Those banners. What do they whisper, when Assembly Hall is quiet and the man who bears their weight is alone with the echoes and the empty seats? Surely Tom Crean must hear this, in the half-light: You were hired to set this right.
I can see the future, now that North Carolina and Notre Dame have quit making Touchdown Jesus work overtime. It looks a lot like 2002.
“The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.” Or a golf course. Sure, why not?

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