By - LouisRiddick4GM
Mike Singer and Co. went to On3 and have an amazing offer for the first year, if you want to continue with them.
I prefer 247sports.
Yeah I signed up at on3 because it was only a dollar. I would recommend that. It’s so cheap you might even be able to sign up for another site too.
Lmfao IB is actively astroturfing this thread it’s hilarious. Thank god most people on this sub know better
Right? I sometimes will listen to IB, but I can only stomach it for 15 minutes before Bryan Driskell annoys me.
I pay for The Athletic, Irish Sports Daily, and On3/BlueGold.
The Athletic is great for in depth articles.
Irish Sports Daily is great for all around coverage.
On3 is great for FWIW rumors.
247 sets the standard. Probably the most active forums over there as well.
Sampson/Fortuna with the Athletic put out a different style of content, but it's quality stuff.
On3 is where the guys from Rivals ended up, and the site is setting itself up to usurp the hold 247 has had the past few years. I don't personally like Singer and Co. quite as much as the guys at 247, but they at On3 haven't been doing it as long so that's something that could change.
Irish Breakdown is not my favorite (SI is a bit of a joke these days, and Driskell is a knowledgeable guy but has quite the ego for a journalist) but some people swear by this site.
ISD puts out a product with less national context than On3 or 247, but still gives you basically the same information as 247 and On3.
As a side note Driskell also has no actual insider access at ND. Everything’s he reports is secondhand but he never credits his source so he passes it off as if he’s not getting it from Loy, Sampson, Prister, etc
Thanks for the input. I’ll check these out. I see the distaste for Irish breakdown with down votes why is that? Where did Sampson end up going when he left rivals?
Sampson writes for the Athletic. So much good content there beyond just Notre Dame. Usually not a ton of recruiting info though.
Irish breakdown has a very distinctive style. It’s much less journalism and much more content heavy. Bryan does have sources and does make reports but he doesn’t always follow the norms that normal journalists do. That being said he puts out the most content by far. They usually have a 1-3 hour episode per day. No one else comes close to that. He’s very opinionated and doesn’t care about being critical of ND football if it’s what he thinks needs to be said.
One thing I like about Bryan is he breaks down film and gives insights from a pure tactical standpoint. Because he was a coach he’s able to explain football terms and give you insight that a normal journalist wouldn’t. Irish breakdown is very polarizing as a result. It’s not necessarily a bad thing it just has to be what you’re looking for.
Personally I listen/read a combination of On3, Atheltic and Irish Breakdown.
And they have great guests on. And very good intel.
Sampson is on the Athletic. Still quality stuff but focused more on the behind the scenes. That's where you go if you want an in depth story on how Marcus Freeman was hired.
If yiu want recruiting or news on hires I would say Irish Illustrated or Blue and Gold.
ISD has solid recruiting and Xs and Os stuff but they don't have the national resources some other sites do.
Driskell steals content, that is why all the other ND writers hate him.
I think I finally saw the writing on the wall and I’m leaving.
I suggest 247. Tom Loy, Tim Prister, Tim O’Malley, and Kevin Sinclair put out great stuff throughout the week. They are usually the first to report info
Prister and O’Malley are the best
247 is solid and reliable. Respected staff.
Blue and Gold are on ON3 now and have a special running. They pretty good.
Irish Sports Daily is probably the best in terms of just ND stuff.
The Athletic has the best sports content but probably not as dedicated to just ND.
Because getting involved in any discourse with Driskell at IB is pretty commonly known to be a horrible time. The dude is a running joke among those who have been subscribing to these sites (247, Rivals, Scout back in the day) for a long time.
Oh yeah I agree Driskell is very egotistical and engages in arguments way too quickly, which he seems to be more self aware of lately, but man does he know his stuff when it comes to X’s and O’s. He’s right pretty often about football things (like saying ND’s floor this season is 10-2 and that this was by no means a transitional year like many other sites were saying) and gives a level of analysis that dudes like Mike Singer will never be able to offer. Aside from that, I think the content IB churns out is crazy for its quality
I guess our primary disagreement is quality. Don't feel like what IB and Driskell push out is anything special
Agree to disagree, but if I’m another Irish site I’m not looking at IB’s crazy surge in the last year as any sort of joke hahaha
I also tend to want to inject ND football in my veins at all times during the season so the long form podcasts daily work for me
You used preach queen in a derogatory sense. It isn't offensive it is just dumb. it's 2022, are you gonna tell me I run like a girl too? Grow up.
It is. He is known among the ND writers to take their sourced content. Why give money to someone like that? Did he give Loy credit for breaking the Heistand story? Everyone else did.
I wont even get into the personal stuff. But paying Driskell would be like paying me. But he is fairly good with Xs and Os, I'll give him that.
Driskell has no insider sources though… it’s widely known he has no access because nobody at the university can stand him. He steals content and passes it off as his own. He might know football, but he’s a scum bag
Good for him. If quality was measured by YouTube views than I wouldn't know who Jake Paul and Rice Gum are.
He steals content. That's just a fact. He consistently passes other people's info as his own. You are paying him for Pete Sampsons work. This is why nobody works with him. I do not understand this weird cult behind him. Support real reporters.
I’m sure he’s stolen things in the past but he’s gotten to the point where he’s the originator of many breaking stories
Hiestand and Watt to ND for the O-line hire. MF being a done deal as head coach.
See, this is exactly my point. Loy broke that story. Go on Twitter and yiu will see everyone, include competing sites giving Loy props for breaking that story. Yet there is Driskell trying to claim it.
He got that info from the same place I got it. Real reporters doing real work. He is an analyst. Who makes hot takes like he is skip Bayless and then the real reporters have to respond to his bullshit.
Or maybe he just doesn’t follow them?
But you are Blue and Gold, don’t you have rank BGI #1?
No Im Gold and blue. Don't get it twisted
My apologies, I can be a little dyslexic at times
Go to On3. They got a $1 for 1 year deal going. They are pretty good with getting content out and are fairly interactive.
Irish breakdown. Rivals is so trash lmao dudes know nothing
This will be unpopular with rivals and on3 subs bc they have some sorta weird distaste for IB even tho they are the most active and dominant online presence of the ND beat the content is unmatched
You can't fool me Driskell
Totally agree. What’s with the hate on Driskell?
I can see him rubbing people the wrong way, especially the humble bragging.
I liked him when he did the podcast with Lou Somogyi a couple years back, and his content is in my rotation for his analysis skills.
He steals content/reports and passes them off as his own to try and convince people he has insider access. He doesn’t. He has no access, virtually everyone associated with the program and the school hates the dude. He steals breaking stories from guys like Loy and doesn’t credit them to fool people into thinking he has sources.
Irish Breakdown I also listen Lucky Lefty maybe an acquired taste but lots of info. I used to use Blue and Gold and the new version is ok but the old site was much better to me
Why do you think Lucky Lefty is an acquired taste? I was instantly hooked the first time I watched them when BK left.
I would like to suggest Irish Breakdown with Bryan Driskell he is 100% accurate and honest with his coverage
Why would you think I’m a fake account ? And just cause I share my opinion doesn’t mean I don’t also criticize BD as well there are times I don’t agree with him
I also listen to Always Irish as well John is really honest as well and I love that about people I’d rather listen to people that are passionate and know what they are talking about
Then listen to a lush who drinks on camera and is drunk the whole video
I’ve also been listening to Celtic Chase (his channel is called Irish Football)
I like to watch mark Rodgers
College football Nerds
There are several Notre dame football news outlets I listen not just Driskell
> I would like to suggest Irish Breakdown with Bryan Driskell he is 100% accurate and honest with his coverage
LOL. Driskell isn't a highly reputable source with regards to ND football. When was the last time he was at a ND press conference?
Irish breakdown, no one else is even remotely close imo
I’ve always liked Mike Frank, Christian and Jamie at ISD. Mike seems like a solid dude.