According to some state representative from Connecticut who is writing articles for the Hartford Courant, Note Dame is and will still be, the “Walmart” of college football.
There is no question Notre Dame will remain the “Wal-Mart” of college football as long as it is able to keep its national television network deal.
Um, what that a compliment? A back handed compliment? A jab?
It seems that Mr. Christ is a little bent out of shape that UConn will be playing Notre Dame in Gillette Stadium instead of Rentschler Field – UConn’s normal home stadium. He writes:
As a UConn football season ticket holder, state legislator from East Hartford and taxpayer who at the request of UConn supported using nearly $100 million in taxpayer funds to build Rentschler Field, I find it insulting that the school’s athletic department is now considering leaving “The Rent” in favor of outsourcing our home games against Notre Dame.
Nevermind the fact that an up and coming program like UConn’s benefits greatly from playing a team like Notre Dame on a national stage for 10 straight years.
Ask most Notre Dame fans how they feel about the series with UConn and many will question why the series is 10 years long. Could playing the games in Gillette Stadium be a consolation for a 10 game series?
And honestly, what does being the “Wal-Mart” of college football mean? Many people see Wal-Mart as a gigantic corporation which puts small town “mom and pop” stores out of business. Is that how Mr. Christ sees Notre Dame in this deal? As a giant corporate bully pushing around the small mom and pop in UConn? Because if that is the case, shouldn’t the corporate giant have been able to pull the same deal without agreeing to a guaranteed 10 game series?
Granted, this 10 game series has not even been formally announced yet, despite multiple reports that it is all but signed.