In the past 5 years, this is the best post you've authored.
by The Beef (2011-09-14 10:37:11)

In reply to: This is really a terrible shame  posted by ACross

Not so much the content, but the tone. I've been a member since the days before this board was called NDNation. Our times at ND overlapped and I know I've met you and I'm pretty sure we have some mutual friends from back in the day, as I spent a lot of time OC in the NE Neighborhood as a freshman.

While I don't mind your posting style most of the time, the malaise of the past 4 coaching regimes had made you a caricature of yourself. You are a guy that cares. Over the years you have had a pretty direct way of getting your point across. Since the Weis regime, your posts have been less insightful and increasingly belligerent.

I don't blame you. I'm at the point where I have devolved to the point where its better for me to watch games by myself as the vitriolic swearing can get quite embarrassing.

I don't know what's happened to you lately, but you seem to have recovered your perspective. I hope I can do the same. We both hope that the Administration will, too. When I take a step back and realize that the downward spiral actually began about 1990 (shortly after Monk/Beauchamp came to power) I become more and more discouraged.

While I've seen some good things happen in the past few years, (the Gug, training table, more appropriate Reslife action) it sill seem to me that we are doing the bare minimum instead of being the leaders we were throughout the history of college football.

It's good to have you back. I just don't know where ND is headed at this point. So much of what made ND a special place has been cast to the side. To paraphrase a famous quote from the movie Casino. "It should have been paradise, but in the end we fucked it up." That's what I think about ND football since 1988.