Nobody Does It Better than the Fighting Saints



Once again I want to congratulate Archbishop Jackels & Bishops Malloy, Nickless & Morlino on the excellent job they did this year. I am sure God will be adding a few jewels to your crowns when you get to Heaven for what you did to make us successful.

Now I have a big surprise for my team. I just heard from a reliable source that Carly Simon is doing a remake of her hit “Nobody Does It Better” from “The Spy Who Love Me” to honor them. She is rewriting some of the lyrics. Part of it will now go “Nobody does it better. Makes me feel sad for the rest. Nobody Does it better. Fighting Saints you’re the best.” I am sure it will be a number one hit when it does come out.

Since it isn’t out yet, here is Carly Simon singing the original version:


Another Cool Cat Comes Out for the Fighting Saints

As the Fighting Saints prepare to take on the Croziers for the championship, I am happy to announce that another cool cat has come out in support of the Fighting Saints.

Garfield has even posed for a poster.




However, all is not well at the Arbuckle residence. It turns out Odie is a Croziers fan:




Naturally Garfield has dealt with this in the only way possible:



A sign of the outcome for the championship I hope.



Back-to-Back Western Conference Champs

So it looks like the week 13 standings when they come out will have the Rocky Mountain Hierarchs at 8-3-1* and the Dubuque Fighting Saints at 7-4-1. Congrats to the Fighting Saints on a great season to complement their rapidly growing fan base throughout the Midwest and the railroad industry.

*Unless Bp. Coyne loses his Twitter access for the week, in which case 9-2-1 is a possibility.

2013 Week 11, Rocky Mtn. Hierarchs v. Dubuque Fighting Saints

Cdl. O’Malley

four tweets – one point;

Subtotal: 1 point

Abp. Chaput

Press conference re: Catholic school reform – three points;

Pro-LIfe Mass! – three points;

Knights of Peter Claver luncheon – three points;

One facebook hoop-ti-do – one point;

Subtotal: 10 points

Bp. Conley

Lincoln Journal-Star interview re: marriage – three points;

Subtotal: 3 points.

Total: 14 points.

Next week’s lineup: Cdl. O’Malley, Abp. Aquila, Bp. Conley with Abp. Chaput on the bench.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Week 11 (v Hierarchs)

This week I played Archbishop Jackels & Bishops Malloy & Morlino. Bishop Nickless was off.

Next week Bishop Malloy will have the week off.

Total points – 14 points

Archbishop Jackels – 6 points

17 July 2013 – Telegraph Herald Interview about his receiving the pallium in June (Love how the TH will put tons of things in that are NOT important, but wait until later for things that should have been important – 3 points

20 July 2013 – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Hiawatha, Ordination of 11 Permanant Deacons – 3 points

Bishop Malloy – 5 points

5 Top o the morning videos – 5 points

Bishop Morlino – 3 points

19 July 2013 – Mass & Dedication, Camp Grey, Baraboo – 3 points

Last week I had no new pictures, much to the disappointment of one of my biggest fans. However this week I am happy to report that I do. Several in fact.

Fighting Saints fever is even spreading to those who run 1 of the railroads that operates in Dubuque. The Chicago Central Railroad (CC) runs from Chicago to Sioux City. That means that it runs through the Rockford Diocese, the Archdiocese of Dubuque & the Sioux City Diocese. CC is a subsidiary of the Illinois Central (IC), which is owned by Canadian National (CN).  Well, it turns out that they wanted to show their support of the team because of how important our area is to them. While none of the locomotives carry the CC paint scheme any more, there are 3 different paint schemes they use that are seen in Dubuque, the IC, CN & Grand Trunk Western (GTW).

Here we have a picture of an Illinois Central locomotive waiting in the BNSF yards for clearance to cross over the Railroad bridge into Dubuque.


Next we have this picture of GTW 6420 working in the CC yards in Dubuque. Since GTW operates in Detroit, I wonder if any of the locomotives there have shown up yet with the Fighting Saints logo.


Finally we have this picture taken in Dubuque of CN 8821. It was taken near the CN office building when the train had stopped to switch crews.


I have yet to have any visible confirmation, but I hear that The Burlington Northern Santa Fe & Canadian Pacific which operates the former Iowa, Chicago & Eastern (ICE) as a part of their Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad subsidiary have also added the logo to at least some of their locomotives. Hopefully by next week I will have that confirmation & the pictures to share with you.

2013 week nine – Rocky Mtn. Hierarchs v. Almighty Acolytes

Abp. Chaput

four Facebook hoop-ti-dos – 4 points

Column in Catholic Philly – 1 point

175th anniversary Mass for Our Lady of Consolation Parish – 3 points

Subtotal: 8 points

Abp. Aquila
Denver Catholic Register column – 1 points

Subtotal: 1 point

Bp. Conley
One tweet – 1/4 point

Subtotal: 1/4 point

Total 9 1/4 points

Next week lineup v. Heresy Hunters, Cdl. O’Malley, Abp. Chaput and Abp. Aquila with Bp. Conley on the bench.