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Curt Froyen | Friday, September 17, 2010


It is embarrassing to read your comments (“Section 32” by Chris Masoud, Sept. 16) and to realize that they were expressed by a student at the University of Notre Dame. I did not have an opportunity to attend Notre Dame, but I love this University. I am an usher in Section 33 and drive 450 miles one way each week from my home in Iowa to help serve the University of Our Lady in my small way.

Whenever a fan from the visiting school enters my section, I welcome them to our fine University. I talk to all of the students in the area where the fan is standing and remind them that they are students at the University of Notre Dame, that they are the beat of the best and that we treat our guests with class and dignity. I also remind the visiting fan that if things happen to, unfortunately, go his/her way that they remember that they are our guest and that they also act with class and bring favor upon their university.

Unsportsmanlike behavior in the stands does not help our team win football games. It does, however, reflect poorly on the University that we love so much.

In my eight years as an usher we have never had a problem with a visiting fan in our section. I would enjoy meeting you Chris. I am the usher that checks tickets as the students enter the best section in Notre Dame Stadium … section 33. Stop by and introduce yourself next game and join me in a cheer for the Fighting Irish.

Curt Froyen

Usher #5

Notre Dame Stadium

Sept. 16