My cousin Craig Doyle married Rebecca Blankenship this weekend in what you would call a "marriage of rivals." For you see, Craig is a Notre Dame fan and Rebecca roots for that "school in Ann Arbor."
As you'll see in the photos they took the rivalry to heart -- actually getting married in football uniforms and the "justice of the peace" wore a referee's shirt... Hopefully he wasn't from the Big Ten!
The wedding invitations were designed like a Notre Dame vs. Michigan football ticket -- and the wedding and reception was designed like a tailgate...
The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame won a game tonight in front of the largest crowd to ever see a college football game at MetLife Stadium.
Notre Dame's 31 - 16 win over Syracuse -- marked the first time a Notre Dame team has scored 30 plus points in four straight games to start a season since 1943. And, it included a ND record for most consecutive completions by a QB! (25 or 26 -- still waiting for final clarification)...
And, the good news -- it took me this long to bring up the five turnovers...
Here's the quick media reaction to tonight's victory:
After #1 Florida State's thrilling OT win last night over Clemson -- head coach Jimbo Fisher read a prepared statement. He strayed a little from the script when he made this declaration at the 1:14 mark of the press conference:
"When your players misstep, you balance education, which we do a lot more than anybody in America, as much as anybody in America..."
Now I must admit, I don't know what "balance education" means -- but, I trust Coach Fisher wasn't referring to the graduation rate of his football players at Florida State University -- this is from the NCAA and a recent University of Pennsylvania study:
Florida State -- all football players: 55% graduation rate
Florida State -- black male football players: 37% graduation rate