Journal - Michigan vs. ND at the Big House

For all of you college football fans out there, the Michigan vs. Notre Dame game last Saturday night is now old news. Michigan trailed 24-7 to start the 4th quarter and came back to win the game on a last second touchdown pass.  There were three touchdowns in the final 1:30 making the first night game ever in Ann Arbor an instant classic in front of the largest crowd to ever watch a college football game...114,804.

I witnessed all of this in person.

Even though I went to UNC, I am a huge Michigan football fan because my father, Tom Reed coached there on two occasions in the late 1970's and then again in the late 80's-early 90's.

As a kid, I was fortunate to go to every home game and five Rose Bowls.  The Maize and Blue went running through my veins at an early age.

The atmosphere this past weekend in Ann Arbor was electric.  I hadn't been back since they renovated the Big House (the stadium) with beautiful brick luxury and press boxes.  We tailgated with old friends on the U of M golf course across the street, ate hot dogs, drank beer and played cornhole.

I knew it had a chance to be a special game because of the history of the rivalry and it being the first night game, but never could I have imagined it being THAT incredible.

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