It's the most wonderful time of the year - aka football season!! Jess shared her football favorites yesterday, and today it is my turn. I don't have half as many photos as Jess ... she is a pinch more crazy than me! ;)
|Here Come the Irish!!|
1. Favorite Teams and Players
|ND vs. MSU (2009) We won at the very end by 3 points!|
2. Teams and Players I Despise
Ohio State, USC, Purdue, Alabama ... gag. It makes me ill to even write those names. Those teams, players, and coaches annoy me to no end. I wouldn't root for any of them even if my life depended on it. I also don't like Brent Musburger (commentator), but luckily he has moved to SEC network so I won't have to listen to him anymore. ;)
|ND vs. UCONN. My siblings first home game and it was so fun! Double overtime, and the only game I've been to that we've lost.|
3. Favorite Game Day Tradition (On Campus)
When we head up to campus, we also do everything that Jess mentioned - visit the buildings, rub Knute's nose, watch the players walk from Mass to the stadium, etc. It is so much fun now having a kid and seeing the excitement on their face when the crowds start going crazy! :) My absolute favorite tradition is listening to the band play at Bond Hall. Notre Dame has the oldest marching band, and it so fun to sing along and do the cheers to get pumped before the game!
|Wake up the echoes cheering her name!|
Side note: We always look for celebrities too. Regis goes to every home game! :) We got to shake Vince Vaughn's hand during the player walk two years ago. I did see Taylor Swift in the library three years ago. Her brother went to school at ND, and she figured Selena Gomez and herself could just 'blend in' on game day. HA! It was insanity!
|Hello there Mr. Vaughn! ;)|
4. Favorite Game Day Tradition (At Home)
My husband enjoys waking us up to any song Notre Dame related - fight song, victory march, cheers/drumline YouTube videos, theme song from the movie Rudy, etc. He is still trying to convince me that we need to do Keg and Eggs for breakfast on game day. Not too sure on that one! ;) We also will NOT put our feet on the floor during the game, or switch positions if the team is playing well while you are situated that way...that means no bathroom breaks until an interception or something bad happens. It's only crazy if it doesn't work! ;)
|Abby's first time rubbing Knute's nose for luck! GO IRISH!|
5. Favorite Game Day Apparel
My #9 jersey has served me well these past few years. I bought it for Zbikowski, but the players who have had that number after him have been great too! I'm going to branch out a little this year and wear more 'girly' type of outfits. I have an infinity scarf and new headbands that are ND colors. For the kids, we definitely have jerseys and cheerleader outfits...so adorable! :)
|Future ND cheerleaders - Josie and Abby from 2012 :)|
Best of luck to your teams (unless they are listed in my #2 section!) this season! Check out some more of our game day festivities on Pinterest!
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