I never saw him before in my life but possibly he somehow knows me from the golf course where I still work. My wife and I sit in one of the smaller three person pews located off the Gospel side isle in our old (1839) church, Notre Dame du Port. He walked by, nudged me on the shoulder and said "Go Irish!" then kept on going.
Our church is now named Good Shepherd since it was merged with two other Louisville West End parishes but the original name ND du Port is still seen in gold lettering over the main door. Rev. Stephen Badin provided the land for our church and was our first pastor. I'm of the fifth generation on my father's side who has belonged there.
after she noticed my ND sweater.
I ended up marrying her a little over a year later.
I hate how trite and bland "Go Irish" sounds. It applies to any school, "Go ________!" I mean, I say it to fellow Irish garb wearers, too. But I always feel a little empty inside. Like it's not enough. It's not special.
I like the uniqueness of a "Hook 'em horns," "War Eagle," or "Roll Tide." We should do better.
You're the one (and I use that number literally) who doesn't like it, so it's incumbent on you to come up with a better one.
Of course, in the stadium, a good Póg Mo Thóin would do wonders for crowd noise.
That usually leads to the conversation many have referenced below. Met Mike Rosenthal at a local Austin grocery store, as he is the football coach and athletic director at Austin High, by complimenting his apparel. ND conversation ensued.
And like you, that usually gets some conversation going.
guy in the ND hat said Go Irish and asked if I was an alum. I said I was, and had a nice chat with Wally Klein.
in the lobby of a hotel where my company was hosting an event.
I think they were a little shocked to hear that in Buckeye land.
Because I don't have those.
Ocean, it is okay to say, "Go Irish" to anyone that you might see that appears to be of Irish descent.
just blurting out "Fuck Michigan!" like you have Tourette's, "Go Irish" is a viable alternative.
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