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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
Gringo Mafia Director Of Literary Pugilistic Affairs/Davejlewis tried to drink me once/Danny Meyer is my man crush/1 time POTW
So long......wish I could say I would miss you but I have never been endured to those who like to flap their arms, stomp their feet and throw hissy fits while asking the world to look at them......good luck!
Craig u r week!!!! Root thru the bad root thru the good!!! We r nd for a reason, standard of unmatched excellence from athletics to academics. U want to jump off go ahead cause the train isnt stopping and definately not waiting for u to pull your head out of your arse!!! Later!!! HERE COME THE IRISH!!!!!
OP- why do you feel the need to make a big production about leaving. if you want to leave, then leave. quit looking for attention
If you're still here, I was not trying to lecture you: I was, however, trying to point
out that bad as this offseason has been, it literally pales into insignificance with
the debacle of 1974 which, if nothing else did, literally led to Ara to resign effectively
after the year was over. And, despite 1987-1989 being ostensibly years of glory,
they were equally so years of tumult with suspensions, transfers and
contraversy littering Notre Dame Avenue. You yourself have said you've been here
only 16 years---a relatively short period of time.
I will say this. No one is questioning your dedication to Notre Dame; no one is
challenging your integrity or honesty. And, if for reasons of your own, you want
to take time off, do so. Somehow, the rest of us will muddle through all of the
adversity we have experienced so far and may very well experience in the future.
I did not sleep through the 2007 or 2008 season. They were bad but then
again, I didn't sleep through the year in which, in more ways than one,
time literally stopped for Notre Dame football, that's all.
This post was edited by hemy 10 months ago
CraigR, just want to say been there, done that. We will welcome you back whenever you are ready with arms wide open, take care my friend
MLWTI 12-2, Gringo Mafia VP of Irish Fandom
POTW Feb. 27 - Mar. 5 2012
I remember talking to my cousin after the Michigan game in 2011, we had just let the skunkbears score 28 points in the 4th quarter for a 35-31 comeback victory. It was our second consecutive heartbreaking loss (each with 5 turnovers) to start the season, and any hopes for a BCS bowl were all but shot. I told my cousin, " I think I'm done watching the games, at least live, I think I'll TIVO them and then if they win I'll watch. I just cant take the heartbreak anymore, it's not even fun to be a fan." He replied, "What are you talking about? That's what being a fan is, that's what it's about." At the time I kind of shrugged him off and said, "I know what you're saying but this is different, it's just not the same." But I had an epiphany shortly before game time the next week. I found myself in front of the TV yet again, fired up as ever for the Michigan St game. That's when I finally realized that no matter what happens, no matter how embarrassing the loss, or how long the losing streak, or how many recruits we lose, I'm coming back for more every time. I'm addicted to it, I'm an Irish fan for life. I found some peace in realizing that no matter what I'm crawling back every time, so what's the point in holding on to the heartbreak? Take it as it comes, enjoy it, hate it, but let it go. Now, if you really can't separate yourself enough from the ups and downs of a college football team, and it's causing you anxiety, by all means take a break, but I know and you know that you'll be back.
3 time POTW;
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