With another week until bowl season really gets underway, admittedly, it’s been a bit of a slow start to the college football news week at Crystal Ball Run. Thankfully though, former Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen gave us something to talk about on this quiet Monday afternoon, by proving two age-old theories:
1. Idiocy does remain supreme (regardless of where you get your college education), and...
2. No one has a more warped sense of reality than Clausen does.
That’s because on Monday, Clausen took to Twitter and shared a picture of a piece of paraphernalia he’s picked up prior to the Irish’s BCS National Championship Game appearance against Alabama. The picture featured a t-shirt which said: “Catholics vs. Cousins,” which is a new twist on the “Catholics vs. Convicts” meme of the late 1980’s between Miami and Notre Dame, and apparently a cheap shot at the citizens of Alabama.
Umm, alright Jimmy. We all thought you were a little bigger than that. Apparently not.
Look, at the end of the day, I can’t lie: Maybe I’m just a grumpy, old, curmudgeon, but to be blunt, I don’t find anything entertaining about what’s said on the t-shirt. Besides the fact that it’s a dumb cheap shot at the good people of Alabama, it also happens to be highly unoriginal.
More importantly though, it just shows how out of touch with reality Clausen still remains. There are certain responsibilities that come with being a professional athlete and public figure and ever since Clausen burst onto the scene as a high school superstar about six or seven years ago, he hasn’t seemed to understand any of them. I mean seriously, would Andrew Luck ever tweet out a picture of that t-shirt? Would Robert Griffin? Would Andy Dalton or Cam Newton? Of course not.
Then again, maybe we should give Clausen credit for one thing: This is the first time we’ve written about, or even thought about him for that matter in ages. After all, this is a guy who hasn’t thrown a single pass in the NFL since the 2010 season.
Maybe the old saying “No PR is bad PR,” really is applicable, when you’re a has-been, never-really-was quarterback.
no none should pay attention to someone that has clearly wasted his education.
hoping to one of the great Bama-ND classic games
GO IRISH !
@ cubsoon... you're a class act!!! Here's hoping for one of the great Bama/Notre Dame games ... believe it or not, we all don't marry our cousins... Roll Tide...
i am a True ND fan--never liked jimmy or the coach that brought him here. There is no need for this type of ignorance at any level of sports
"Hail Mary full of grace... Notre Dame's is 2nd place".... he might have just got the Irish's ass whipped... Roll Tide!
First, the shirt is not the wittiest thing ever made, but I laughed when I saw it. Second, why write an article about a tweet of a t-shirt sent by a second/third string quarterback, is there nothing better to write about? To be blunt, the t-shirt and your writing share something in common, they are unremarkable. Ease up on Clausen, it can't be easy living in North Carolina.
Haven't heard from Clausen in a while since all he does is wear a headset but this may be enough for him to overtake Cam for biggest dickhead on the team.
The shirt is not that clever nor funny, but it's nothing to get your panties up in a wad there Torres. Lightened up, before you have a heart attack over this trivial stuff......oh wait I got it you really have nothing better to write about so you puked out 3 paragraphs of fluff to show people you still have a job.
The shirt is i good shot, and i got a good laugh at it I have to admit it. Anyone who cant see the humor in it, oh well. BUT with that all said Alabama will beat them on the field! Roll Tide!!
@erped63 Tao will be giving a free shirt with each book he sells that's due to be out , Titled: I'm a narcissist & EVERYBODY Loves ME.
I'm sure all those Neutered Dame boys are "Irish" also.....aren't they??!! Faith and begorrah! Knute would be rollin' in his grave lookin' at the fakester Irish boys!! LMAO!!
Doesn't Claussen play for Carolina? Aren't the Carolina just like Alabama with 95 percent more pretensioness?
Ehh, Cam Newton might. He's probably more focused on keeping that toddler off his ass in Carolina though.