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Speculation killed the cat.
Actually, it was curiosity. Yeah...anyway...our collective curiosity has led to massive speculation. It seems that every thread on this board contains an opinion, a speculation, a guess, a theory, or a showcase in how to disagree like a nine year old. Except for my threads.
I was just kidding about excluding my threads. Chill and read on, slim.
Note to self: Get to the point at a quicker pace than normal because people are edgy these days.
At some time in this thread, I'm hoping that my point is that we all love Notre Dame. I don't quite understand how a "happening" at Notre Dame seems to always divide this message board. It doesn't matter if the topic is Brian Kelly, Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame Stadium, the need for a Lou Somogyi clothing line, or what, exactly, makes a recruit a RKG. A line is immediately drawn in the sand and you damn well better defend your side of it. With insults. Anonymous downvotes. Colorful language.
You get the point.
Sad part is, nobody has any clue what is going on. It's the fear of the unknown. Is Kelly a good guy simply tring to get his assistants paid? Is he a smart, loyal coach who is just trying to show Notre Dame's BOT a calendar to prove to them it's 2013? Is he an asshole (colorful language usage) that is looking out for Brian Kelly and only Brian Kelly - recruits and Notre Dame be damned? Nobody knows. We can all agree nobody knows. And yet, people who subscribe to Theory A are name-calling people who subscribe to Theory B. And people who subscribe to Theory B are ridiculing those who subscribe to Theory A. Even those who are taking the wait-and-see approach are joining in the cat fight (no animals are actually being harmed) to tell poster X how idiotic his personal opinion is.
We start the week off 12-0, a #1 ranking, and a top 3 recruiting class. By week's end, we're 12-1, a #4 ranking, lost a recruit, and we don't even know, for sure, who our coach will be next season. It's frustrating. And there's nothing worse than a frustrated Notre Dame fan with access to a keyboard. Well, obviously onions are worse. And when a girl catches you staring at her, unaware that you were doing so only because she just looked all odd. Now she thinks you're interested. That's bad, too. Let's just all try a different route when disagreeing with someone. Here are five examples I have for visual help:
What poster X writes: Go f*** yourself.
An alternative: At this time, I think you should love on you.
What poster X writes: That was the dumbest post I've ever read.
An alternative: Are you related to IFR?
What poster X writes: You don't have a clue what you're talking about.
An alternative: That was interesting - let's quickly change the subject.
What poster X writes: Why don't you go to TOS and post there?
An alternative: It just seems unfair that we get you all to ourself.
What poster X writes: You're a douche.
An alternative: I've smelled this before.
So, let's all get along and sing along. Joy to the world, all
No? Fine, sing your own song.
* Sole Member of Loner Monkey Gang
* 11-Time Winner of POTW Award
* Does Not Give A Sh*t
As always Ron you are both humorous and smart
I was taxbusterND.....
4 time POTW I know right?..i'm @taxbastard on twitter..... silently awaiting the rise of the CMC
Another classic IFR! +!
Gringo Mafia VP of Guinness Intake, once drank Guinness under the table while drinking Guinness with Guinness! POTW 12/24/12 and 7/8/13
Good stuff, IFR. This is all very unsettling. I blame Ty's recruiting.
I may not be pretty, but I'm fast.....
POTW 1/31/11 - 2/6/11
Whatever the smokin monkey says is fine with me!!!!!!
2 Time POTW in a previous life Plus 1 on 24/7 = Gringo Mafia Professor Emeritus of Veterans Affairs.
POTW 11/9 to 11/15/2010
You're one in a million IFR.
Gringo Mafia Director of Recruiting Analysis // POTW --> 5-16-11 / 5-30-11 / 3-5-12 / 12-30-12 / 2-24-13 / 9-1-13 / 9-22-13
aside from the 'scoops' here and the expert reporting of the staff, you almost make this worth the price I paid! (oh, I am still on the free trial, but it has been worth every penny!)
We're al just dust in the wind.
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