Here at Joboo we’ve really not been able to hide our disdain for Notre Dame, and the recent win over the Spartans in East Lansing has only brought that to a head. At the tailgate prior to the game I saw numerous people wearing THE 2006 Notre Dame shirt, and really the only words I could make out was “Notre Dame” and “Tradition”. That got me thinking. . . what exactly is the Notre Dame tradition they always keep talking about? I’m sure that different people have different ideas, and there may not even be one answer but in an attempt to clarify this for us, the uninitiated masses not privileged enough enough to be Notre Dame fans (tongue firmly planted in cheek), I’m asking our viewers to let us know what this “tradition” means. I want everyone to give a one or two sentence, think something that Notre Dame could put on their 2007 T-Shirt, that describes what Notre Dame tradition means to YOU. Whether you love them or HATE them let us know what you think.
Now is as good a time as any to get this down on e-paper. The school I went to undergrad at, Penn State, heads to South Bend this week and two weeks later I’ll be in a stadium for a Notre Dame game for only the second time in my life when they come to East Lansing.
If you’re reading this and even mildly find yourself a college football fan, you’ll either think me an asshole or love what I’m saying. But, let me start by putting my hatred of Notre Dame in persepective…
You know in ROBOCOP, where Christopher Henderson (Peter Weller to those of you not 24 fans) is about to die so he can transform into Robocop? You know how that multi-cultural array of bad dudes lights Henderson up with many, many gun blasts all while laughing at Henderson absorbing these punishing bullets? Then the leader of the gang walks up and says something about just getting it out of the way and putting one final bullet in Henderson’s head?
That’s the way I prefer to see the Notre Dame football team. Embarrased, but with that one final bullet in their head.
If there is one given in this World for college football fans, it is that you will either hate Notre Dame or love them dearly. I fall on the hate side and there is nothing unique about it.