Is it time to drop the "Irish" nickname?
by ndoldtown (2007-03-10 13:12:03)

1. It has always insulted the contributions of the Poles, Germans and Italians who actually made ND an excellent school.

2. It reinforces and praises the negative characteristics of the Irish regarding drunkenness, and disorder and is thus socially unproductive, much the way "gangster rap" is.

3. Notre Dame's live leprechaun is the most embarrassing mascot of any school. Must we be the Amos 'n Andy of American ethnic Catholicism?

4. We should adopt something less offensive to people but that would also refer to our historic heritage. Crusaders, for example.