BCS Championships. I had no allegiances but friends did – Notre Dame all the way – complete with one vintage shirt to commemorate the team’s “BLASTS OFF INTO THE 90s.” Commercials were muted and accompanied by the downloaded Notre Dame fight song and Rudy theme song. A drinking game developed as the camera panned to the Alabama quarterback’s girlfriend. What a “beautiful woman,” the announcer commented. Instead of drinking whenever Notre Dame scored, we started drinking whenever the camera focused on her long hair and make-uped face.
Growlers of craft beer and meatballs and cheese dip and a gratuitous veggie plate. And lots of friends.
Though some of the Notre Dame fans may disagree, it was a perfect night.
More sports. More heart. More memories.