There are a lot of words I could use to describe Brian Kelly. The first few that come to mind are traitor, scum, loser.. just off the top of my head. I could go on, but I have a lot of things I’d like to get to before NFL’s Week 1 kicks off. Being a Catholic kid from Cincinnati, I grew up a Notre Dame fan. It’s just how it was. As I grew older, I became a more casual college football fan without a true die-hard allegiance. Brian Kelly’s years at Cincinnati provided a lot of excitement and it was hard not to get caught up in the hype and winning culture that was growing. That is, until Brian Kelly lied to his seniors, dropped a bombshell on them at the football banquet and fled to North Bend, Indiana.
From that moment on, Brian Kelly was Public Enemy #1 in the Mac household. I promised myself that as long as Kelly was the coach of the Golden Domers, I would stop hoping that Notre Dame would beat their random opponent on NBC every Saturday and quickly turned to me hoping the Irish would be embarrassed and ultimately lead to Kelly’s red face exploding as he got fired midfield at halftime.
To say I took joy in Brian Kelly’s embarrassing display in the postgame press conference is an understatement. He came off as the biggest asshole in the world and started, what I hope, is his downward spiral into the unemployment line before season’s end. If this had been anyone else you could play it off as a heat of the moment lapse in judgement, and a simple apology would probably be all he needed. That’s not the case with Kelly though. He’s been a known asshole from day one, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
Notre Dame has a few tough games left on the schedule and some weaker programs that could upset the Irish if they begin to crumble under their dickhead leader. Here’s to hoping by the end of the season I can go back to flipping on NBC hoping for a Notre Dame victory rather than praying for a South Bend embarrassment.
About the Author: The last time Mac said something mean about Brian Kelly on Twitter, he was blocked (most likely the work of a lowly graduate assistant that Kelly spits on when he yells). Bring it on bitch. Let’s see if that block button still works.