I was at the Shoe with my roommate watching the Buckeyes beat up on his native Penguins, jabbing him in the ribs anytime he rooted for YSU. Earlier that morning my brother, a huge Michigan fan, texted me (and I'll never forget this) "at the big house, life is good". To which I replied, "At the Shoe, life is better." The stadium in-game announcements kept us semi up to date with the Michigan score and as our game slowed down to a Tressel 30+ point lead trickle, I left looking for a TV.
Now DJ mentions having BTN in Montana, but many of us with Time Warner in Columbus didn't have BTN yet. So I hit up a few bars on High hoping for a DirecTv establishment. With no luck, I went home which was nearby on 14th and brought up the game online on Gamecast. App St. had just taken the lead and I sat talking on the phone to my girlfriend. Suddenly, the Manningham catch happens and I see huge streak on the Gamecast window deep into FG territory. I tell her "Michigan is going to win" and sit for an eternity waiting for it to update with a made FG and go final. Then something amazing happened. It just went final, 34-32. I just remember screaming that App St won, and running out onto my roof that faced the street and screaming out the score to shocked and delighted Buckeye fans walking back to their apartments and cars.
Michigan wasn't a complete laughingstock at this time, so we hardly knew the laughs yet to come, but this upset is something I'll never forget. And neither will they.