Notre Dame All Set to Get Asses Handed to Them This Saturday

Notre Dame All Set to Get Asses Handed to Them This Saturday

We thought this would be an enjoyable way to send you off into your weekend.

Pretty much my entire life, save a few minutes while watching Rudy for the first time, I've hated Notre Dame.  First, as a young Penn State fan growing up and later as I embarked on my yellow tee shirt wearing days as a student at Boston College.  Throw in a sprinkling of drunk Irish guys at the bar with last names like Coyne and O'Flannigan who never even sniffed a GED let alone attended Notre Dame and you've got yourself a nice little Notre Dame Hating Cocktail.  (Hey! I'm half Irish so I can criticize the drunk leprechauns.)

By the way, did I mention Boston College's football team is rather good this year?  As always, check out Eagle in Atlanta for all your Boston College needs.  Boston College at Notre Dame tomorrow at 3:30.  Enjoy.

Without further ado, we bring you "Real Men of Genius - Hopeless Notre Dame Football Fan!"

Phillies' rookie Zach Eflin has surgery on left knee

Phillies' rookie Zach Eflin has surgery on left knee

Six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair the patella tendon in his right knee, Phillies rookie Zach Eflin went under the knife again Friday.

As expected, Eflin had the same surgery - performed by Dr. Steve Cohen - done on his left knee.

According to the Phillies, Eflin will be immobilized for six weeks and is expected to make a full recovery.

Eflin, 22, has been dealing with knee problems since he was about 11 years old. The issues caused him to make just 11 starts in his rookie campaign. 

“You know this is an issue he’s been fighting since he was a kid,” general manager Matt Klentak said on the day of Eflin’s first surgery in August. “I think he told me since he was 11 years old, he first started battling knee problems. The hope here is that it’s going to alleviate the problem. And that he’s not going to have to deal with it. And in just talking candidly with Zach last night, while not excited to undergo the knife today, he was pretty excited about the possibility of coming to spring training next year pain-free for the first time in his life.”

That is still the expectation.

Eflin finished his rookie year 3-5 with a 5.54 ERA in 63 ⅓ innings pitched. He was 5-2 with a 2.90 ERA in 68 ⅓ innings at Triple A Lehigh Valley.