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Catching up with… Golden Tate

Feb 12, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

Golden Tate walked away from Notre Dame after one of the most electric seasons in Irish history. The Biletnikoff winner dazzled fans with nearly 1,500 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns, to go along with electric touchdowns on the ground and as a punt returner. While the Irish’s late-season swoon cost Tate an invitation to the Heisman proceedings, Golden’s junior season capped a remarkable three-year career that started with a converted running back learning on the job how to play wide receiver, to becoming the most versatile offensive weapon in college football.

While he’s busy in Arizona preparing himself for the biggest job interview of his life, he was nice enough to trade emails with me and let us know what he’s been up to.

I hope you enjoy catching up with Golden Tate…

ITI: Last we saw, you were sitting next to Coach Weis and Jimmy Clausen announcing your decision to enter the draft. What have you been doing since then?

Golden Tate: Since then, I moved to Phoenix, Arizona to prepare myself for the events that I will have to do.

ITI: What kind of things are you focusing on in your training? What do you feel you need to improve on?

GT: I have really been focusing on the forty. I think that is the most important event for me to do well on. I have also been working on the other drills equally.

ITI: Do you have any goals for the NFL Draft? Do you plan on participating in all the tests at the combine?

GT: Only goal I have at this point is to impress the scouts with not only my athletic ability, but also my personality. Hopefully they will see the Golden Tate outside of football. Yes, I plan on participating in all the drills.

ITI: Have you had any interaction with your old teammates? What are they saying about the coaching change?

GT: I have had a few conversations and they all said it is really intense and they are all getting better.

ITI: How tough is it not playing baseball right now? Do you think about your professional prospects in baseball if you decided to focus on that sport instead?

GT: It’s not tough at all. I do miss being around the guys, but that’s about all. I think I made the right decision by entering the NFL draft.

ITI: How close are you to finishing school? Do you plan on coming back and getting your degree?

GT: I am 30 hours away from graduating. I juggled baseball, football, and school for 2.5 years and only have a year until I graduate. I plan on continuing school during my offseasons.


A special thanks to Golden for making time for me in the midst of a pretty crazy time for him. I wish him the best of luck and think some team is going to be very lucky to have him next year. 

  1. robertg - Feb 17, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    1. no, i always use my real name and identity at every internet site and do not try to hide behind phony internet identities, as you and others do, jake.
    2.among the posts that i have posted at notre dame central and elsewhere on the internet were statements that we were going to put enough pressure in the civil courts on the ncaa to force the ncaa to take action against pete carroll and his crooked usc football program so that petey and his staff would be forced to flee usc for the nfl.
    3. that task is already accomplished and we furnished online links to the published court decisions of our big court wins over the ncaa.
    4. yes, we did initially decide to purchase the south bend tribune and its local tc station from the company which owns the south bend tribune and a few other local newspapers so that we could have the pleasure of firing eric hansen, bob wieneke, and the other con artists in person.
    5. however, when we got a look at the financialsof the south bend tribune and the holding company that owns it, we made the prudent decision to accomplish the same goal by simply purchasing the civil causes of action which the owners of the holding company have against eric hansen and the other con artists at the south bend tribune.
    6. we have done those things and we will get to eric hansen and the others, for whom jake is probably a front,when their turns come in our project.
    7. the worst of this notre dame damaging lot is eric hansen who has been taking payoffs from usc boosters and other enemies of notre dame for years without disclosing those illegal payoffs to his employers.
    8. not content with publishing online vicious and fraudulent attacks on charlie and his staff and notre dame’s student athletes and defending crooked conference officials, hansen even published online vicious and fraudulent attacks on charlie’s son when he was 12 years old.
    9. as we have told you, we have priorities with our national litigation project and we will continue to publish the court decisions right here, as we progress, as we already have.
    10. cleaning out the corruption at the ncaa and conference and crooked football program schools comes 1st.
    11. then, we will proceed to the notre dame problems, including eric hansen and his colleagues at the south bend tribune and to the con artists who have been running these so called payment required notre dame fan sites.
    12. if you want to find out how deadly and thorough we are, check the online articles on the enron and mci worldcom civil rico cases.
    13. we had nothing to do with the criminal actions which followed and, as taxpayers, are adamently opposed to criminal prosecutions of non violent offenders.
    14. after all, we do not want to be stuck paying the rom and board and medical expenses of these con artists. we want them out on the streets and stipped of their material possessions.
    15. anyone who bothers to check the many online references that we have provided will find out that we have been doing exactly that to con artist all over the us in the civil courts for many years and that we never give up, even when crooked judges and bar associations take shots at me.
    16. fortunately, because i had the guts and courage and ability to defeat certain crooked judges( definitelyasmall minority) and their flunkies at the california state bar association( i have already provided the case citations and the facts), no state bar association or dishonest judges have dared to interfere with my activities in the courts( solely representing myself, including in causes of action which i purchase and own) or even to attempt any such fraudulent attacks on any of the attorneys with whom i work all over the us.
    17. we are posting this information again only for the benefit of the many new visitors to notre dame central who read, but do not post.
    18. until the 2009 season, notre dame central content was controlled by eric hansen and some friends of his who were using notre dame central as a notre dame bashing and usc glorifying infomercial site.
    19. we are proud that we played a significant role in terminating the content control that eric hansen and his friends had over notre dame central prior to the 2009 season.
    20. now, real notre dame fans have access to true news about notre dame football for free, instead of the josef goebbels like fraudulent propaganda put out in the south bend tribune and the pay to be lied to so called notre dame fan sites which are run by con artists for their own personal profits and which damage notre dame football and deprive the university of notre dame of millions in donations.
    21. yes, we do bring down the economic thunder in the civil courts all over the us and have for many years. with our invention of the 21st century high tech civil litigation technologies, we are just getting warmed up.
    GO IRISH!!!

  2. robertg - Feb 17, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    1. for anyone who thinks that tossing fraudulent personal attacks at me or at us is going to protect any of the cancers within notre dame, forget that tactic.
    2. if any of you have any real facts or evidence which you think might disprove what we have posted about purcell, swarbrick, jenkins, and the con artists at the south bend tribune and at the so called notre dame fan sites, please post that evidence with internet or other links and we will respond.
    3. after all, we are doing what we are doing not to hurt notre dame football and the university of notre dame, but to help them.
    4. based upon the vicious and fraudulent attacks which have been posted at notre dame central on charlie and on his staff and on notre dame’s student athletes, the issues of who should be running notre dame’s football program are open for discussion and crucial.
    GO IRISH!!

  3. Jake - Feb 17, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    Paranoid Delusions
    1.A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
    2. An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions/

  4. robertg - Feb 17, 2010 at 10:16 PM

    1. jake, as you well know and have been warned, your post clearly crosses the line and is actionable in the civil courts and will cost you every material possesion you have.
    2. it will be comical watching you try to prove these latest “facts” in front of an honest judge and jury. you would need to produce a qualified medical expert who had personnaly examined me before you posted these “facts” and reached these medical conclusions, something which we all know that you cannot possibly do.
    3. of course, if you really are, as we suspect, eric hansen or a front for hansen or for one or more of the proprietors of these rip off so called notre dame fan sites, you have not lost anything that we would not have taken from you in the civil courts anyway.
    4. we have warned you and others on many occasions that we will have no trouble at all getting your real names, addresses, and other information by court subpoenas and you have certainly read and agreed to the warning to all posters at notre dame central “You are posting this comment to a publicly viewable discussion.” we print out every single post as evidence and keith and his staff and msnbc cannot legally destroy any evidence by deleting any posts or other materials from their harddrives or backup data bases.
    5. while you were posting your own request for premediated economic suicide, the real student athletes on notre dame’s mens’ basketball team and their coaches were taking the full time basketball players at louisville into 2 overtimes minus an injured luke harangody and a crooked crew of officials who intentionally called bogus fouls against notre dame’s student athletes throughout the game, thus giving phony points to louisville and causing 3 notre dame student athletes to foul out of the game, thus leaving true notre dame freshmen, with little or no prior college game experience, to play most of that game.
    6. while that game goes down now as a 2 point 2 overtime loss by notre dame to louisville, every genuine notre dame fan, along with us, is immensely proud of every student athlete on notre dame mens’ basketball team and on notre dame’s other sports teams, with the exception of those few cancers within the current notre dame
    administration and kelly and his staff of amateurs from gvsu.
    GO IRISH!!!

  5. Jake - Feb 17, 2010 at 10:40 PM

    My description was simply a definition of a mental condition that was taken from Wikipedia. Your name wasn’t included.
    Apparently you seem to feel it was directed at you. If that is the case it’s your problem. It was simply a “public service announcement”.
    By the way all my material possessions are housed in Israel. Good luck with that.

  6. Keith Arnold - Feb 17, 2010 at 10:42 PM

    Children, let’s end this thread now before it gets really out of control. You’re making me pine for the days of StephenofTroy.

  7. robertg - Feb 17, 2010 at 11:43 PM

    1. sorry, jake, that completely lame excuse will not get you out from under the civil litigation problems to which you have intentionally exposed yourself.
    2. when your turn comes, we will see you in the civil courts and, after the jury verdict and judgment, we will be taking all of your material possessions and donating the sales proceeds to the university of notre dame which will have a new administration and charlie and most of his staff back where they should be coaching football at notre dame.
    GO IRISH!!!

  8. robertg - Feb 18, 2010 at 1:06 AM

    1. we are informed that jake and his friends will soon be doing disappearing acts, as sot and his friends did, right after we actually did force petey and his staff to flee usc for the nfl.
    2. it really would be nice if we were not forced to respond to these personal attacks and could actually engage in civilized exchanges of real facts and evidence about notre dame football and about the university of notre dame.
    3. we have zero problems with anyone disagreeing with us. however, this baseless civilly actionable garbage gives us no choice but to respond.
    4. after all, every poster does have legal rights and the right to enforce those rights when violated by others, especially after all of the clear warnings that we have posted.
    5. jake and the others know the rules as well as we do. you know, unlike others, we have never asked that anyone, even sot or jake, be banned from notre dame central.
    7. after all, notre dame central is a publicly viewable discussion.
    8. jake and sot and their friends are adults and responsiblke for the legal consequences of their posts, just as we are.
    9. if jake would like to ask some civilized questions, we will be happy to respond in a civilized and polite manner.
    GO IRISH!!!

  9. kejji - Feb 21, 2010 at 1:25 AM

    robertg, if brains were leather you couldn’t saddle a flea.. you have threatened me with financial ruin on many occasions on this site as well as other, I have not disappeared as you claim,…where’s the beef? I am still awaiting my summons.
    all I have to say is Keith is one long suffering individual..but his patience must be wearing thin, a few more wacky posts and you will go the way of the dinosaurs.

  10. Jake - Feb 22, 2010 at 8:07 AM

    1. we are informed that jake and his friends will soon be doing disappearing acts, as sot and his friends did, right after we actually did force petey and his staff to flee usc for the nfl.
    You apparently have been misinformed.
    I’m here Huckleberry as is kejji.
    Isn’t that a daisy!

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