Time to lose a football bet

By Laura Rompf Soldato ’02, ’04M.E.

Eight years ago I made a bet with my husband’s best friend, Casey. We were on a double date and were amid yet another preseason conversation where Dan and Casey, the eternal Notre Dame-football optimists, were spewing outlandish statements about Notre Dame’s upcoming season. I have been an Irish fan since birth, but at that now infamous dinner with Casey, with utmost confidence, I declared: “Casey, I bet you $100 that I will have three children before Notre Dame wins a national championship.”

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