October 20, 2004
Man, what a game! ND vs. Navy was a great time, and I even got to see a few minutes of college football. More importantly I learned why Notre Dame doesn't serve beer in the stadium: There were at least three near-fights in our section alone, two of which I got to witness
First, our friend Dan got this lady
very angry somehow. But something tells me she wouldn't remember what it was that angered her. I got a brief video of her on the attack.
Luckily, that got settled eventually with a quick apology.
The real action came later, when this guy, a disgruntled Mets fan a few rows ahead of us
and his friend got into a shouting match with a crowd a few rows back over the Yankees-Red Sox series going on (you know you're at a boring game when people are arguing about another sport entirely). Well, it got a bit out of control, and luckily security intervened just as he was heading back to their section to further the "discussion."
Other than that, things went pretty smoothly. Cornhole was fun, although my sewing skills aren't quite what I had hoped they were.
Also, the rain cut things a bit short. However, considering we were out of beer by that point, I have a feeling things would have cleared out soon anyway. As a plus, cleanup probably took about half the time it would have normally (although, in the rush, I have a vague recollection of throwing out a box of perfectly good Dunkin' Donuts. I'm not sure what I was thinking. Beer and fatigue must have been messing with my mind).
As a secondary plus, Amy and I have been able to live off nothing but the remaining baked goods for the past few days. I don't think my dietician would be happy with my use of chocolate and peanut butter in place of other food items -- meat, for example -- but I don't mind so much.
Oh, and to answer my own questions from last week:
Q: Will we get enough food and beer?
A: Food, yes, beer, no
Q: Can we cook for 50 people on the two small grills we managed to find?
A: Yes, amazingly enough.
Q: How will we all meet up?
A: Well, since my family didn't show up until an hour before the game, this mainly involved a lot of walking on their part.
Q: Miller Lite or Bug Light?
A: No idea.
Q: Will we be able to sell the unused tickets we still have?
A: Nope. So I made sure to stretch out and fully enjoy the six other seats I bought. Oh, and it turns out that the employee entrance probably isn't the best place to try and sell tickets. Surprisingly, they're not interested.
Q: Will people like my "Kevin's super-secret chocolate sugar puff surprises?"
A: I decided to keep my surprises under wraps until a more worthy occasion.