It is a Football Friday
the night before we play the Trojans.
There is a Trojan horse sitting out on Irish green right now
while there is a pep rally going on.
And everything in me is telling me that the Irish nation is going to pull out the upset
like they haven't done for decades,
and that the world must be in chaos
because i am here
and not where tens of thousands of bleeding Irish faithful
in light of my inability to change my own circumstances
and the fact that a victory tomorrow will be glorious no matter what continent i am on
and knowing that there will be thousands of other Irish faithful trying to catch the game online,
all around the world
let me just say,
that i am thrilled to be living in the computer age
the age of television
and the age of Notre-Dame-is-a-global-brand
because everyone in the world
(if they know us at all)
can tell how special we are.
And whatever happens,
we are the Irish nation--
a country unto ourselves
that no one can match
or clobber with a jeweled shillelagh.