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Traffic getting off on Ackerman

We headed down early for the 3:30 p.m. kickoff.  We were lucky enough to be given tickets (THANKS to Dan's Mom and StepDad!).  After getting through the normal game day traffic madness, we parked in our usual lot benefiting either special Olympics or the OSU wetlands project.  We made our way through the tailgaters to the stadium.  As you can see, I rubbed the spinney wet ball and met Mr. Ohio (them are some HOT pants, there Mr. Ohio).  We dropped by Heinygate (the oldest and WILDEST tailgate party) to listen to the Danger Brothers for a bit.  After taking a nice stroll around the stadium, we went in for game day festivities.

I absolutely love watching the band march in and do pregame.

Okay, I couldn't bend that far if I tried. He touches the tip of his hat to the ground bent over backwards!
  I was a little disappointed to be on the opposite side of Script Ohio, but hey, I was happy to be in the game.  Kickoff started and the slaughtering, er, GAME began.

Northwestern did not do well.  They had negative rushing yards for much of the game and few passing yards.  You can see from this pictures taken into the first quarter that they struggled.  I will keep my biased Buckeye comments to myself as I don't want to offend any Northwestern fans, but OSU won... BIG.  (Like, by 50 points...) 

There was a car show back in our hometown that evening so we left a little early to beat traffic.  I've NEVER done that and if it wasn't for the car show and the, um, one-sided score, we wouldn't have.

I love OSU football.  I find it easier to watch on the TV, but there's absolutely NOTHING like being in the game.  I hope to go back down and do a little tailgating of my own sometime this season.  Those will be interesting pictures.

eglp says:
I bet you will watch today's game, as I will do, you see I went to OSU a long long time ago.
Posted on: Jan 07, 2008
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Traffic getting off on Ackerman
Traffic getting off on Ackerman
Okay, I couldnt bend that far if …
Okay, I couldn't bend that far if…
Across the field!
Across the field!
The band goes into the stadium and…
The band goes into the stadium an…
Hi Brutus!
Hi Brutus!
Here comes the famous dot!
Here comes the famous dot!
The dot bows!m  GO DOT GO!
The dot bows!m GO DOT GO!
Can you find Tressel?
Can you find Tressel?
Digital zoom is fuzzy, but a great…
Digital zoom is fuzzy, but a grea…
Running in!
Running in!
The whole staduim does O-H-I-O.  I…
The whole staduim does O-H-I-O. …
Heineygate madness.  Lots of beer …
Heineygate madness. Lots of beer…
Kids games just outside the stadiu…
Kids games just outside the stadi…
How those balconies are still atta…
How those balconies are still att…
Me and Mr. Ohio.  What a hottie.
Me and Mr. Ohio. What a hottie.
Northwesterns travel gear.
Northwestern's travel gear.
Rubbing the spinning wet ball for …
Rubbing the spinning wet ball for…
The stadium.
The stadium.
Tailgating is a sport around here.
Tailgating is a sport around here.
The band marches in.
The band marches in.
Wow, not good yardage for Northwes…
Wow, not good yardage for Northwe…
Two fans!
Two fans!
GO BUCKEYES!
GO BUCKEYES!
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