stretch run.

If you hadn’t noticed — I hadn’t either, to be honest, but Crappydad pointed it out to me — the schedule for the rest of the year has been set. Here’s a look:

Penn State, 3:30. I’m very happy that this is an afternoon game, because we can give it the kind of tailgating attention it deserves. Yeah, I know, Penn State just became bowl eligible and they’re not having the kind of year that makes Happy Valley especially happy, but for me anyway, this game is second only to the Team Up North on the Big Ten schedule. And I’m looking forward to it as usual.

Iowa, 3:30. This one is tricky. No tailgating for a road game, of course, but the afternoon thing makes me unsure about where to watch. I’m 1-1 watching games at home, so that doesn’t really have a bearing on my position. Do we go out? Load up on stuff and stay home? Suggestions?

Team Up North, noon. I’ll be honest — I loved it in 2006 when this was a 3:30 game. Granted, that one was kind of a special circumstance, but damn, a long tailgate party for the Michigan game was the right way to go. But noon is the traditional spot for this one, and we’ll do as we always have … except that I’d like to do it even earlier than normal. Is a 7 a.m. start too much?

6 Responses to “stretch run.”

  1. 1 James Bond, Shaken-Not-Stirred
    November 7, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    7-ish seems sooo right.

  2. November 8, 2010 at 11:05 am

    i like the idea of 7am…

  3. 4 ucdad
    November 9, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    well, maybe leave the house around 7….or so…

    what are we having to eat?

  4. 5 James Bond Shaken-Not-Stirred
    November 10, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Re the Iowa game, our solution might give you something to consider. Suzette and I will be vacationing at St Pete Beach that day. I have located two potential locations other than our room to watch the game. OSU Alumni hzve two official game day rallying sites: Quaker Steak and Lube in St Pete and O’Brien’s Pub in east Tampa (30-45 minute drive from the beach).

    Perhaps the Crappys could find such a place in GR PIT area. Must use caution in choosing. The spot must be 100% focused on the Buckeyes.

    Fyi, I have the team rosters printed out so won’t have to rely on crappy announcers (no slight intended) or other obstructions to fully immersing in a great Buckeye victory on the road. A backup plan is to go to a local Buckeye bar and go back to room at halftime.

    Hope this triggers some options for you.

    • November 10, 2010 at 9:51 pm

      We’ve spent a few games following the local OSU alumni association to their meetups, but attendance was wildly inconsistent and frankly, they always picked lousy places to watch the games. There’s a beer bar where we’ve spent enough time that they would give us a TV anytime we asked, so that’s a possibility. And the bar run by the Pittsburgh Rugby Club would probably do the same for us — our favorite bartender there, who occasionally comments here as pghrugbyangel, is an Ohio State fan.

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2017 schedule

Aug. 31: vs. at Indiana, 8 p.m.
Sept. 9: Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16: Army, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 23: UNLV
Sept. 30: at Rutgers
Oct. 4: at Maryland
Oct. 7: Maryland
Oct. 14: at Nebraska
Oct. 28: Penn State, 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 4: at Iowa
Nov. 11: Michigan State
Nov. 18: Illinois
Nov. 22: Indiana
Nov. 25: at Team Up North, noon
Dec. 2: B1G Championship, 8 p.m.

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