Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Readers, the House Rock Built Needs Your Help

It's time for some audience participation at the House Rock Built, and I'm counting on my loyal readers to step up to the plate and help out. There are two items of business:

  • First, I'm starting to compile the 2006 All-Hairmerican team, a prestigious award that was founded on this very website last year that honors the truly legendary hairstyles of college football. Unfortunately, I'm a little bit stumped, because having traveled to every Notre Dame game this year, I haven't had as much time to scope out the rest of the college football world for All-Hairmericans, especially since the Irish slate this year consisted of surprisingly clean-cut and well-groomed young men. Very disappointing.

    Anyway, we're taking nominees for the 2006 All-Hairmerican team, and your vote counts. So drop off a comment on this thread with your nominee's name, position, and if at all possible a link to a picture of them in action.


    Someday, your son might win this award and vindicate the crummy waste of life you've been.


  • Second, I'm gonig to have to revamp the top of the page banner for the site, since those three fine athletes will all be graduating this year and likely moving on to the NFL. While I'm thinking of taking another whack at it myself in the old Photoshop, I figured I'd open it up to the readers too, as I'm willing to bet there's some hidden artistic talent out there. The rules are pretty simple... the banner has to be 850 x 200 (or 200ish. It has to be 850 wide, though), and have something to do with Notre Dame football. Also, I couldn't help but notice the more I look at this page that my player selection for the banner was... let's just say a little bit on the white side. I would probably prefer if my replacement banner had a bit more diversity in it.

    Other than that, it's pretty much free reign. It can have current players, past players, or any other insignia that gets the reader pumped up about football. I'll probably keep the text from this banner and overlay it on my next one, but you can also take a crack at the logo too.


    A good example of what not to do...


    Anyway, if you're up to the challenge, you can e-mail your entry to houserockbuilt@gmail.com. The lucky winner will receive a free copy of "The University of Notre Dame: Fighting Irish Collector's Edition DVD Set", which features hour after hour of all of Notre Dame's greatest games. The good folks that made it provided me with a few copies to give away to my awesome readers, and also sent me one to enjoy for myself. It's wicked cool, guys. Right before we left for USC, I watched the '77 Green Jerseys Game against USC with the Irishoutsider and Trev Alberts and we took turns alternating between belts of whiskey and suckerpunches to the face. Now that's how you get fired up for a football game.


    Do not mix with brown liquor. Results could be painful.

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14 Comments:

At 7:16 AM, Anonymous JR said...

Introducing... from your National Champion-runner up Florida Gators... senior LB Brian Crum.

http://www.gatorzone.com/football/bios.php?year=2006&player_id=21

 
At 7:55 AM, Anonymous bullfrog said...

There a deadline for the banner?

 
At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Brian said...

I nominate Hawaii's team. Did anyone see the OSU/Hawaii game the other night? Half the team has dreds with different colors.
here's an example:
http://uhathletics.hawaii.edu/Player/player.html?pid=3&aid=12060
My vote for OL this year is TALA!

 
At 2:49 PM, Anonymous JVH said...

Amish,
Just a friendly reminder: J.R. Hair. He lives up to his name.

http://www.irishroundtable.com/?p=124

 
At 2:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite and most beautiful WR in NCAA history, Jeff Samardzija :)
Wow! What a beautiful specimen of a man!!

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger Steedle said...

Wow, that is much easier than writing a whole, long post for BGS to win the DVDs.

Do you have a High School All-Hairmerican team? If so, here is former ND prospect Marvin Austin (not to be mistaken for a soldier of the future):
http://vmedia.rivals.com/IMAGES/Camper/PHOTO/MARVINAUSTINNIKE200.JPG

 
At 9:19 PM, Blogger The Shark said...

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At 9:57 PM, Blogger The Shark said...

the link thing on here looks like its been dealing out trouble. i did something a little different for the hair team...

www.whatthoutheodds.blogspot.com

 
At 10:48 PM, Blogger Jeffie Husker said...

Some Nebraska All-Hairmerican nominees.

OLB Stewart Bradley and WR Frantz Hardy

 
At 1:32 AM, Blogger fightinamish said...

Deadline. Hmmm... Sure, let's say the Sugar Bowl.

 
At 12:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'l nominate USC's Brian Cushing and Rey Maualuga to the All-Hairmericans Team.

 
At 1:17 PM, Blogger The Shark said...

Slightly surprised nobody has nominated Zibby's mohawk yet.

 
At 4:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The entire offensive & defensive lines at the University of Hawaii.

And Mr. T.

 
At 5:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Philip Wheeler, GT LB (#41). Blitz-happy 'backer.
http://georgiatech.rivals.com/cviewplayer.asp?Player=480

 

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