Friday, August 11, 2006
Notre Dame, You're on Notice!
This all started with a post on the spat between reporters from the South Bend Tribune and Notre Dame coach Crewcut Charlie Weis on Heisman Pundit. It spread like a California wildfire and hit the Wiz with the force of a tsunami when the Notre Dame contingent took exception to our stand against Crewcut's attempts to intimidate the press. Although it is our opinion that many Fighting Irish fans are blindly following their leader, we like to present both sides of the story. Let it be known that the Michigan site MGoBlog sided with the Golden Domers, so score one for good, old Notre Dame. But as we mentioned, reporters are making a big stink about Crewcut and word gets around quickly in this fraternity. Al Hamnik's column in the Times of Northwest Indiana was a beaut. "Behind the scenes, away from cameras and tape recorders, we're told [Weis has] the people skills of a prison guard. And a temper to match," wrote Hamnik. He was just getting started. "A large number of alumni reportedly are upset by his behavior. As long as the Irish win, they'll bite their lip. But if the program struggles, his critics will multiply like roaches." And about those principles raised in the South Bend Tribune series, take note that Notre Dame's media day was held on a Sunday morning. A Catholic university, on a church day no less! OK, Notre Dame fans, what do you have to say now? Just so we can get flagged 15 for piling on, take a look at this thread on Sports Journalists. Consider yourself warned. There are words in it good Catholics shouldn't read.
Posted by dawizofodds at 1:50 AM