There is nothing and I mean NOTHING that compares to an Ohio State Saturday. There are so many traditions I can't even put them all in this blog post. I caught up with a few of my favorites today as the Buckeyes moved to 3-1 and Colorado fell to 1-3. These are some of my favorite traditions that don't include adult beverages.
Skull Session - This is something that every Ohio State fan needs to experience while they are here. It started in 1957, the season after St, John Arena was built and has been a tradition ever since. It starts two hours before every game and is considered a pep rally. It is the last time the band rehearses before the game. Doesn't sound that amazing but when 13,000 people rise to their feet to hear TBDBITL play. Awesome.
The Walk to the Shoe - Another band tradition continues after the band is done playing Skull Session as hundreds gather to watch the band march into the Horseshoe.
Script Ohio - This goes without saying, the band forms the famous pattern of OHIO. It was ranked number one tradition in the nation by Sports Illustrated this year and deserve-ably so. Many people don't know that Script Ohio was started by the Michigan band and was played to commemorate Ohio.
THE GAME - Pretty self explanatory.
Hang on Sloopy - The break in between the third and fourth quarters bring on one of the best songs the band has to offer. The stadium echoes with chants of O-H-I-O.
Carmen Ohio - The team and fans stay after every game to sing the Alma Matter win or lose. If you do not know the words to Carmen Ohio you are not a true Buckeye.
The Victory Bell - Rings after every Ohio State win. A sure sign that tonight will be a good night.
A slideshow to today's photos can be shown here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3CmNtyogfY
Now I am going to go enjoy those other traditions.