ND football is a pretty big deal.

Yesterday ND trounced Penn State, and I attended my first ND home game. Things started early; Tom, my 1st-cousin-once-removed, was tailgating early and I stopped by for a bloody mary, then it was off to a friend's place for breakfast, and the back to the parking lot to cruise the tailgate parties. The game itself was pretty crazy; the student section was nuts, and it was pretty impressive to see 80,000 people on their feet for the big plays. ND played well, and they were a lot sharper than they were last week. The game could have easily been 41-3, but ND's second-string defense gave up a couple of touchdowns late in the game. Should be a hell of a season though, and people are already talking about the upcoming game against Michigan this coming weekend. Should be a good time.