You Can’t Fix Stupid

If you watched the Clemson and Notre Dame game, you might have seen or read the following:

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — During Notre Dame‘s team walk-through before Saturday’s game against No. 1 Clemson, coach Brian Kelly issued a proclamation, and a warning.

“I just want you to know,” Kelly told the players, “When we win this thing, the fans are going to storm the field.”

Kelly added that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes a recent rise in cases on Notre Dame’s campus, the players needed to exit the field as soon as possible after the game.

“Coach Kelly, you might as well call him a prophet,” linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah said. “Prophet Kelly.”

“Kelly’s words came true moments after No. 4 Notre Dame completed a 47-40 win over Clemson in two overtimes Saturday night at Notre Dame Stadium. Students stormed the field from all four corners of the stands, creating a mass celebration in the middle of the field. Notre Dame limits attendance to students, faculty and university personnel — other than players’ families — and while Saturday’s game drew only 11,011, most of them seemed to enter the field at the end.”

So, all that said, I would hazard a guess that a whole lot of fans (and probably players) are going to be in a world of hurt soon and will suffer from covid. I’m not a football fan (or any other sport for that matter), but what took my breath away was the loads of people racing out on the field to hug and cheer the players on. I am also guessing that a whole lot of fans are going to be very sick very soon.

Just imagine the parents (who probably funded their kids’ schooling) who will probably lose some of their children because of rank stupidity. How sad to have paid for an expensive school and then have to pay for a funeral. It makes me both sad and angry that this could have been avoided.

So was it a stupid thing to rush out on the field to embrace the players? You bet it was. The phrase “you can’t have your cake and eat it, too” comes to mind, along with this phrase: “stupid is as stupid does” (from Tom Hanks in “Forrest Gump”).

PLEASE people, for the love of all that’s holy, be careful and wear a mask whever you go!


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