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Have you ever brought a sign to a football game?

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gwalther's picture

In college, my friend made oversized O, H, I, O cutouts from foam board and painted them to match the trim of the Block O exactly. They were awesome. Brought them to one game, Ohio State-Texas in 05. Loss :(
What was cool at least was we were in the national title game promo ABC played right before the Texas-USC game kicked off that year. 

Class of 2008

Oyster's picture

I remember watching Monday Night Football (Dallas vs SanDiego) when Don Merideth and Howard Cosell were on.  The camera panned down the sidelines and somebody held up a sign that read COSELL SUCKS!.  If you are old enough to remember those days, Dandy Don had a lot of fun at Howards expense and he took full advantage of what happened. 

R.I.P. Otsego

buckz4evr's picture

My favorite all time sign was at the Cleveland Municipal Stadium right before the Browns left Cleveland for Baltimore.  It was a huge banner that must have stretched the whole length of an upper deck section that read "Jump Art!"

buckz4evr's picture

My son (me by extension), brought a sign to the last game at the Cleveland Municipal Stadium that read "Hey, Art!" followed by a drawing of the universal sign of contempt.  We also managed to rip out 2 seats to take home.  An oddly surreal atmosphere.

Oyster's picture

Browns Fans!  You just gotta love em.  I remember years ago when the Dawg Pound was in it's heyday.  A group of season ticket holders would bring in a dog house to every game.  A security guard noticed that it took two guys to carry it in, but only one to carry it out.  Turns out they had a pony keg inside it!

R.I.P. Otsego

gwalther's picture

"In it's heyday" of course referring to 1988.
 
Awesome move by those guys, btw.

Class of 2008

buckz4evr's picture

Now that I think about this, it was my nephew that had the sign

ChazBuckeye's picture

Any signs other than O-H-I-O or something to that effect are a bit tacky IMO. 

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

awarren84's picture

Yeah...well to gameday in State College...eventually got torn down though
***While JoePa was still alive.

"Anything less than flagrant is just playing grab ass!"

Ekes42's picture

When I went to gameday before The Game in 2006 someone had a sign that said "Watch out Lloyd Carr we made Joe Pa crap his pants" or something to that effect.  Still one of my all time favorite signs.

cajunbuckeye's picture

I count my middle finger as a sign. I take it to every game, but I've only displayed it once. Buckeyes vs LSUck BCSNCG   Well maybe twice.... Buckeyes vs Arkansas Sugarbowl.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

Haybucks's picture

I take both of mine in case one gets worn out.

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon
 

Unky Buck's picture

I instantly clicked "No" because I've never brought a sign to any college or pro game that I've been to. But then as it clicked to respond, I thought back to high school and how we would make ridiculously stupid signs for the some of the guys on the team. Does that even count?

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Oyster's picture

So basically you are admitting that you lied in the poll?  Is this a common occurrence?

R.I.P. Otsego

Unky Buck's picture

Always. My goal is to skew the results on each and every poll. It's what I do.

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Oyster's picture

You are probably that guy who chooses 'Other' but never explains what the other is in the comments too, right?

R.I.P. Otsego

Unky Buck's picture

Wait, we have to explain what "Other" means?

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OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Never inside the stadium, but did take one to Gameday once when I was in college.

KevinJ's picture

No signs but I did take a Flask or two back in the day, if that counts for anything.

droessl's picture

I brought signs to pro wrestling events when I was in high school. Nothing to any football or basketball games. I did make this one of a local real estate agent (and sponsor of the Carolina Hurricanes) to a Hurricanes game a couple years ago. It lasted 2 periods before security took it from me. 

Unky Buck's picture

I don't know who she is, but I find this incredibly funny because I imagine it was made for no other reason other than to be humorous. 

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droessl's picture

that was indeed the intent. 

Unky Buck's picture

Random and hilarious...my kind of humor

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buckeyedude's picture

Right. It should have a few more question marks added on the end. ????????

 

 

45OH4IO's picture

I cant stop laughing. Its so preposterous and has nothing to do with hockey at all! Totally pointless observation that is spot on. Beautiful.

Smanpoint10's picture

Yes, my high school wanted to do a High School Gameday for our play off game against Pickerington Central last year. So I made a sign that said Always Beating Central

DJRoss926's picture

Personally I have never brought a sign to a football game. However, I love the signs people make for College GameDay. Deadspin recently started gathering screenshots and posting them later on Saturdays to catch all the best ones.

jbcuky's picture

One of the best being "Chase Daniels has a FUPA" that was prevalent during the whole broadcast.

Unky Buck's picture

I didn't see it on the list, but my friends at Pitt made this sign when they were there. I feel like it started the craze as it made it onto PTI the following week.

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HighBallAce's picture

When I was a little fellow, my parents took me to this concert event they had called Jamboree in the Hills and Hank Williams Jr. was there. I kid you not, that man just brought out a stool and his guitar and 2 cases of beer and just played the guitar and sang. He finished both cases and had someone else bring out 2 more cases! By the time he was done I think he must have had something like 6 cases of beer! In all my life I have never seen someone drink so much beer! He was so wasted that he couldn't hardly stay on the stool but he sure could play the guitar! 
Funny thing about that event, there were so many people smoking pot and it was so hot that I had had a either a heat stroke or something, I can't really remember but I do remember passing out. I think I was like 8 or 9 years old. Not sure. 

Haybucks's picture

Eight year olds can't handle much beer.  Don't be too hard on yourself.

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon
 

buckz4evr's picture

When the Browns came back, the whole atmosphere changed.  Very sterile. The thing I hated most was no signs were allowed in the stadium.  That did not deter a friend of mine.  She brought a white plastic cushion in the stadium and erasable ink.  We had seats right behind the Ravens bench.  For most of the game, she was interacting with the players by flashing signs at them.  Her fatal mistake was holding up a sign that read 'Modell STILL sucks' when the national cameras panned our section.  She got ejected after that one.  Actually we all left because by then, we were getting our butts handed to us.

bodast67's picture

1978 Sugar Bowl OSU vs. bama

"Buckeyes beat Bama, Woody, beat ABC"

Woody was especially cruel to the sideline crews and the cameramen that season....

 

 

 

     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

KBonay's picture

Back in the day, Michigan played UCLA. The section behind the field goal posts unraveled an oversized bed sheet that read 'Pac 10 Pacs Fudge'. The beauty of it, was for every field goal attempt or extra point, it was unavoidable for the tv angle. 
 

buckeyedude's picture

Fudge Packers? I knew it!

 

 

jeremytwoface's picture

There are 666 total votes for this right now...
Just thought I would let you know.
 

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

jeremytwoface's picture

Never mind :(

The first man gets the ((((Oyster)))), the second man gets the shell.

Nicholas Jervey's picture

Well, that got out of hand fast. "Do you like kittens" might have been more even.

Ceci n'est pas une signature.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

I like my kittens on MGoBlog. It makes me feel fuzzy inside.

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

OurHonorDefend09's picture

College Gameday signs = acceptable for anyone
95% of signs made for games = kinda lame, unacceptable (except for children)
 
my opinion, for whatever it is worth.

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.

NW Buckeye's picture

Sheez, I said no, but as a coach I always made signs to signal in plays/sets from the sideline.  Looks like I'm right there with you Unky Buck, guess I lied too...... !!

NoVA Buckeye's picture

I have not but I'd like to bring this one back:

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

Buckeye in Illini country's picture


I made this beauty back in freshman year, but didn't bring it into the stadium.  It was for Gameday 2006.  #1 vs. #2

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

45OH4IO's picture

Took a two man sign to a game once. one was a "B" and the other was a picture of a lock.
We only got to use it on 6 or so plays, but when our team blocked a punt for a TD, we got to bask in the glory and celebration all around. I honestly didnt think it would work, but it did.

jmoody's picture

I always feel sorry for the people sitting behind the signs that can't see.

"Did you push yourself to be great today? If you didn't do it you lost a day. We ain't got many days to lose. We're going to push your a$$ like its never been pushed because what you've got in you were going to find out" UFM