Happy birthday to the lady who made sure I had my favorite snacks, would get boardwalk fries with extra cheese, would race with with me to the mall steps, made sure I knew to cheer for #notredamefootball and made me feel so loved in a way only a grandmother could.💐
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Hippity Hoppity sub Saharan trees are now my property
Now I may not know much about sports and things. But I do know a thing or two about luck. And the fact that I found the pants three days after I found the sweatshirt?!? Sick!! The fit is now complete. Made in USA too!
Dm to purchase!!
Tom Regner (BA Communication Arts, ‘67) was born on this day in 1944. He would have turned 75 today.
Regner was a member of Coach Ara Parseghian’s first 3 teams (1964-66), taking part in one of the most remarkable turnarounds in #ND football history. During the 10 seasons following Coach Frank Leahy’s retirement after the 1953 season, the Irish had won just 52% of their games. During five seasons under Coaches Joe Kuharich (1959-62) and Hugh Devore (1963) the Irish were 19-30 (39% win percentage).
Then in 1964 — Parseghian’s first as head coach and Regner’s first as a varsity player — the Irish fell 1-minute & 43-seconds short of an undefeated national championship season. #USC played the spoiler, defeating the Irish in the final moments of the final game of the season. But the Irish were back after a decade of historically poor performance, finishing 9-1 in 1964 and winning a national championship 2 years later during Regner’s final season.
Regner played a key role in that turnaround. After a standout prep career at St. Joseph High in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he earned 9 letters (football, track, basketball), won a state shot put championship, and won local athlete of the year honors, he arrived at ND in 1963. He played on the freshman squad before joining varsity as a defensive tackle in ’64. He played 262 minutes that year & finished first among lineman with 68 tackles. Parseghian switched Regner to offense before his junior season. He logged 303 minutes at guard & was named second-team All-American. As a senior in 1966, he was considered one of the top offensive lineman in the country. During ND’s 9-0-1 national championship season, Regner anchored the offensive line on a team that led the nation in scoring & outscored its opponents 362-38. He was a consensus 1st-team All-American & Academic All-American.
Regner was selected 23rd overall by the Houston Oilers in the 1967 NFL Draft, playing six seasons with the team before his career was cut short by injuries. Later, he lived & worked in Reno, Nevada, as a restauranteur then manager with Glazier and Sysco Foods. Regner died in 2014 at the age of 70.
24 years ago today, Joe Montana retired from the NFL. With 40,000 career passing yards and four Super Bowl victories, Montana has secured his legacy as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, largely in part to his masterful late-game heroics that propelled his teams to victory throughout his whole career.
Montana began to display these traits from the very first time he stepped foot on a college field and while he flip-flopped in and out of the starting job through his first few seasons at Notre Dame, it seemed he could always be counted on to get the job done when the team was behind. While he wasn’t the perfect prospect in college, it was obvious Joe Cool could ball when you needed him to the most.
In the 1979 Cotton Bowl during his senior season, Montana caught hypothermia as a result of the freezing temperatures and stayed in the locker room through halftime and into the third quarter. With a temperature of 96 degrees, the training staff gave him IV’s, covered him in blankets, and infamously fed him chicken noodle soup. When he returned to the field, the Fighting Irish were down 34-12, but Montana didn’t back down.
In the final eight minutes of the game, he led three touchdown drives, including one as time expired, willing Notre Dame to a 35-34 victory. The game is remembered as one of Montana’s best ever, and a testament to what made him one of the best to ever do it. #nfl#nfllegends#nflgoat#nflhistory#joemontana#sanfrancisco49ers#notredame#notredamefightingirish#notredamefootball#joecool#goldenjoe
I would be remiss if I didn't say that the Notre Dame Cathedral fire was very sad. Picking Notre Dame to attend college was one of the best decisions of my life. I hope that the cathedral can be rebuilt and soon.
Notre Dame our Mother, Pray for Us! #notredamecathedral#notredame