Sunday, June 25, 2006


I just finished a couple modifications to the site.

First, I added a video of the OSU Marching Band's ramp entrance to the videos page. I get chills whenever I watch it, both on video and at the stadium. For me, the band is as much a part of the game day experience as the football team. I'll remember the ramp entrance, Carmen Ohio, "Hang On Sloopy" before the fourth quarter, and, of course, Script Ohio every bit as much as any Ted Ginn run or Mike Nugent field goal. If you haven't been to a game, play the video, crank up the volume, and pretend your watching the game through a very strange set of binoculars.

The second change is a minor one, changing "junior" to "senior" over on the sidebar. It's technically a little late, since I had senior status beginning spring quarter, but I figure I can't really be a senior until my fourth year. Symbolically, it was a pretty big change. By this time next year, I'll (hopefully) be a graduate of the Ohio State University, out in the world working a job that isn't ending at the end of the summer. I'll be starting that "rest of my life" that I've been putting off and ignoring for as long as possible. I'm sure that at some point I'll put up some touchy-feely post about ending my time as a student, but right now the prospect of graduation terrifies me too much to think about.


Herringbone said...
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Herringbone said...

Having been to so many games in the last 12 years living in Columbus...I think the Band Entrance is one of the things that I will miss the most since moving to Seattle.

Beaker said...

That video is the kind of thing that makes college football great. No other sport has tradition like this that have meaning from one generation to the next. Granted, my favorite tradition's probably Texas A&M's where you get to kiss your girl when the Aggies score. Unless of course your team's going through a drought.