Terrence Mayrose is a frequent contributor to this blog with stories from the New York area (and interviews with K-Mac). He posted here and had this to say about the Irish:
*** Almost a year ago to the date, I made a premature judgement on a Big East team who had fallen to 3-5, and was entering a stretch of big games it needed to win. I quoted the colorful Michael Ray Richardson, and said "the ship be sinking." Then a week later after a blowout loss, I advised the coach to begin spelling "NIT".
The team was Villanova. My predictions were way off. Villanova not only made the tourney, they went to the Sweet Sixteen.
This year there is a team who's problems are almost identical to The Wildcats of last year. That team is Notre Dame. Now I'm not saying Notre Dame is identical to last year's Nova team, or that they will be a Sweet Sixteen team, but Irish fans should not be ready to call it baseball season just yet. As we've seen, it's all about getting hot at the right time. If this team can win the games it has to down the stretch, have a solid showing in the conference tourney, and get a good draw in the NCAA's, they very well may be the 08' Nova team. Anything's possible on the hardwood, so don't lose hope Irish fans. ***Thanks to Terrence for that and be sure to check his blog every Wednesday. Some very good stuff there.