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LoudBuckeyeGirl 12th Warrior

Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia

MEMBER SINCE   June 17, 2013


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 National Championship game
  • NHL TEAM: Capitals
  • MLB TEAM: Nationals

Recent Activity

Comment 13 Dec 2018

The official OSU tailgate at the golf course has been announced.  $100 per person.  Insane, imo. 


Comment 11 Dec 2018

Timely, because Tuesday is BOGO pizza night at Cafe Pizzaiolo. We get a Neapolitan double sausage pizza and a Bella - a NY style with mozzarella, prosciutto, arugula, and grana parmesean.  https://www.cafepizzaiolo.com/pizza

Comment 11 Dec 2018

We watch it every year. Somehow, our family doesn't seem quite so dysfunctional after seeing it.

The Ref, Scrooged, and Die Hard are all annual traditions in our house.  May have to add Lethal Weapon.

Comment 10 Dec 2018

Buckeye Bash information has been released.  You need to register, but it is free.  https://www.osu.edu/alumni/activities-and-events/events/2018/2018-postseason-pursuit.html

Buckeye Bash

The alumni association's free pep rally featuring Brutus, the spirit squad, TBDBITL and special guests. Join thousands of fellow alumni and fans to showcase our Scarlet and Gray pride. Registration is required to receive important day-of-event information.

Dec. 31, 2018 
Time TBD (event will be held in afternoon)

Microsoft Square at LA Live 
741-775 Chick Hearn Court 
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Comment 09 Dec 2018


The Rose Bowl Stadium has implemented a clear bag policy for all events at the Rose Bowl Stadium. We encourage fans to conform to the policy prior to arriving at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Otherwise large purses and bags must be returned to vehicle or checked in for a fee of $10 at one of the stadium's item check-in tents.

Approved Bags:

12" x 6" x 12" Clear Plastic Bag
1 Gallon Plastic Freezer Bag
Clutch with Shoulder Strap (clutch may not be larger than 4.5" X 6.5")
Clutch with Wrist Strap (clutch may not be larger than 4.5" X 6.5")
Diaper Bag, as long as accompanied by a child

Non-Approved Bags:

Camera Case
Mesh Bag
Clear Backpack
Tinted Plastic Bag
Oversized Tote Bag
Printed Pattern Plastic Bag
Fanny Pack
Binoculars Case

Comment 06 Dec 2018

I’m guessing that I’m the only one who really can’t stand Bruce Springsteen’s version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town.  

Comment 06 Dec 2018

I am headed to the game w/ my husband and his parents. We've booked an AirBNB in Marina Del Rey - it was important to have lots of activities nearby so people could do what they wanted (my FIL needs to be active/entertained a lot, while my MIL (and I) are happy hanging out (although she likes shopping, yuck.)   We stayed in Santa Monica in 2010, which worked well. We were up at 0400 to make the drive to see the Rose Parade, but we aren't doing that this year. Will need to figure out the best time to leave in order to tailgate, etc.  ** Do Not neglect to get your photo taken in front of the Rose Bowl sign while you are there. If you do, you will regret it. **

Here is some preliminary information with links.  https://tournamentofroses.com/events/game-day-guide/  

Rose Bowl Bash (December 30-31 in Downtown Los Angeles) https://tournamentofroses.com/events-calendar/rose-bowl-bash/

Free and open to the public, the Rose Bowl Bash will take place at the Bloc in Downtown Los Angeles (700 S Flower St.) on December 30 and December 31. Activities include interactive lawn games, photo installations, TV’s, a beer garden, music and more. A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase.

(Buckeye Bash)  (Details to be announced on December 10) https://www.osu.edu/alumni/activities-and-events/events/2018/2018-postseason-pursuit.html

Alumni Tailgates

On game day, the alumni associations of the two participating institutions have designated areas for their official alumni tailgate parties. The alumni parties are located on the golf course, north of the stadium. Please contact the alumni association of the participating institutions for more details.

Rose Bowl Game Public FanFest

The Rose Bowl Game Public FanFest presented by Honda is open to the public and free of charge for all attendees. FanFest activities include interactive games, TV’s, music, and more. The FanFest will begin at 8 a.m. and close at 1 p.m. A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase. The Rose Bowl Game Public FanFest is located on the golf course, north of the stadium. For more information, please contact the Rose Bowl Stadium at 626.577.3100 or at rosebowlstadium.com.

Drop-Off / Taxi Zone / Rideshare Services

All drop offs and pick-ups including taxi service and rideshare drop off services are not allowed at the Rose Bowl Stadium via the below directions. Drop off is located on Holly St. between Fair Oaks Ave. and Raymond Ave. From there, all patrons may utilize the free Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual Shuttle or walk to the Stadium.

Maps & Directions

Visit the Directions page for driving directions to Rose Bowl Stadium, Parsons (Parking and Shuttle), and all Rose Bowl Stadium Lots.  https://tournamentofroses.com/events/game-day-guide/directions/

FREEWAY MAP - https://tournamentofroses.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/TOR_2015_RBG_FREEWAY_MAP.pdf

PARKING LOT MAP - https://tournamentofroses.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/parking-lot-map.jpg

STADIUM OVERVIEW - https://tournamentofroses.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/arroyo-map.jpg

UCLA INTERACTIVE STADIUM SEATING MAP - http://uclafootball.io-media.com/web/index.html 

Tournament of Roses Event Guide: https://tournamentofroses.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2019-TOR-Event-Guide_FINALv2.pdf

Comment 06 Dec 2018

Ticketmaster link for tickets. You can order the parking pass without ordering tickets.


Edit: Use promo code: OSUAA

Comment 03 Dec 2018

Someone also suggested checking out the Huskie website - In the past, I've gotten tickets from opponents websites. Not all fan bases travel well.  https://gohuskies.com/gameday/football-vs-ohio-state/football/166/

Although it doesn't look like they are having a fan presale.

Comment 03 Dec 2018

$180 per OSU - You can order bleacher seats (end zone-ish) from Ohio State right now as a "fan."  They will be in the OSU area.


"Ticket prices are $180 including service charge. Ohio State receives approximately 22,000 tickets for the game. Members of the public who purchase tickets through the above link are guaranteed seats in the Ohio State allotment of tickets. Seats will be assigned based on when orders are received, and tickets will remain on sale until the supply is exhausted.  Advance discounted game day parking permits are also available for purchase."

Link to Ticketmaster site via OSU: https://am.ticketmaster.com/buckeyes/RoseBowl#/

You can pick up a parking pass as well for $40.

If you buy via the public sale, you may have a better choice of seats, but who knows.  If you are scalping, here is a good seating Chart- Interactive (UCLA site): http://uclafootball.io-media.com/web/index.html

BTW, a friend who is a season ticket holder tells me they have an opportunity to buy between the 40 yard lines (seat backs, not bleachers) for $265.  Chairback seats in other locations were $235.

Comment 28 Nov 2018

I've seen people transfer their room to someone else when they were prepaid and couldn't get a refund. The hotel would just put the new person's name on it (as it was already paid by the original purchaser). The original purchaser worked out the prices with the new buyer in a separate transaction. Don't know what your hotel policy is on that. 

Comment 27 Nov 2018

When I was a young alumna, I told myself I could get the goofy pants the old alumni wear once I hit 50.  So I did.  Anyone remember the gray pants with the block O's all over?  I wouldn't be caught dead in them at 25 (although I was back being a student again by then), but now I wear what amuses me. Something like this:

Comment 20 Nov 2018

He may not be able to spend it, but he collects it according to this article. https://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz/424731/Gary-Glitter-continues-rake-in-royalties-thanks-to-American-radio-airplay

I can’t really say IGAS about a dead guy’s estate.  They need to stop playing that song.  The NFL has banned it.  What purpose does it serve to continue playing it?  Perhaps if the royalties went to his victims.

Comment 20 Nov 2018

I'm really dismayed the band still plays that Gary Glitter song (Rock & Roll Part 2, aka the Hey song).  Nothing like paying royalties to a convicted child sex abuser.

Comment 17 Nov 2018

All of it.  Everything and every last drop.