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Live blog: 84th annual Blue-Gold game

Apr 20, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

Kelly tunnel AP

Today’s a great day to be a Notre Dame football fan. Not just for the Blue-Gold game, but for the hour before it, as we watch Strong and True, the behind-the-scenes documentary on the Irish football team’s offseason.

As mentioned earlier in the week, you’ve got plenty of options to watch the Blue-Gold game. You can tune in to the NBC Sports Channel, which reaches about 80 million homes. You can watch online, with a live-stream of the broadcast feed. Or you can download the NBC Sports Live Extra app.

If that doesn’t do it for you, unfortunately you’re stuck with me here.

As usual, we’ll be live-chatting here about the proceedings. Our friends at the Observer will be joining as well, just in case you’re sick of my commentary. But join in for a stress free afternoon, where one thing is for sure: Notre Dame’s going to win.



  1. kapnd73 - Apr 20, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Keith, so glad you’re doing this today. Thanks, in advance, for keeping us calm. Oh, wait…

  2. harvupdyke - Apr 20, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Hope y’all figure it out headin into a 2013 schedule laced with service academies & big least foes.

    What’s the schedule gonna look like when ya drop um & msu from regular rotation? Ya gonna have a regular game with the coast guard? Coach Kelly could prolly schedule gvsu & cmu also since he has ties there.

    Roll dam tide.

    • bernhtp - Apr 20, 2013 at 1:19 PM

      Harv, so glad you could make it today. Have a great weekend furlough!

    • nudeman - Apr 20, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      Coast Guard game is not a bad ideal

    • goirishgo - Apr 20, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      Hey Harv!

      Congratulations on successfully lobbying your fellow prisoners to watch the game in the communal TV room.

  3. fnc111 - Apr 20, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Something about Tommy Rees playing QB makes me so bored. Don’t get excited about him one bit.

  4. georgegipp - Apr 20, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Keith, your earlier article, “Plenty of options to watch the Blue-Gold game” is total BS! In order to watch it on one of the so-called other options (web or NBC Sports app) you HAVE to have the NBC Sports channel. So really, there is only one option – the NBC Sports channel. This means for the 220 million people in the US that DON’T have this obscure channel, there is no way to watch. Yet the “plenty of options” headline creates the impression that one could watch on the web even if you don’t get NBC sports channel.

    Maybe you should be a bit clearer in your reporting (or get your facts straight before you publish). Saying there are “plenty of options” when there is in fact only one is really quite misleading (or even disingenuous).

    • 25kgold - Apr 20, 2013 at 2:22 PM

      ^^^^^^^^^^500 thumbs up^^^^^^^^^

    • dickasman - Apr 20, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      That’s why to get back at them, I just watch porno all day, take that NBC!

  5. 25kgold - Apr 20, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    I hope the regular season games can still be streamed on the app or online (like the last several seasons!!!!)! If not, NBC WILL lose me as a watcher their channel!!! They should know that if you sign a contract with a school who has a HUGE worldwide following with all the alumni and fan base, you NEED to make all home games accessible to them (like you used to!!!!!). Via some kind of app or online access!! Blocking the alumni/fans out who don’t have comcast is just wrong, NBC!!!!!!! But I get it, it’s all about the $$$! Since comcast owns NBC, they’re thinking they can make people sign up for their service…NOT ME! If this isn’t fixed by fall kickoff the ND fan base needs to start a petition on comcast!! They’re making scores of millions off of ND, they need to comply with the fans and make these games accessible online like it used to be!

    • kapnd73 - Apr 20, 2013 at 5:33 PM

      Gipp and 25kgold, live-stream of the broadcast feed worked great on my computer; clicking on Keith’s hyperlink led to it, here:
      I quit comcast a while back; Direct Tv has the channel. Hope your viewing gets straightened out by the first game!

  6. dbldmr - Apr 20, 2013 at 2:44 PM


    With Georgia State and Chattanooga I wouldn’t brag about the powerhouses the Tide schedules.

  7. fnc111 - Apr 20, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    Clemson, Florida State, Va Tech will be added Harv. But good luck at Bama this season trying to compete against 1-AA university of America.

  8. fnc111 - Apr 20, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    ND could be legit good if they had a QB. Fourth year in and still no QB. You all will understand I’m just calling it like I see it. By October these boards will be melting down and wanting the fraud Kelly gone. The reason ND went 12-0 is because of lucky breaks against Purdue, BYU, Stanford, USC, and Pitt. Lucky breaks doesn’t mean ND is a great team. ND will max out at 8-4 in 2013. Just hold out and apologize to me later this year.

  9. steeldominance - Apr 20, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Racist troll. I liked what I saw from Zaire today. Although the one TD to Prosise was blown coverage.

  10. dutch31 - Apr 20, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Thought I saw Golson bringing his eyes to the rush right after first read. Still struggles with the deep ball when his receiver has separation. Didn’t see a command of the offense which I was hoping to see. Little nervous because Hendrix and Rees are not legit options. Just my honest thoughts from my observations.

  11. dudeacow - Apr 20, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Where can I watch the replay of the game?

  12. ndgoldandblue - Apr 20, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Forget the five things learned, Keith. Only two should suffice: 1) That game wasn’t worth watching (but the spring game usually never is, so that shouldn’t be a big surprise), 2) The offense is still incredibly pedestrian and will definitely not strike fear into the hearts of any of our opponents this fall. Here’s to hoping the Irish can ride the defense to another successful season.

  13. 25kgold - Apr 20, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    I really don’t have that much faith in GA3.

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