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The Great OFD Offseason Tailgate: Introduce yourselves!

What up? - Joe Robbins

Ah, spring! It is the time of birds chirping, the Permacloud evaporating, and squirrels becoming more aggressive around the dining halls. It brings the emotional sights of fresh flowers in bloom, newly ordained priests in the Basilica, and gentlemen dropping to one knee under the Lyons Arch. It carries the sounds of students' laughter, the ping of baseball bats, and the roar of the plane taking the women's basketball team to the Final Four.

However, for those of here at One Foot Down, Blue and Gold Weekend is coming up in a few weeks, which basically means we're getting ready for Opening Day. With all the hubbub over recruits, jumbotrons and the fullback situation, we never want to lose sight of the thing that really makes OFD a true community: all you awesome people. With that in mind, we want to make sure that everyone here gets a chance to let everyone else know about themselves: hometown, reason(s) for loving ND, other favorite teams, what you're notorious known for around OFD, views on the current lack of fullbacks, and so on.

This is my first-ever fanpost, so hopefully this doesn't accidentally send everyone's resume to the USC coaching staff (spoiler: you're all over-qualified). I felt compelled to make this because for me, OFD has become much more than just an excellent site with great coverage and commentary on all ND sports. It's also been a place where I can vent, celebrate, joke, support, speculate, banter, and plain old BOND with fellow Irish fans. It might sound ultra-cheesy, but it's the kind of camaraderie that I can guarantee you'll only find among Notre Dame fans, whether they're bright-eyed undergrads, 40-year-old "Subway Alumni", or statues of Jewish prophets who found themselves parked next to Touchdown Jesus in 1962.

Almost forgot: if you're new here (and even if you're not), I highly recommend perusing The Unofficial OFD Lexicon so you can understand some of the (mostly self-deprecating) slang we toss around. Free starter tip: placing an "@" symbol on either side of a word/phrase is sarcasm font, which you will see quite a bit. Also, it takes 5 rec's (gold stars) to make a comment green, which is basically a high-five from the community; I think we're the only blog on SBNation that has a "green minimum" higher than 3 stars, probably because we are ELITE.

Having said all that...grab a few beers, head on down to the comments and introduce your bad selves! Have fun, and always remember our motto: We're Not (ALL) Deluded Maniacs.

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