I know Stanford is a great school that turns out some pretty sharp young individuals. Chris Marinelli isn't one of them. Marinelli is an offensive lineman on the Stanford football team who was quite offensive this week. If being stupid was against the law, he'd be in jail right now.
Marinelli decided to shoot off his mouth this week in advance of Stanford's visit to South Bend today to play Notre Dame:
"I hate it, playing up there. The field, excuse my language, the field sucks. The stadium sucks. I think the area sucks. I grew up with a bunch of Irish and Italian Catholic people back home (Boston). And all the Irish Catholic people, all they talk about is Notre Dame this, Notre Dame that. And they've never even been there, ya know. So I hate those guys, I hate that school. We are going out there to mash them up and that's all there is to it."
That should have been at least two loafers in Marinelli's mouth, but he couldn't stop himself, commenting further about Notre Dame's blitzing defense:
''We'll be ready. I've seen a lot of tape, and it is a good challenge for us. But on the same token, it's going to go bad for them at one point, and we are going to gash the [expletive] out of them, I promise you that. "
Notre Dame led 28-7 in the 4th quarter and got the victory over Stanford, 28-21. Through his coach and university, Marinelli offered an apology that seemed to lack sincerity. Maybe he should shut his yap the rest of the season.
By the way, the best college fight song in the country is 100 years old.