My dad.....
by Cliff Claven (2005-11-09 01:07:26)
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  In reply to: The broken link: What has ND's football tradition meant to you?  posted by Board Ops

My dad had two loves in life, his family and ND football.

I attended my first game with my dad in 1965, an Irish victory over Northwestern. I attended my last game with my dad in 2001, an Irish loss to Tennessee. In between those two games there are to many great memories and games to list. When we were at ND, our problems always seemed a million miles away. We always had that bond, even while in HS and college when you don't think you dad knows anything, we had our love of ND. We were always looking ahead to the game or season.

We buried my dad the day of Maryland game in 2002. I have been to games since, but that first game (Purdue 2002) without my dad was a very difficult day. He was definitely there with us.

Thanks Dad,



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