In simplest terms, getting your black stripe removed is a rite of passage and makes you an "official" member of the team. It is also a literal achievement as well. Each new Buckeye has the scarlet stripe on their helmet covered with black tape. Black stripes will be removed as early as fall camp and could last into next year (see Eli Apple). Although the criteria for having a stripe removed isn't set in stone, it typically happens due to effort, leadership, and execution on the field.
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Let's just do away with the written word on this site and communicate only through gifs and video. I think we can do it.
I've been to four OSU/PSU games in Happy Valley (and a few more as a "neutral" fan) since I only live 45 minutes away. All of the OSU games were white outs, so needless to say I stuck out like a sore thumb. I will say, it is MUCH easier if OSU is leading/wins so it's a good thing they usually do. I know this sounds backwards, but Penn State fans are the biggest bunch of fair weather fans I've ever been around. When the get whooped, they are eerily quiet. However, when they win (like they did in '05 when I was there) they will call you out like crazy and they are brutal. I even got punched in the back of the head a few times walking out of the stadium after that game.
Also, I've never sat in the visitor's section, I've always been out with the PSU masses. I usually go with a buddy of mine that is a PSU fan, so that may help to act as a buffer for me. They will definitely try to ruffle your feathers before the game though so your best bet is to find a Buckeye tailgate and hang out there. The good news is there are plenty of Buckeye fans to be found, and like I said, they are easy to spot among all the white.
Personally, this whole thread has given me a new outlook on life here. "We're through the looking glass here people. White is black. And black is white"
Don't judge a book by it's cover Tenn. I've found that many of the great threads on site happen under the guise of some random title.
If I'm remembering correctly, the "foreign guy with terrible grammar" was B1G_Deal, which if you look above, was one of 9er's alias'. Therefore, his personalities were having conversations with each other.
This isn't the NCAA ,Hodge. Once something is won, it can't be un-won.
"Holy Buckeye" - 2002
"The Legend of Kenny G" - 2012
"63-14" - 2013
Honorable Mention - App State over TTUN
This sounds like a good Photoshop Friday idea
Shame, I was really looking forward to seeing them screw it up
Insulting an 11W staff member automatically earns you extra down votes.
Goddammit Ramzy.....I was having a good morning
I read today that Cornell is going to be roommates with Gallimore at the Opening and that he plans on being in his ear the whole time.
Right there with ya
I hope Jason went out and installed a supercharger on the 11W servers, because he's going to need it in about 2 hours either way
Yes, tomorrow morning will be full of anticipation followed immediately by ridiculous amounts of jubilation or hair being pulled out
Truer words have never been written on the internet
Waller tweeted that yesterday, which means that tomorrow is today