A conversation about Fighting Irish football and basketball. An audio supplement to the Rakes Report newsletter, available at https://rakesreport.substack.com/. Hosted by Chris Wilson.
Instant Reaction: Wisconsin
Jessica Smetana joins to recount her experience at Soldier Field for Notre Dame's 41-13 win over the Badgers.
On (to) Wisconsin
A look at Saturday's upcoming clash between the Badgers and Irish with our Wisconsin Insider Andrew Bahl.
Instant Reaction: Purdue
Jessica Smetana joins to talk about Notre Dame's 27-13 win over the Boilermakers and scenes from a fun, weird day in college football. Also a field report from Senior Drum Correspondent Paul Rigney.
Notre Dame at 2-0/Trojan Coaching Search
The Irish are 2-0 and Clay Helton has already been fired so our USC Insider Nick Tresnowski stops by to talk what he expects from the Trojans the rest of the season and potential options for their next head coach.
Instant Reaction: Florida State
Jessica Smetana joins for a recap of Notre Dame's 41-38 overtime victory in Tallahassee, including how new faces Jack Coan and Marcus Freeman performed.
(This was recorded prior to Brian Kelly's Monday afternoon press conference.)
2021 Notre Dame Season Preview Finale: Excitement Draft
Jessica Smetana joins to rank things we're excited to see during the upcoming Fighting Irish campaign, plus a final discussion of lingering fears and concerns.
Great pod, really knowledgeable guy
Not a douche either
Irish football pod of choice
Informative guests, respect for tradition, and 21st century stats and analysis, plus a healthy dose of realism. Chris asks really good questions while keeping it fun, because it’s, you know, a hobby for most of us.
Therapy session, haha
Stumbled across this in the wake of the ACC Championship game of all things. Nice to hear Chris and Jessica discuss, vent, commiserate, etc. things in more depth than even my most helpful family or friends group texts can. Was trying to temper expectations prior to game, but got fully sucked in after the INT in Clemson territory. Quickly went from adrenaline & optimism to “sports are dumb” mode.
Anyway, keep it up! If nothing else, this soul crushing loss was good for putting this on my radar. Looking forward to future ones (...and probably listening to the November Clemson game recap on loop)!
- an Irish fan in South Carolina