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Respect must be earned

Letter to the Editor | Thursday, October 11, 2007

I found it interesting that in her letter, “Not a Little Brother” (Oct. 11), Sheila Miller seems upset about the lack of respect that Notre Dame has shown to Boston College. I’m just curious what she thinks of the various disrespectful acts committed by her beloved Eagles over the years.

What about in 2002 when BC spoiled Notre Dame’s undefeated season, and its players proceeded to rip up the stadium turf? Or what about when they got off the field and proceeded to trash the visitor’s locker room?

How about in 2003 when, even after a win, Boston College linebacker Josh Ott refused to admit that then freshman Brady Quinn was going to be something special. Apparently, 350 yds passing and 2 TDs from a freshman weren’t enough to impress Mr. Ott. How classy.

And what about the “smug superiority” Miller accuses ND fans of having? After saying this, she proceeds to say in no uncertain terms that Notre Dame will lose this weekend’s game. How’s that for the pot calling the kettle black?

The fact that Miller, a BC class of 2002 alumnus, took the time out of her presumably busy day just to write to the Notre Dame student newspaper just goes to further validate most of the student body’s feelings toward Boston College. Good luck on Saturday, Sheila. But win or lose, you should probably do something about that inferiority complex of yours. Although I guess it goes with the territory of going to Boston College.

Matt Hammond


Dillon Hall

Oct. 11