I grew up about 45 minutes from Columbus and have a dad who is a Scarlet & Gray fanatic it is no surprise that I ended up spending 4+ years on campus becoming an OSU alum. Football is king (although we go through eras of basketball excellence) and The Game, the one against that team up North, is important, like really, really important. Lots of trash talk and alcohol consumed (at least I’ve heard ;)) for the rivalry.
Our esteemed coach, Jim Tressel, messed up and let the team and university down a few years ago, so he was fired and our Buckeyes can’t play in any bowl games this year. That made this game their national championship, a win would cap an undefeated season. The excitement was high and the pressure was on.
Gage had a hard time containing his energy. Took a nap for the ages and woke up with a minute to go 🙂 We’ll have to work on his game watching abilities next year. We won 26-21. Go Bucks!