master look kind of small, doesn’t it?

To find out the favorite Brucesploitation movie of each of the Notre Dame College football players click here: http://www.notredamefalcons.com/

Football helmets courtesy of The Helmet Project at: http://www.nationalchamps.net/Helmet_Project/ 

Balladeer’s Blog is not affiliated with or operated by the NAIA or the NCAA or any of their member institutions. 

© Edward Wozniak and Balladeer’s Blog, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Edward Wozniak and Balladeer’s Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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