Friday, November 14, 2008

The Blue-Gray Sky is Falling

I wore my ND sweatshirt home from Mexico on Saturday. A guy stopped me and said, "You still wear that out?"  I responded by saying that I was still proud of my school even if I wasn't particularly proud of the football team.

The fact is, I have no idea what's going on.  Due to my trip to Mexico, I had been traveling for the past two Saturdays and was unable to watch a single play of either game.  When I got home, I logged on to NDnation.com to get a feel for what the fans were thinking after two tough losses.  I quickly realized that I needed to head to my underground bomb shelter because the sky was falling.  People were calling for Charlie Weis's job.  It wasn't just a few people calling for Charlie's job; nearly everyone was calling for Charlie's job.  If they weren't saying that Charlie should be fired now or at the end of this season, they were admitting that we'd have a new coach by 2010.  I was shocked.  Yes, we had just lost two games but I didn't think that it necessarily meant that the world was over.  Going into the season, I knew that losses to Pitt and BC were very possible.  In fact, I predicted five losses for the Irish so I wasn't surprised to be 5-4 at this point.  Unfortunately, it seems that the losses to Pitt and BC were especially bad losses.

Fortunately, one ND blogger posted the following quote:
"You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose."
-Lou Holtz
I haven't seen the past two games, but that pretty much sums up how I feel.  I don't think the sky is falling and I don't think we have any kind of chance of upsetting USC.  I'm almost positive Charlie will be back next year and the ND Administration will decide what to do with him after that.

In the meantime, I'll be rooting my ass off for the next three weeks.

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