With yesterday's announcement that Ohio State will kickoff against the Cal Bears out in Berkeley at 7 p.m. EDT on Saturday, September 14th, the Buckeyes now have four or their five known kick times slotted for primetime.
Urban wanted more night games. You wanted more night games. Everyone's a winner. I suppose it's fair to note the Cal game is just an afternooner on the left coast but more than a few evening television sets in the east will be watching the Buckeyes.
The more subtle outcome of this announcement is that all college football fans win now that we can watch Alabama at Texas A&M at 3:30 p.m. EDT followed by The Braxton Miller Show in primetime. Just adjust the contrast on your TV to make that bright Cali sunshine look like the moon or a glowing orb shaped like Woody's head or something.
In other Buckeye news, Ohio State announced a pretty cool initiative that gets underway this morning:
"On Thursday, representatives of The Ohio State University, including football coach Urban Meyer, members of the football team, and the Office of Student Life will join with Lowe’s to dedicate a completely renovated playground at Graham Expeditionary Middle School near campus. The dedication is set for 12:30 p.m."
"This new playground is part of a "Play it Forward" initiative that has provided the logistical coordination, resources, and materials for the renovation. Play it Forward is a new partnership between The Ohio State University Football Program, the Ohio State Office of Student Life, Lowe's, and local schools in Columbus."
Reminds me of back when we were kids and playground installers trolled us hard with white-hot slides. I just assumed that since those days technology had advanced to the point where something could have a slippery surface yet not heat up to magma-like temperatures but I guess not.