Watch Only Buckeye Games vs All Games

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Hovenaut's picture

Mostly been Buckeye games exclusively in recent seasons, but it's not for a lack of interest in cfb - more just a schedule that has me busy on weekends (the lad playing sports eats in to this).

Not a bad thing, but hopeful to watch some more ball above and beyond just Ohio State this fall - I would love a shot at an all-day marathon one Saturday this season.

Got M...igan gossip? Bang it here.

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Monclovabuckeye's picture

(the lad playing sports eats in to this).

Higgins is that you?

I don't give a damn for the whole state of Xichigan.

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Silver Sniper's picture

I record other big games in the hopes that big hype teams like Bama or Clemson lose. I like to watch their tears. I’ll watch big matchups as well like ND v TUN, USC v Bama, etc. 

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milhouse4588's picture

LIving in Atlanta a lot of my friends are fans of teams from the SEC so I watch those games frequently on top of all of the Buckeye games. My wife is a UGA fan so we watch most of those games.

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NW Buckeye's picture

I watch all the Buckeye games live.  A few Big 10 games live.  Most others that I watch are recorded or I wait for the 60 min condensed version.  Too many GD commercials to sit through every game on a Saturday. 
 

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MOBUCKK91's picture

Live in Columbia, MO .... so I watch tOSU and Mizzou games.  I like when I can go to a noon Mizzou game and watch the Bucks that evening (or the opposite)!!

You don't know what you have until it's gone .... for example, toilet paper.

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HINYG8's picture

I'm also in COMO....we need a Buckeye watch party somewhere!

And on fourth and one... would you believe?

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oprettyricky's picture

i am pretty much useless all day Saturday (and that often trickles over to Sunday)

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PRO8's picture

Saturday is CFB day where I watch any good match up. I record everything that I want to watch and I skip around if there are multiple games worth watching as they are recorded. I have to admit that even the Buckeye games I watch them on a delayed basis recorded so I can skip the commercials, halftime, etc...  I will save the big Buckeye games so I can watch them again throughout the week such as MSU,PSU,ttun,Oklahoma, Wisky, etc. only if they win, I get no pleasure watching Buckeye losses or the Buckeyes blowing out Tulane , Eastern ttun, Miami O, etc.

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teddyballgame's picture

It's an all day thing for me as well.

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Buckeye06's picture

I watch 2-3 games a Saturday.  Most of the day is devoted to it.  I lift in the morning, then watch some gameday/fox/B1G pregame then watch the noon et bangers.  I'm central time so it's all earlier which is great 

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Big Daddy Dex's picture

I definitely enjoy watching the marquee matchups at every time slot and then the Pac 12 after dark game while I'm at the bar. Truly nothing better than Saturday's in the fall.

You can't drink all day if you don't start at 7am.

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JTFor President2016's picture

I'm an all day CFB guy, other than when life prevents it. NFL I can only watch the Browns. No interest in the other games. But CFB never ceases to keep me entertained. My "get shit done day" gets moved from Saturday, to Sunday in the Fall. 

Elliott dots the eye, on this national championship win. 

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FeedZeke420's picture

Used to be a junkie noon to 2am, but I try to just watch ohio state and maybe 1 or 2 marquee games now. Its funny you started this, this morning I went through the first 9 weeks and writing down must see games for myself so I can plan other things besides watching football. This season is setting up nicely to have one solid weekend of games followed by a  blah weekend that the only game im interested in is the buckeye or a bye week. Since I have it out ill put my list on here of what I have came up with so far.

Week 1: Ohio State vs FAU, Auburn vs Oregon (can get some non football stuff done in the afternoon)

Week 2: OSU vs Cinci, Clemson vs Texas A&M, Texas vs LSU, USC vs Stanford (park it on the couch)

Week 3: OSU vs Indiana, Penn State vs Pitt (solid weekend of getting outside)

Week 4: OSU vs Miami, Tennessee vs Florida (live in TN obligated to watch this one), Michigan vs Wisconsin (park it on the couch)

The bye weeks sandwiching the Friday night game should help us all make the spouses happy for a couple weeks.

Week 9 is another park it on the couch weekend besides our bucks we got ttun vs ND, LSU vs Auburn (go Joe B), penn state vs sparty.

Go Bucks!

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mr.green's picture

Yeo. I can watch all day when the games warrant but I’m not going to sit through Mississippi v Memph..i.. (actually that one could be pretty good)! 

Ok. I’m there all day. Love PAC 12 at midnight and have been known to watch from noon to 2 am. But some weeks are MUCH better than others. 

My wife loves college football so we both watch a lot of games  

Go Bucks. 

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FeedZeke420's picture

Thankfully I have converted my wife into a rabid buckeye fan lol. I like the pac 12 games also, it’s a nice way to wrap up the evening after the adrenalines been going all day. 

Go Bucks!

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NorthBerg's picture

Living in Upstate South Carolina I get a weekly dose of USC and Clemson in addition to the obligatory Buckeye game. 

The ACC (E$PN) Network is set to go so I am curious as to what games they will cover. I would definitely try to watch the Hokie and Wahoo games if aired.

One thing I have noticed is the dwindling menu of FCS and D2 games available for viewing.. Of course all viewing options may decrease as the networks demand more money from the cable, satellite, and streaming companies.

Too much time spent at the North Heidelberg rather than the classroom. SSD 68-72

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analyticalguy's picture

I already struggle to make the time to watch Buckeye games, so that watching other games us a rarity

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

I will watch as many games as possible, TBH. There is probably no more sublime moment of the day than when the family has gone to bed and I can stay up and watch yet one more West Coast game. 

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Homey1970's picture

The other day, a caller on Sirius/XM ESPU Radio talked about her famous tailgate at PSU football games, describing how she’s there at 8 am to setup and party for an 8 pm kickoff.  It must be her schtick because I can’t see missing CFB games every week in exchange for entertaining people—even if it was in C-bus.  Football is in my DNA and I’m proud to make my wife a weekend widow in the Fall.

I agree that the Mountain time zone is perfect for CFB and NFL viewing.  I miss it.

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Probably has a portable satellite dish to watch other games, Dish Network has a tailgate package for just that purpose

Shandy is not beer

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NorthBerg's picture

I have discovered that in many ACC/SEC venues there are "tailgate tribes" whose sole reason for being at a stadium on game day is the tailgate atmosphere, not the game itse!f. 

Too much time spent at the North Heidelberg rather than the classroom. SSD 68-72

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FeedZeke420's picture

Very true I thought they would be crazy about football with I moved down south. I found out that it does NOT mean more in the sec. I can honestly say i have never seen a fan base more passionate then Ohio States. We are everywhere.

Go Bucks!

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jmmysms's picture

I think I have told this here before. Neighbor used to invite me to LSU games. He sold cable and wire. A big electrical contractor  customer of his had a RV in the second spot from the stadium. Nice guy, we start talking I asked him when he went to LSU. He did not. His daughter did years ago, she was in the band. That was a $20K +year parking expense back then, just for business purposes. One game a nice couple show up. They were Bobby Jindal's, the governor, mom and dad. The contractor never went inside to watch the game. They would get there Friday PM and leave Sunday AM, sometimes Saturday PM. They had a big screen TV outside, tons of chairs and dozens of people bringing food and booze. I watched one guy bring a huge pot in a wagon and make jambalaya. 

I also had a customer that fished. He loved the fall because he said it took all the football fans and hunters off the water.

Being in sales some of my longest weekends were when LSU and the Saints both played at home and I had to entertain customers. It really sucked when the both lost. I always wanted Monday off!

I am pretty active so I make time for tOSU and catch what I can otherwise. Traveling I used to like watching the Thursday night games at a local bar. 

JMMYSMS

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2PuttBogey's picture

8 am for an 8 pm game??? What did she decide to do sleep in? If you aren’t getting the day started by 4 am why even tailgate?

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bd2999's picture

At this point mostly OSU games. Love watching other games when I get the chance, not the rooting interest but just fun to watch. Schedule just makes it harder. I am hoping to have a few free Saturdays this year though.

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Keze's picture

I only watch the Buckeyes but have to admit if a high rank team is in a close game and it is in the 4th quarter I will tune into that game

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

if a high rank team is in a close game and it is in the 4th quarter I will tune into that game

Instead of watching the Buckeyes? If so, that's what additional TVs are for...

Shandy is not beer

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BrutusB's picture

I stream secondary games on my iPad while the Buckeyes are on.  I'll flip over the big screen to a close finish in another game if there's a replay review or media timeout.
 

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Baroclinicity's picture

I watch what I can, but it never amounts to much outside of Buckeye games.  Gotta play with my 4 year old girl, go for hikes, etc.

Priority #1:  Beat Michigan

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Homey1970's picture

No longer needing to coordinate kids’ activities/schedules is one of the few benefits I rediscovered after my wife and I became empty-nesters.  Alas, future grandchildren will alter this reality yet again.

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BuckeyeSki's picture

All Buckeye games and most marquee games, although, over the years I've been getting score updates on my phone and tuning in as necessary after the first few weeks as I get burnt out on the 12 hr marathon 

Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

For me, the trend has been early on to watch a decent amount of football early in the season, but once the pretenders have shook loose I typically just focus on Ohio State.

Honestly, I have two kids, so once the Ohio State game is done I'm usually up doing stuff with them. My wholesale interest in college football has for sure decreased as I've gotten older, but I haven't missed a Buckeye game in a loooooong time.

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

I watch all Buckeye games live, or at worst on a few min delayed DVR buffer. My productivity levels for the rest of the day are entirely dependent upon my interest in the remaining matchups.

Shandy is not beer

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USArmyBuckeye's picture

Now that I’m a single man again, I tend to watch any other games that interest me. It’s kinda nice :)

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BuckAttitude's picture

My viewership is at its highest at the beginning of the season simply due to the fact that CFB is back after the long offseason.  I can watch just about any game at any level the first couple of weeks.  After the initial excitement of CFB being back wears off, I become a little more selective.  Then what, and how much, I watch depends on the quality of the matchups.  One caveat is that If the Good Guys lose, I'm not watching any more football that day.

BuckAttitude

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AnnArborsBuckeye's picture

This is precisely how it is for me, from the many games to the start of the season to the fact that if OSU loses I'm in no mood to watch any more games.

Get dumped then

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Ortonhallalumni's picture

I used to be able to start with game day pre game all the way to late west coast games...Saturday and college football is the best.

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wojodta's picture

I watch as much as I can on Saturdays. By Sunday, I'm usually burnt out on football and avoid the NFL.

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You can't spell chump without UM's picture

If I don't work on Saturday, my ass is planted in front of the TV from noon till midnight.

Tom Brady lost to John Cooper. Never forget.

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tajikey's picture

I'm a 9a to 9p watcher, being on the West Coast. My wife doesn't mind because I'm so full of nervous energy throughout the day I'll scrub the floors with a toothbrush, wash, fold, and put away laundry, clean rooms between commercial breaks, etc. while catching the full slate of games. As the season progresses, I get kicked to the bedroom where I stream the games on our Roku TV.

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TShell's picture

I'm impressed with your multi tasking abilities

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linepilot15's picture

Must say, I haven't scrubbed a floor with a toothbrush for a while. They used to make us do that in the army...don't think I carried that over into civilian life.

linepilot

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allinosu's picture

The first thing out of my wife's mouth after a buckeye victory is what's the best next game. Nothing like a wolverine struggle after watching enjoying OSU success.

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RBurgundy4's picture

All day and all night. Family knows the deal, but if there's a rare event that I must attend I still DVR select games and watch later. My trade with family is that my Sunday's are open. Don't do NFL.

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

I don't watch "every possible game," but I generally keep an eye on what's happening during the day, and maybe pause everything else I'm doing if the game is really good and/or there is a big upset in the making. 

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

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Skunk bear blood's picture

Buckeye Football #1
While the children were growing up & our careers were happening I would catch the Buckeyes anyway possible then cherry pick games as time allowed.  Now that we are retired and empty nesters I watch college football all day and all night on Saturday's.  I will be up late like catching the Hawaii game with my late night snacks.  Love college football.

OFFS

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

Saturdays in the fall my family knows the deal, basically don't bother dad because he loves his football. Fortunately I get three days off work, so saturday in the fall is my day, the other two are family days, its worked for 12 years.

Successful people do what they have to, whether they feel like it or not

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jpfbucks01's picture

I used to watch games all Saturday especially from about 1997-2002. I would go to sports bars and set up camp and watch games all Saturday and sometimes even Thursday games. This became less frequent as my son was playing HS football and sometimes fall baseball and that would occasionally cut into the Saturday's. But I still often watched more than just a Buckeye game up until maybe 2012

But then I moved to the Philippines in the fall of 2012 and even watching Buckeye games became a challenge.

So I committed to keeping watching the Bucks but gave up most other games and since coming back to the US in 2015, have never really picked it back up.

Now and then I will watch parts of other teams games, especially other B10 teams who are coming up on the schedule, but rarely a full game.

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BuckeyeNut2012's picture

It depends. If we got a game at night, I pass the waiting time by watching whatever games are on before that. I try to prioritize ranked games. If there's a big game that's going to have major playoff implications, I'll watch those. But on chickenshit Saturdays when everyone is playing cupcakes, I don't even bother watching games aside from the Ohio State game of course.

Once the Ohio State game is on though, all other games are shut off, and my sole focus is on our game. I don't care if it's #1 vs. #2, game of the century. My Buckeyes are more important.

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soldierdad's picture

As many as possible. That way I have educated take when it comes to playoff selection.

The soldier is my son.  The school I gone to didn’t teach much grammar.  

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cledaybuck's picture

OSU. I watch others when I have the time, but I don’t specifically set aside time to watch. Sometimes I even DVR the OSU game and wait an hour to start it. Especially noon games.

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Cooper's picture

In undergrad there would literally be Saturdays that I didn’t feel like going out and would be attached to my couch from noon to 1 in the morning. College Gameday isn’t that great but it still gives me nostalgia, so I love switching back and forth from Gameday and the Premier League. It’s not as extreme anymore but watching college football is still the best part of my fall weekends.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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OSUBias's picture

Now that Directv has the mini boxes that don’t need a connection I have the games on whether it be outside on the patio or in the garage so I am quasi watching even while I’m gsd. And I will take Maction on a random Wednesday or Thursday night all season long. 

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stxbuck's picture

If there are good games on, I'll watch all day. Shitty games-watch/do something else. I always watch as much of the Bengals as I can stand as well, and hit up some local HS games on Friday nights

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silverbullets47's picture

I love college football. Watch it as much as I can. My wife and daughters know that duringf ootball season, my Saturdays are spoken for.

"You win with people" — Woody Hayes

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OCBuckeye's picture

I watch as much as I can, whenever I can...I don't watch the pro game much anymore, so Saturday's in the fall mean I'm watching football all day long when I can get away with it...BTN with my coffee in the morning, all the way until the PAC games are done. 

The first question my wife asks in the fall is "what time is the Buckeyes game?"  Everything gets scheduled around that 4 hour block.  She's a keeper for sure.  :-)

Don't Mess With The Buckeye...It's a Nut That Can Kill You!

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Kernfan's picture

I record 3 or 4 games every Saturday, and speed watch by skipping the huddles and commercials.  Any game but OSU gets out of hand, I switch to the next one.  I hate watching commercials and listening to announcers.

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BuckNutsinIndiana's picture

i watch from 9am to midnight EST, and i usually have 3 TVs up and running, i try not to miss anything on a fall Saturday.

I dont often hate, but when I do...I hate _ichigan Wolverines. Stay victorious my friends.

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Graeham's picture

Same here, except week 2 and week 9, Hawaii midnight kickoffs, can’t wait almost 20 hours of football 

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BuckeyeRealist13's picture

CFB is my passion. If I could, I would watch CFB every Saturday from College Game Day Till Pac12 After Dark. Now that I’m 30, married and have a toddler, I’m having to pick my battles. As of now I’m still able to watch every OSU game, but it’s getting harder and harder to watch much more than that. For the big ones, Michigan/ND, Alabama/LSU, Clemson/FSU, etc I let my wife know weeks in advance, that’s what us diehards have to do I guess 

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CedarBuck92's picture

I work weekends so just watching the Buckeyes can be challenging. If I happen to have the time I will try to catch parts of other games.

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stuckinSouthBend's picture

Every Saturday until it gets too cold here we move a TV to the back patio around 10AM for pregame. Two tv's occasionally as we have me, my girlfriend from Alabama and neighbors who are mostly Notre Dame. Noon kickoffs = goetta (yeah I'm from Cincy), eggs and bacon about 11. Late lunch is usually burgers and dogs with hot slaw. TV gets drug back inside about midnight usually. So yeah we are full slaters until it gets cold out, then it's Bucks game and movies indoors.

Scarlett & Gray > Blue and Gold

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stuckupnorth's picture

I work seven days a week every week. I record the OSU games and watch them around 3:30. It sucks trying not hear guys talking football in the break room. I find somewhere to home from 12-3, so I don’t accidentally hear a score. Then the guys coming in on second shift want to say stuff. Everyone knows I record the games. It makes me so mad when they say stuff.

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FeedZeke420's picture

If I cant watch live I have to turn my phone off, my dad will text me "nice td, run, pass etc." or "shit what are we doing". That makes the anticipation even worse lol. With the internet and people talking it is almost impossible to be left in the dark so a recorded game can actually be a surprise.

Go Bucks!

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stuckupnorth's picture

I heard that. A buddy of mine will text me. I ain’t gonna tell you score but........ so and so got hurt or what a catch, penalties, I got to the point where people would screen my text for me/ blocking people 

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GunnerBuck's picture

As much as I can I watch all the games. If there are big games on and I'm busy I will record it and watch them later. 

"Come on, you sons of b!tches! Do you want to live forever?" -- Dan Daly, WWI

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linepilot15's picture

It's pretty much all day Saturdays. In very rare occasions, if something important would come up, I would leave after the Buckeye game. I must say there are a few more on here that only watch Buckeye games then I thought there would have been. Don't know how anyone can get a real feel for how good or bad a team may be without watching them.

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martinthurn's picture

I only watch the Buckeyes.  ZERO interest in any other teams or games.  Same for basketball.  Ain't nobody got time fo dat!  I'm a busy man

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I watch as many other games as I can...depends on the weekend.  I will watch TTUN some if they're on at a different time...always gotta know what they're doing...I'll watch the night games after everyone else in the house goes to bed.  Depends on what's going on...

Class of 2010.

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Nutinpa's picture

Add me to the group of people who watch as much college football as I can -- and yes, that means "meaningless" Bowl games too.  College football is a relatively short season as compared to the way-too-long seasons in most pro sports.  So, yes, I take in all that I can and enjoy (mostly) every minute of it.   

The bottom line?  The "in game experience" is much more enjoyable on hi-def TV than it is live at the game.  

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Dorfdepp's picture

My partner, Judith, simply cannot stand football. Prior to EVERY Buckeye and Browns game, I am the recipient of the same litany: "I don't understand you. Why do you watch that stupid game(?)," ad nauseum. Thank the stars for the ability to "tape" games that may hold importance to the Buckeye's season, which are the only additional contests to which I pay attention. I have to watch them after she goes to bed, though...

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OHinTN's picture

Sounds like Judith needs to go.

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49YROLDBUCKEYEFAN's picture

I watch as much as possible, but this year I find myself in a conundrum. Some dip shit 2nd cousin is having a wedding on Sept 7th, and now I have to make that choice. Stay home and watch the game or face the cousin?? What to do?

Let us not forget our Vets and Troops!

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Bunkerhill's picture

Just an observation but it seems a number of you are not necessarily college football fans just a fan of Ohio State. I am a little surprised. I have a relative that is like that.

I have been a fan of college football since I was a kid and read about games in the Sunday paper. It is hard to follow every top team if you have a regular day job. I am good for three games on Saturday. I will bounce around depending on how good some of the games are. I rarely see Pac games, they are on too late and by that time I am worn out. Thursday night games are sometimes very good.

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Brandon26841's picture

Every single year at the end of the season there are threads like "are you going to watch the playoffs?" and 90% of people on this site claim to have zero interest in watching them. "I have zero interest if it doesn't involve the Buckeyes". 3 hours of football per Saturday and then done. 

I get that, but I'm a football junkie and I love CFB especially... I'm trying to get in as many games as I can. 

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stxbuck's picture

IMO, there is little point in watching Buckeye football unless you are a football fan in general. I'll give my bet wishes to the synchronized swim team for tOSU but that doesn't mean I'll watch them.

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BuckWilde's picture

It's Buckeyes only for me on Saturdays, with the occasional check-in on the big games, until the weather starts to get colder. My football watching increases as the temperature drops.

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keith7456's picture

If there is a college football game on I am watching it. I don't care who it is, I will have 5 games on at once between the tv, pc, tablet, phone, laptop. Whatever I can get a game on.

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

On the weekends OSU has a noon kickoff I will watch the Bucks then maybe, MAYBE catch the next B1G game at 4pm. Bucks play at 4pm or have the 8pm game that might be the only game I watch that day. I sometimes will tune into the Saturday primetime game on ABC, depending on the matchup. I dont watch much of the SEC and I dont watch Clemson or much of the ACC. I dont care to give those fucks the ratings. I watch more BTN than I do ESPN or even ABC.

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Ryan.Honeycutt's picture

Huge buckeye fan so never miss a play and the MRS. knows this, but I’m a huge college football fan as well  so yeah, my ass is parked in front of the TV from 12 to 12 on Saturdays

RyanPH

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Guts's picture

I watch as much College Football as I possibly can. Can't get enough.

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tussey's picture

I used to watch as much as I could which usually meant being parked in front of the TV all day Saturday.  Since the Urban era (starting grad school and getting married) I've only been able to commit to watching Ohio State and that's about it.  My wife doesn't really care about football so it's hard to justify sitting in front of the TV all day by myself.  I've just got other things that need to be taken care of. 

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OHinTN's picture

There are 6 other days of the week to dedicate to the wife.  Don't feel guilty!

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Atl_Buckeye72's picture

All Ohio St plus any games i consider an interesting matchup. Some weeks it is marathon at the local sports bar other weeks 1 or 2 games are all that interest me.  

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Sanantonefan's picture

I used to watch CFB all day Saturday and NFL all day Sunday. However, my wife was becoming a football widow and I'd like to do more things with the family as I get older so I gave up just about all but OSU football. I still follow other stuff, but rarely watch. Sometimes I'll catch another game now and then. 

Full disclosure--I'm a Bengals fan and watching them mostly pisses me off and i decided I can do other things that bring me joy rather than watching them and enduring pain.

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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KillrNut's picture

I flip through other games before or after the Buckeye game. Or if I happen to be out somewhere that has a game on.

I don't usually sit there and watch a non-buckeye game in it's entirety though. sometimes if a game is good I'll catch the end of it.

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rbesr's picture

I watch the Bucks primarily. I used to live in front of the tv start to finish on Saturday but no more. I do check scores on my phone and sometimes I’ll turn a game on but not often. 

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Torched Defense's picture

In my 20's it started with it started with college game day and ended with PAC 10/12 at night. Now mid thirties, I have a wife that is 4th generation hokie and work for a company that sponsors Navy Football. If the moons align and I can sell a couple naps to 10 month and 3 year old sons, I'm good for at least 3 saturdays with 10hrs of football.

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2PuttBogey's picture

CFB all day on Saturday unless based on OSUs schedule I can sneak around of golf in first thing in the morning.

I turned my basement into a mini sports bar so I pretty much don’t leave it unless I’m at the Shoe.

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OHinTN's picture

This is the correct answer and the only way to live life!

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