Recapping an Incredible Weekend

By Jason Priestas on September 30, 2013 at 10:30a

Another Eat Too, Brutus weekend is in the books and these just seem to get bigger and better.

The party started Friday night at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, where the first Gold Pants Social was held. Guests were treated to amazing food and drink, conversations with Buckeye greats and more, all in a location that dreams are made of. Whether it was discovering Kenny Guiton's locker, learning the finer points of pass blocking from Jim Lachey, or just admiring the man in the shiny gold pants, it was a night to remember.

The best part? You helped us raise over $7,000 for the Gold Pants Club, ensuring Buckeye football players will receive those coveted charms for beating Michigan for the foreseeable future.


Saturday brought the fourth annual Eat Too, Brutus tailgate. 300 of you showed up to eat, drink and be merry, all while raising money for DownSyndrome Achieves. And you killed it. We will hand over more than $13,000 to the charity, easily surpassing our contribution from last year.


Whether it was an ensemble from The Ohio State University Marching Band kicking off the tailgate in style, the incredible food and drink, a loaded raffle, VIPs mingling with attendees, Mekka Don doing his thing, the perfect weather or any of the other amazing aspects to the event, it was a day to remember.

Just as importantly, the Buckeyes improved to 4-0 against ranked teams following Eat Too, Brutus. Virginia Tech, we're eyeing you for 2014, so consider yourself on notice.


We couldn't have done it without you guys and your passion for this school and the charities we all hold so dear, so thank you. It was awesome meeting so many of you – too many to name, sadly.

So, thank you to the best fans on earth. Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors: City Barbeque, The Columbus Distributing Company, Land-Grant Brewing Company, and The Chop House. Thank you to guys like Bryan Hardy, who was kind enough to make and ship custom cornhole boards for the event and to guys like "Abe Froman" for showing up with the best bacon we've ever had. Thank you to the parents of players for stopping by to share stories about your sons. Thanks to all of the former players that showed up at the WHAC Friday night. Thanks to Dave Farris for snapping two days of wonderful photos. Thank you to the members of TBDBITL for rocking our socks off early Saturday. Thanks to Kevin Hampton and Michael Gutter for all of their hard work with tailgate prep. And thanks to everyone who contributed to help make these events a raging success.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

We can't wait to do it again.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Looks like I missed the Bash of a Lifetime.
Cheers for next year! Nice photos

Abe Froman's picture

Maybe you can make it next year.  I will double down on the bacon and maybe throw some bacon wrapped tater tots in the oven also!  Thanks for the shout out and keep up the good work.  
That is me in the Action Shot below Jeremy and Guest.  I am second from the right.

Basking in the wake of mediocrity.....

jeremytwoface's picture

Both events were a ton of fun!!!
I'm glad I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to go. Jim Lachey gave me a nice lesson in pass blocking... about how he learned hand skills from the Navy (or something like that... I was a little buzzed). And I could talk to Jack Park for days and days.
Saturday was a blast too. Except for the fact that the tailgate right beside us was seeing the plays before we were.
See you all next year.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

jeremytwoface's picture

I found this plastered 3 or 4 times on Shazier's locker..... Pretty sweet.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

OSUStu's picture

Looks like a great time.  It is so unfortunate that every time Eat Too, Brutus is schedule I have some obligation to keep me away.  I have to make it next year!

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

burkmon's picture

Sent my husband (aka Gold Pants Man) without me.... glad he had a good time at the Gold Pants Social. lol
He loved meeting everyone that helps fill our days with Buckeye wisdom.  Thanks 11W!


Squirrel Master's picture

wish I had the balls to wear those. +1 for him!

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

Nappy's picture

Had a great time meeting some of you and drinking some delicious brews.  And that's my handsome mug in the pic above.  Bottom right corner rocking the #5.

Fan of bacon since 1981

jeremytwoface's picture

I'm in the #45 jersey on the left... the one trying to get my damn phone to have service.
I was the one awkwardly trying to start conversations with random people because I was by myself.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

Squirrel Master's picture

the one? I'm sure there were many who were awkwardly trying to start a conversation.

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

jeremytwoface's picture

Well, I felt like I was the only one lol.
But I found a few people to talk to. It's a lot easier after a few beers.

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

Michael Citro's picture

Both events were top notch. If you didn't make it this year, drop everything and go next year.

Unky Buck's picture

The event was a ton of fun. Definitely glad I was able to partake and look forward to doing it again! It was also an incredibly delightful surprise that Goose Island was also available on draught. About damn near made my day!


bhardy22132's picture

Wanted to be there so bad. Looks like it was a great time. Hopefully I can get some time off for next years event.

bodast67's picture

What was the Mark May item ? 




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

Unky Buck's picture

The broken glass after Jason tried to throw a prize down from the balcony.


741's picture

I recall there being a spontaneous Ryan Hamby joke made around then.

Unky Buck's picture

Nice. I may have been 1 too many Goose Islands deep by that point, so I must've missed it, lol.


tracyre's picture

I would donated even thought I'm in LA!  You guys should set up an online donation!