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Gahanna, OH (via Hilliard, OH)

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Comment 09 Dec 2019

Never doubt the wisdom of 3M, but i'm gonna throw out another take that I haven't seen (in this thread, at least)....

The committee is driven by the same motivating factor that controls just about everyone.....money.  If OSU landed the #1 seed, they likely would've ended up in Atlanta playing Oklahoma.  Buckeye fans travel well and they would've packed the Benz Dome and all would be well there.

They also know that Tempe is basically Columbus-West and the S&G faithful will flood that arena as well, so they were going to "win" the money game regardless of where they sent us.   Can the same be said for LSU/Clemson fans?  Two programs notorious for their reluctance to travel, well, anywhere outside of the Southeast.  

I'm not saying I agree with this seeding system, but it does seem to make sense when you consider fan $$$$ spent.  

The last thing i'll say is this.....I kind of like the #2 seed.  It puts that chip right back on our guys' shoulders where it should be.  #OHIOAgainstTheWorld

Get dumped then, Dabo.

Comment 27 Nov 2019

Here's a take, and it won't suck....

My wife grew up in the Toledo area and, as such, is a part of the local community that divides pretty evenly between OSU/UM fandom.  AA is less than an hour from her parents house and she actually considered attending for her undergrad (God bless my MIL who convinced her to go to Miami(OH) instead).  She was attracted to the campus and the academics and had the added benefit of many of her friends who would attend UM as well.  If/when Michigan plays Miami, she's a die hard Redskin all the way but, any other day, she's proud to show off her UM gear. 

Now that she's settled in Columbus and started a family, I think she clings to her fandom because it bucks the norm in town.  She hates that she can't wear a UM hoodie around town without someone commenting, but I think she enjoys riling OSU fans up a little bit.  For me, as the winner of the last 7 'special bets' on The Game, I can't really complain.  

Locally

Convenient for

Toledoans 

Comment 08 Nov 2019

This poor guy has lost his front teeth in a game (and returned!) and now a fractured eye socket. 

If my old man were still alive, he'd be up on a soapbox about how "basketball is not a contact sport!"

Comment 19 Sep 2019

Become an official! 

Ref indoor soccer/lacrosse, hockey, basketball, volleyball, etc.  

This will also carry over to outdoor sports during better weather.  I used to make good money doing soccer and baseball in the summers.

Comment 23 Aug 2019

Sadly, the big difference here is that OSU would rush to secure office space at the Fawcett Center or inside the Woody if the NCAA started beating their drums in Columbus.  ESPN would set up a satellite studio outside the RPAC for the remainder of the CFB season.  

 Alabama, Clemson, etc all seem to understand the best way to avoid controversy is to deny deny deny and not give access to anyone they don't trust.  When will we learn? 

Comment 10 Jul 2019

Bonay has you covered in both places, but i'll offer 2 insights from my time in Paris:

1.  The Museum Pass is your best friend.  Skip the lines at over 60 museums and/or landmarks, admission is covered.  

2.  If you can afford it, Hotel Lutetia.  Walking distance to the Louvre and Musee D'Orsay, train station across the street.  Gorgeous views of downtown at night.

Comment 17 Jun 2019

I can't really pin down an exact date, but it was the early 80's for sure.  I became a fan because my mom worked at OSU (still does, retiring in December at 50 years) and we had season tickets.  Her Aunt (my great aunt) would buy her season tix, then she'd buy her boss's because better seats, and we'd all go. I probably remember more about basketball at St. John's than I do football in the pre-Cooper years.