Sunday, October 18, 2009

Notre Dame / USC Weekend Thoughts

This weekend started out with Melissa and I running our final long run prior to our Mini-Marathon next week in Buffalo, NY. We ran a path that we had road bikes on to a Notre Dame Football game a few years ago. During that bike trip, Melissa and I had shown our fitness level when we were breathing heavy and being extremely fatigue. This past Saturday we ran the entire path and back and were just a little fatigued. After this we headed back to my parent's house to shower and get ready for the Notre Dame vs. USC game. We made a stop at Martin's Supermarket to get a salad from their salad bar, we stopped to pick up a coat for Melissa's brother, and then we were off to campus to see Notre Dame defeat USC. We parked and walked to campus. On the way way there Melissa bought the shirt that you can see in the picture to the right. She is very proud of it and I think it is pretty cool, too! We walked around campus taking in the atmosphere and see the usual gameday activities. We snapped a couple of pictures of the campus and then it was on to the game. The outcome was not what Irish fans expected however we it was the best college football game that I can say I have had the pleasure of going to. I will post some hightlights of the game and a couple of other pictures from the weekend soon. I can say that even though the outcome stinks, I am glad that the Irish were able to hang in with the trojans, which had been a problem as of late. The Irish are now 4 - 2 and I hope that they can meet the trojans again in a bowl game as I think the game will end differently. A few things that need to change:
  • The defense needs to step it up. You can't have the team on 3rd down and 9 and give up 30 - 60 yards.
  • You can't let time that you will NEED later in the game to run off the clock to prevent the other team, IN CASE you score from getting the ball back.
After the loss we went to visit Melissa's brother and then went to my parents house to get some much needed sleep. We woke up the next morning, took the dogs on a long walk since we were getting Family Portrait done by our wedding photographer Sunday morning. The pictures turned our really well and I hope to post some for everyone to see. Well here's to the start of hopefully a good work week, oh and the Buffalo Bills pulled out an overtime win against the NY Jets. GO BILLS!!!

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