Category Archives: football

Indiana: Oddly compelling.

I decided to gauge the pulse of Buckeye Nation tailgating on Saturday morning, by walking around and visiting as many tailgates as I could. Problem is, I got there too early. At 8:30, there was barely a presence in the … Continue reading

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Wisconsin: Homecoming heart-stopper.

It was a sparkling, if brisk, fall afternoon when I arrived at the Honors and Scholars house for my annual date with the OSU Homecoming Court. The superlative youngsters were mingling and munching with guests and past homecoming court members, … Continue reading

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Nebraska: Part Two, Shucks.

Writing this with a bit of time and quite a bit of distance between me and Saturday night’s game, I can look back a bit more fondly at the overall experience. Don’t write angry. That said, it took a long … Continue reading

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Nebraska: Part One, Pregame.

Months ago, when The Association first approached me about going to Nebraska, I thought it would be an interesting test for the Buckeyes. By the time I got off the plane in Omaha, I was just hoping for survival. A … Continue reading

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Michigan State: Just Yuck.

After a pretty lousy two weeks, I pulled into Columbus hoping for a few rays of sunshine. Instead, I got cold, rain, wind and eventually, a loss. I donned my rain gear, strapped on my various pouches and bags, placed … Continue reading

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Colorado: Perspective

My part of the project of awesomeness I wrote about last week. Football is the most visible and immediate way for Ohio State fans to connect with the university. But my Saturday morning assignment added a bit of perspective, especially … Continue reading

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Toledo: Singed

Reflecting on Saturday’s game after a beer and a glass of wine, I am still presented with the same opinion. What the what? Seriously, Toledo is a fine team, and the cream of the Mid-American Conference. But that is still … Continue reading

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Akron: Let the mystery begin

Nary a cloud floated in the azure sky as the scarlet clad warriors thundered across the hallowed plastic turf of Ohio Stadium to vanquish their marsupial* foe. I am aware they are the Akron Zips, but their logo is a … Continue reading

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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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