I would love to be at the Shoe, but I live 700 miles away. Anyone want to fly me up for a game?
Ditto. I am about 1100 miles in Dallas. I take my 7 year old up for a game once a year but otherwise, I am on the couch.
I have learned in my old age that I prefer to sit in the darkness of my room and growl and yell and pig out on my gameday menu more than anything else, aside from the trip and dropping a couple grand. I used to go to watching parties but I just prefer the media room and my front row seat.
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I am free to yell, scream and jump around as needed when at home, plus the beer is cheaper and the everything I like is always on the menu.
I make it to the Shoe once a year (even though I live outside DC).
Only time I watch in a bar is when I have a bet with a fan of the other team. For some reason I like to watch those games with the other fan at Buffalo Wild Wings near my place. I guess it feels like neutral ground.
At the Shoe, but if the ticket prices and Buckeye Club membership fees increase drastically it'll be on the couch.
"Say my name."
I've been to The Shoe twice and if ticket prices go up, I might not go back.
I have looked into going to the B1G Title game tho. Might be the only trip I make each year.
having been to the first big ten game it was really good i'd highly suggest going to it. the fan fest before hand was pretty entertaining. i'm sure once ohio state get there i'll drop the cash to go again.
I go to the 'Shoe once a year. I make a whole weekend of it with old HS/College buddies. Sort of a mini reunion. It is the one thing I look forward to the most all year. If I am not on the couch, I go to Fox & Hound and watch games with the NJ Buckeyes alumni club. We had a good crowd for the TTUN game this year. We link arms and sing "Carmen Ohio" after the game. I have been known to cry.
There's no crying in football, Pam! ;)
Tell me you don't well up when TBDBITL does Script Ohio?
Every skull session I go to, I do.
You're not the only who emotions get stirred up watching Script Ohio. I shed tears of joy too...
Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.
There is no experience better than being at the Shoe. Being with 105,000 people who, for the most part, are about as crazy as I am for the games.
With that said, however, the majority of the games are watched from my couch. This year, I made it to more than in the past and was able to go to Miami(OH), Nebraska and Illinios.
I've unfortunately never made it to a TTUN game, but is one of my goals. In my younger days, I did some traveling to watch the team because when the cost of fuel was split with 3 friends, the cost was much cheaper than trying to buy tickets to Shoe and drive 15 miles.
If I had the choice, I would attend every game in person because no matter how loud the surround sound goes, it just doesn't do the Shoe justice.
If you're going to risk watching the game a sports bar, you run the risk of not having the game sound, or the sound up loud enough. Depending on where you are, the odds of that happening are slimmer and slimmer. As much as I can't stand a few of the crews they have broadcasting games these days, much of the necessary information (i.e. injury reports, referee explainations, etc.) can't really be understood without the audio. Thankfully 11W posts the game watch sites, which I've been fortunate enough to experience a couple of them during my autumn travels. Those have been a great atmosphere, but watching the game at home is always a safe bet.
Shoe for every home game (student tix) and couch for away games.
When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.
I'll come back home every other year and go the 'Shoe with my dad. Othersie, I'm DVR'ing the game and watching from my couch. It's nice to rewind and watch certain plays 2X, then fast-forward through commercials.
Can't travel that much anymore (way too much metal parts) get hassled in airports and driving more than 4 hours just gets downright painful. I love my couch with the TV tables full of food/snacks and the cooler with a cushion on top to rest my feet. Great way to watch the Buckeyes.
I feel for ya Tengauge. I thought I might be the only 'bionic' person on the site.
Just plug me into the sun.
"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)
Stadium, especially at the Shoe, is always better in my opinion. But living in Illinois prevents my attendance. I will be at the Illinois - OSU game in Champaign though.
Couch or bar are equals to me, depending on the game, people I'm with. (Also two TVs in my living > one TV in my living room).
Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours. We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!
Or the La-Z-Boy. I'll tell you one thing though, if they raise ticket prices, I won't be going to any home games anytime soon, if ever. I'll go see the Buckeyes play @ NWestern, Indiana, MSU, etc., where tickets are available and much cheaper.
Sprots Barz: the worst places to watch a game. Chill out with your Bud Light Lime, bros.
Bud Light Lime is my morning citrus drink.
Micheladas are my citrusy poison of choice: take any good pilsner (I prefer Bohemia), add a solid amount of tequila, some lime juice, and salt (smoked sea salt if you've got it), and you're left with a cocktail that will kick Bud Light Lime's ass any day of the week.
Water with ice in it kicks Bud Light Anything's ass any day of the week.
Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.
Agreed. Though I will admit that the artificial lime actually makes Bud Light tolerable.
I guess. The same way bacon would make dog food taste better.
Grant it, I'm a Coors guy when I'm buying in bulk\on a budget so I'm not always particular about beer selection. Of the macros I'm a silver bullet guy. By no means am I saying its "Good Beer" but....man Bud Light is just piss.
I can't do any macros, but my hipster ass tolerates PBR more than most. Honestly, Trader Joe's super-cheap Simpler Times Pilsner is a pretty solid brew. It's a slight bit metallic, but for $3.25-3.50 a sixer, it's more than worth a try.
Hmmmm. I'll have to give it a look. I'm really not much of a beer snob, as it were. I enjoy most brews for what they are-for example if Keystone light is all that's available to me (and I'm 30 so I should never be anywhere that just serves the stones) I won't complain. I just despise any of the Bud products. Coors is the go to move, Sam Adams Boston and Oktoberfest are my usual football game plays. Post game beverage is always the Bulleit Manhattan. I got some Wild Turkey 81 Rye this go around and its a pretty solid spirit. Can't go wrong either way.
I live in Dayton which is only an hour away me and three of my friends pick one game a year and we load up in my RV and go up to the shoe its a blast the rest of the games I yell from my couch or my friends couch. Plus we get away from our wives.
I have been going to at least one game in Columbus every year since moving out of state after graduating. Other than that, I watch the games from the couch in our den by myself. My emotions are all over the place and I go from cheering and jumping around to shouting at the refs, coaches, and players through my tv. My wife thinks I'm ridiculous, which I am, and I tend to scare my kids (ages 3 & 6); so it's best if I just watch alone.
Sadly, I watch them by myself in my lounge chair. My wife is very careful what she says because I am so hyped I might go off into a tangent.
I miss the days that my son and I would go to the games or watch them at home together. Those were fun and memorable days. Now that he is grown and has his family and job, we can never get the time to spend together. Since I have been reading everything on 11W, he is asking what is the latest with Ohio State. So at least I can keep him filled in on what the latest news is.
Remember to get your wolverine spayed or neutered. TBDBITL
Giving a shout out to all the Buckeye faithful that gather every football saturday at the Mid City Yacht Club. The only place to watch tOSU in New Orleans. O-H.......
An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches
I moved 1,200 miles away from Cbus this fall, so I was longing for a little Buckeye camaraderie - normally I'd be at the Shoe or a friend's house. Croc's in Denver has treated me very well. Great alumni base here!
<----Out of stater: I watch with the loal alumni club at a sports bar.
"Columbus South" a BWW in orlando florida on international drive. Nothing can compare to the shoe but its the best we have down here for sure.
The poll results clearly illustrate that people need workplace environments that are more conducive to watching Buckeye games.
I prefer to watch games on the coach but every year I make it a goal to go to an away game. While the ticket prices are going up making home games hard to go to, there is nothing like basking in the hate of Wisconsin, Iowa and so forth fans. Also, its nothing like have part of home on the road when you see all the OSU fans who traveled with you. Sign me up for my annual road game with my friends. California and Northwestern here we come.
Since I live West of Seattle weekend trips to the Shoe are hard to manage. That being said I prefer to watch and then dissect the games from the couch with the all powerful DVR. I am looking forward to the Cal. game, I'll be there & hoping to get my dad out there as well!
“But, I don’t know. I’m not too broken up that they’ve been not that great since I’ve been here.”
Home or my brothers house.
I don't want to be around a lot of people for 3+ hours.
"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.