Thursday, May 13, 2010
Catch Brian Kelly Today, Win a Pot of Gold
Photo via The Wiz of Odds
May 13th is Leprechaun Day and as legend would have it, if you catch one of these little bastards they have to give you their pot of gold. In sports, when you think of annoying Leprechauns, you think Notre Dame.
We all know the Fighting Irish. It's the school the Big East bends over backwards to accommodate by letting them compete in every sport except football -- and when the Irish are actually good in that sport, they get to steal Big East bowl bids. It's the school who, because of its football independence (made solely possible by NBC) is the lynch pin in the impending colossal shake up of college athletics.
New coach Brian Kelly has wasted no time sucking up to the school's almighty alumni who feel joining a football conference is beneath them, declaring Notre Dame should remain independent. Something tells me a year ago when he was the coach at Cincinnati he didn't feel the same way.
So while we all wait for the Big 10 to wreak havoc on college sports by adding more teams to their conference and watching other conferences scramble to do the same, I suggest we all chase that little leprechaun Kelly now and get his pot of gold. It's the least Notre Dame can do for us all. And if you can't catch Kelly (he strikes me as one of those fat guys with surprising foot speed, you know what I'm talking about) just catch tight end Mike Ragone. He doesn't have gold, but he's got plenty of pot for everyone.