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VarsityClubMD

Columbus (via Wintersville)

Member since 25 July 2014 | Blog

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Got my first Buckeye helmet at age 3, went to my first game at 8 (Dad got season tickets in 1977). 4 of 5 family members are Alumni. Tended bar for years at the VC. Had to relocate for work so I am a little anxious about not living in Columbus for this season.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Almost impossible to answer. But, 1)Bartending on the patio at the VC for the 1995 Notre Dame game; 2)Being at The Game in 2006.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: 45, 36
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jay Burson
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Penguins
  • NBA TEAM: The NBA is still a thing?
  • MLB TEAM: Pirates
  • SOCCER TEAM: The Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 15 Oct 2014

I seriously had no idea that we were known for being inhospitable.

Quick anecdote:  I was in the VC one night for an installment of The Game and amidst the sea of scarlet and gray, a husband and wife awash in maize and blue walked in and stationed themselves right in the middle of the main bar.  I'm not sure they paid for a drink all night.  It was like they were celebrities or something, everyone around them was as friendly and welcoming as could be and people were coming from other parts of the bar to make a point of saying hello and welcoming them.  If there had been smartphones and the Twitters at the time, they would have been the subject of a lot of selfies.

So, yeah, cheering for their destruction on the field is one thing, but I've never seen our fans as inhospitable, and I've seen a lot of drunks from both sides in close proximity to one another.

Comment 06 Oct 2014

UFM said last week, either on his call-in show or his weekly press conference, that he was calling (most, many, a significant number of) the plays himself. He just said it in passing and no one really followed up.

Comment 26 Sep 2014

That hit now gets a flag every time in college and NFL.

Comment 19 Sep 2014
Definitely go to Buckeye Donuts. You seriously don't drink? I honestly don't know what to suggest. Go to the Varsity Club and just soak up the atmosphere. Oh, definitely eat at Tommy's Pizza. Go to 15th and High and walk onto campus and take the Long Walk across the Oval and go to Mirror Lake. Go to the Skull Session.