It's that time of year again, folks, and it's hard to believe that in an hour and a half, we'll get to see this year's version of the Fighting Irish. I'm hopeful that they have turned things around from last year, and that we get to see a potent offense and a powerful defense. I'm really not sure what to expect...last year was such a disappointment. But we've been hearing pretty good reports from the practices, so we shall see. The burning question...will quarterback Jimmy Clausen get some FREAKIN' protection this year and not be a walking, talking sack waiting to happen? Enquiring minds want to know!
In the meantime, we're watching Illinois (Ken's alma mater) beat Eastern Illinois. A little sloppy at first, but they seem to be settling down, and they're winning handily.
Earlier today, we heard jets fly over--they always do a flyover at Notre Dame Stadium right before the game starts. I think it was just last year that they were circling our area, so we got to stand out on the deck and watch them zoom by--it was really cool! I hope we get to see that again this afternoon.