November 25, 2006, 9:03 pm

Confessions of a Fair-Weather Fan


I have a confession to make.

I turned off the game.


My options were to obliterate any evidence of the slaughter or go take ten milligrams of Valium for my nerves.

The other option was a few shots of Irish whiskey.

So I’m a horrible Irish fan and I should turn in my autographed Brady Quinn football and put my pom poms in storage.

But I have one thing to say to the offensive line of Notre Dame right now.


Your other job is to GET YOUR BIG O’ SELVES FREE from any and all spoiled brat rich kid defensive line JERKS trying to PREVENT you from exercising your PRIME DIRECTIVE.

Not that I’m bitter. Or anything.

And you! Yeah, you on the Notre Dame defensive line. Okay ALL of you on the Notre Dame defensive line! YOUR job is to STOP the spoiled brat rich kid OFFENSE of the OTHER team from exercising their Prime Directive.

John David Booty needed his bootie kicked and badly. While chivalrous of you to allow him unimpeded access to his receivers, it would have been much more appreciated if you had landed him flat on his back, oh, I don’t know, maybe…..once or twice a quarter!

Not that I’m upset. Or anything.

Irish, you blew it. When you win you play like the champions I know you are, but when you blow it you make Hurricane Katrina look like a puff of wind.

I do NOT want to be a fly on the wall when Charlie Weis gets ahold of this team after this abomination of a game.

Now my only consolation is the fact that the Irish will be in a Bowl game. I think.

And that I will be able to follow Brady Quinn and that hunk of a receiver Jeff Samardzjia in the NFL next year.

Well, let me paraphrase that deep philosopher named Scarlett O’Hara.

Tomorrow…is another season!

I’m so upset right now, I am not even going to post the Notre Dame fight song. How upset am I? My husband took my football out of my hands so that I would not throw it through the television set.

In conclusion, I am a bad, bad fan.

And I hate usc with a passion never before seen in human history.

So! How was YOUR day?


  • Candy

    November 25, 2006 at 10:42 pm

    I thought of you often today, first before the debacle, then during, then, finally, tearfully, after. I will need to be surrounded by many emesis basins should Ohio State and USC end up playing for the national championship…the two teams I dislike the most, playing each other. My poor Wolverines and your poor Irish…it’s a sad, sad day on the college gridiron.

  • TuxBaby

    November 26, 2006 at 6:34 am

    I guess I need to put a hard hat back on if I was to say right now… “It’s just a game!”

    But yeah- tell that to ME on Friday night when the San Antonio Spurs lost to the Dallas Mavs!!!! They should have SOO wiped them all over the floor!

    Sometimes, it’s NOT just a game. Sometimes it’s intwined within life itself. I know…

    Oh- and I love the new place! Looks clean, fresh, open (hope you weren’t looking for that underground grundge look)… I love it!


  • #1 Dinosaur

    November 26, 2006 at 8:35 am

    But Kim, how do you really feel? You know, holding in your emotions like that is very bad for you and can cause all kinds of problems. You should learn to express your feelings more clearly.

  • Andrew

    November 26, 2006 at 10:21 am

    I feel very let down by my new found team. They should have been winning for those of us who are newbees… even the two year old watching the game with me was yelling at the TV… i dont think she knew why she was yelling, but it made me feel better… if the ND performance doesnt drive one to alcholism, i dont know what will.

    Oh Gods of Football, please, please, strike lightning down on ND to shock their crappy playing out of their asses… they are irish for god sakes.

  • apgaRN

    November 26, 2006 at 2:09 pm

    Sympathies, Kim.

  • Awesome Mom

    November 26, 2006 at 6:30 pm

    I saw that they lost and I instantly thought of how disappointed you would be. I hope that next year is better.

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