Lots of Mommy Juice (Beer)

rcsvickers's picture
August 3, 2012 at 11:18a

As some of you may remember from reading "Letting it out," which was my last blog, that I am an Ohio State fan while my husband cheers for West Virginia.  You may also remember, or not, that I was planning a BIG get together for the first game on September 1st:

I really can't wait for vegetable soup. Beer. Chili. Brats. Artichoke Dip. More beer. Chips and dips. Cornhole with friends.

I really couldn't wait to get my Ohio State loving fans in our house to cheer for the only team that matters, tOSU to be clear.  I didn't care about when West Virginia's first game would be and it didn't matter:

And I have no idea if WVU plays that first Saturday, the party I am planning is about OSU.  Sorry honey, this is not about you and your Let's Go Mountaineers cheer.

It would just so happen that West Virginia plays on September 1st as well.  At noon.  Ok, this wasn't a problem.  I could still have my party and he will watch his game in our bedroom.  Right?  Wrong.  We now have game tickets, which will require we travel not to Columbus, but MORGANTOWN.  I should have known that informing my husband of my blog and having him read it would have been a mistake.  He keeps pointing out:

I did drag him last season to our first ever OSU game and he loved the atmosphere in Columbus.  I got him to commit blasphemy by wearing not only an OSU shirt, but a baseball cap as well.

Oh yes, maybe I should have left that part out of my blog.  Now he expects me to wear gold and blue, which to me is way to much like maize and blue.  Ugh!  How the hell did this happen?  He swears he didn't do it on purpose, the tickets were given to him and he wasn't going to pass up the chance to go watch the Friends of Coal game.  Ok, ok I get it.  But why do the colors have to be so similar to that team up north?  Damn those Mountaineers anyway.

So because my husband wore an Ohio State hat, shirt and even a buckeye necklace, albeit long enough for me to take a picture, I am obligated to do the same for him?  He too should know just how much I love him, because this will not be easy for me.  I will be wearing a Block O temporary tattoo under my shirt, to show myself that I have not completely given in.  I will be checking with my handy dandy cell phone to get updates on THE game of the day.  And since I can not rely on ESPN to give me anything worthy, I will be depending on all of you - either on Facebook or Twitter - to keep me in the Buckeye loop.  PLEASE don't let me down! 

Is there a silver lining to having to go to Morgantown?  There just might be.  The company that I work for has a huge tailgate party, fully supplied with food and mommy juice.  Free all I can drink mommy juice?  And free food?  Ok, this is sounding less painful.  I do like to eat and drink, it is a couple of my favorite activities.  Did I mention they now serve mommy juice inside Milan Puskar Stadium?  Winner!! Now, my coworkers which reside all over the state of West Virginia, know that I only wear Scarlet and Grey.  That I chant OH-IO and not Let's Go Mountaineers.  I have already been informed that I am not allowed to wear anything to do with Ohio State.  In fact, I was told that I wouldn't even make it to the tailgate without being beat up and/or being arrested for inciting a riot.  Really?  Again, there is that hatred I have come to know,  expect and not understand.  Does it matter what I wear as long as I am cheering your team onto victory?  It's not like I will be wearing a Thundering Herd shirt, geez.  Don't get your panties in a bunch fellas.

Come hell or high water, I will have my party September 8th. 


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sir rickithda3rd's picture

lol u 2 truly love one another go bucks! fwiw wvu should be fielding a promising team this yr

mark may wins douchebag of the year... again

Bolt's picture

I'm not sure if I should be cringing every time you say "mommy juice" or not. It's probably just some awful name for an alcoholic beverage...but seeing as how it's West Virginia, I think I'm justified in reserving doubt/concern.

rcsvickers's picture

"Mommy Juice" was something that my husband said to my son, referring to the beer in our refrigerator.  I mentioned it in my last blog and thought I would carry it over.

rcsvickers's picture

I guess another silver lining would be that I do LOVE football, watching and playing.  And yes, WVU should have a good team this year but I am not sure what the competition level from Marshall will be.

Bucks43201's picture

go Bucks...condolences to the WVU community, your husband included, on the passing of Coach Stewart...seemed like a good guy

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

hodge's picture

Hey, there's a Tudor's Biscuit World in Mogantown, so all is not lost--and the Mountaineer is one hell of a sandwich:

Seriously, a real buttermilk biscuit with country (read: salt-cured, for all you city kids) ham, cheese, egg, and a fried hash brown keeping it company.  It's orgasmic.

bassplayer7770's picture

And I was already hungry...

rcsvickers's picture

Mmm I like Tudor's.

hodge's picture

Thankfully, the only one outside the greater-WV area is in Xenia, 15 minutes from where I moved to.  It's becoming a most joyous bane of my existence. 

Baroclinicity's picture

But your existence may be short lived if you continue to eat there.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

For sake of your health and personal protection, this is one time that you should be granted a special dispensation - yes, wear the blue and yellow Mountaineer gear (even if it looks a bit like Michigan colors). Do not wear anything green, btw! 

Baroclinicity's picture

Morgantown is a hole, however.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

SouthernBuck's picture

My parents (both OSU alums) went to the OSU/WVU game in Morgantown about 10 or 12 years ago with my sister and her husband (who were WVU students at the time).  They had a great time and didn't get too much hazing.  Bucks won pretty easily so that made it easier to deal with. 
I, in the meantime, threw a party at my parents house and almost burnt it down while twirling one of my brother in law's WVU shirts above my head on fire! The plastic mountaineer melted, flew off the shirt, and stuck to the siding.  A bit of Mommy Juice may have contributed to my decision making that night but then also was used to put out the fire.

bassplayer7770's picture

Beer:  the cause of and solution to all of life's problems.

rcsvickers's picture

Mommy juice can be harmful and yet still save the day.

rcsvickers's picture

I do feel as though I should add that I am not scared of going to Mo'town.  I know that we will have a great time, after all it is a football game.  Also, I never would have even considered wearing my OSU gear out of respect for my husband and my friends.  It just never ceases to amaze me that because I am an Ohio State fan they would think I would even consider that.  We are all cocky-stuck-up-Yankee-snobs and just flat out evil. 

Does it matter what I wear as long as I am cheering your team onto victory?

I asked this question to a friend who is in charge of the company tailgate, assuming that he would know it was a joke. (You know what they say about "assume"...) He did not and proceeded to tell me what would happen to me and my car.  Seriously?   
Before moving to back to Ohio, I lived in the mountains of WV for four years.  I know how die hard WVU fans can be, I learned who I could tell that I cheered for OSU and who I should just smile at and nod. 
We are less than a month away from college football, a reason to rejoice no matter which game I am attending.

Jason Priestas's picture

Saw the title and was scared to click on this link.

/Things went better than I expected.

rcsvickers's picture

;)  Glad to hear.  I edited the title to clarify.

Doc's picture

Check out the ishoe app.  It'll keep you updated to what is going on in C'bus during the game.

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