Lou Holtz says a lot of stupid things, but the one that sinks in the most is his comment "If you've been to Notre Dame, no explanation is needed. If you haven't, no explanation will suffice."
It's not completely true, because there are plenty of folks who "get" Notre Dame without having ever stepped foot on campus. But to reach the levels of your passion, of the passion held by those on this message board and those we all call friends and family, is next to impossible in a series of Youtube clips. I've tried to do it, but folks who have rooting interests in other universities or teams still think my passion is rooted in the same place theirs is...a matter of geography or genetics or just some dumb luck.