Stop crabbing

This letter is written in response to Brian Wienick’s sports editorial which appeared Feb. 16.

Brian, I am obliged to take issue with your entire tirade, yet I will specify on two points.

First of all, what message are you trying to convey when you write, “No one will go broke over $60, and if you will, you shouldn’t be at this school.” Where should you be? Fighting for your life in Chicago’s west side? Is this what you mean? I do not consider myself an elitist nor do I associate this school with elitism, but that’s the snobbish, arrogant idea which you get across, and I take offense.

Secondly, you write, “However, academics are not suffering. Athletics are.” WHAT?!?! Where do you spend your waking hours, beneath Huskie stadium? As a student in the school of Liberal Arts and Sciences, I strongly beg to differ. Academics ARE suffering. Increasingly we are faced with more cuts in our programs and inferior instruction. But I guess you can’t see this from the gym.

Finally, I’m sure you feel I just don’t understand or appreciate the world of sports. If this is so, then I openly challenge you to a test of sports wit. I assure you my knowledge and appreciation of sports (both professional and intercollgiately) runs ten-fold deeper than yours. However, as a student who keeps seeing the light at the end of the tunnel remain at a distance while I must fight and scrap and spend more money so I can finally graduate and while I must also think about my future of paying off debts—I cannot stand in your corner. I do not feel it is I that must re-enroll elsewhere because our athletic programs are up to par, but incessant crybabies like yourself who failed to gain entrance in Duke or Notre Dame in the first place!

MICHAEL DONOHUE

English

Junior