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On hypocrisy

Letter to the Editor | Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dear Corey McNeilly,

You are a hypocrite. You mock someone for sharing a feeling of victory or defeat with the team and in the same letter, claim to come to the team’s defense. You do not have enough invested in Notre Dame to feel wins and losses, yet you feel like you have the authority to berate a faithful supporter for a humble request? Not only that, but you infer that the Alma Mater is “just a song”? You take for granted the privilege of attending the University of Notre Dame. Please transfer. You’re taking up a spot that should be occupied by someone who realizes how special Notre Dame is.

With all due respect, Steve Simeonidis

To the team:

Your fans know that you left it all out on the field last Saturday. Michael Floyd telling Coach Weis that he would be ready if the game went into OT despite the gash on his knee is but one example of that. Losing despite that effort and the fact that you seemed to be the better team is awful and you were rightly upset. However, if you are ever in a similar situation, I ask that you do not forget about your student body or the rest of the Notre Dame family. When you join them in singing the Alma Mater after a loss, it acts as an important reminder: We are still ND. God Bless.

Steve Simeonidis


class of 2009

Sept. 15