Matt Mattare

Matt Mattare


* 2008 Notre Dame graduate
* Main columnist for
* Working outside of Washington, DC
* Interested in any and all sports journalism opportunities

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  • Jeff Kalafa posted 2312 days ago

    Jeff Kalafa


    I need some help. I need to get closure on the Declan Sullilvan tragedy that occurred Oct, 28, 2010.

    I’m not a ND fan and was pretty upset about the way Brian Kelly left Cincinnati so when the Sullivan tragedy occurred, I probably said to myself “wouldn’t it be great if Kelly got fired.”

    I’m not going to argue about whether he had the right to leave UC but I just didn’t like it.

    As time went on I realized it was wrong to assign guilt in the collapse of the tower without knowing the facts---and I certainly didn’t know them.

    I also realized it would be a terrible burden, and a tragedy of its own for someone to have to carry around the guilt if they were indeed responsible in any degree for Sullivan’s death.

    It was wrong to even suggest that anyone involved (president, AD, coach, video crew, etc,) could be the slightest bit responsible without knowing the facts.

    On the other hand I feel that there are still questions to be answered;

    I want to know if this was an avoidable incident. I want to know how it happened.

    I’ve read quite a lot about this and I’m still looking for closure.

    As the season approaches I want to know if Notre Dame has sufficiently addresses this or whether they still have to take more responsibility.

    I’m a Rutgers fan. If this occurred at Rutgers on a extremely windy day where everyone else in the Northeast cancelled outdoor practice I’d want to know every little detail I could.

    I know that no one knows every little detail about the Sullivan death but I’d like to know whether or not you are satisfied with the way ND has explained what happened on Oct 28, 2010.

    I want to know the way you saw it happening.

    Thank you,
    Jeff Kalafa

  • Mike Muratore posted 2403 days ago

    Mike Muratore

    Matt... where outside of DC are you?
    I'm in Gaithersburg, MD... just off of I-270 and the ICC...
    Ever golf at Blue Mash in Laytonsville, MD? Also run by a couple of ND alums.
    Anyway... stay off the beltway!

  • John White posted 2413 days ago

    John  White

    Matt, you may want to go back and study some more on the situation at WVU, this is not the first time something like this has taken and place, so nothing about it is wierd. I would also add you might want to read about Dana Holgerson, add him to one of the countries most accurate passers in Geno Smith you have a great Heisman canidate.

  • Johnny Utah posted 2672 days ago

    Johnny Utah

    Where is the rest of your hat?