Charie Weis encouraged fans to wear green to Saturday’s Syracuse game as part of NBC’s Green Week.
First of all, this Saturday I would like to encourage all fans to wear green to support the university’s Green Week initiatives. We’ll be playing the first carbon neutral game in Notre Dame stadium history. And for more information fans can look at Notre Dame’s website. So I encourage you to wear something green to the game this week.
Hopefully this announcement won’t mean that the Irish will come out in green jerseys though. There is no reason whatsoever to wear the green jerseys this weekend. The green jerseys should be used only for the biggest games on the biggest stages. There is a pretty special tradition to the them and wearing them in a game against one of the worst teams in all of college football during a season in which Notre Dame is 6-4 would mock that tradition in the same way wearing them against a horrible Boston College team did in 2002.
Weis letting the team wear green jerseys on senior day in 2006 was borderline at best, but wearing them this weekend would be even worse in my opinion. I’ll be wearing my green hoodie Saturday because I was planning on wearing it anyway in the 30 degree weather but I sincerely hope to see the Irish run out of the tunnel in navy blue.
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