The Cousin now will spend 6 days at Michelle's condo in Cocoa Beach.
One time we saw Larry King at a Seminoles game in Jacksonville with his pretty young blonde wife. Boy - I felt like him last night. My biggest accomplishment was sitting thru a 4 hour game and not having to go to the bathroom :-) No - I was not wearing a diaper.
Lulu's 4 cousins came to town hoping for an Irish Victory - for about 10 seconds they had one. After a week of "All Jameis - All the Time" ESPN Network - the game finally arrived. In all the excitement - we decided to buy tickets 3 days ahead of time - a big mistake. Even though the stadium was full - there were plenty of tickets being held in the air outside - even some by me.
We got a deal for 4 secure tickets for a little over face value. The tickets were not close - they were in the last row.
We drove Brother George Dawson's van to the game of the 6 of us. We parked in the faculty lot in front of the FSU main gate for free. We enjoyed supper there - but there was not much excitement a half mile from GameDay and Doak Campbell Stadium. After we ate - we walked down Jefferson Street to the game.
We decided to sell either 4 or 2 tickets. If we would have sold 4 - we would have found 2 better ones. A young couple came up to us - they had 2 tickets in hand. They said when they tried to enter the scanner said the tickets were no good. We were asking for $150 a ticket for our extras - but Lulu asked how much money they had - they said $197 - and she said that is what we were asking for 2 tickets. She also said we would walk them into the game and sit with them - to make sure they were not ripped again. Like I said above - I never plan to buy advance tickets again. We will try our luck outside.
Speaking of luck - the game was tight all the way. I am sure the home TV crowd loved the game - in the few moments that ESPN was not blaming the world's problems on Jameis Winston. I understand he is now recruiting for ISIS and also flying charter flights from Liberia to Tallahassee full of Ebola patients.
Notre Dame played as good as they can - but after Jameis opening the second half with 13 straight completed passes - the Noles pulled ahead by 4. Notre Dame had the ball at the 50 yard line with 3 minutes to go - surely they would score a touchdown - and th happiness would be over. ESPN would need to find another shill. With the clock running down to 10 seconds - the Irish had the ball on the 1 yard line - just 1 yard from victory. It was 4th down - Notre Dame threw a pass and scored a touchdown. The happiness for the Nole crowd was gone as they arms collectively fell off in a pile like cord wood. Notre Dame did it again. But wait - they were called for a penalty! The prayers to Jesus must have bounced off all the cell phone waves flying overhead. The Knutes had to try again and they failed.
Now the Pope is threatened to make Jameis - gay and pregnant - and in charge of handing condoms out in the Tallahassee Ebola Clinic. Undefeated Notre Dame now has a loss - the Noles are 7-0. Now FSU has 12 days to get ready to go up and lose in Louisville on Thursday night in the cold and rain.
Brian and his friends flew down from Chicago for the game. We met them in the crowd at Gameday. No we did not know them before.
Bill and RuthAnn pose in front of the Wescott Building at the main gate.
Notre Dame band did a tribute to the Florida Space Coast.
This is a replica of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon.
One small step for a man - one giant leap for Jameis.
This couple got scammed out of $300 for tickets - Lulu gave them a better deal.
Lulu as the clock ran out and the fireworks blasted. People are always amazed when they find she she is an FSU professor. They are also surprised when she is with me and not my daughter.