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Michigan: Make it seven.

I have an irrational dislike of Michigan. I don’t know why. I grew up in New Hampshire, for crying out loud. My visits to Michigan have been high-speed dashes across the state. I have spent one night there in my … Continue reading

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Penn State: Not fun, not fun, not fun, fun.

Driving to my Friday night football game an hour from home, all I could think was “#@$ football, I wish it would just end.” Pre-game dinner, Friday night, between bites; “I hope they get blown out so I can leave … Continue reading

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Marshall: Corralled

I did everything I could think of to not be in Columbus a ridiculous amount of time before kickoff on Thursday. I cut my hair, shaved, cleaned my car (kinda), tidied up the house (a little) and even drove slower … Continue reading

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New Mexico State: Buckeyes Win

Blame the economy. That must be the reason that the parking lots were empty and thousands of empty seats pocked the upper deck of Ohio Stadium. Not the weather (rainy, cloudy, less cloudy, more cloudy, almost sunny, sunny and then … Continue reading

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Minnesota: Tradition

I grew up in New Hampshire. I am sure NH is famous for something, but whatever that is, it isn’t college football. ┬áSo when I arrived on campus for my first OSU game (Indiana in 2002) it was unlike anything … Continue reading

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Wisconsin: Weird

Saturday was one of those ‘tweener games. Not meaningless, but out of the national radar, which makes it vital that the Buckeyes win convincingly. And despite Wisconsin always playing Ohio State hard, unless the Buckeyes hung 70 and a shutout … Continue reading

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Illinois: Soggy

I once taught a weekend photo class. The three pieces of advice I gave were this; be patient, be persistent, and know your gear. So after last week’s camera troubles, shooting the game with a borrowed camera weighed heavily. Doing … Continue reading

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Toledo: Road trip

I rolled through downtown Cleveland, down mostly empty streets, waiting for that moment when Lake Erie appears as the horizon, half expecting to run into an impenetrable line of traffic. Instead I rolled slowly around Browns Stadium and into a … Continue reading

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USC: Festive to Funereal

Festive: adj 2. Merry or Joyous. Funereal: adj 2. Appropriate for or suggestive of a funeral; mournful. American Heritage Dictionary, Third Edition I arrived early outside the Longaberger Alumni House so I could wander around and gauge the pulse of … Continue reading

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Navy: Close call

Photographer Chris Crook on assignment for the Ohio State Alumni Association. My two worst fears about the first game of the season are a, that I will oversleep, and b, that I will get stuck in traffic. Really, those are … Continue reading

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