Monday, September 15, 2008

RBD Tour: Season 4

This weekend was the 4th year of the Randy-Ben-Derek away Michigan football game (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3). Our plan is to go to Big Ten games, but this year Michigan played Notre Dame on the road and it is also (likely) the last year my good friend Eric will attend Notre Dame Grad School. With him there we could stay at his house and tailgate with his department. Also, Notre Dame is as close to a Big Ten team as you can get without actually being one.

This year we thought it would be fun to each eat an entire pizza on Friday night. Unfortunately it wasn't that exciting. A whole pizza isn't that much for 3 energetic guys, and we all ate another piece and lots of snacks after that.

On Saturday we woke up to a total downpour. It looked like hard rain all day so we decided not to leave as early for tailgating. At 11:00 we drove to campus with bikes packed in my van and started tailgating with Eric's department, which involved some fun games and lots of political discussions. Fortunately the rain stopped for a few hours.

Shortly before game time Eric drove home and we biked around campus seeing Notre Dame's famous landmarks. Their cathedral, the Golden Dome,

and Touchdown Jesus.

As a group we were 3-0 heading into this game, but this year is a rebuilding year for Michigan. The offense showed some improvement over their first two games this year but they stumbled to an embarrassing 35-17 loss. It poured for the second half and I got soaked since I didn' t bring a poncho.
Besides the loss, we really enjoyed Notre Dame. The campus was the best we've been to so far and the fans were tolerable. I still hate Notre Dame, but at least I didn't fear for my life like we did in Illinois. GO BLUE!


Blogger Rob Holleman said...

You don't even look wet. It looked like it was pouring on TV.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Jason and Melissa said...

Can I just say how alike you and Derek are starting to look? Wow.

2:45 PM  

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