Thanks Ramzy. Man I love college football.
My story is similar. Growing up in Columbus, I had decided early on that I liked the Buckeyes but I loved Notre Dame. When I learned ND was coming to the Shoe, I absolutely had to be there. I was in middle school at the time, and my brother happened to be a freshman at OSU. He knew I really wanted to go, so he gifted me (read: sold for $80) his student ticket in Block O, and I joined one of his friends and decided to wear my ND gear. Bad idea. I was booed and had M&Ms thrown at me throughout the game. But that didn't deter me from having the time of my life. After Eddie had run all over the Irish and the game was final, I joined the student section in storming the field and my allegiance had been changed from "I like Ohio State" to "I bleed scarlet and gray". I guess everyone likes a winner! I will never forget that game for its excitement, but especially for what it did for me as a fan. Without that game, who knows, maybe I am still an Irish fan. Oh god.