Saturday, September 04, 2010


Who would win, a wolverine or a huskie? A wolverine would win - 30-10.

We drove down to Ann Arbor this morning, because the game didn't start until 3:30. Stopped at Frosty Cup in Cadillac for old times' sake. We got to the stadium in plenty of time to get acquainted with the newness and the changes.

View of the new stadium from our parking lot.

New concessions in the outer stadium area:

Views of the new part of the stadium, two hours before kick-off:

Warm-ups - Holy Hannah, the PA system is loud - they have really cranked up the decibels.

"All The Maize and Blue Faithful Join in a Rousing Chorus of The Victors"

Today's game was just about perfect - the weather was wonderful, and the outcome was very satisfactory. However, as our seatmate Tony pointed out - the offense seems to be "quarterback left, then quarterback right, then quarterback left, etc. ad infinitum". After a while it becomes supremely predictable. I'm sure that Denard will be the prime target on Saturday in South Bend.

The stadium is extremely loud this year - bring your earplugs. We couldn't even carry on a conversation. I was wishing I had hearing aids so I could turn down the volume! (Just kidding, God!) Dick wants to take in a decibel meter to see how bad it is. He might have trouble getting past the turnstiles with that piece of equipment though - you're not even allowed a water bottle.

Good luck to us at Notre Dame (fingers crossed)! At this point, we really don't know what to expect.

Spent the night with Sniders - we always enjoy their hospitality. We had great conversations about good books, super grandchildren, old times, and Belleville gossip. It doesn't get any better than that!