We've really worked hard at restraining ourselves from discussing the recent attacks on Charlie Weis on a billboard...just down the street from his office. After all, our coach has borne the brunt of some serious and absurd attacks in the media lately. Simply put, coaching at a major national program is a really, really hard job.
That being said, we decided to draw the line at objectivity. We don't yet know the results of our internal investigation into the preposterous allegations. But we do know that Charlie Weis sucks, and have written about it extensively.
We believe he's done "less with more" more than any other college football coach in America. See here. We also think Notre Dame fans live in denial. See here.
So with that extensive backdrop, we're here to report the news regarding the men behind the anti-Charlie Weis billboard. It turns out...they're a group of 50 former Notre Dame football players! How nice and classy of them to express their views a few days before game day!
Here is the image:
It turns out, a gentleman named Tom Reynolds (lettered for the Irish in 1967) is responsible for the investment in his team. He claims to have the support of 50 former Irish players. But the killer—and something that will crack me up for days—is his explanation for taking out the ad:
"By definition, a good football coach does not lose games when he has superior talent on the field, and at least splits the games where the talent is approximately equal," Reynolds read from an e-mail.
"Considering the W-L record of Coach Weis at Notre Dame, one would have to conclude he is serving an internship as a head coach of a college football team, which is defined as 'any formal program to provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession.'"