By Taylor | September 3, 2011
Watching this Ohio State – Akron game (which is very pressing considering our situation lately), seeing the field reminded me of a few weeks ago when I watched a movie on that very field.
Blogging from: My couch in Felton, Delaware.
It was a fundraiser for Pelotonia, which was the bike ride to end cancer here in Columbus. And it was called just that: “Movie in the Shoe.” They set up a giant projector screen with huge, huge speakers on the 50-yard-line. It was a five dollar donation to get in and once you were in you brought a blanket, laid it out on the soft turf of the sacred Shoe, and watched a movie under the stars.
The movie was Remember the Titans. Fitting, huh?
We laid there on our blankets and watched Remember the Titans, and occasionally I would look away from the screen and at my surroundings and think, “wow, I’m in the Shoe, on the field the Buckeyes play on, in between these hundreds of thousands of seats that people cannot wait to sit in.”
It kind of is a magical feeling, being part of something as sacred and traditional as Ohio State’s football program and the huge stadium that most people only get to see on TV. I remember taking my mom to my dorm room in Morrill last year and she was freaking out simply because she was just NEXT to the Shoe.
I even still get butterflies and feel giddy when I’m entering the Shoe and step onto the turf.
Little too excited up there. Anyway, not sure why this blog is important enough to write about – maybe it’s the initiation of football season that’s got my Buckeye Fever up – but I just wanted to share my flightly emotions that I know a lot of you fellow Buckeyes and even Buckeye fans have out there. :)