Margaret Sessa-Hawkins | Jan. 1, 2013 | Notre Dame Magazine
It was midway through the college football season when my boyfriend, Alan, turned to me and said, “Let me ask you something, do you think my long hair has anything to do with the fact that Notre Dame is currently undefeated?”
The question caught me slightly off-guard. Even though we have been dating for more than two years now, it has been a bit of a process coming to terms with the prominence Notre Dame football holds in Alan’s life. This has not been due to any dissembling on his part. He’s been open with me right from the beginning. He even has “Notre Dame athletics” listed under the “Religion” section of his Facebook page.