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How should Ohio State schedule the Spring Game?

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buckeyedude's picture

If OSU can't schedule even one game outside of the "Three C's" then just keep it on campus.

 

 

Hasbro's picture

What about "Don't Care--At All"?
It's a fun event, but we could list as much we DON'T learn about the team as we do learn.

J.Mo's picture

The spring games let's families experience the 'Shoe with a mild atmosphere for an affordable price. Keep it at the 'Shoe because the 'Shoe is an amazing venue - Paul Brown and Cleveland Browns Stadium (is that what that hell hole is called?) are just ordinary.
 
Also Cleveland is a freaking cespool and I don't want to go there to get my football fix in the spring.

William's picture

Have you ever been to a game at the new Browns stadium or at the Prog? That area is far from a cesspool.

Doc's picture

^^^^^This, so much this^^^^^^, with a little less cleveland bashing ;}

"Say my name."

RBuck's picture

Cleveland is a freaking cespool and I don't want to go there to get my football fix in the spring.

 
Says a guy whose favorite MLB team is the Detroit Tigers.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

J.Mo's picture

Detroit is even worse. That doesn't support your case. Cleveland is a miserable city.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Nobody said you have to go to the Spring Game. I actually hope they have the game in Cleveland just to piss you off. 

J.Mo's picture

Won't really piss me off. And you're right, nobody said I had to go and I wouldn't.

buckz4evr's picture

If you would come out of your snooty Columbus hole once in a while, you would see that Cleveland isn't a cespool. 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Cleveland has a lot of problems, but it isn't necessary to show your detest on a forum.
 
This is why we don't read the garbage on ESPN

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Ahh Saturday's picture

Spring game is a major recruiting event.  Hard to recruit prospects to come to Columbus by showing them around Cleveland or Cincinnati.

hodge's picture

Listened to Neft last night, and I couldn't understand all the outrage.  I mean, I'll always vote to keep the game in Columbus--it's where the fans are, not to mention the fact that the 'Shoe's the only place in the state big enough to handle the crowds--but during a renovation, why is it such a big deal that they're moving the game 90-120 minutes south?  It's at least a half-hour closer than Cleveland, and I personally think it's easier to park in Cincy, as well.  Regardless, this isn't going to become a regular thing; just a stopgap measure to preserve a tradition while our ancient bohemoth is preserved for generations to come.
Just an idea, though.  It might be cool if Meyer was able to hold open practices in Cincinnati and Cleveland every year; could be a pretty rad way to recruit said areas of the state, especially with Meyer's comments about how much bullshit it is making the kids come to campus.  I mean, it's only a two hour difference, but for a coach that jumped at the opportunity to work at a clinic in Detroit (while simoutaneously embarassing MSU and UM in the process), I think there could be value there.

Mark's picture

I can see the Spring Game in Cleveland for temporary reasons.  But not Cinci.  Cleveland is a Buckeye city while many of the Cinci population are UC fans (understandable) & UK fans (not acceptable).

hodge's picture

But see, if that is indeed the case (I still think Cincy's about 60-65% Buckeye, anyways; as opposed to Cleveland's 80%), shouldn't we be increasing our footprint there?  Not to mention that it's the only part of the state that Tressel was unable to lock down.  I just don't get the whole animosity towards Cincinnati.  If Akron was a potential Big East contender every year, I'm betting Cleveland would have similar Buckeye loyalty to Cincinnati.

tennbuckeye19's picture

I think the game should always be in Columbus at the Shoe, but I don't have a problem with having the spring game in Cincy. It makes sense to me. And I love how mad some Cincy folks are getting over the very idea. 
The problem I have is with people dissing Cleveland.

OSUBias's picture

The Zippies could be a potential Big East contender every year with the talent gap between the MAC and Big East trending in the MAC's favor

Slider...you stink

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

My first gripe with Urban Meyer.
I loathe/detest/abhor the idea of having a spring game anywhere but at the 'Shoe.
Ugh. 
The fact that this is coming to fruition sickens me.

Seth4Bucks's picture

There will be RENOVATIONS at the OSU! It's not like this will happen every year or anything.

CowCat's picture

I live in Seattle, where they're tearing down Husky Stadium, so UW will have to play at the Seahawks Stadium for the entire year.    It will be interesting to see how the capacity loss of of 10-15,000 seats will play out, or how they will get the student body across two drawbridges and Seattle downtown traffic to see the games.   Ouch.
So, TOSU moving the spring game once for renovations to the Horseshoe doesn't seem all that bad to me.  :)

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

NoVA Buckeye's picture

As much as I love Cleveland, the spring isn't as kind on Cleveland as it is in Columbus. The sun almost never shines, and it's really cold. The area around the stadium is not as bad as it is in other parts of the city, but the weather is the reason why it should be kept in Columbus.
Also, Cincinnati borders ESPN SEC country, something to be noted.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Kentucky? Yes, they're in the conference, but what does Cincy bordering Kentucky have to do with anything?

Seabass1974's picture

I would love to see it actually happen out of state about every 5 years, no more often than that though. Especially in areas of high recruiting importance. You could make some serious inroads into other recruiting territories.
 
As one of the staff put it, we need to think of ourselves as an empire and show people we can and will be everywhere.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes