...but that sure was ugly. Between the two people necessitating being carried out on stretchers (one being a UCLA player and another being a fan that fell off the retaining wall along the sidelines*) to one of the worst calls on record (regarding an interception that was called "pass interference") to the 41 degree weather, goodness, we just left Autzen feeling a little unsatisfied.
However, we beat Rick Neuheisel who I have particular disdain for even before his scandalous "gaming" reputation that eventually got him dismissed from being head coach for the Huskies. Once I found out he took his team to the Playboy Mansion as a "treat" for doing so well - yup, pretty much lost all respect for the man..... Thankfully, as the new coach of UCLA he was not able to come in to Autzen and beat us, but it was closer than I would have liked.
Also, it was another date with just John - and given the cold temps and night game atmosphere, a particularly cozy date to be sure. The kids are still up in Dallas - Michael and Michele will bring them down tomorrow in time for Brayden's football game which will then give them the opportunity to tour the two houses Dad has nearly completed. It all came together to give us the perfect excuse for a full night to ourselves - so, with that said, I'm going to get off the computer so I can continue to enjoy my time with my hubby, sans the kids...!
* We found out today that that spectator injury was actually a father/son joint incident. Apparently, they were in the midst of a big fight and they both fell over the wall. The father landed on top of the son and knocked him out cold for 20 minutes. He was taken out on a stretcher while his father was taken out in handcuffs... (PATHETIC!)