The audio sure paints a different picture than the print doesn’t it? True, he says his plan as of right now is to be at Oklahoma next year, but I certainly didn’t hear any doors shut or bridges burned.
It’s amazing how people can parse or recast quotes to change the context, as well.
“SOUTH BEND, IN—Jesus Christ, the Son of God and president of Notre Dame football’s Booster Club, announced yesterday that head coach Charlie Weis will appear before Him to discuss his future, if any, as coach of the Fighting Irish. “I, like many Notre Dame fans, am disappointed in Weis, and his day of judgment has surely come,” Christ, His eyes flashing with righteous flame, said at the Sunday morning press conference. “Escorted by the angelic host and by [Notre Dame athletic director] Jack Swarbrick, I shall sit upon My heavenly throne Monday and, in all My glory, meet with Coach Weis. I am a fair and loving God, and I have always said that the souls of the righteous shall rise to national championships; but also shall the evildoers, like Bob Davie and Gerry Faust, be condemned for all eternity.” When asked about the untimely smiting of former coach Tyrone Willingham, Christ said He had no comment, asked for the questioner’s name, and left.”—The Onion (via fightingpolish) (via irishmexi) (via irishtexan)
“The Holtz revival also reinforced the University’s sense of itself. It proved that the early ’80s, during which Gerry Faust teams went 30-26-1, had clearly been an aberration. It had been a dismal period for Irish teams, but the lovable coach had been given a five-year contract and the University would stand by its man. The fans, too, showed a commendable patience, knowing a change would come and eventually put things back where they belonged. That patience was rewarded by the success of Lou Holtz.”—
Question: back in the day, were people calling for Faust’s head as fervently as they are calling for Weis’ head today? Is it better in 2009? Worse? Equal? It seems some things are cyclical (mediocrity from an unproven college coach over five years) and some things aren’t (well, this alleged patience from the fans. I have a hard time believing Notre Dame fans were/ are/ will ever be patient.).
The attitude across the team [about Brendan’s sexuality] is pretty much the same: “Who cares?” or “I don’t understand why this is even an issue.” Players you don’t even expect to be supportive are. You say it is proof this kind of thing can happen in other places, too. You wish you could say that gay slurs have been banished from the Miami dressing room. It hasn’t happened yet, although serious progress has been made and one player in particular has made it a personal crusade.
But now that you are “out,” can you successfully pursue a job in hockey, specifically in the NHL, if that is a wish?
Now I’m really hungry for a CJ’s burger. And I’m upset that Irish fans would do something like this.
what is a CJ burger and how does it compare to Five Guys. or better yet, to In and Out?
It’s basically a small meatloaf on a bun. It’s a South Bend standard, and honestly, it’s too much meat for me. But it makes me nostalgic for college.
And ND people? Didn’t CJ’s collapse at some point after I graduated (2003)? And since they’ve rebuilt it, is it less shitty?
Part of a building fell on CJ’s at one point (related to some demolition at Memorial Hosptial, if I recall correctly), and it was rebuilt. It’s a lot different from when I was a student (1996-2000). There is a big patio out back, they took over the building next door so there is a big area with pool tables and whatnot. When I was a student, it was just that one narrow little building and the “patio” was a parking lot. As far as shittiness, it’s still in South Bend so it is still pretty divey by normal human standards. -MATC
Things just keep getting worse for ND football in general and poor Jimmy specifically. I don’t really care about the details, I just hope that the douche who gave Jimmy two black eyes gets his ass beat. Reportedly it was an alum. F that guy. -MATC