It had been 3 years. Three years too long, since I had been at the big house. Living in Minnesota especially, I wasn't sure when the next time I would make it back to the Big House, but when Dan told me he really wanted to get back for his annual fishing trip with friends, I right away headed to over to the Michigan football schedule to see if they were in town that weekend.
I about jumped out of my chair, when I saw that they were. I facebooked the person we got our tickets from in the past and lo and behold, they were still available! This girl is so into Michigan football (I can't even really explain why), but it has been a passion of mine for a long time. I think I appreciate the competitiveness of college football, the sheer striving for only the best, without getting paid millions to just show up. And of course, the atmosphere is unlike any other. To sit in a stadium filled with over 100,000 people, all cheering for the same team. We always have to chuckle at the faithful few who travel and are sitting amongst all of the maize 'n blue. Not chuckle at them, but realize their bravery!
So, my sister and I continued our tradition of our love for Michigan football! I am so thankful I have someone to share it with - who enjoys it just as much as I do. We may be odd - two girls loving Michigan football so much, but that's just who we are. Sports fanatics.
We are known to go to odd games - the last game I was at, was rainy and cold, the game before that, it was delayed during the 3rd quarter because of a severe thunderstorm warning and on the drive home, there was a tornado warning, where a tornado did eventually hit, but thankfully we were fine and didn't see it. We were also at the Appalachian State game, where they lost, and also 2 games later that season, when they beat Notre Dame (which was a HUGE surprise). We were at another one where Michigan lost on a last second field goal against Minnesota (go figure). And there are more crazy games. So we knew with going to the Miami of Ohio game, who knew what could happen!
Thankfully Michigan won the game 34-10, but at one point, it was tied 10-10. Yikes.
It was an absolutely gorgeous fall day for a football game and what a memorable day it was!
BABY'S FIRST MICHIGAN GAME!!!!
Watching them warm up, right by the field. One of our most favorite parts.
When the band comes out, setting up for the players to then come out, there is nothing like it! If you've been there, you know exactly what I'm talking about! That drum beat...
Throughout the game, they celebrated the 200th anniversary of the national anthem.
Even with a fly over! It was so amazing. They even had a bald eagle fly from who knows where and land in the middle of the field
And another one of the amazing parts of the day, is seeing my friend Dick! Dick is the man who always feeds into our love for Michigan football - the man we get our tickets from. There was a 3rd ticket next to us, but it was just my sister and I, so we wondered who would have that 3rd ticket. When we found our seats, I saw Dick sitting there and I was so excited! We share the same love for Michigan football and what a fun time it was catching up!
They did a few fly overs
It was definitely worth the trip to Ann Arbor that day. To continue the tradition of our love for Michigan football!