Whew! We're still recovering from a fantastic gameday in sunny Pasadena. The Rose Bowl is a must visit venue for tailgating and watching college football. Of course, it was made all the more sweet by watching ND finally came out of a game with a notch in the win column. It wasn't pretty, but we'll take it. The thing I'm going to take away from the game was the ebullient faces of the players, especially the younger ones, when they came over to the ND fan section(s) following their first win of the 2007 season.
For those who weren't able to see any of the game, here are some highlights.
And I have to say, walking out of the game, I was reminded of this passage from the post I put up a few days ago about ND's last trip to the Rose Bowl.
Notre Dame defeated Stanford 27 to 10, but the issue was in doubt until the closing minutes of the final period. Even though the Notre Dame defense could not contain the running and passing of Stanford's huge fullback and All-American candidate, Ernie Nevers, it was a few timely spectacular defensive plays that won the game for Notre Dame.It just goes to show you. The more things change, the more they stay the same.