After seeing his Duke posts yesterday on The Pit, part of me says he is. But the other part says he's dead serious.
I'm Irish and I see no problem with Fighting Irish at all. I think most other Irish people would agree. Many Irish people I know who have no affiliation with the University love wearing Notre Dame apparel out of pride for their Irish heritage. However, I have always thought it ironic that the PC police did not go after the one mascot that was actually named off of a stereotype.