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I have sometimes wondered if my passion for the Fighting Irish is somehow a sign of some underlying lack of maturity for someone my age. I have come to the conclusion that my love of Notre Dame springs from the deep-seated conviction that the character of the University as a whole is, in the greater scheme of things, so worthwhile that it not only deserves respect, but also commands it. My vocal passion and conviction in support of the Irish is how I choose to demonstrate that respect.
On the other hand, those who would choose to reach out in a personal way to high school kids as a by product of their supposed loyalty and support of Notre Dame (or any institution for that matter) is so misguided and wrong, it is, in my humble opinion, absolutely indefensible. If you are one of those, immediately seek professional intervention. Your infatuation with this is not only creepy, it is a negative reflection on Notre Dame.
Incidentally, If you were to approach one of my kids in such a manner, the least of your concerns would be excoriating criticism on a blog.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by bigpatrick 22 months ago
Good post. I agree that fans shouldn't be attempting to contact recruits or have interaction with them, whether its through twitter, facebook, or any other means, and I think that's just common sense. As someone else pointed out, such actions would have the potential to create allegations of recruiting violations and, as you rightly point out, its just plain creepy.
As an example, my neighbors have a terrific 14 year-old daughter that sent me a friend request on facebook a year or two ago. I accepted her request, but I think it would have been creepy for me to send her a friend request and it would be creepy of me if I were to start commenting on her posts or trying to jump into conversations that she has with her friends. I'm a 44 year-old married man, and even though I've known her parents for several years and have a good relationship with them, I would have no business trying to "hang out" online with 14-16 year old girls and it really would be a creepy thing for me to do. So I exercise some common sense and I don't do it. Well, its the same thing with high school boys - they're still kids living with their parents and aren't grown up yet, even though some of them look more mature physically. They're still immature kids. They're boys, and grown adults who don't know them and have no relationship with their families just shouldn't be contacting them. At all. I don't care if one of them says something like "where's my ND fans on my birthday," its still not cool to be contacting young boys as if you're they're friend. Not only is the risk of creating recruiting violations something that everyone needs to take seriously, but you're absolutely right that its very inappropriate contact and your describing it as "creepy" is on the mark.
Keep getting your message out. Nobody's need to follow recruiting can justify inappapropriate contact with minors. Period.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by KingSolomon 22 months ago
We're al just dust in the wind.
LOL Someone down voted my post - obviously someone who thinks its cool to have contact with high school boys. Man, some people have some real serious problems. And they need to get a life if that's what they like to do, have contact with boys and then try to justify it later.
This is the weirdest discussion ever on this board. Following high school kids tweets is pathetic. Contacting high school kids is very, very strange.
Upvote to help you out
3 time POTW, member since 2006, MLWTI: 4-3
I down voted for you. Just a stupid argument.
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