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Comment 24 Sep 2010

My favorite as well.  I took two highschool friends from NY who had never been to a big time college game before.

Comment 24 Sep 2010

My first was my favorite.  In September 1994 I was a newly minted freshman from upstate NY who had never cared about college football before.  I had student "field" seats which were 8 rows of bleacher seating on the track that used to surround the playing field before the stadium was renovated.  By that time I was a veteran of attending NFL games, having had season tickets for my favorite team for 2 years.  Nothing could have prepared me for what I experienced that day.  I took my "seat" standing on the front row of the bleachers behind the Buckeye bench.  My section was at the 50, so the gatorade tanks on the sidelines obstructed my view.  Further obstruction came from a back-up offensive tackle named Orlando Pace who stood directly in front of those Gatorade tanks all day (and all season for that matter).  When the defense was on the field Orlando's buddy, the starting left tackle Cory Stringer, would join him in obstructing my view.  None of that mattered.  That day I was introduced to the pagentry and tradition of Ohio State football during a 52-0 win.  My life and my football loyalties changed that day; and that is why it was my favorite inconsequential game.