My father and I have long been offended by the simian Punch Magazine caricature of the drunken brawling Irishman advanced by Notre Dame. It would be like having the mascot be the Money Counting Jews of Brandeis. Is it the most important thing in the world to get upset about? No. But it is offensive as hell.I'm not Irish, but I am from Boston and that's been my experience. I'd be fine with changing even the Celtics if I saw any indication it offended Irish-Americans. But I don't.