Win One for the Gipper…

and for all of the wives of Notre Dame fans!

This weekend, Matt and I put on our Notre Dame t-shirts and headed over to our local Irish pub to watch the Notre Dame football team take on Michigan State. After the past two weekends, I was weary of where the afternoon’s game would take us.

Thankfully the team walked away with a win and I walked away with a husband who wasn’t depressed. I would like to personally thank Michigan State for improving the state of my marriage this weekend. While 1 – 2 isn’t an ideal record to start the season with, it is a heck of a lot better than 0 – 3.

A Day of Silence

In response to the tragic loss this weekend, Focus of the Little Things will be having a moment of silence today. Sadly, the perfect season has already slipped through the hands of the faithful Notre Dame fans. Not even the shamrock sugar cookies I made for the game watch could help this team.

And while some people are upset with Brian Kelly’s performance on the sideline – yelling at few choice words at his players and becoming so upset that his face was purple at some points of the game, I am not one of those folks. Your passion for your team and your desire to win is evident. Just make sure that you take some beta blockers before the next game.

To all the “Men of Kennan,” my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

ND loves NYC

This past weekend, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame took over the city of New York when their football team played the first ever football game in the new Yankee Stadium on Saturday. They took on the team from West Point and celebrated a 27 – 3 victory. And while New York is known for a lot of things, a football town is not one of them. However, Notre Dame changed that.

The weekend started with a performance by the Notre Dame band, where else, but in the middle of Time Square.

The celebration was taken out of Manhattan and into the Bronx as thousands of fans filled Yankee Stadium. The field was transformed from a baseball diamond into a football grid iron for the occation.

The game ball was delivered by members of the special ops as they parachuted out of a plane and into the stadium. One carried the ball, another an American flag and a third, the flag of Notre Dame.

The half time show, performed by the band, was incredible.  Unfortunately, I can’t find a good video that captures just how impressive the show was; you will have to take my word for it.

The only thing that can top this game will be the Notre Dame vs. Navy game in 2012 held in Dublin, Ireland.

GO IRISH!