More importantly, be loud
Brandon Lewis | Tuesday, November 17, 2009
In response to Lizzie Laughman (“Be classy, respectful,” Nov. 14), I would like to make my own request of all Notre Dame fans. I’ll start with the following disclaimer. In no way is the “kill” chant related to Jasper Howard, and I guarantee that the UConn players, should they even hear the chant, wouldn’t make that connection. Howard’s death was tragic, but considering the context of the chant, that we are fans cheering on our team, I don’t see how shouting “kill” would dishonor his memory. However, though I disagree with the self-important, politically correct, “We are ND; we’re better than everyone else,” attitude that seems to motivate Lizzie’s call to not perform the chant, I see a way to reconcile her motives with a desire to make Notre Dame Stadium a more intimidating environment for our opponents.