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Cheer for Old Notre Dame

Mike Carter | Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The class of 1964 holds the current record for most losses at 25. The class of 2011 has witnessed 23, and we are only three games into our fourth year.

Don’t tell me it’s been a tough season. We’ve been giving our players, our school, and our tradition their due for three years straight. We’ve been rewarded with heartbreaking losses, a bowl game in Hawaii that no students could reasonably travel to and an overall ransacking of tradition. We’ve lost 23 football games, the Dillon pep rally (the real one), and pep rallies in the JACC (which students actually attended).

I will continue to support our team as fervently as possibly. I personally believe everyone should be cheering their hearts out for the entire three to four hours of the game on a football Saturday. But don’t tell me that you can’t understand why a senior might be less enthusiastic after these last three years.


Mike Carter


off campus

Sept. 21