A few nights before the game we had a party at the gigantic mansion in Windermere (Tiger Wood's hood) for all of the coaches and wives of both teams
and we were able to reconnect with our old neighbors the McElwains - Karen fixed Tommy and me up on our blind date 5 years ago! Thank You Karen!!
Us with the Macs!
Here's "Hef" getting ready for his day!
The little bunny is right behind him!
Sarah and Marshall on the bus heading to the stadium
NOW they're ready for the game!
we get a full police escort which is way cool
about 6-8 motorcycle cops with State flags on the back whizzing by us so they can zoom ahead and stop traffic on the onramps of the interstate
which tends to piss off a few of the people backed up on the interstate but we had a few State fans get out of their car and wave which was cool!
at the stadium
Marshall, Jen, Drew, me and Sarah
the Roushar clan
sweet Joe Tate - our honorary captain
Coach Hoke in the Coaches huddle
Coaches getting fired up pre-game
Here's the scoreboard when we were tied (pre-game) and when we still had a chance! HAHA!
Brian and Jen Hoke
our band kicked their band's butt at least!
this is the tunnel they run out of
F15 flyover pre-game. SO SO Cool - I never get tired of those!
Captains and coin toss
there's Coach Hoke in the middle of the swarm
THE HIGHLIGHT of the entire game for me was meeting Holly Rowe at the end of the game! She is my personal FAVORITE ESPN commentator and I think she rocks! This was as close as we could get for a photo together!
I gave Brett Swenson some grief and told him that Drew was finally taller than him!
we drowned our sorrows at a fantastic Italian restaurant called Maggiano's with friends after the game
the waiters were so nice and did their best to cheer us up! This helped but the wine helped more...
as we were boarding our flight in line for our security we spotted the F15's next to us from our flyover
couldn't believe how small they were!
they spent extra time wanding certain people...haha!
heading home! What a great week!