Sunday, September 23, 2012


In case you haven't heard yet, Notre Dame's Fighting Irish beat Michigan last night, 13-6.  Woo hoo!  WE-ARE-N-D!  You could hear the cheering all over the streets of South Bend as Irish fans exited the stadium.

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson, he of the untied shoelaces, says he's the most disappointed in himself that he's ever been--not just during his whole football career, but in his 22 years of life thus far.  That's pretty disappointed, wouldn't you say?

Having had two of his best games in victories over the Irish the past two seasons, we Notre Dame fans were not disappointed by Denard's sub-par performance at all.  The much-touted Michigan QB threw 4 picks and just had an all-around horrible game.  The Irish defense came up BIG, and middle linebacker extraordinaire Manti Te'o--a.k.a. the "Flyin' Hawaiian"--had a whale of a game, with 2 interceptions and a boatload of tackles.  He was in Robinson's face all night long, causing poor Denard to give a performance of which, as noted above, he did not feel proud.

The excitement was palpable in the ND stadium last night; the fans were on fire throughout the game, and it was indeed an awesome place to be (and I'm so glad that my ND class of '80 hubby and I could be there!), as Notre Dame hasn't begun a season with a 4-0 record in 10 years. We're undefeated, and we haven't been this pumped for a decade.
The other day, in a post titled "Woodland Friends," I promised that while we were out here I would try to get a picture of one of the super-friendly Notre Dame squirrels--those crazy little creatures who haven't gotten the memo yet about how their kind is supposed to scamper away in mortal fear at the approach of humans.  And as you can see, even the ND squirrels are excited.  They're going absolutely nuts, just like everyone else around here.

Apparently, after last night's game, Notre Dame is ranked #10 in the nation, which is something else Irish fans haven't experienced in a long, long time.  Our boys in blue and gold have still got a tough schedule ahead of them, but all I can say is: GO IRISH!

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