We could have published a lot of headlines to describe Boston College football’s loss to Georgia Tech in Ireland on Saturday.
We could have described the collective sadness, anger, disappointment, and all the other emotions felt by all BC fans with a million different words.
Unfortunately, we had to pick one (we went with “Last Minute Eire-rs.”) It was a pretty good one, too. But the others are too good to keep under wraps.
Here’s the best of what we came up with — the headlines we wanted to publish, but couldn’t.
cc: The New York Post
This one was my personal favorite, and if I had my way it would have been plastered front and center on every paper we printed last night. But alas, I do not have my way. Neither did the Eagles against Georgia Tech.
Cuckolded and Muscled
“Cockles and Mussels” is the best Irish folk song, and it’s not really close. It’s got fun lyrics that are easy to remember and it’s an A+ singalong song. Molly Malone—a fictional character, mind you—has a statue in Ireland. That’s how much this song means to those people. Of all people, I get it.
Up in the Aer
Putting the Ire in Ireland
The Heights, The Heights are Calling
Where the Birds Have No Wins
Everybody loves U2, especially when their song titles lend themselves to applicable puns to describe your anger towards another heartbreaking BC football loss on a national stage.
But I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (a Win)
More U2!! Man, that Bono is such a great songwriter.
Sting of Defeat
Marooned and No Gold
The Dublin Project
‘The Belfast Project.’ Yeah, another famous BC failure.
Featured Image by Alec Greaney / Heights Editor