Saturday, September 24, 2011

Jana' Birthday Game

At first, rain was predicted, but for once they were wrong! It turned out to be the perfect football day - moderate temps and blue skies.

The traffic was horrific on the way to the stadium. This year in a kerfuffle over who will pay for what, the University and the City of Ann Arbor have changed the traffic control on game days. Before the game, incoming traffic is controlled by traffic lights only - nobody directing traffic. This results in 30-40 minute back-ups on the freeway while we're all waiting for the light to change.
It's really awful, and I hope they resolve this issue soon.

We loved the game and its outcome, but Jana especially enjoyed all of the sidelights. The band played Bullwinkle - twice - they also did the pony thing, and sang Don't Stop Believin' and Sweet Caroline. The students started the wave, and post-game, the band played the alma mater. She got a chance to participate in all of her favorites. It was a real birthday treat.

This from mgoblue:

Robinson, Michigan Rush Past San Diego State in Non-Conference Finale

Sept. 24, 2011

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Score: Michigan 28, San Diego State 7
Records: U-M (4-0), SDSU (3-1)
Attendance: 110,707
Next U-M Game: Saturday, Oct. 1 -- vs. Minnesota (Michigan Stadium), Noon

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Junior quarterback Denard Robinson (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach) and the University of Michigan football team (No. 22 AP/No. 21 USA Today Coaches) rushed out to a fast start against San Diego State in a 28-7 victory Saturday (Sept. 24) at Michigan Stadium.

After the game, Alice and Kim came over to say hi - we don't sit together any more, sadly. It was fun to chat with them.

Amazingly, Carol from our gym in T.C. also came to say hi. I don't know how she found us in that stadium full of 110,000 people! We were so surprised we forgot to take a picture!

Birthday girl after the game: