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100 Thoughts In 100 Days: This Green Out Thing At Notre Dame Stadium Has To Be A Sick Joke

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But you said GIVE THEM ALL THE COLORS!

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Alright y’all... we are 98 days to kickoff for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and instead of just posting a random picture of whatever with a number, you’re going to get a chance to dive even deeper into my everyday thoughts.

It’s not always going to be pretty, and you have to remember: these are just random streams of thought and in no way should constitute a firm belief or ideology (mostly).

YOU JUST CAN’T TRICK 5,000 INTO WEARING GREEN SHIRTS WHEN 70,000 ARE LIKE, “WHAT?”

There’s a certain amount of more-than-usual excitement for the upcoming season. No doubt that the season opener being a night game against the Michigan Wolverines rather than the Temple Owls or Purdue Boilermakers has a lot to do with it.

People are already falling over themselves to somehow be a part of this game. When games like this come along, it’s easy for fans to fall into a gullibility trap set by the University. Y’all want to sit at the cool kids table, and will do virtually anything to appease them.

That, quite simply, brings me to this:

Okay, let me begin...

  • The people who make an “official shirt” every year are CALLING for a GREEN OUT.
  • These same people make the “official shirt” a different color of the rainbow every year.
  • They basically self-sabotage the entire idea by doing what they do.
  • It’s not on the ticket.
  • Half of those in attendence believe that Twitter is only a governmental tool.
  • People don’t care - I’M WEARING MY 1995 WHITE RON POWLUS JERSEY AND NO ONE IS GOING TO STOP ME!

For real — you can’t be for real. You can’t openly be in favor of using every hex code that is remotely in the neighbood of a “Notre Dame color” and then demand 80,000 people wear green. This has to be a joke — and if it isn’t, it will be come gameday. It’ll be on that day (close to kickoff) when you have about 5000 people outside of the student body all worked into a lather, until they notice that Notre Dame Stadium isn’t a sea of green, but a sea of LEGOs.

Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to see the Green Out succeed, but the chances are slim, and have been made slimmer by those that are trying to promote it — even 100 days out. Perhaps if the University itself completely went all in for this, then half of the stadium would do it. That’s not exactly what an “OUT” means.

Oh well.

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