We're all in a shitty mood about the 2013 team and the very low likelihood of victory on Saturday. I get it. So in the hopes of generating some kind of positive conversation, I thought we could at least talk about some of the good times in this rivalry. It's not going to change Saturday's outcome, but it's sure more fun to talk about than Al Borges's gameplans.
My favorite memory was the 1997 game. Senior year, huge season after 3 straight years of mediocrity and another in a line of great OSU teams from the mid-late 90's waiting in the final game of the season. Besides the obvious (Woodson's punt return and INT, the D-Line playing out of its mind in the 4th quarter, celebrating all night afterwards), one idiotic memory will always stick with me from that day.
I got to the game 3 hours early with two of my friends just to get seats in the front row of the student section (right around the 10 yard line). We then inexplicably gave our tickets away to a complete stranger 90 minutes before kickoff - a random dude on the field who said he was a former Michigan captain looking to get a couple of his buddies into the stadium and that he would bring the tickets right back
We never got the tickets back (shocking, I know) and proceeded to sit through the entire game nervous about both the outcome and whether the ushers would kick us out of the stadium (not sure what they're like today, but during my senior year especially, the ushers in the student section were anal as hell). We spent the whole game in someone else's assigned seats even after giving our tickets away, and we did so at the biggest home game since 1969. To this day I still don't know how we didn't get kicked out. Instead, we had a front row seat for a classic game and were among the first to rush the field after it was over.
If you've got some good stories to share, please do so. Anything beats another post about the misery of this season right now.