Happy Festivus, Notre Dame fans – Spread those grievances



Happy Holidays !

For those who are fans of Seinfeld I don’t need to say more but for those who are not, and who do not know Festivus, here is a small summary:

Celebrated every year on December 23 as an alternative to the pressures and commercialism of Christmas.

Traditions for this holiday include the Festivus dinner, a no-frills aluminum Fesitvus pole, “feats of strength†and “the show of grievancesâ€.

Since it would be difficult to write on an unadorned post and it can be difficult to wrestle with someone in writing, let’s focus on spreading grievances when it comes to Notre Dame football instead.

In a year that has seen incredible heights, I am convinced that we all have things that we feel we need to get rid of. I’ll start with a few of mine and you can share yours on any social media platform as well.

The future at Wide Receiver

Photo AP / Carlos Osorio

What does Notre Dame’s future look like on the wide receiver? It’s uneven at best at the moment. Will Avery Davis come back another year after tearing his ACL? Will Kevin Austin get an extra year of eligibility after he finally bursts in 2021?

Notre Dame brought in only one receiver in this recruiting class.

Will another be added during the February signing period?

There are fixes, but it’s a clear concern both now and in the future.

Chase a quarterback through the portal

Jack Coan graduates after the Fiesta Bowl and that leaves room for Tyler Buchner who is apparently set to take over full-time as Notre Dame’s starting quarterback in 2022. I don’t know what the future holds. Drew Pyne after the way things were handled in 2021. Maybe that’s the portal for him or maybe he’s sticking around. Either way, isn’t Buchner the supposed starter entering 2021? Competition is a good thing to improve a team, but as a quarterback if Buchner’s team is going to evolve I would like them to be treated that way more.

Conference Championship People

The people who push the story of a major “13th sampling point†are full of garbage.

Does anyone actually look at how Alabama turned out against Mercer as a reason for their college football playoff membership?

Did Georgia’s win over Georgia Southern flesh out their resumes to make them even more worthy of a playoff berth?

Playing only 12 games against Notre Dame, who never plays against FCS opponents, against the Irish at the beginning of December always annoys me.

Opening disc against Cincinnati:


What if Jack Coan hadn’t launched the interception to end Notre Dame’s first practice against Cincinnati in early October? I tend to believe Notre Dame is doing at least 3-0 instead of feeling left behind because of the points lost. With this they end up winning the game and go 12-0.

Or at least, it’s much more likely to have happened and there’s a good chance you will consider Notre Dame as the No.1 seed in college football playoffs with the only undefeated Power Five team.

Never mind.

Brian Kelly:

Credit: Patrick Dennis-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Kelly has done a lot of great things at Notre Dame. He went through a program that had turned into an afterthought into a program that competes regularly for the CFP and he has won more games than any other coach in the history of the program.

Leaving is his right and the money offered by LSU is certainly difficult to pass up. It’s more the very brief exit speech of what was his team, then the transformation into Foghorn Livorno a few hours after being in Baton Rouge.

Kelly may have taken Notre Dame this far and maybe LSU is a better place for him, but as the bad things have felt for about 36 hours, it looks like the program has the potential to reach new heights. where he wasn’t going to wear it.

So forget that as a grievance, it’s something instead of being grateful for this holiday season!



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