On gamedays, many fans don’t get the full experience around the stadium and actually in the crowd. So, I started this feature a couple years ago and enjoyed doing it in an independent blog before joining tBBC to give readers a taste of Columbus Saturdays
It really never gets boring because there is always some good things to talk about and/or take pics of. As my good friend Gary eluded to yesterday, I may have been lazy, until I heard the #Juice
Most games have a lot of exciting things going on to keep peoples attention during tailgating and whatever may be taking place inside the stadium before the gates open. Yesterday was no such day. Due to a very late arriving tailgating and attending the game crowd I will just bore you with what I saw and remembered to take a pic of with my trusty iPhone.
The day started off great getting to walk up and spend some time at the DRIVEN tent talking to Roy Hall and Josselyn Temko at their fancy new digs reminded me its time to get back into the groove of doing our part to help out. Roy’s organization is one of the fastest growing and most helpful I’ve been involved in. Please do your part, become a part of the Impact Team and visit DRIVEN and do what you can.
Next we happened by one of the convenience stores on Lane that we always go to to get our snacks and Simon Fraser and Mike Doss were signing autographs as they do at just about every home game. I took the opportunity to sneak a pic of Simon, who is in school at Ohio University becoming a doctor BTW, signing away. I tweeted the pic to him and he responded as I have become accustomed to.
As we headed back to the stadium to check in and I decided to get a good picture of the sousaphones inside the band area as TBDBITL was getting ready to line up and head to skull session. On this alumni day, the first female to ever Dot-The-I was going to do it again. It marked forty years of women in the band at Ohio State. Quite an accomplishment for females in that day and time.
We will have covered just about everything else from game-day yesterday so I will leave you with just some pics of the day. Obviously Kenny G was the act of the day and as everyone knows who was there, it was a very boring second half of football for most people.
Handshakes and bro-hugs from Coach Meyer after the team crossed the field coming from the skull-session
100 yards of TBDBITL, alumni day
Quad Script Ohio three from the humongous alumni group and one for TBDBITL
And a final shoutout to our friend Liz, who’s son dotted the I again yesterday.
We’ll be off next week as the team travels to the Left Coast, but will bring you notes and thoughts from the Buckeyes’ game against FAMU!