If you've given up, don't come
Letter to the editor
I want to thank all of you who stayed in the stadium until after the playing of the Alma Mater. After that song I left the stadium with my head held high. The past 15 minutes just faded away.
For those of you who left early, I feel the deepest sympathy for you. You've missed something along the way. I agree that the football team is frustrating. I agree that something needs to be done. I agree that we are a far, far cry from a championship team.
However, I disagree with those of you who gave up. If you sat down at all while the teams were on the field then please, do the rest of us a favor and give up your tickets. If you gave up on the coaches or players, then please stop coming. I don't even want you to cheer with me any more. Stay home, give your tickets to someone who wants to watch the Fightin' Irish play football — whether it's championship football or losing football.
I won't pull out any cliches, I just want you all to read the words of the Alma Mater and think about what it really means to be a Domer.
September 19, 1999
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