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Old 09-28-2013, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Atlanta (Finally on 4-1-17)
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Columbus is like some small town that only has one big event per year. In this case, the big event is OSU football.

I've never seen so many people go overboard as it relates to having "team support". I followed OSU before I lived in Columbus, now, I will not watch a single game.

The fans turn me off from the game. Columbus is like a 1 trick pony. The only trick it knows is OSU football.

Red everywhere on game day. The only conversation at work: "So, u gonna watch them game?"

Come people, they're not even that good. If they were a SEC team, they would be 6-6 at best.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Cool story, bro.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Although there are a few things I miss about Columbus, putting up with the antics of "Buckeye Nation" isn't
one of them.

Other than the infamous Hawkeye vs. Cyclones game, I haven't heard much about football since I moved.

It's a relief, actually.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:47 PM
 
Location: OH
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I refer to the culture in Columbus as Ohio State hegemony. From the news anchors on Friday morning wearing Ohio State gear (despite being Wright State grads) to Speedway selling Ohio State shirts in the main entrance to nearly every license plate in Columbus being some vanity plate version of BUC I, BUCKLUV, etc. There is no recognition that someone living here might not be head over heals infatuated with Ohio State football. It gets old quickly.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:37 PM
 
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Columbus is like some small town that only has one big event per year. In this case, the big event is OSU football.

I've never seen so many people go overboard as it relates to having "team support". I followed OSU before I lived in Columbus, now, I will not watch a single game.

The fans turn me off from the game. Columbus is like a 1 trick pony. The only trick it knows is OSU football.

Red everywhere on game day. The only conversation at work: "So, u gonna watch them game?"

Come people, they're not even that good. If they were a SEC team, they would be 6-6 at best.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Atlanta (Finally on 4-1-17)
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I refer to the culture in Columbus as Ohio State hegemony. From the news anchors on Friday morning wearing Ohio State gear (despite being Wright State grads) to Speedway selling Ohio State shirts in the main entrance to nearly every license plate in Columbus being some vanity plate version of BUC I, BUCKLUV, etc. There is no recognition that someone living here might not be head over heals infatuated with Ohio State football. It gets old quickly.

I'm a big sports fan. But I've lived in cities where all the major 4 were present. Pro: football, baseball, hockey and basketball in addition to college teams. Therefore the balance was nice.

Not here. It reminds me of a country town. It's like the circus is coming to town. I'll never get it.

Every restaurant (with a big screen) is packed with red jersey's. Once I leave next summer, I sure will not miss it neither.

I'm the only guy in the office not wearing "the colors" on Friday.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Ohio State football is the thing I miss most about Columbus. The rest of the country doesn't appreciate it. Mostly because their teams all suck.
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Seoul
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Sounds like I made the right decision not going to Ohio State
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:20 PM
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Location: Ohio
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You should try living in Wisconsin and not being a Packer fan.

Seriously, why fight the natives' support of their favorite team? When I lived in Wisconsin, I used to time my weekend shopping trips to coincide with the Packer games, because the stores were far less crowded. The same logic should apply in Columbus.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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The same logic should apply in Columbus.
It does. I had all the times for home games for each season posted on my 'fridge so I could better time my outings so as not to get stuck in traffic.

It's nice not to have to do that, plus I can wear my University of Michigan tee shirt again, and no one rags on me.
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