Here’s the thing. I get it. You’re frustrated. It’s been a long time since ND has been really great and you’re sick of it. We all are. So something happens, whatever it is, and you decide to boo. This is where I stop getting it and I know right away that you’re a dick.
STOP EFFING BOOING YOU TOOLS. Do you WANT to lose the game? Are you HOPING you get in the head of the kid with the GAME IN HIS HANDS SO HE SCREWS UP? Because then HE will lose, and you will…what? WHAT? THAT’S RIGHT LOSE YOU BOOING IDIOT.
Any argument for why booing in that instance was okay is idiotic. I’ve seen people justify it through ‘free speech’. Good Lord, doesn’t even deserve a response. I’ve seen folks say that Tommy ‘deserves it’. And many other stupid, lazy justifications. Guess what folks, there’s NO reason to do it. None.
If the game were out of reach and we were losing by 70, I might understand. I wouldn’t be with you, but I’d understand. It wouldn’t impact the outcome of the game one bit, so I’d get it. Again, I wouldn’t join in because it’s just stupid and disrespectful, but I’d get it. But to boo when a player trots out onto the field with minutes remaining and the game on the line? You must ACTIVELY WANT NOTRE DAME TO LOSE. AND IN THAT CASE I HATE YOU.
Because all it can possibly do is hurt our chances to win. It’s certainly not going to help give the kid confidence. And it’s most likely not a neutral effect. Think about it: kid runs out on the field to a chorus of boos…
You think he tries harder? You think he WANTS you to get to cheer and be happy and get drunk with friends later? It’s just not motivating. It may not actually de-motivate, but it’s certainly not helping. And if what you’re doing isn’t neutral or motivating, you shouldn’t be doing it. So if you like ND at all, just a little, in the future:
SHUT YOUR TRAPS.
So from a practical standpoint, don’t boo.
From a personal or human standpoint, don’t boo either.
Think about this: Tommy Rees, or any other player on this team, has put more sweat, effort and pain into ND’s success than you ever have. Even if you don’t like the result, these guys are up and at it every single day trying to make ND better. WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING BOOEY MCBOOERSON, TO DO YOUR PART? YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT? ABSOFREAKINLUTELY NOTHING. SO SHUT IT.
You and your privileged look-at-me-and-what-I-deserve attitude can pack up, and go join Ohio State fandom. I’ll not have it. You thought Freekbass was embarrassing? THIS IS WORSE. And if you don’t get that, you don’t get ND. Be what we’re about, or don’t be, and if you don’t wanna be, please get off our campus.
This fanbase is for people that believe, support, and treat one another like family. You do none of the above.