October 2009

What an incredible college football weekend we had in South Bend, IN for the Notre Dame vs USC game. I am a big college football fan and supporter of the University of Notre Dame, as my two daughters attended there and I have a Dick Vitale Family Scholarship there. My wife and I brought our good friends, Fred and Florence Barakat (Fred is a former ACC administrator) and Jeff and Angela Adams (Jeff is a part of the Florida Sports Commission). The Friday night pep rally was sensational with Joe Theisman and Rocket Ismail electrifying the crowd of students, fans and alumni. After the pep rally, we joined Digger Phelps for dinner at Parisi's Restaurant. Saturday the campus was buzzing in preparation for the big game.

Thousands of USC fans made the journey to South Bend and Spike Lee and Will Ferrell were on the USC sideline. The game came down to the last play. Notre Dame came up just shy of the tying the touchdown. It was a super weekend had by all!


Quote of the Week

"Party big time in the Twin Cities. A tip of the hat to the Golden Gophers with a superb 31-26 W over Penn State. The Gophers are for real!”

-Dick Vitale