ND Magazine
by NOBBYDOMER (2019-01-10 17:24:10)

There is an article in the Winter Edition of ND Magazine titled “Winning Traditions “.
I didn’t know how to link it. I think it should be highlighted on all the sports articles lists.
It focuses on football and growing commercialism and ‘pay for play’ vs academics.


In addition to the things you describe, it:
by IrishJosh24  (2019-01-10 19:51:56)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

(1) Touts Swarbrick's 28 years of experience--where have I heard that before?--"advising sports-industry clients," without mentioning who those clients were or the fact that he is right in the middle of the USA Gymnastics scandal.

(2) Claims Swarbrick is "regarded as one of the smartest people in college sports," obviously without a source for the claim.

(3) Oddly claims that federal judges, who have life tenure and are members of an institution protected by Article III of the Constitution that often handles America's largest businesses as well as actions by Congress and the President, are too "protective of their own institutional legitimacy" to "destabilize college sports."

(4) Questions not only whether we can compete in the current environment, but whether we should even be trying because, apparently, schools just recently started playing by rules other than those Notre Dame sets for itself.

(5) Describes Fr. Hesburgh as "ambivalent" about football's role at ND but fails to mention the following quote when rationalizing a decision not to strive for football success at the highest levels:

"There is no academic virtue in playing mediocre football and no academic vice in winning a game that by all odds one should lose. . . . There has indeed been a surrender at Notre Dame, but it is a surrender to excellence on all fronts, and in this we hope to rise above ourselves with the help of God."

Apparently he didn't really mean all fronts.


The source for #2 is ....
by irishhawk49  (2019-01-11 09:39:48)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Jack Swarbrick .... dahhh


What a sad lack of spirit in our leadership. *
by Papa November  (2019-01-11 09:08:29)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


It's fascinating to watch
by HTownND  (2019-01-11 11:19:22)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

If they spent half the time and energy trying new and different ways to tell us how lucky we are with the current state of things with ND Football, on actually building an elite program, we'd have gotten there by now.

It's amazing how much they put into propaganda, it really is.


Here is the link (link)
by HTownND  (2019-01-10 17:43:55)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post