Saturday, November 20, 2010

Beautiful Saturday

Long underwear, jackets, scarves and mittens - we were very bundled up for this game. It was supposed to be in the low 30s at kickoff with a high of maybe 42 at the end of the game. Instead, the sun was brilliant and very warm, and the people were packed in cheek to cheek, so to speak. We were never even a little bit chilly. The sky was blue, and it was really a very nice day, weather-wise.

It was Senior Day - the last home game. The introduction of the senior players was very well done - they walked the gauntlet one at a time, accompanied by their families, and in one case by the player's high school coach. It was very enjoyable and there was cheering during the entire parade. That will be remembered by them forever.

All of our seatmates were there, except for Noah and Holden. Kim came by herself. Heather and Justin used our extra tickets. It's always very much fun to see everybody and hear all of the latest news. I especially enjoyed talking to Kim and Heather.

I wangled an invitation to Holden's Bar Mitzvah next fall - we would love to be there - we've known him (sort of) since he was a babe in arms. Evidently their temple shares space with an Episcopal Church, and according to Kim, the Bar Mitzvah there is not quite so formal - not everything the boy does is in Hebrew, just special parts. Holden has been going to Hebrew school since the third grade.

Heather is a genuine Harry Potter fan. She hasn't seen the newest movie yet, but we had a great discussion of the series, the movies, and the Deathly Hallows. She's usually very quiet, but she got animated talking about Harry, and it was a real treat for me. I had a very pleasant, social afternoon.

Oh yes, we lost the game. It was 24-0 at the half. I asked Dick to take this picture to prove that our team actually came out for the second half - that's how intrepid our team is:

Robinson Breaks Two NCAA Records, U-M Falls to No. 6 Wisconsin

Nov. 20, 2010
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Score: #6 Wisconsin 48, Michigan 28
Records: U-M (7-4, 3-4 Big Ten), Wisconsin (10-1, 6-1 Big Ten)
Attendance: 112,276 (sellout)
Next U-M Game: Saturday, Nov. 27 -- at Ohio State (Columbus, Ohio), Noon (TV: ABC)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach HS) racked up 360 yards of total offense (239 pass, 2 TDs; 121 yards, 2 TDs) to become the first NCAA quarterback to rush for 1,500 yards and pass for 2,000 yards in the same season while breaking the NCAA record for most rushing yards by a quarterback (1,538), but the University of Michigan football team could not overcome a 24-0 first-half deficit in a 48-28 loss to Wisconsin (No. 6 AP/No. 5 Coaches) on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 20) at Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines closed the deficit to 10 points twice in the third quarter before the Badgers used their relentless running game -- 357 yards and six touchdowns -- to pull away in the final stanza.