Shots From St. John: Celebrating Perfection

Written December 8th, 2012 by Janelle

Courtesy of @OhSuzannah

Chills were running down my spine as TBDBITL marched into St. John Arena on Friday night for our Celebration of Perfection.  As I looked around at my Buckeye family decked out in their scarlet & gray while singing “Across the Field” at the top of their lungs, all I could think was, “I am so proud to be an Ohio State Buckeye.”

Buckeye Swag

Because I am a member of Block “O,” I had the luxury of sitting in the first row behind the stage and therefore, had a great view of all the evening’s festivities. And lucky for us, Coach Meyer and the team walked right past us to get to their seats, giving us high-fives and smiling at us as we cheered.

Greeting Buckeye Nation

It was in that moment, when the team was standing in front of us, when the entire arena was giving them a standing ovation, that I realized it really doesn’t get any better than this…being among my friends, cheering on this team once again, as we did for all 12 games this season.  I love being a student here. Transferring to Ohio State was honestly the best decision I ever made. Getting to see this team go 12-0 this year will be something I will never forget. And celebrating their success tonight is also something I won’t forget.

Raising The Banner

Over the past couple of years, Ohio State football has sent Buckeye Nation on somewhat of a roller coaster of emotions, but Coach Meyer and this team, in particular, the seniors, have turned the tide, and it has been a pleasure to watch.  Seeing them hoist their Leaders Division Championship trophy tonight was a great moment.

Raising The Trophy

No, they didn’t get to go to the Big Ten Championship Game.  No, they don’t get to go to a bowl. No, they don’t get the chance to play for a national championship. But you know what? It’s okay. They’re 12-0. They made the great state of Ohio proud. And as Coach Meyer says, this team will be remembered. They’ll be remembered in our minds as champions. As leaders. As legends.* And legends are forever.

Men Of Excellence

It is truly a great day to be a Buckeye. 12-OH!

*no pun intended with the division names*

6 Comments

  1. EricNo Gravatar
    December 8th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Sounds like it was an awesome time. Thanks for sharing Janelle!

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  2. KenNo Gravatar
    December 8th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Looks like it was a great evening, Janelle, thanks. I’m sure the celebration and festivities went on well into the evening.

    And, on a lighter note, it looks like the t-shirt that John Simon is sporting is same design of shirt won in the pick-em contest. JS’s is likely a couple sizes larger, however…

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    JeffNo Gravatar
    December 8th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I doubt his shoulders would fit into something smaller no matter what his waist size is.

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    KenNo Gravatar
    December 10th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Simon probably had to stitch together a couple of shirts to cover the upper-upper body. I could have donated some fabric.

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  3. karen cookNo Gravatar
    December 8th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks for sharing, i so bad wanted to be there.

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  4. NorCal BuckeyeNo Gravatar
    December 8th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    The rally at the ‘Shoe after going 14-0 in 2002 was fun, but the atmosphere in St. Johns looked electric (and much warmer).

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