Letter to the editor
He likes to punt so much that maybe we should do likewise to him. Thank you, Bob, for wasting two of my precious years at Notre Dame. Thank you to Jarious for wasting a year of your life for a dead-end season. Thank you, MSU, for providing yet another indelible example of why Bob Davie shouldn't be at the helm anymore. And thank you, God, for allowing me to go to Notre Dame during the tenure of Bob Faust ... err ... Davie. Wait, I take that slam back. Davie doesn't rate as good as Faust, who at least had respect as a wonderful man.
Davie may have class, as he often says, but a classy loss is still a loss. Nothing better than losing with class, that's what I always say. That was pretty classy when we decided to punt away the game against Michigan State. I especially liked it when the students, in honor of our classy coach, raised a single finger in salute during the 1812 overture — or better yet, raised an L!
There is nothing Bob can do to redeem himself now. 1-3, 0-3 officially since, by all rights, the pre-season game against KU shouldn't count on our record. I don't go to Akron; I go to Notre Dame! I think Davie has summed up how bad he is when he has repeatedly remarked, "These men are GREAT players." THEN WHY CAN'T WE WIN? Coaching?
Perhaps the student body can distribute a cup or a hat and gather contributions to buy out Davie's contract. Or saran wrap his car shut. Or bring back a Devine tradition and paint "5-minute parking" on the ground in the coach's parking spot. Bob has remarked at several pep rallies (well, all of them really, seeing as how he regurgitates the same crap every week) that we need to be true to our tradition, so I'm sure he'd understand that we were just following tradition.
In Green Bay, they got rid of Dan Devine by shooting his dog. Does Bob have a dog?
St. Edward's Hall
September 19, 1999
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