Lou Holtz: This should come as no surprise, given the average age of the readers of this site. Those in their 20s grew up watching Lou Holtz lead dominant Irish teams onto the field every Saturday. He has inspired many people in many ways, and is one of the true motivational geniuses of our time. Holtz joins Joe Yonto and Charlie Weis as the third Notre Dame coach in the KankaNation Hall of Fame.
Jeff Samardzija: If you follow college football at all, you know The Shark's story. Now that he has finished setting records at Notre Dame, Samardzija will go on to live the dream of many a young boy or girl by playing not one but two sports for a living. Samardzija joins fellow former Irish players Gary Godsey, Darrell Campbell, and Dick Lynch in the hall.
And now, the also rans, with select quotes from the voters themselves. Young Patrick Hatton made a stunning debut on the charts, just missing induction on his first try. Meanwhile, my impassioned plea for Buck O'Neil's induction fell on deaf ears. And once again, Andy rounded out his ballot with food and buildings (and this time, a major region of the country).
|Charlie Weis, Jr.||3|
|Fr. Sorin||3||Why not have the man who built the University(twice)?|
|Fr. Joyce||2||He was named after the JACC. That's just cool.|
|Knute Rockne||2||Without him, who would we cheer for on Saturday?|
|ND Women's Soccer||1|
|Stonehenge War Memorial||1|
|Terrail Lambert||1||Yes, in my mind, that one play will make up for all the bad ones.|
|The Aflac Duck||1|
|Colin Cowherd||1||For publicly stating Tee Time Ty is a terrible coach!|
|The Yule Log||1|
|Bratwurst||1||Bratwurst...The perfect pre-game meal.|
|Nachos||1||The perfect game snack.|
|The Midwest||1||Ah, the real America.|
|Alan Page||1||aka Jon's Boss|
|Fake cell phones||1||beep boop beep beep boop|