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Dispatch photographer Doral Chenoweth took a panoramic shot of the stadium during the second quarter of Saturday’s game.

I found Mrs. Crappy and me with no trouble. Can you find your seats as well?


a special toast.

In lieu of an actual toast before tonight’s Minnie Soda game (y’all got that from the previous post, right?), here’s a look at last week’s version. Note the special guests.


my bad.

Ohio State’s rough outing on Saturday cannot be blamed on windy weather in Chambana, Terrelle Pryor’s injury or a defense that might not have been paying attention during the first half.

When we packed up for our mini tailgate at Saturday’s Hiram-Carnegie Mellon game — which I will tell you about tomorrow — I brought my football along — but I never threw it with anyone. This is an important part of my pregame rituals and … I let the team down.

We did remember the toast, though. You think I’d forget something that important?


beating the eagles.

That’s us, on the left. The other folks are regulars in our lot, friends we’ve seen every home Saturday for years.

We joked a lot on Saturday about how the person who is in the cooking pictures gets credit for making the food. Wooo, that’s me!

And serving! Double credit!

OK, the real credit goes to Pat, who actually made the chili. On Saturday, all I did was the heating.

One of the cool things about this weekend: our guests, my cousin John and his girlfriend Anita, who was experiencing a Midwestern football Saturday for the first time.

Another cool thing: vodka-soaked gummy bears, thanks to Fred.

Aren’t they adorable?



Side note: I am so making Cincinnati chili for a tailgate party later this year.

Along the way to a 73-20 win over Eastern Michigan, Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor accomplished something that hasn’t been done very often — he scored three ways, with a rushing touchdown, a passing touchdown (several, actually) and a pass reception for a touchdown.

Crappydad and I were talking about this after the game Saturday; we both wondered whether Prior might have accomplished the same thing in the Fiesta Bowl game against Texas a couple years ago, but I didn’t think he had.

Fortunately, the Dispatch’s Ken Gordon got help from the university in tracking down the answers. You’ll find a post about all the times a Buckeye has scored three different ways here, but the short answer to the run/pass/catch question is this: Gerald Krall did it in 1948 against Illinois, and Keith Byars did it in 1984 against Iowa.

And the most recent instance of an Ohio State player scoring three ways in a game comes with some Crappy Family trivia attached. In the 2004 game against Michigan State in East Lansing, Ted Ginn ran for a score, caught a touchdown pass and returned a punt for a TD in a pretty tight game that Mrs. Crappy and I watched at Buffalo Blues in Shadyside. But as exciting as that was, the capper was seeing Crappydad on TV near the end of the broadcast, standing on the top row in one of the end zones and waving that little Ohio State flag he likes sneaking in to road games.

That was a score for us.


no i in team.

Mrs. Crappy and I were unavoidably detained last weekend, leaving the rest of the Killer Nut Tailgaters to not only, uh, tailgate without us, but also to update this here site with some of the details.

And I am happy to say they did.

Scroll down three posts, and you’ll see a … something … that walked by our spot after the game. That’s an exceptional effort on the part of someone, and I’m wondering if the resulting Great Pom-Pom Shortage of 2010 will have abated by this weekend. And, I should point out — not only is my mother posting to WordPress 0n her own, but she figured out how to post the photo with no help from yours truly. Great job Pat!

Scroll down one post, and you’ll see that Ethel stepped up as well, with a great set of pix from Saturday morning. Ethel’s husband Fred came up with something special for the game; go look if you haven’t already. Thank, Ethel!

And then there’s Matlock, who recorded and posted last weekend’s toast, which you’ll find below. As is generally the case, it’s slightly NSFW — no one got undressed or anything, but you probably know by now how we feel about Michigan, even when we’re not playing them.

Once again: Thanks to Pat, Ethel and Matlock for filling in. Now — if we can only get CrappyDad to write up his hash recipe…


some visuals.

Ethel here, also known as momsbrain as far as WordPress is concerned…

It was a lovely morning for a tailgate — a little cool. By the time we got into the game, it was positively hot and sunny. It was a short and sweet tailgate before a noon game, and a smaller crowd than usual, too, with the Crappies away at Podcamp and the Coochie Doctor and Matlock delayed by parental and professional responsibilities (like surgery, for example). And Fred and Ethel – well, we weren’t super-punctual. No surprise. But we got the eggs there in plenty of time for the massive pile of hash. And we did have guests: high school friends of Pat’s.

Bud had a nice setup for cooking.

Bud and his buds sling roast beef hash on a portable grill.

Plenty of seating for the dining portion of the tailgate.

Pat does some prep work while Marilyn and Cheryl chat.

Filling our plates.

Fred exhibited some divided loyalties, from head... toe.


hit of the week.

As I didn’t see any of Saturday’s game — and saw very few highlights later that night — I’m guessing this was probably the best tackle my alma mater could muster against Ohio State all day:

Also: I’m hoping someone is going to step up and fill us in on Saturday’s festivities. Anybody? Bueller?


tropical depression.

My voice is mostly back, I’m kind of caught up on sleep and I’m still pretty pleased about the day we had Saturday. Here’s a look at what happened:
FOOTBALL: Ohio State’s special teams are indeed, uh, “special.” When Marshall broke a long kick return the week prior, I mentioned to Juan that Miami would likely have faster, better return guys and if the Bucks couldn’t get that straightened out, we might have some problems. And we did, to the tune of a kick return and a punt return for touchdowns. It wasn’t all bad — we had a couple of long returns our own selves — is everyone else happy to see Jamaal Berry finally on the field? — but the negative outweighs the positive here.
And that’s a shame, because it took away from an excellent defensive performance. Yes, the team gave up a lot of yardage, but they did so to a fast, solid offense; even with those numbers, the D surrendered just 10 points, for a total of, uh, 10 points on the season. My guess is that the defensive coaches were doing their best to guard against big plays, and that was largely successful. I’ll take that kind of effort every single time.
The offense was not spectacular, but it got the job done, scoring when the defense gave them the ball after a turnover or four, and although we didn’t hold the ball as long as I would have liked, putting points on the board is the name of the game. TP didn’t have a great game throwing the ball, but he showed off the other side of his game — largely ignored a week ago because it wasn’t needed — and turned in over 100 yards rushing.
PARKING: I mentioned last week that I wasn’t sure how this was going to go. As it turned out, we had little to be worried about. Crappydad got a pass for the South Lincoln lot — wihch the university’s parking and transportation folks said should be open through October — but we parked at Parks Hall, where we’ve always parked. Our usual spot has some kind of construction stuff going on, but our secondary spot — which was actually our original spot — was as accomodating as ever. It may turn out that we’ll be forced to park in the polo field lots by the end of the season, but for now, we have plenty of more pleasing options.
PARTY: In part because of the parking concerns, we got there early, as in about 8:15 Saturday morning. That’s leaning towards crazy-early for a 3:30 game, but it ensured we got to park where we wanted. And it was a nice morning, too — that extra time would have dragged if it had been as hot as it can be for the second game of the season, and it certainly didn’t feel like we were out there for six and a half hours by the time we packed up. Pat’s going to post the full menu, and Mrs. Crappy ┬áhas promised a post about the specifics of the main dish, but I can say that we ate and drank well.
NEXT: Mrs. Crappy and I are skipping the OU game (I know!) in favor of Podcamp Pittsburgh 5, so I’m going to be relying on the other KNTers to fill in the blanks for this week’s party. Y’all ready?

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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