Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Shocking Accusations!

Now, I know it's not productive for Notre Dame bloggers to go into a tizzy every time some hack sportswriter in some backwater redneck town writes a scathing and accusatory piece about the Irish. For one, I would have to quit my job and abandon my social life, spending 24 hours a day huffing and puffing and pointing out factual and grammatical errors for the Fort Klugworth Daily Picayune-Bugle sports column. However, today's latest smearing came from a sports column in South Carolina, where a columnist took a few words from a Clemson recruit and turned it into a ham-fisted indictment of Notre Dame's recruiting ethics.

The long and short of the article implies that Weis and his staff aggressively recruited Jamie Cumbie, a Clemson commit, and sent him several postcards and a letter spelling out the advantages and disadvantages of going to Notre Dame that was, allegedly, littered with slanderous statements about Clemson. Now, I am shocked -- shocked -- that Notre Dame could possibly be accused of negative recruitment, seeing as we are the shining beacon for all that is good and right about college football. The debasement of saying mean things about other colleges is a vile and scummy practice that I'd just as well leave to every other college football program who are unburdened by the heavy crown of being the conscience of an entire sport. Before I get too off-track in my sarcastic rant, let me return to the key issue here. The fact of the matter is that the contents of the letter were blown way, way out of proportion. I have secured, through my contacts, a copy of this offending letter, and it is a huge stretch to say any negative recruiting occured here. Have a look for yourselves.



26 Comments:

At 1:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the big deal? Nothing Weis said was inaccurate, was it? ND's US News & World Report ranking = 18; Clemson's = 78. As far as receiving postcards a month later, where the heck is Morris, IL anyway? They probably still receive their mail via pony. Lighten up, Jamie.

 
At 2:32 PM, Anonymous bullfrog said...

Really, it's the banjo playing that drags Clemson down. Yeesh.

 
At 6:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, plus Notre Dame players have a lot higher chance of getting groped by a preist! Yeah!

 
At 7:23 AM, Anonymous FerrisBueller said...

Hmmm, what would I choose, priest groping me or angry banjo-playing hill billies raping me? Umm, I would have to go with the priest. Sorry anonymous.

 
At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charleston is a backwater redneck town?

 
At 9:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always thought coach would have better penmanship. Shows how much I know.

 
At 8:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and this is why everyone hates the Irish. Bunch of low class fans who think the sun doesnt shine until it hits that golden dome. You all can go to hell!

Sounds like sour grapes from the ND staff with the postcard and telling our commit what he said. You fuckers cant take the fact that one of your recruits chose someone else - GASP!

 
At 8:24 AM, Anonymous Pellee said...

Isn't it ironic though that a commit now on the team is telling everyone how much bad another school is in the media and to the current recuits the school is after?

THAT is called negative recruiting. Saying what is great about your school is not.

Hypocrisy--learn its definition.

 
At 9:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These ^^^^ hillbillies sure can't take a joke.

 
At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sry we r becomeing a better program and notre dame cant handle it

 
At 11:00 AM, Anonymous bsa said...

Did you learn how to spell at Clemson?

 
At 11:47 AM, Anonymous Proton Jockey said...

Okay, time to tune out the @$$holes.

Nobody Clemson fans can post until you provide:
1) A single aspect in which Clemson is better than (or even remotely comparable to) ND.
2) A profound knowledge of how to spell (moreso than those above).
3) A name besides "Anonymous"

Posting without ascribing to the above rules forfeits any right to be taken seriously and is an open admission that your momma got cornholed with a banjo while you were in the oven.

 
At 12:35 PM, Anonymous TomB said...

Looks like Cumbie is backing off now:

"Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis on Thursday denied former Morris star Jamie Cumbie's accusation that the Irish staff criticized Clemson after the recruit verbally committed to the Tigers. Clemson later issued a statement from Cumbie in which he said he did not correctly describe his conversations with Notre Dame during a newspaper interview."

Oooooops!

 
At 12:40 PM, Anonymous TomB said...

His HS coach denies the charges also:

"As far as South Carolina native Cumbie goes, his high school coach at Morris, George Dergo, said he did not witness any of the negative recruiting that Cumbie has reported.

"I did catch wind that Notre Dame was talking up their educational values and that they are a top-notch school educationally as well as in football," Dergo said. "Maybe Jamie was misunderstanding what they were saying when they were talking up themselves rather than talking down Clemson."

I wonder if the Klemson Krew will be back to offer apologies?

 
At 12:45 PM, Anonymous domer95 said...

Clemson currently does have a better golf team. Although our new facilities can't hurt.

Also, Ignorant-Chicken$hit-Anon, the whole groping priest issue deals with PEDOPHELIA, which is targeted at adolescents and younger kids, NOT college age kids.

Either check your facts, know what your talking about or STFU.

We might be considered arrogant by some, but we have a right to be, as we do things the right way and don't just use our athletes like members of a chain gang (see graduation rates of ND vs. Clemson) and the vast majority of the majors of ND students-athletes aren't Parks&Rec or Criminal Justice.

All the best to Cumbie and I hope that you beat SoCar, as Steve Superior is even more vile you.

 
At 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If ND fans could they would suck golf balls through hoses to get the best recruits.

Weis = lard ass who needs to get his gut on to get people into ND.

Just like with Willingham, they saw, they came, they LEFT!!!

 
At 1:52 PM, Anonymous Tommy O said...

how did CLEMSON fans find this site??

 
At 2:12 PM, Blogger Cool Hand Mike said...

Weis forgot to mention that ND girls braid their leg hair for those cold winters.

 
At 2:41 PM, Anonymous domer95 said...

Good ol' redneck, Anon. How does one "get a gut on" exactly and how is this employed in recruiting practices? Is this considered negative recruiting? Inquiring minds want to know.

You had better get used to the "Lard @$$", as he's going to be retiring to the Palmetto State (that would be So. Carolina, Anon), but meanwhile he's going to be cleaning up recruiting in SC and leaving Clemson the crumbs.

 
At 3:51 PM, Anonymous Bangporn said...

As a former ND girl who braided her leg hair in the winter, I'd just like to say your comment was a lot funnier the first time I read it. Kinda loses its punch when you see the same one posted on every single blog covering this "story".

And by the way, no one, NO ONE can eat 50 eggs.

 
At 3:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad we were left with the "scrubs" considering we got Cumbie (parade all american) and Gilchrist (rivals top 40) over the golden losers....what other recruits are we head to head for?...Too bad the priests only grope the children because that would be the only action anyone would get near that campus with the beastly looking girls at ND.

 
At 7:26 AM, Anonymous ATL guy said...

As much as I hate Clemson, they do indeed have a few advantages over ND. For one, the chicks don't appear to be directly descendended from a certain hunch-backed alumnus. Two, they win a bowl game on occasion (though the Weedeater Bowl is admittedly not much of a prize). Three, they're not in Indiana. Apart from that, I think you've got them trumped.

 
At 9:37 AM, Anonymous dave said...

Without a doubt Clemson has uber supermodel women compared to Notre Dame. The typical Domer girl looks like D-Bob's girlfriend in "Rudy." While the typical Clemson girl looks like a Miss America contestant.

 
At 5:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cumbie wanted to go to clemson!! its always been his team growing up, shit his own dad has there symbol on his arm!!! that was his one dream and hell he fulfilled it. hes gonna kick some major ass, i saw him becuase i played high school with him... sucks for ND because hes one of the top in the country

 
At 3:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 8:23 PM, Blogger Frank said...

Unfortunately, Cumbie has had a career filled with injuries. Maybe it worked out in the best for ND that he chose Clemson.

 

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