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True meaning lost

Letter to the Editor | Monday, December 1, 2008

Being a senior I admit that I was disappointed with how the game ended on Saturday, but when I read the viewpoints in November 23rd’s paper, I was even more disappointed. Nobody talked about our senior football players. We are so wrapped up in the future of the coaching staff and what was thrown during the game that the true meaning of the day was lost.

I remember the end of sophomore year after the Army game and the farewell that the senior football players received. I’ll tell you now that the current senior worked just as hard as they did and deserve the same amount of credit even though the last two years have not been the best in the history of the program. In fact, they stuck it out through a transition that we all knew would be brutal, and yet they came back full of energy and willingness to serve a storied tradition during its darker days.

What are we giving them in return for four or five years of lives? If there is anything that has defined my last four years at this wondering institution, it has been my friends, my major, and Notre Dame Football. I have loved every minute of it: the tailgating, the games, the feelings of triumph and the feelings of despair. Every weekend of fall semester, the student body has been brought together as one by Notre Dame Football.

It is time that we all thank the seniors for what they have done for us all. So on behalf of myself, the senior class, and the student body, I would like to thank you, seniors. We appreciate everything that you have done for us, and we will not forget your devotion or determination.

James Welle


Stanford Hall

Nov 24