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Disappointment

| Wednesday, October 28, 2009

 Dear Notre Dame Fans, 

I am very disappointed in you. I am not talking about those who are alums or students of the University but those who call themselves fans and do not get into the game and really cheer the Irish on. During the SC and BC games too many “fans” were not getting into the game like a true fan should but rather chose to kill the atmosphere and not defend out home field advantage. 
 
Its a Notre Dame Football game and being loud, cheering and yes occasionally shouting obscenities (I am sorry I try not to but its football) will happen. If you are not willing to attend a game with the same enthusiasm as I am then do not attend. Notre Dame Football is not an experience but rather a way of life. If you are looking for an experience then take junior to Disneyland or the Grand Canyon definitely no loud or obnoxious behavior will be heard there. 
 
Also if anyone, fan or especially stadium usher, can explain to me how chanting Backup College is considered swearing please do? 
 
Thank you for your time in reading my letter.
 
Stephen Springfield
alumn
Class of ‘08
Oct. 24

 

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Disappointment

Stephen Springfield | Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dear Notre Dame Fans,

I am very disappointed in you. I am not talking about those who are alumni or students of the University but those who call themselves fans and do not get into the game and really cheer the Irish on. During the SC and BC games too many “fans” were not getting into the game like a true fan should but rather chose to kill the atmosphere and not defend out home field advantage.

Its a Notre Dame Football game and being loud, cheering and yes occasionally shouting obscenities (I am sorry I try not to but its football) will happen. If you are not willing to attend a game with the same enthusiasm as I am then do not attend. Notre Dame Football is not an experience but rather a way of life. If you are looking for an experience then take junior to Disneyland or the Grand Canyon definitely no loud or obnoxious behavior will be heard there.

Also if anyone, fan or especially stadium usher, can explain to me how chanting Backup College is considered swearing please do?

Thank you for your time in reading my letter.

Stephen Springfield
alumnus
Class of ’08
Oct. 24