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Not a little brother

Letter to the Editor | Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I read with interest the Viewpoint letter written by Bob Griffin (“Don’t storm the field,” Oct. 8) about the upcoming football game against Boston College. I’d like to remind Griffin that Boston College has beaten Notre Dame repeatedly – in fact, five of the past six times the Eagles have played the Irish. Please feel free to blame this on Tyrone Willingham or Bob Davie or anyone else you like. Boston College isn’t Notre Dame’s weaker, inferior little brother. The schools have very little in common aside from their Catholic faith. Boston College is, for example, an open-minded Jesuit school, in a major metropolitan area, with quality football and basketball programs, and a variety of other things that make it a different institution.

May I point out that Griffin’s letter is just the type of smug superiority that makes so many people from so many schools love to hate Notre Dame? If Boston College walks into Notre Dame Stadium with a swagger, it’s because the Eagles have beaten the Irish the past four times they’ve seen them, green jerseys or not. Good luck out there this weekend. My family, all Notre Dame alums, were fully expecting the Irish to be 0-7 after seeing the Eagles this weekend. 1-6 ain’t bad.

Sheila G. Miller

Boston College Class of 2002

Bend, Ore.

Oct. 10