Saturday, September 30, 2006

Notre Dame 35, Purdue 21

On an early fall day where the team and the weather ran the gamut of emotions, the Irish gave my son a birthday present and treated the rest of the nation to a decisive, if messy, 35-21 victory.

John turned 21 sitting with his father in the 54th row of Notre Dame stadium with a great view of both the game and Touchdown Jesus. Through both the rain and the bright sunshine, he watched Darius Walker (31 carries, 146 yards, and 9 catches for 73) run for a career day, but also saw Purdue QB Curtis Painter paint the porous Irish "D" for 398 yards as well. Meanwhile, Brady "The Mighty" Quinn, completed 29 of 38 passes for a Biblically significant 316 yards.

The team also did not disappoint the Faithful with their Faith, as they not only knelt and prayed to Our Lord on the field before the contest, but sang "Notre Dame Our Mother" to Our Lady and the stadium crowd after the game was over as well.

1 comment :

Pristinus Sapienter said...

I stopped by this September 30 date because it was the birthday of my late wife, Sharon.

Of coincidence, my sole attendance to a Fighting Irish football game was a birthday gift to me from Sharon. (Something like 'ND 56, Iowa 7' - a grand day for our Lady's champions.)

It is fitting, right and just indeed, that her champions always serenade our Mother and their Lady, and fans alike, with tribute to her care for all of us.