And home. Early yesterday morning in fact, and I crawled right into bed and wanted to sleep for a week. Nine venues, 11 games in 13 days, covering about 5,000 miles -- or 8,000 kilometres. That's about 385 miles (or 615 kms) every day for almost two weeks. I'm seeing passing lanes in my sleep.

A friend asked me my favourite game and favourite venue from this trip. Much as I wanted to pick a rare Detroit Lions victory (first time I've seen them win live since 1971, bringing my personal record to 2-and-7), I opted for the baseball game in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers came back from 7-2 down to beat Oakland 8-7, on a Mark Mathias walk-off home run. Top venue? Easier. Notre Dame Stadium on their beautiful South Bend campus, the epitome of college football royalty.