Touchdown Jesus is NOT a statue, and another thing...
|Dear Phillip Morris:|
I read your column today regarding Brady Quinn. Notre Dame's "Touchdown Jesus" is not a statue. It is mural on the side of the university library by the stadium. They call it "Touchdown Jesus" because Jesus is raising his arms up to heaven in the mural, but the mural can be seen from inside the stadium, and with just a little imagination, he appears to be signalling a touchdown.
A picture of the mural as seen from inside Notre Dame's stadium can be viewed here: http://trojanwire.com/images/touchdown_jesus.jpg
Also, your column the other day about sagging pants on young men -- it is too bad that instead of researching the urban legend about sagging pants being a signal to other inmates that one is available for gay sex, you instead perpetuated this gay-baiting myth. How is it gay-baiting? Because this myth is used, in essence, to tell young men that they better pull up their pants or people will think they're gay.
You can read about the urban legend here: http://www.snopes.com/risque/homosex/sagging.asp
SImply because you write commentary, you are not relieved of conducting a little research. You can come up with your own opinions, but not your own facts. It wouldn't have taken much research to have avoided these errors.