I really love reading accounts of how far "We the Buckeye Nation" go to avoid missing or at least keeping informed of the Buckeyes during a game day. I cleaned the kitchen floor and cooked for my buddies (he Roll Tide) children last season in order to watch the Purdue game. I don't have the BIG Network. That was a dirty dirty floor that I cleaned on my knees and it was worth every second because I didn't miss the game.
My wife figured it out pretty quickly that Buckeye football is important to me. I take care of her on game days the "honey do list" is finished before the game starts. I live on the West Coast so getting up around 4 AM to get stuff done as to not be bothered with wife non-sense during the game is worth it.
What is beyond thunderdome awesome is that my first son was born 11/22/2003. The loss is not held against him because he was not out of the womb yet. Dude went on a 7 game winning streak and is 9-1 lifetime vs TTUN (do we even count 2011 as actually happening, not only the TTUN game but the entire season?)