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By Sean from the Kelly Green blog:

 

http://www.ndkgreen.com/2007/11/you-know-what-really-grinds-my-gears_05.html

 

You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

 

By Sean

 

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Why is it that every time Notre Dame loses a game, every jerk in the office has to come by your desk to rub it in? I can understand some ribbing from fans of that week's opponent, but fans of obscure teams like NIU will come up to you and say something like "Man, tough weekend for your Irish. Why are you so bad? Ya think Charlie's gonna get fired? Yeah man, I love it when the Irish lose. Really makes my day. So yeah, where was I? Oh yeah, you guys are really awful. Aight bra, you gonna be at the bar after work? Some of us are gonna duck out at, like, 3:30. Be there bra, I'll buy you a drink... you probably need one after sucking so bad." Also, why are they so freaking informed? "Hey buddy, I saw your Irish had only 1.4 yards per carry and 116 passing yards. Man, that really sucks. And how about Sharpley with his 87.45356 passer rating? That's, like, the fourth worst passer rating Notre Dame has had against an opponent ranked in the top twelve in the last sixteen and a half years. Boy you guys are b-a-d bad. Alright man, good talk. Catch you later." Ugh, I don't even know if NIU played this week, and if I did, I certainly wouldn't get up from my desk, take the elevator to 14, walk across the building to find Carl and tell him how much NIU sucked that week.

 

Also, where are these people when Notre Dame wins? You're more likely to get struck by lightning in a cave than you are to be congratulated at the office after a Notre Dame victory. What is the deal?

 

I think more Notre Dame fans should just start roaming around the office giving random people a hard time. "Hey George, I saw Iowa lost to MSU. Man, I love it when Iowa loses. Why are you guys so horrible? You think Ferentz is gonna get the axe? Oh man, your team is crap on wheels. Well, see ya later buddy." Or maybe when they come to our desk, we should just listen to their insults and then say "Oh hey, did your team play this week? Oh really? I didn't know that because no one gives a flying shit about your team."

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Honestly I haven't gotten any shit this year from people after the first couple of losses.

 

Maybe because they know I'll rip them a new one or maybe they just feel bad for me because they know how much of my time I invest in the Irish only to be disappointed on Saturdays.

 

Oh well, there is always beer. It's always a winner in my book.

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I always tell those little old ladies that bust my chops about ND the following. Mary, you know, people love train wrecks. They love to see the carnage. Take for example those interns coming from the xray room. See the looks on their faces? Similar to what we witnessed of Notre Dame this weekend. What's wrong? Oh! Yeah they're looking at you neck x-rays. One of the worst we've ever seen. They always see the good necks but its always the bad stuff you remember. Kind of like that game this weekend. Why are you upset? With a little luck and some good old fashioned hard work we may be able to get you to 65% improvement, if you don't die first. Oh, I heard about that receiver from DC dissing us for the illini. Wait....what suzie? Oh...I'm sorry Mary. We don't accept your insurance.

 

To the serious DD'er. This is purely fictional. We would never treat your grandma this way.......unless she's a wolverine :shock:

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I used to get it real bad from all of the peopel i go to law school with. they would rub it in and i always wanted to bite back. I found that all you need to do is do as the jesus would...be humble and gracious and make sure to say that they really gave us a whooping. the more gracious you are the more you will see those same people actually feeling sorry for you and coming up to tell you each weekend not to worry because next year will be totally different.

I realized that people who hate ND dont really know why, they think they do. they have these stereotypes in their head and once you show that ND is about class and doing what is right they beign to root for ND when nd is not playing their team because of how you reacted to their abuse. It sounds crazy but it works. Im not telling you to dog ND, just realize that it will be turned around soon and we will be having to shell out a ton of $$$$ on all new ND stuff because well have 12 NC's not 11, not to mention all of the NC t shirts, hats, shot glasses, those SI championship dvd sets w/ photo album and collectalbe football, etc. So start doling out all the humility you have and start saving your $$$ because soon enough you won't be needing that humility but you will need a fat wad of money.[/u]

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Speedster~What side of the border are you on. Just wondering, cause my HS team just beat our rivals from up in that area which just so happened to be the #1 Ranked team in 2A year.

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From Fort Wayne...not exactly sure where Jimtown is in relation to you or if you even follow HS football but from what I've seen/ been told people up there are big time supporters...That's the rival i was referring to earlier. Also, we played Mis. Marion every year in soccer as part of some Ft Wayne/South Bend Diocese thing.

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From Fort Wayne...not exactly sure where Jimtown is in relation to you or if you even follow HS football but from what I've seen/ been told people up there are big time supporters...That's the rival i was referring to earlier. Also, we played Mis. Marion every year in soccer as part of some Ft Wayne/South Bend Diocese thing.

 

Yes, I went to Marian. Penn HS is our local team here we cheer for. Jimmies are a good team as well.

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I was saved locally when Syracuse ended the National Championship :shock: hopes for Louisville. And my UK brethren (of which I am one also) lost in BBall to Gardner Webb last night.

 

All week some guy (UK fan) has been saying "Join us for luch so we can talk about the Navy game". I think I may just take him up on his offer. Not today though, since he called in sick. :lol:

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From Fort Wayne...not exactly sure where Jimtown is in relation to you or if you even follow HS football but from what I've seen/ been told people up there are big time supporters...That's the rival i was referring to earlier. Also, we played Mis. Marion every year in soccer as part of some Ft Wayne/South Bend Diocese thing.

 

Yes, I went to Marian. Penn HS is our local team here we cheer for. Jimmies are a good team as well.

 

When did you graduate from Marian Speedster? I went to Riley but spent most of my developmental years until High School at St. Jude. I came close to going to Marian but there was this really hot gal I was into that went to Riley so that swayed things in Riley's favor.

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From Fort Wayne...not exactly sure where Jimtown is in relation to you or if you even follow HS football but from what I've seen/ been told people up there are big time supporters...That's the rival i was referring to earlier. Also, we played Mis. Marion every year in soccer as part of some Ft Wayne/South Bend Diocese thing.

 

Yes, I went to Marian. Penn HS is our local team here we cheer for. Jimmies are a good team as well.

 

When did you graduate from Marian Speedster? I went to Riley but spent most of my developmental years until High School at St. Jude. I came close to going to Marian but there was this really hot gal I was into that went to Riley so that swayed things in Riley's favor.

 

I graduated in '84. I knew a few Riley guys. A of good friend of mine was Tim Sandifer (he's dead now).

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Speedster...I'm a 95' grad of Marian....and you are old!! :lol: :lol: Not once in 4 years of HS did I ever sing the school fight song because it was the same as Ohio State's!!! I'm proud of that little tidbit. BTW, last I heard Marian is actually bigger than St. Blow. Who would've thunk it? I had 94 people in my graduating class!

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Speedster...I'm a 95' grad of Marian....and you are old!! :lol: :lol: Not once in 4 years of HS did I ever sing the school fight song because it was the same as Ohio State's!!! I'm proud of that little tidbit. BTW, last I heard Marian is actually bigger than St. Blow. Who would've thunk it? I had 94 people in my graduating class!

 

Hey, at least we are both Knights!! Was Brother Dave still there when you were there?? What a great guy. You'd never know he was a Brother if not for the robe.

 

I never realized the school song was the same as Ohio State's but of course I was never a real "sports" guy at that time.

 

Could you guys still smell the dog food factory while in class then? LOL!!

 

My buddy Jim Coqueyt's dad owned that.

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I took some abuse early but now they are handing out sympathy. That's even worse.

Man, you got that right.

Being in L.A., I have a ton of trojan friends.

The trash talk was relentless.

Now all they can say is "don't worry bro, we know ND will be back."

 

Shut the hell up!

 

I don't want, or need, your sympathy!

 

Cmon Charlie.

Prove these fools wrong and right this ship.

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Speedster...I'm a 95' grad of Marian....and you are old!! :lol: :lol: Not once in 4 years of HS did I ever sing the school fight song because it was the same as Ohio State's!!! I'm proud of that little tidbit. BTW, last I heard Marian is actually bigger than St. Blow. Who would've thunk it? I had 94 people in my graduating class!

 

Hey, at least we are both Knights!! Was Brother Dave still there when you were there?? What a great guy. You'd never know he was a Brother if not for the robe.

 

I never realized the school song was the same as Ohio State's but of course I was never a real "sports" guy at that time.

 

Could you guys still smell the dog food factory while in class then? LOL!!

 

My buddy Jim Coqueyt's dad owned that.

 

Oh yeah...the dog food factory might have been the worst smell I've ever smelled. Even worse than the paper mills of Savannah, GA. I drove by the school several months back for the first time since I graduated and it looks nothing like it used to. I don't recall that brother there that you were talking about. I played hockey there for 4 years.

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