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A fierce loyalty

Michael Rohman | Thursday, November 12, 2009

 To the freshman commenting on loyalty, we all learn soon enough that you don’t have to cry foul whenever someone suggests something contrary to your blind fan philosophy. Don’t be so naïve to think that your loyalty supersedes all else. Navy students also honor a fierce loyalty, and I assure you theirs is a lot more meaningful than yours. The product of your loyalty is sometimes another tally in the win column; the product of their loyalty is sometimes a folded flag. I doubt you would choose to burden yourself with the demands of their commitment. So respect it, and respect them. And I know the “kill” and “suck it” cheers are utterly demoralizing and singlehandedly erase all doubt of an Irish victory, but no volume of fan noise and student chants could have saved us on Saturday.

Michael Rohman
off campus
Nov. 10