I was just curious as to how many of us have had similar experiences, growing up in Ohio or even elsewhere, and being a fan of TOSU. For the most part Ohio State football rules the entire State of Ohio, with only minor pockets of other teams sprinkled herein. So I just thought I would share some of my experience growing up. I know one can go through and read this about me on my profile, but I thought it would be a fun little tid-bit of info that we may all find interesting as to how much Ohio State Athletics helped shape our childhoods. If you will all endulge me, Here is my little story:
I've been a Buckeye fan since birth. I remember quite fondly my dad and I would climb onto the roof of the house every Saturday and early Sunday morning in order to adjust the antenna so that we could watch THE Ohio State Buckeyes' games. The ones that were not live, we always listened to religiously on the radio, and then stayed up late (it was the weekend) in order to receive our edition of the Dispatch so we could read the game recap as hot-off-the-press as was possible at 3 in morning.
Watching the Buckeyes Replays on WOSU Sunday mornings at 9am were always the highlights of the fall in my opinion. And we NEVER missed them. Sometimes even being late for Church on occasion. Well..the Pastor at our church made the mistake of asking my Dad to try and be a little earlier next time on this one particular Sunday.This happened to be the Sunday before Thanksgiving and as it turns out was the same Sunday of WOSU's replay of the '87 TSUN game, Erle Bruce's last as Head Coach..My father quite emphatically explained to the entire congregation that his God..Our God is indeed a Buckeye!! And the very mere request of such a preacher could only be the work of those Devilish wolverine fans..Needless to say, we never stepped foot back inside his church. So for me, Buckeye Football is as close to religion as there is.