Saturday, September 22, 2007

Holy Moley, Birthday Boy!

Happy Birthday to Dick!

The Michigan Football Team gave him a big, big gift today - they beat Penn State 14-9!
OK, so it wasn't exactly a blow-out, but it was a nice, hard-hitting win, and very satisfying. We are liking our freshman quarterback from Texarkana - he's doing a fine job.

To be absolutely honest, I didn't expect a win today. I was just hoping that we would play well and not get blown out, and that the team wouldn't embarrass themselves. Well, I got my wish and then some. It was a most pleasant day in every pleasant way.


Football Upsets No. 10 Penn State in Big Ten Opener

Brandon Graham charged a hard-hitting Wolverine defense with two tackles for loss, a first-half forced fumble -- which led to a Ryan Mallett rushing touchdown -- and a second-half fumble recovery Saturday, Sept. 22, as the U-M football team shut down No. 10-ranked Penn State, 14-9, in the Big Ten opener in Michigan Stadium. Michael Hart equaled the defense's intensity, chewing up 153 tough yards on 44 carries, and clinching the Michigan triumph with a one-yard TD plunge in the fourth quarter.

When Michael Hart rushed for more than 100 yards today, they announced that he now holds the all time U of M record for 100+ yard career games. Then the crowd chants Mi-chael Hart, Mi-chael Hart. When he ran again for a first down, the announcer said First Down Michael Hart instead of First Down Michigan. I'm sure it will be a memorable afternoon for him.

Before the game, we located cousin Rick - we knew he would be selling pizza - and went over to say hi. I gave him a 50th anniversary coin for Good Luck.

We began the day with Dick cooking bacon and scrambled eggs for a birthday breakfast. This time we didn't set off the smoke alarm. Then we went over to Kohl's, which is just around the corner, because they were have a Super Sale from 7 until 1. Dick wanted shorts, but came home with two great bags - one for his new laptop and one for geocaching, and a new Michigan windbreaker. It was a great sale, which I can say even though I didn't find anything in the women's department.

It was another perfect day. The weather was great, the game was thrilling, our parking place is spectacular, the walk is easy, and everything works out splendidly!.