Over the years I've attended a few random notable sporting events:
- 2010 Men's NCAA lacrosse semifinal, May 29, 2010, Virginia vs. Duke, M&T Bank Stadium, with my son Charlie. As exciting a LAX game as you will ever see. The top-ranked Cavaliers, finishing a season they had dedicated to a slain teammate in the women's program, led throughout the first half but gave up seven consecutive goals in the second half to trail Duke 12-8 with 12 minutes to go. Virginia came back to tie at 13-13 with just over a minute left. Duke senior Max Quinzani scored with only 12 seconds left, giving Duke the 14-13 win.
- 2013 Men's NCAA lacrosse championship, May 26, 2013, Syracuse vs. Duke on a beautiful day at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Duke, down 5-0 to start the game, went on a 16-5 run to ultimately win 16-10. Faceoff man Brendan Fowler won 20 out of 28 faceoffs and was named most valuable player.
- 2014 Men's NCAA lacrosse championship. May 26, 2014, Notre Dame vs. Duke at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. After scoring only 1 goal in the first 35 minutes of play and falling behind 8-3 by the end of the third quarter, Notre Dame pulled to within 1 goal with only a minute remaining, but lost the faceoff and eventually Duke prevailed 11-9, winning its second consecutive national championship.
- 1994 Davis Cup, New Delhi, India. I spent a year living in India, during which the U.S. (including Jim Courier) played a Round 1 Davis Cup match against India (winning 5-0).
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