We don't go to a lot of football games anymore since regular season games are usually Saturday afternoons– right when all the kids have games (two different soccer games and MS football). Besides being so busy, it gets really expensive really quickly when you have so many tickets to buy.
|A little pre-game hockey at the tailgate|
The crowd ready for kick off:
The University won their first national championship just as I was starting college. I know I'm getting old, but it's pretty amazing how much this program has grown in the last 15 years.
They've added another national championship, made five more appearances in that game, and taken home the conference championship nearly every year.
|Not sure if it was quite a full moon, but it had to be close!|
The environment there is pretty amazing, and I'm sure a pretty impressive home field advantage. As we sat watching the game with the kids we told them about the "old days" when I was in college. When the stadium had less than half as many seats as it does now. When we sat in the end zone on the regular old grass. When the players on the field played on real grass too.
|Zoran & Dev|
The crowd was sort of unreal. Three or four hours of this:
|Picture of our crew– minus Lex|
|Fireworks for the win . . . on to the semi-final game!|
|Israel practicing some of Monte the mascot's tricks|
A pretty great evening of football, family, friends and food!