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A remedy for rallies

Kevin Eller | Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I read Andrew Romano’s letter, “Bring back the rallies” (Nov. 8), and I have to agree with him that the pep rallies are not that fun to go to, and I personally don’t try very hard to go to them. However I disagree with his belief that the location of the pep rally is a major factor.

Yes, the pep rallies at Irish Green are boring, but so were the pep rallies in the JACC. In fact, in 2008, Sorin College boycotted the JACC rallies because they were so dull and scripted. The administration tried to change rallies as a response, but it didn’t really help much, as most people can see.

You see, all we need to bring the rallies back is win football games. And we can’t just win any football games: We need to beat USC and Michigan on a regular basis, we need to knock off top-tier teams and most importantly, we need to play in and win BSC bowl games.

Yes, we still have our traditions, and that’s great. I love the game day experience, and will really miss it next year. However, our football team has been stagnating for 15 years, and it’s starting to show in the pep rallies. It’s a simple fix: Win football games and the pep rallies will be awesome!

 

Kevin Eller

senior

Stanford Hall

Nov. 8