Coaches aren’t immune from the need for backup plans and economic stopgaps, either. Since graduate assistants are paid in stale bagels and rolls of nickels, they’ve been doing this for years and remain quite adept at it. Some of them are real, and some of them are so REAL you can’t handle their realness.
See, it’s smart to have some ideas for what you want to do if your current gig don’t pan out. -matc
2 weeks ago I thought I had finally emotionally divorced myself from this year’s ND basketball team. Some terrible losses to the likes of St. Johns and Rutgers had me thinking that there was no shot of this team doing anything. But then this week, without Luke Harangody, they take out #12 Pitt and…
Actual conversation I had yesterday:
Me: I went to the Notre Dame-Georgetown basketball game today.
Random (derisively): Notre Dame doesn’t even deserve to be in the Big East.
“Pretension is always someone else’s problem, but it’s a failing you can be forgiving or cynical about. The optimist sees pretension as innocent, tragicomic even: excess of effort, a lack of awareness that ambition might exceed capability, being unable to laugh about your own limitations. In this sense, it’s related to certain aspects of camp – to what Susan Sontag described as ‘the sensibility of failed seriousness’. (What often lurks behind pomposity is sad insecurity.) The cynic recognizes pretension only as the cousin of affectation, one of the dark arts of charlatanry; disguises to pass yourself off as something you’re not, talking yourself up, showing off about commodities or experiences you’ve acquired. But one quality of pretentiousness is a willingness to at least have a stab at something, for better or for worse, and you can only accuse someone of pretentiousness if you can identify both what is being aspired to, and just why it is that the person in question fails to make the grade.”—Frieze Magazine via Tomorrow Museum (via somethingchanged) (via thatgirlwasme)
No, they are not. (Amy, your boozehound friend was right.) Why? Because Sunday is the Lord’s Day and accordingly cannot be a day of fast and abstinence. MATC says it defeats the purpose of giving stuff up if you’re just going to do it once a week anyway.