The title of this post is something I remember hearing in "Rudy". You remember that flick? You know, the one where the kid moved heaven and earth to play for the Irish and he ended up making it into the game for one whole play about 40 years ago and got an entire movie made about him.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm jealous of the guy. He played at Notre Dame and got a movie made about him. Which is pretty impressive. I am by no means demeaning his life. I'm just naturally a smart ass.
Now Rudy has got reason to celebrate. His alma mater is going to the BCS national title game in Florida in about 6 weeks. They're playing for the big ring, the top prize, and whatever other cliches you can think of for the championship.
Let me get a few things straight right off the bat:
- I like Notre Dame
- I would like to see them win the game.
- I have never attended Notre Dame in any capacity
- I have never even set foot on the campus
- Closest I've got is posting pictures of Touchdown Jesus to piss off USC and BC fans
Now we all know that Notre Dame is the most well known university in the world, football wise. They are easily the most storied football program in history. Sorry anybody who roots for the SEC, you can't hold a candle to a team that Jesus LITERALLY watches over.
I told you all of that to tell you this:
We've all got to get some perspective on life kids. And this doesn't just apply to college football, it applies to any sport.
The team you cheer for...is not who you are.
The team you cheer for...is not infallible.
The team you cheer for...should never be referred to using the pronoun "we". For example, "We need to put some points on the board!" Sorry dipshit, Notre Dame or Alabama or Clemson, or Michingan, or Charlie's Steamrollers from the after work softball league down at the Y need to put some points on the board.
People live and die with this shit. And the funny part is many people who are crazies about their respective team have never even attended the school they are losing their mind over weekly. If you think I'm kidding check this guy out.
You are not your favorite football team. They should have no bearing on your mood or whether you have a good day or bad.
Watch, cheer, if they win...gloat (a little). If they lose, shrug it off. Because at the end of the day, you didn't do a fucking thing.
Sometimes I think its a disease. SPECTATORITIS
Maybe if everyone weren't so busy checking scores and who's banging who on perezhilton.com we'd have a long enough attention span to realize just how bad we're being fucked by the upper 1%
Think about it.
Oh, and to be fair, I can be just as bad as most guys. Except my teams are the Chicago Bears, the Chicago White Sox, the Chicago Blackhawks.