I recently received the opportunity to get a ticket to the Ohio State-Penn State football game for $100.. I'm taking my friend up on the offer at the last minute. It's a night game, for chrissakes, which I haven't ever gone to.
This will be my second trip to Columbus, my first being the #1 vs #2 showdown in 2006. I was with fellow Michigan fans then so I didn't get to see as much of Columbus and the Buckeyes as I expect to see this time around. What else do I need to be aware of, besides angry Buckeye fans frothing at the mouth at the sight of a block M? Mostly, I stuck around with fellow Michigan fans at the official tailgate, but this time I'll be right in the thick of things by Value City Arena. At least I'll be able to follow the UM-MSU game on one of the plasma TVs at the tailgate I'll be going to..
Obviously, I will not be rooting for Ohio State. That's like a UNC fan rooting for Duke or vice versa, or a Cal fan rooting for Stanford. Just not going to happen. However, I am more partial to Penn State as I interviewed at their medical school at Hershey back in September and liked it a lot. Is it douche to show up decked in borrowed PSU gear (I do have a PSU Medicine tshirt), or should I stick with wearing my Red Wings Stanley Cup championship tshirt, so that I might placate my hosts by not fucking up their... Sea of Scarlet or Red Sea or Red-Out or whatever they call it?
Or do I just say fuck it, and toss on my Chuck Woodson throwback and get ready for some love?
What say you?