Saturday, August 30, 2008

Labor Day Weekend: Saturday - Football Game

We didn't let the poor performance by our team ruin a great weekend for us.

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Score: Utah 25, Michigan 23
Records: U-M (0-1), Utah (1-0)
Attendance: 108,421
Next U-M Game: Saturday, Sept. 6 -- vs. Miami (Ohio) (Michigan Stadium), Noon

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Despite rallying from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter to pull within two with over six minutes remaining, the University of Michigan football team fell to Utah 25-23 Saturday (Aug. 30) in the 2008 season opener at Michigan Stadium.

The heat had a better chance of ruining the day, but it couldn't come close. The six of us all sat in good old Row 65, but the two oldest of us left at halftime for the first time in recorded history. The heat was beastly, the team was beastlier, and it felt good to get in the car with the air conditioning and head for Sniders to watch the rest of the debacle on TV. The kids all toughed it out to the bitter end.

Tim Knowlton, Tom and Laurie at Steve Koss's tailgate.

Applying sunscreen in the AAA parking lot.

Dylan and Laurie having a picnic in the shade before game time.

Here we all are sitting in the hot, hot, hot, hot sun. It was hot.

New stadium construction.

A shot of the scoreboard pre-game - before it could show that we had no rushing yards in the 1st half. Holy Moly.

After the game, Brandy was dropped off at the motel to recuperate from the heat - the rest of us all had pizza at Sniders.