Best part was BEING THERE!! Flew out from Providence and stayed with friends in Chicago Friday night. Was a bit nervous about getting tix while driving out to South Bend from the Windy City. Thought my wife and I were the only Uconn fans in the Legends Bar right next to Stadium in hour before the game until we we joined by a nice guy with a Uconn hat. Turned out to be Kia Nurse's dad-what a terrific guy. It's no surprise that our wonderful women on our team are the product of fantastic parents!!
Walked over to the game 30 minutes ahead of time and immediately found a season ticket holder with two extra tickets. My wife and I had our jackets zipped up to hid our Uconn shirts to have a better chance of getting tickets. When the ND season ticket holder offered the tix, I unzipped my jacket and showed her my UCONN shirt and said, "Are you sure you want to sell me those tickets"? She broke out in a huge smile and not only sold me the tickets but would not take a dime and said "Welcome to Notre Dame"!!
The Notre Dame fans are really, really, really (Genoism) into it!! Their player intro for every game is bigger than our First Night player intro-I'm not exaggerating!! Starts with the lights and some Eminem pump up music and an impressive video history of ND women's BB success. If we did this the video would have to start an hour before the game
I could write forever about watching the game sitting in the midst of long-time ND season ticket holders-but suffice it to say IT WAS AWESOME!!!
After the game walked down to the Uconn bench and chatted with Stewie's dad-shocker, another super nice guy!! What an amazing day!!!!