Saturday was a gorgeous fall day with the first home game for Miami U (Oxford). Susan, Ellen, her friend S.T. and I enjoyed lunch at 45 East and walking on campus prior to the game. S.T. indicated an interest in Florida Universities for her college selection. As a loyal M.U. graduate, I told her the favorite trivia response when people assume Miami University is in Florida.
"Miami (of Ohio) was a University before Florida was admitted as a state in the Union!
Miami was defeated by U.C. 33 -37 in the final minutes. This is the fifth longest college football rivalry - The Battle for the Bell played since 1888. Given Miami's recent (and almost a record) history of consecutive losses, the alumni felt the day was not lost - after all the weather was perfect.
Today is Octoberfest in Cincinnati and Bengals home game (vs San Diego). What a difference in weather also as the announcers contrasted this game from the historic Freezer Bowl AFC playoff game in 1981.
How fun - Fall, Football and .... for a statistician full of Facts.