I'm living vicariously through my dear friend Bernadette Boyd today. She and her three children are in Miami for the BCS title game.

They landed in South Florida on Saturday and got right in the middle of the excitement.

Bernie took Lucia, Charlie and Carter to the Notre Dame Mass prior to getting in on the pre-game festivities.

Carter, a Loyola College Prep honor graduate is a freshman at the legendary South Bend school. Alabama is a 9 point favorite to beat the Irish, but many analysts think the game will be much closer than that.  I'm an SEC gal all the way, but because of the close ties to this Shreveport family, I'll be rooting for the Irish tonight.