O-H-I-O in Cal's Memorial Stadium

By Jason Priestas on September 15, 2013 at 12:45a

It didn't just seem like there were a lot of Buckeye fans at Cal's Memorial Stadium Saturday night. There were a lot of Buckeye fans on the scene – perhaps as much as 60% of the crowd – transforming the venue into Horseshoe West and giving us an always spectacular O-H-I-O chant on the road.


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njclebuckeye5's picture

From Columbus to Cali. Awesome

Lobs it to the endzone... Touchdown Devin Smith!!

Brutus's picture

Sorry for the repeat of something I posted earlier, but I was at the game and was astounded by how loud and sustained the O-H-I-O was, particularly in the 3rd quarter.  The Cal fans got irritated with us and tried to drown us out with a cheer of their own, but we just got louder.  Also, I've noticed that the common snarky response from any opposing fan base whenever we do that chant is something to the effect of Ohio being the only word we know how to spell. I can think of a few others: ass kicking, win, Kenny Guiton, scoreboard, etc.  
Today was a good day.

9Route's picture

That's awesome.

I'm just happy to be here

bodast67's picture

We can spell this word also-W.I.N.




     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

AeroBuckeye2001's picture

I was there too. It was glorious. Not 2009 M*chigan glorious, but glorious none-the-less. 

The Ohio State University Class of 2001

BS Aero & Astronautical Engineering

Haybucks's picture

Ah yes, the 2009 game in Ann Arbor.  Their fans tried to drown us out too, trying to spell out their state.  Goofy for them and Awesome for us!  So much Scarlet in place of that yellow.


If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


Torpedo Vegas's picture

The sun never sets on the Buckeye empire.

CUBS's picture

Just wait until you guys travel to Evanston. It'll be similar, OSU fans always take over Ryan Field.

MN Buckeye's picture

Yep! I am driving down from the Twin Cities for the game.

doodah_man's picture

This is what helps us us get into bowls, we travel and definitely support! Go Bucks.

Jim "DooDah" Day

"If I were giving a young man advice as to how he might succeed in life, I would say to him, pick out a good father and mother, and begin life in Ohio.” --Wilbur Wright, 1910

extemporary08's picture

That Cal hash definitely gets me into the bowls...

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

I was there.
Cal fans were amazed at how well we traveled, but they were also slightly embarrassed/miffed when the very loud OHIO chants broke out, and drowned out their student section in the 4th quarter. The stadium in my opinion, was about 60 40 in our favor. It looked like the inside of a pomegranate.
Berkeley was a sea of red after the game.
Cal Memorial and Berkeley is a beautiful stadium/place though, and I'm glad we scheduled this home and home. Can't wait to go to Oregon. I think I'll pass on Norman and Blacksburg, lol.

BBell601's picture

This truly is a BUCKEYE NATION!!!

DefendYoungstown's picture

Took my 4 year old son to his first buckeye game yesterday and I was so happy that the O-H-I-O chant was started. Such a proud moment to be passing on the passion of tOSU football to my son with tens of thousands of other buckeyes. It was a day I won't soon forget and hopefully my son keeps the passion going. He also mentioned to me this morning, but "We hate michigans dad, don't we", I responded yes, we do.

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

buckeyefanatic's picture

4 years old - awesome.  Why did you make Cal away the first?  You guys out on the west coast?  I started my father-son one game a year with my son when he was 6.  (we're living in Dallas)

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

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jreiter81's picture

Go Bucks...I thought tree-huggers were kind, loving, accepting people? I guess they're just sore losers like many others, and not special at all.

Scarlet & Gray Forever

CC's picture

I'll start by saying most of the Cal fans were great but we had an annoying guy behind us in section PP which was 95% OSU.  After we started thumping them he started with the "what do you need to get into OSU, a 2.1?" comments.  I didn't want to dignify it with a response, but after a while a quiet grandmother type OSU fan had enough.  She turned around and told him "at least we can count to 52".  The guy wasn't heard from that point forward.
It was a great day.