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Notre Dame @ tOSU, Sat Sep 3, 7:30PM (ABC)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by BB73, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. Hetuck

    Hetuck Senior

    They’re fun to be at but it’s a huge pain going to them and going back home again. And it sucks waiting all day for the game whether you’re at home or on campus.

    I forget which game it was. I’m not a season ticket holder and when I go to games I park somewhere northwest of the stadium in the quadrant west of Lane and north of Neil. I can get home really fast from there. It might have been the USC game. My dad had a parking spot south of the French Field House and I rode with him to the game. Afterward, we were forced west on Woody Hayes (formerly Woodruff, right?) to get to 315. Living in Dublin, I didn’t get home until after 1 am.

    You can stop reading here if you want, the rest is just personal reminiscence.

    When I park on north campus, whether on the street, or paying to park at some apartment building, or for a time in the parking lot of North Campus Video (which last time I checked was turned into a liquor store but they may have sold their liquor license to Kroger or Giant Eagle since then, a trend that’s taken over town), or even at an apartment building east of High St. where I knew they didn’t actually tow despite the signs that said otherwise. I’ve often thought that it might be a good business venture to compile a map of apartments where they have “Tow-Away Zone” signs but who don’t actually pay the towing companies to patrol them so you’re safe to park there but that would take a lot of effort.

    But I digress. Anyway, even parking in the lot of a friend’s former apartment, close to Indianola, south of Hudson, north of Lane (maybe around Blake, I think), I could walk from the stadium to my car, hit Indianola, turn west on Cooke which turns into Henderson west of High St. and I’d be to the Kroger store at the northern boundary of Upper Arlington by the end of the postgame show and that was just a few minutes from home.
    Last edited: May 21, 2022
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  2. Wells4Heisman

    Wells4Heisman Fifth Year Freshman

    Getting closer and closer to the season. It's going to be a fun summer but I cannot wait.
  3. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU Senior Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    My dad and I went to the Akron game last year mostly because I was dying to get back to the Shoe. It turned into a night game for no damn reason and I echo everything you said, parking and transportation were rough even for that game. The night games are best served at home on the couch really.

    That said, the ND game was certainly going to be a night game since we have two highly ranked teams in the season opener. I'm just getting a hotel as close by as I can and hoofing it everywhere. My pops lives in Springfield and I live out west, so just staying in Columbus for the night and leaving in the morning makes the most sense. Hell , I might even do that if I lived near Columbus just to avoid the zoo of getting out afterwards.

    But I'm really excited for this one, Ohio State and ND just excites me. Maybe it's the Irish catholic in me. No, it's not a rivalry but it's two historic midwest teams facing off out of the gates. Doesn't get much better. Go Bucks.
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  4. Hetuck

    Hetuck Senior

    The weird thing is that if you don’t park in official parking lots then there may be no better stadium where you can egress more easily. There are major thoroughfares going in every direction all over the place. Just hitting Neil to Ackerman to Olentangy would get me home faster than trying to get on 315.

    Man, I could reminisce at length about parking experiences going to Buckeye football games. I had friends who would just pull off the side of Kinnear Rd and walk to the stadium. A lot of people did that and suffered no consequences. A few times I parked in the parking lot of the Lennox Center, went into Champps (RIP, you went to hell years ago anyway so good riddance, but there was a time when you were good) for a drink and a bite to eat before the game, walked to the stadium, walked back and had a drink afterward, and that was fine despite signs that said you weren’t supposed to do that. I’ve ridden a COTA bus to and from. If I were staying in a hotel downtown then there are tons of opportunities for parking on south campus.

    I’ve been to a fair number of stadiums around the country, more for concerts than for sporting events but a mixture of both (getting out of downtown Lincoln, NE after a game is hell), and the ‘Shoe is the most traffic-friendly one I’ve ever been to. Ironically, only if you’re not parking in the official parking spots closest to the stadium.
  5. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU Senior Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I hear hear you man, spent many years near the banks of the Olentangy and when I went back last time, it was a nightmare finding parking. For the ND game, I'm just getting a place nearby and not trying to get cute. Something walkable.
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    College football's 11 must-watch nonconference games for the 2022 season

    Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud
    When: Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET

    Where: Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio

    Although these schools are separated by just about a four-hour drive and are among the Midwest's most prestigious programs, they have not faced each other by choice since 1996. Ohio State won a pair of Fiesta Bowl matchups 10 years apart with the most recent game coming in 2016.

    The Buckeyes will rightly enter as big favorites at home with a talented team returning. At the same time, keep in mind that Ohio State has fallen flat in similar spots to this in the recent past. No one expected Oregon to win in Columbus last year, and going back a bit further, Baker Mayfield led Oklahoma to a surprising victory at the Horseshoe in 2017. The winner of this game will be an early favorite to make the CFP.

    Entire article:
  7. Hetuck

    Hetuck Senior

    I’d say just cruise around the streets east of Neil, west of High, and north of Lane and you should find something pretty easily. Was the old Taj Mahal restaurant on the corner of Oakland and High? Last time I checked there was a place on the south side of that side street that had ample parking. And again, lots of apartment complexes sell parking. Blake, Maynard, Patterson, Oakland, Norwich. It should be easy to find somewhere to park and you’ll be walking distance to/from the stadium and will be able to get away quickly after the game.

    And maybe do yourself a favor and hit up Tommy’s Pizza at the corner of Lane and Neil while you’re in the neighborhood. Best pizza in Columbus. But if you just decide to go to the Varsity Club, or to the Blackwell, I’d understand. Those are both good choices too.
  8. Hetuck

    Hetuck Senior

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  9. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

    Freeman sure is talking a lot of shit. He better hope his team can cash the checks his mouth has been writing this offseason.

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  10. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    There are a lot of ways to oversell the serious academics of ND without torching all bridges.

    It's quite a gamble for such a young coach. Maybe it will pay off. But he rose as a DC for a program led by a DC as the HC.
  11. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

  12. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    He’s trying to create a rivalry that doesn’t exist in order to keep ND relevant. They’re not.
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  13. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    So Marcus, your OSU degree isn't worth much then...
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  14. OH10

    OH10 *

    He’s ride or die with ND. If it doesn’t work out for him, don’t come running home.
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  15. zbuck

    zbuck Junior

    All of this begs the question .... Does it really move the needle much with the average recruit ? How many 4-5 star players are that concerned ? I could certainly see it working against you with some ....

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