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My first (and last) Michigan game

 Written by    December 3, 2018

This was definitely one of my favorite weekends ever.

As I’ve mentioned before in other blog posts, I was never a football person until I came here. I was in marching band in high school, so I attended every single football game for my school … and I didn’t pay attention to a single one of them. Then I came here and I became super passionate about the world of football and, more importantly, the Buckeyes’ place in it.

As a second-year student, this is the first time I’ve been part of a home Michigan game, and I was absolutely excited. Like I did for the Oklahoma game last year, I attended College Gameday:

I’m mostly there to read the signs and get my .0001 seconds of fame screaming as the camera pans over me, but I also just love the feeling of a huge production taking place where I walk every day, talking about the school I attend.

The game itself is definitely one of the best Ohio State vs. Michigan games in the history of the rivalry, and nothing will ever feel as good as scoring 62 points on tHe bEsT dEfEnSe iN coLLeGe FoOtBaLL, let alone with bad calls and every odd against us throughout the whole game. My throat hurt from screaming. I bonded with the strangers I was packed shoulder-to-shoulder next to. It was the best game I’ve ever seen.

As soon as the clock hit zero, the field flooded with so many students and fans that you couldn’t see the turf anymore. I saw friends of mine trying to make their way down and rush the field too, but I’m not one for crowds, and I didn’t want to get in that mess.

Then, of course, I changed my mind. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, right?

My boyfriend and I made our way to the center of the Shoe and took it all in. The best rivalry, the best game, the best way to end the day as a fan: standing on holy ground. I laid down in the end zone and soaked up what it meant to be a buckeye. I graduate next year, so this is the only Michigan game I get to attend, but you never know. You might see me back as an alumni in the years coming, screaming just as loud as I always have.

As always, go Bucks

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