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columbus trip report

well, the wife and i made to columbus and back.  unfortunately, i caught a cold after the game and have been sick since then.

my wife is an ohio st alumnus, but this was my first game there.  trip highlights:

-overall, the game experience was great.  stadium record 103,000+ fans.  plus at least 100K more outside.  that's a lot of people in one place!

-we only got to tailgate for a couple of hours.  the wife was shopping with mom so i was stuck til they were done.  i guess the parking lots open at 6am, so some friends went early to set up, but we didn't get there until about 5:30pm.  i did manage to slam five 16oz beers in 2 hours to get the juices flowing.  great tailgate atmosphere, everyone having fun, lots of positive energy.  the few usc fans i saw were respectful and treated well by the osu fans.

-even getting in the stadium was ridiculous with that many people.  30 minutes before the game you could hardly move outside.  the horseshoe is farkin' enormous.  our seats were about 8 rows from the top and it is steep- i felt like a sherpa hiking up there.

-the band was amazing.  the script o-h-i-o was really cool.  the tuba who dotted the i was named frank costanza- seriously!

-the game itself wasn't the most exciting.  lots of good defense.  i really thought the bucks had a chance, but their offense was so lame, then the defense couldn't hang on.  i don't think most osu fans really thought they would win, but it was kinda bizarre to hear people bitching about tresselvest after the game (how many more losses before we shit-can tressel?).  different expectations i guess.

-getting out of there was a clusterf***.  it took us 2 hours to get back to the car.  long day

a couple of pics:

a short nap dreaming of big 12 football

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