Sunday, October 22, 2006
Hail to the victors
Life continues to be full of surprises.
One of our VPs at work Friday announced she had tickets to the Michigan/Iowa game - and I was one of three employees to win a pair.
It was my first game, which is a shame considering how big of a fan I am. But I finally got my chance.
I took Don, of course, and met up with Jeanna and Stacy from work. The weather folks called for rain, but it turned out to be a perfect afternoon for football.
The game was close up until the second half, when Iowa's defense finally gave way and Michigan's offense got up to full steam. Two rushing touchdowns, a hot dog and chips, and a memorable experience that I'll never forget.
There's nothing like pounding your fist in the air during "Hail to the Victors." In high school, Don and I got to play with the U of M marching band. I managed to smuggle a copy of the fight song out of Ann Arbor - so Don and I could learn it back home. That was as close as I've ever come to a true Wolverines experience.
But now I can say I went, and had fun.
And they won, 20-6, and remain the second-placed team in the country.
Hail to the leaders and the best.
[check out photos here]