Originally written on Crystal Ball Run  |  Last updated 11/20/14

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.

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3 Comments:
  • this all goes back a long time......his brother played for Tennessee and wasnt very successful either.
  • I'm as big a ND fan as there is, but show some respect Clausen, geeze! Idiot!
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