A friend of mine at work, a Notre Dame alumnus, sent me email today that included this non-confidential postscript:
P.S. Now with Notre Dame playing BYU this weekend, I hope we are still friends regardless of the outcome !!!
My response included this:
And what makes you think I’ll be rooting for BYU? Doing well in football takes everyone’s mind off their studies. Winning the National Championship in 1984 when I was there was the equivalent of performing about 30,000 temporary lobotomies. Go Irish!
OK, deep down I want BYU to win, but even more than that I would like BYU students to do their best to excel and prepare for the increasingly challenging times ahead.
Go Cougars! And Irish.