WASHINGTON, March 17, 2013—On this St. Patrick’s Day, it is still absolutely acceptable to hate the Irish.
No, not the people of Ireland. They are good people. They came here and worked hard despite facing bigotry from signs reading “Irish need not apply.” They built strong families and proud neighborhoods and contributed with might and heart to the greatness of this nation.
The new Pope seems like a nice guy. Being Jewish, my knowledge of what Mr. Francis does is minimal. Yet one billion people seem to like him, which should be good enough for the rest of us.
No, the Irish that still deserve our scorn are the ones in South Bend, Indiana. They are the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the rest of the country is sick of them.
It was easy to root against them when Lou Holtz was the coach. Every year he insisted Notre Dame was the best as he lobbied the voters after a loss. They won one championship in the 1980s yet acted like they won every year.
Real Irish people are proud but humble. Notre Dame was brash and arrogant.
Then in 2013 there was that whole Manti Teo mess. Whatever happened, it had nothing to do with the good people of Ireland. Notre Dame acts like the Pope cares if they win the 2013 Insignificance Bowl. He does not. He is busy.
Maybe if the Fighting Irish had shown more humility and talked less trash, the rest of the nation would have been less gleeful to see Alabama stomp them by about 42 points in the BCS Championship Game. Roll Tide!
So to the good people of Ireland and your kin in Irish neighborhoods all over America, a Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you. Enjoy your parades, corn beef, and cabbage. My outfit will find a slice of green out of respect and solidarity.
To the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, may you remain hated and go 0-11 next year. My school is USC, and Pope Francis loves people in Los Angeles as much as he does in Indiana.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”
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