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That was very well written and sums the situation up perfectly. I wish I could express myself a eloquently as Mr.Rice can with the written word. He is a true wordsmith. I would like to say it be nice if as a board we showed more tolerance of others.
Well said Mr. Rice. You've echoed many of my sentiments throughout this debacle that was mostly created by the media, and those seeking any and all reasons to tarnish the stellar image of Our Lady. I believe in ND, and those under Her care and guidance, and I always will.
Well done Sir
Thank you for such a great post!
This post was edited by PepperDOG 18 months ago
Awesome Mr. Rice!
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+1 to you Mr. Rice. I am so glad I took the time to read your post. To be honest I haven't watched ESPN, had it on in the car, I even haven't watched the Dan Patrick show the last few days. After the night this story first broke I spent some time on here and thought and posted that Manti deserved to be heard first. I nearly didn't read this post because I was tired of it even being discussed. I have also posted that no matter what came of this story he has done more good for ND than anything this story could do to erase. Thank you for not holding back, and for expressing your feelings. Manti needs us to stand by him just as much as Mr. Swarbrick did and then some. He was a VICTIM plain and simple. I believe every thing he has said and he will always have a place in my heart.
Perfectly summed up what makes Manti who he is and why he was so vulnerable. The sad thing is that he was as Swarbrick said a perfect mark because he was so trusting and unaware that people are out there that are capable of intentionally hurting someone they don't even know for their own sport. If only we could have some of what made Manti such a perfect mark. Innocence , trust, faith and believing in the best of people.
I'm not Tony. Just a guy who's always admired him, as much for his perspicacity in the classroom as for his on field excellence.
Wow, outstanding post. You absolutely nailed it.
Perhaps the most disturbing part of this story is the way so many so-called fans of Notre Dame were so quick to turn against someone who is so admirable and has been so loyal and given so much of himself to Notre Dame; so quick to praise and say they love Manti one day, and then a few hours later, with mere rumor and innuendo to go by, turn so harshly against him. So quick to believe shoddy and self-promoting journalists from ESPN and other media before they would believe Manti -- even after Jack Swarbrick came out and defended him.
I wonder how many "fans" were ripping into Brian Kelly two weeks ago for being "disloyal" to Notre Dame, and then a few days later were so disloyal to Manti.
"The pilgrims follow by the sacred waters/...And there's a magic in the sound of their name/Here come the Irish of Notre Dame"
What a soap opera! Maybe everyone should take loyalty tests? Let it go.
This was a brilliant piece but I guess there is always one.
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Agreed, well written Mr. Rice.
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