Tuesday, January 09, 2007

If This Doesn't Convince Charlie Weis to Stay, I Don't Know What Will

I have to say that I'm getting a good chuckle out of all these idiotic New York columnists who think Charlie Weis is going to leave Notre Dame to coach the New York Giants. Let's see he has a buyout of about $25 million. He's coaching at his alma mater, which oh by the way, is the most prestigious job in all of college football. And he's at place that his family loves. While most rational thinking Notre Dame fans share in my laughter about this Weis to Giants talk, one Notre Dame fan is quite worried Weis might leave. His name is Scott Weiland. Yes, that Scott Weiland, the former lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots and current leader singer of Velvet Revolver and role model for America's youth in saying no to drugs. Here's what Scott had to say:
Okay Charlie, at this point I am going to assume that you haven't spoken to the Giants' organization about their 'potential coaching job.' But LEAVING NOTRE DAME, your alma mater, without having achieved really anything of monolithic proportions like you've promised us, is absurd and unfair. So at this point, I will get on my knees and beg. Don't do it, coach. Don't do it! Stay and do what you promised; your team, your school, the fans, the legacy deserves to be taken to the promised land. Your recruits, Charlie, who are just beginning to trickle in, came to play for you. You! Not someone else and they are coming to South Bend to those brutal winters from places all over the country — from the South to Southern Cal, just to be led to the promised land. Jimmy Clausen, the most highly recruited player in high school football, committed to Notre Dame. When asked why in a recent interview, he said to play for coach Weis and get a new environment. Why? The promised land, the crown jewel, the national championship. But we can't start talking about Notre Dame in the same breath as a national championship yet. You've gotta win one. The team's gotta go out there and get one. We, the Irish nation, fight for it with you together and we will all win one together and walk away to the promised land together.

Yours truly, Scott Weiland, rock n' roll singer, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, VELVET REVOLVER, legacy and Notre Dame football fan.

To steal some of the thunder from Deadspin, kids say no to drugs.

Hat tip: Deadspin