Thursday, December 31, 2009

IU Game

Earlier today Steve & I went to see the IU game, they opened conference play against Michigan and guess what... they won!!!! It was a HUGE win for Indiana. If you know what IU has been through the past few years, they pretty much started from scratch last year and had to rebuild the whole team, I think they won 6 games last year. So to start off with a win against a conference team is a huge confidence booster. They also lost one of their best players earlier this week with a season ending injury... so like a said HUGE!!!! Steve's parents gave us the tickets, they get a mini-series package every year, it's about 4 or 5 games but all when students are off campus. Usually the atmosphere is a little mild.. but today, the crowd was into it. I'm sure his parents are a little upset they didn't get to go to this one, it by far the best of the series. Don't feel too sorry for them though, they had their hands full with Cooper. My favorite part of the game was just prior to the start, they played a taped message from Coach Crean. He is such an awesome guy, click here to read a story on Steve's blog. Anyway, Steve said this was something he has been doing, he tapes a message just prior the games and it is specific to each game. It's not some generic message they play before all games.. he commented on the injury they just faced and the teams reaction. You can tell he is truly proud to be at IU. We had a great time and it was good to spend some time together. Thanks again to Mamaw & Papaw for our tickets, buying our breakfast and most of all for taking care of Cooper. We couldn't do it without you guys!

A trip to Assembly Hall is not complete without a shot of the banners.

A little pre-game action

The opening tip off- it started off rough but they pulled through in the end.

I love this, they have giant faces to wave while the other team is shooting free throws. The faces range from Tony Dungy, Vince Vaughn, Tony Soprano, Dwight Schrute, Jim Halpert... you just never know who is going to show up.

These hats were awesome, they were made from basketball nets.

And of course the running of the flags, also a must see.


The McAfee's said...

i am glad you had a good time!! we had fun too! i am going to get my pics up tomorrow. i love crean!! he is just a stand up guy! where you still there when he talked after the game? he is so cool! GO IU!!

oh and we had one of those fatheads!! ha ha!!

Tracey said...

Adorable self portrait. You guys are too cute! Glad you ended up going and had fun. :)

Susie said...

That was an awesome game!!

Jill said...

Go IU! Glad you got to go! Happy 2010!