Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane

Ain’t got time to take a fast train

Lonely days are gone, I’m a-goin’ home

My baby, just-a wrote me a letter.

–The Box Tops

 

Let’s unbuckle this week’s mailbag:

 

Has Rankman’s preseason #1 ever flamed out as quickly as ND did this year?

Brian Clark

No, this could be the all-time, Coleman stove, Bunsen-burner flame out. How did I know the “Fighting” Irish would pick this year to give up the fight and become as non-aggressive as Switzerland? And with just as many holes in their cheese? The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.