I have been working here since 1986 and been to many football games. Basically, I have attended all of the home games and the ‘big’ away games. During the late ’80s and early ’90s that was mostly UCLA. In 1995 we went to Oklahoma and that began an impressive streak of games at Cal, Wisconsin, Washington, USC, Illinois, more UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Ohio State three times, Michigan, more UCLA, Wisconsin again, and Washington State. Of course I also attended a bunch of games in the WAC and Mountain West and sometimes we would win those games. Alas, I missed the games at Kansas in 1999 and at BYU in 2000, which we won.
So, as you may have surmised, our Aztecs are 0 for my big road game attendance. But we had our moments. Many, many times in those tradition-drenched stadia we had those goliaths on the ropes. The exhilaration was palpable but the subsequent bus ride sobering.
Maybe it’s me.
But I remain ever hopeful. Perhaps this is the year. Perhaps Notre Dame is the team.
Perhaps now is our time.