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Comment 04 Sep 2014

They're still working on it and I'm not sure if there are LEDs along the tunnel, but there is a huge Block O that is hung on the ceiling of the tunnel that will be illuminated at night. I'll try to get a picture tomorrow.

Comment 22 Aug 2014


Comment 22 Aug 2014

Right, now I don't know if Johnny Manziel made it to his meetings on time today.

Comment 22 Aug 2014

I think the best thing about our secondary is the depth. The most devastating thing that happened last year, when Bryant got injured, just tore us apart because we didn't have anybody ready. This year, fingers crossed that there are no injuries at all, but due to the competition at each position the next man up will be ready.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

I can tell you unequivocally that this is not true from 2005 through present. At no point did OSU athletic department personnel, athletic facilities personnel, or ohio state police department ever participate, light the field or scoreboard for the event from 2005 to present.

I can't factually confirm what you are saying, but it sounds dead on. I worked for OSU Athletic Facilities at the shoe for 3 years and never heard of the "Midnight Ramp." I would be very surprised if anybody within the Facilites department was involved.

Comment 07 Aug 2014

My uncle lives in Vegas, from Ohio and a huge Buckeye fan, and he says that there are Buckeye bars all over the place out there. Obviously this could be true for other teams as well, but I know that we are represented well in Nevada so it's not too surprising they hate TTUN.

Comment 06 Aug 2014

Alright you have a good argument. I agree with everything except I think it's a toss up between 2011 Wisconsin and 2012 Purdue, but no harm both were incredible.

The last point is interesting. Braxton is definitely the better player, maybe not the best prototypical qb, but the better player and that's who Urban wants on the field.

You've swayed me. Hopefully these next few weeks speed up so I can stop worrying about the past.

Comment 06 Aug 2014

I think we all know that Braxton is the most athletic qb in the nation and he certainly adds that extra possibility of a huge play that the defense has to prevent, but I think Kenny earned a chance to start against a legit opponent. He set single game OSU passing records, albeit against a garbage defense, and came through with the most impressive comeback in recent years. Last year he seemed to be the best qb on the team to me. I thought he should have started after the Northwestern game last year when Braxton shit his pants, I actually thought he should have played in the 2nd half of that game. I'm not saying I'm disappointed with last year, I just don't really understand how Kenny didn't get a chance to start after proving his worth multiple times.

With all of that said, I really am optimistic that Braxton will be more of a leader and a qb this year. He stays healthy and we have a legit shot.

Comment 06 Aug 2014

I still don't understand why he was a backup last season.

Comment 19 Jun 2014

Yes the man in charge of the crew now certainly deserves it, huge fan and the hardest worker there.

I guess I misused the term 'cleaned', meaning it as a verb not an adjective. I certainly would not eat off the toilet seats or urinals, they are not clean. I was just saying, for the insane amount of bathrooms that need to be cleaned in a week, they do get a decent scrubbing.

Haha I guess I also shouldn't have used 'squeaky clean' for row 41. It's just that I've put a lot of sweat into those shit covered benches, gotta be proud of your work!

That's the most epic dog toss I've ever heard of.

The bucket game is still alive and well. Somehow, after 3 years, I was only person that I was aware of on my crew who didn't get bucketed. Just got lucky. The best was when people would get so pissed about it, it just made it more funny and they would get it more often. To explain the bucket game to those who are unaware, basically there are buckets stashed throughout the upper decks of the stadium, so as people are walking or doing work on the lower decks, you try to sneakily dump a bucket of water on them from high up.

You did a good job of confessing for the shoe crew.

Comment 18 Jun 2014

Also a former athletic facilities employee here, just wanted to give my take as it is a little different

- The bathrooms are actually pretty thoroughly cleaned during the season, considering the massive amount that are cleaned between each home game or event. Toilets are scrubbed, floors are swept and rinsed or powerwashed, sinks and mirrors are windexed. Some of the bathrooms just maintain that urine smell no matter what you do to them.

-Row 41 as well as the 10 or 15 rows below it are wiped down by hand with rags once during the week and once immediately before gates open. That pigeon shit does build up during the week, but row 41 is squeaky clean on gameday.

-I have thrown many hot dogs during Sunday cleanup.

-"Zero Waste" might not be 100% true, but on every Sunday, we would separate all compost/recycle bags and a small crew would individually sort through the recycling bags, and further sorting is done at the recycling facility. I saw a pamphlet with waste percentages and I forget the numbers, but they were pretty impressive.

-I concur, NEVER use a drinking fountain.

-I wasn't there when AJ Hawk was there, can't say I know of any other superstitions.

-Gate 23 is open at those times during the offseason so feel free to walk around, just not during the season they won't let you in.

-My crew was originally suspected to be responsible for the missing equipment from the locker room before tatgate broke out. Our locker room keys were taken away.

Sorry to be contradictory on some of those, I just wanted to give the crew some credit for what they do, at least nowadays. New boss in charge of the Shoe Crew.