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Dropping the bowl

Letter to the Editor | Wednesday, December 10, 2008

To whom it may concern,

Thank you so much for choosing to accept a bid to the Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24, 2008. To quote our outstanding senior receiver and captain David Grimes, “Nice weather, beautiful women,” … sounds great to me.

It is so smart that you chose such a convenient bowl for Notre Dame fans to attend. First of all, airfare to Hawaii is really cheap, the trip takes no time at all, and I know that the hotels there are relatively inexpensive.

Also, I know that hardly anyone at this University celebrates Christmas. I would never expect members of the Notre Dame family to have already made plans for Christmas Eve.

Further, the Band of the Fighting Irish will not be in attendance at this bowl game. I know we love tradition here at Notre Dame, so I totally understand why you, for the first time ever, chose not to send any band members to the bowl. We all know that the band has never done any service to this University. After already taking away their grades, taking away the highlight of their marching season is also another great idea. I know that none of our school’s songs or cheers are important to the Notre Dame fans, and I know the football team hates when the band shows up at away games. Even ask Charlie, he hates the band …

So, I hope that our football team, their families and our administrators have a great time in Hawaii. Enjoy yourselves, wear lots of suntan lotion, and don’t get too discouraged by the lack of blue and gold in the stands at the game. I hope Santa finds you all in Hawaii,

Go Irish, and have a Merry Christmas.

Happy Holidays,

Matt Babcock


Stanford Hall

Dec. 10