Notre Dame and Boston College are ending their series. I’ve given my two cents on this many times. I am disappointed that there are only a few games left, but really think it is better for BC. First it will hopefully rid our fans of the all-Irish obsession. By focusing so much time and energy into that game, we’ve lost juice out of other matchups. Our players and coaches got into the act too. It was great beating them four straight and five out of six, but what was the benefit? Flat games against teams we should’ve beaten like Syracuse? We have more than enough hurdles and marquee teams in our conference to focus on without putting all of our chips in the Notre Dame basket.
I am also glad we won’t have to deal with Notre Dame fans any more. I like Charlie Weis and I respect the Irish tradition and lore. I really dislike the way most Irish internet fans act towards BC. I understand that there are jerks all over the web (BC ones included). And BGS and NDNation are two of the best at what they do. But they cater to the “Fredo”-calling, smug nitwits who live to shit on BC. These people claim we are irrelevant, worthless, wannabes and what not, yet obsess about us and our travails on their message boards. If we are so irrelevant, why do they spend so much time discussing us? They claim we turned our back on the Big East. Please. Notre Dame could have saved the Big East a dozen different times. Instead they looked out for Notre Dame. Just like BC looked out for BC.
Hopefully the final four games will be classics and show the good qualities that both schools represent. Then it should be on to bigger and better things…Ever to Excel.