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Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Ohio State Buckeyes
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September 3, 2022
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Last time I was there in Holtz era it was a very unfriendly environment. Tough place to break TB in as starter. D will have to play lights out to give us a chance.
 

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Gonna be a tough environment. First time head coach, first time starting QB and a ton of staff turn over. It was gonna be a tough game with the old staff. I hope the new special teams coach is ready. We are gonna have to win special teams and defense to have an opportunity to win this game.
 

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Trying to get a group of family/friends to go.

Any suggestions on getting tickets/hotel for such a big game?

Even if we end up not getting tickets to the game, I want to tailgate and bar hop in Columbus.
 

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I would be going to this game if my best friend wasn’t getting married the same day. Hoping for a noon kick off so I can watch it, if not I’ll be watching during the reception. Looks like I’ll settle going to the clemson game instead.
 

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Trying to get a group of family/friends to go.

Any suggestions on getting tickets/hotel for such a big game?

Even if we end up not getting tickets to the game, I want to tailgate and bar hop in Columbus.

I'm planning on being there with a group too. One of the guys has a hook up for tickets that he's been working on for a year or so, so that sounds promising. I'm not sure on hotels though but there are plenty of options in the surrounding suburbs that will get you away from Buck-I-Guy and his cronies on campus. We will have some kind of tailgate on gameday and will let you know what we come up once we get a little closer.
 

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Last time I was there in Holtz era it was a very unfriendly environment. Tough place to break TB in as starter. D will have to play lights out to give us a chance.
Didn't some groups get tear gassed in almost riot like conditions? Burning couches in the streets type of celebration in C-bus post victory?

I am undecided on attending a this point - would be more confident if TB had been allowed to chuck it around the yard a bit more this year and get featured a bit in the bowl game.
 

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Gonna be a tough environment. First time head coach, first time starting QB and a ton of staff turn over. It was gonna be a tough game with the old staff. I hope the new special teams coach is ready. We are gonna have to win special teams and defense to have an opportunity to win this game.
Is it weird I have more hope with the new staff than I did the old? I just felt like we saw Kelly in those games and he was 0 for like 12. At least Freeman is only 0 for 1 if we even count the bowl game.
 

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Trying to get a group of family/friends to go.

Any suggestions on getting tickets/hotel for such a big game?

Even if we end up not getting tickets to the game, I want to tailgate and bar hop in Columbus.
Almost near impossible to find hotels nearby for gameday. Your best bet is to find one in Delaware or a neighboring suburb. If you want to get close, might be worth getting one out of town in Marysville or some other town that's a short drive away on the interstate. Not sure where you're coming from.
 

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Almost near impossible to find hotels nearby for gameday. Your best bet is to find one in Delaware or a neighboring suburb. If you want to get close, might be worth getting one out of town in Marysville or some other town that's a short drive away on the interstate. Not sure where you're coming from.
Live in Muncie, Indiana (east central) and will have parts of the crew coming from Indy as well as just on this side of the boarder from Cincinnati.
 

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I would be going to this game if my best friend wasn’t getting married the same day. Hoping for a noon kick off so I can watch it, if not I’ll be watching during the reception. Looks like I’ll settle going to the clemson game instead.
This will probably be a night game and maybe you could qualify for an entry into the fallweddingssuck.com website
 

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Anyone going to try to get tickets?
If I can fly out I'd go to this then another game at ND stadium the following week.
 

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Looking for further advice. Anyone know what part of Columbus is good for bar hopping and where to go for tailgating purposes?
 

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Looking for further advice. Anyone know what part of Columbus is good for bar hopping and where to go for tailgating purposes?
Arena district was decent when I was down there if you're trying to get away from campus a little bit.

Are you looking to set up your own tailgate? There are some lots not far from the stadium but I don't know how that works. They have a couple big pregame parties right on Lane Ave too.

I'll reach out to a couple OSU buddies to see if they can chime in.
 
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Looking for further advice. Anyone know what part of Columbus is good for bar hopping and where to go for tailgating purposes?

I have only tailgated a handful of times at OSU, so my experience is fairly limited, but I'll offer some input.

As clashmore_mike mentioned, the Arena District is a good distance south of campus but has plenty of bars and restaurants. I think a few places have closed in the last couple years due to the pandemic, but still plenty of places right there around Nationwide Arena. There are several parking garages in the area too if street parking is hard to come by. If you do go here pre-game, take into account that you probably can't walk easily to campus. It can be done, but would be a bit of a hike.

The Short North area is between campus and the Arena District. More bars and restaurants with some upscale dining mixed in. Most of the bars in this area (and probably also in the Arena District) are a younger crowd, but there's probably a nice mix of age ranges on game days. This area would be an easier walk to campus, but parking is pretty limited.

Near campus, High Street (a short walk East of the stadium) has tons of bars and restaurants. I'm not all that familiar with what's there now, but I'm sure you could find a spot to hang out. Lane Avenue also has a wide variety of places to go. Varsity Club is probably the main attraction but it's absolutely jammed on game days so you'd wanna get there early to get in and get a table. It's a very popular place and people seem to enjoy it. There's also a big tailgate across from the stadium sponsored by a local radio station that has live music, food and beer vendors, etc. I think they call it the O-Zone now.

As far as actually setting up your own tailgate, there are tons of those on Lane Avenue but I believe you have to make a pretty hefty donation to get into one of those spots. There are people that have used those spots for years too, so they might kind of have first dibs on that area, but I am not positive exactly how it works. Same with the actual stadium lot. I feel like a lot of Columbus-area companies have tailgates in the stadium lot, so it's usually jammed. There are also parking lots further north near the baseball stadium and track facilities that have tailgates and I think a lot of people with RVs use that area. Lots of RVs in the lots near the Schottenstein Center also.

I have never really seen any opposing fans treated too badly at any of these locations (and I have seen plenty of Michigan and Penn State fans there), so I think generally, it's a fine experience. But there will definitely be tons of drunk people, so you kind of never know. Overall though, I think it should be fine. Obviously the closer to campus you are, and the more you're around students, the risk level probably goes up. But again, I don't think it's too big of a deal.

One last piece of advice. I usually park at the Martha Morehouse medical facility that's basically at the intersection of Lane and Kenny Roads, just West of campus. It's probably about a 15-20 minute walk to the stadium, more like 10-15 to where all the tailgating starts on Lane. It's usually like $20 and part of the proceeds go to medical research at OSU, I believe. You would just walk from the lot on Kenny, North to Lane, then East to the stadium area.

Hopefully this helps. If you have any additional questions, I will do my best to answer or ask around.
 

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I have only tailgated a handful of times at OSU, so my experience is fairly limited, but I'll offer some input.

As clashmore_mike mentioned, the Arena District is a good distance south of campus but has plenty of bars and restaurants. I think a few places have closed in the last couple years due to the pandemic, but still plenty of places right there around Nationwide Arena. There are several parking garages in the area too if street parking is hard to come by. If you do go here pre-game, take into account that you probably can't walk easily to campus. It can be done, but would be a bit of a hike.

The Short North area is between campus and the Arena District. More bars and restaurants with some upscale dining mixed in. Most of the bars in this area (and probably also in the Arena District) are a younger crowd, but there's probably a nice mix of age ranges on game days. This area would be an easier walk to campus, but parking is pretty limited.

Near campus, High Street (a short walk East of the stadium) has tons of bars and restaurants. I'm not all that familiar with what's there now, but I'm sure you could find a spot to hang out. Lane Avenue also has a wide variety of places to go. Varsity Club is probably the main attraction but it's absolutely jammed on game days so you'd wanna get there early to get in and get a table. It's a very popular place and people seem to enjoy it. There's also a big tailgate across from the stadium sponsored by a local radio station that has live music, food and beer vendors, etc. I think they call it the O-Zone now.

As far as actually setting up your own tailgate, there are tons of those on Lane Avenue but I believe you have to make a pretty hefty donation to get into one of those spots. There are people that have used those spots for years too, so they might kind of have first dibs on that area, but I am not positive exactly how it works. Same with the actual stadium lot. I feel like a lot of Columbus-area companies have tailgates in the stadium lot, so it's usually jammed. There are also parking lots further north near the baseball stadium and track facilities that have tailgates and I think a lot of people with RVs use that area. Lots of RVs in the lots near the Schottenstein Center also.

I have never really seen any opposing fans treated too badly at any of these locations (and I have seen plenty of Michigan and Penn State fans there), so I think generally, it's a fine experience. But there will definitely be tons of drunk people, so you kind of never know. Overall though, I think it should be fine. Obviously the closer to campus you are, and the more you're around students, the risk level probably goes up. But again, I don't think it's too big of a deal.

One last piece of advice. I usually park at the Martha Morehouse medical facility that's basically at the intersection of Lane and Kenny Roads, just West of campus. It's probably about a 15-20 minute walk to the stadium, more like 10-15 to where all the tailgating starts on Lane. It's usually like $20 and part of the proceeds go to medical research at OSU, I believe. You would just walk from the lot on Kenny, North to Lane, then East to the stadium area.

Hopefully this helps. If you have any additional questions, I will do my best to answer or ask around.
Hell of a first post. I appreciate it.
 

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Didn't some groups get tear gassed in almost riot like conditions? Burning couches in the streets type of celebration in C-bus post victory?

Yes, this used to be the norm 15-20 years ago. I've seen families with little kids get cursed out and beer cans thrown at them on high street in those days. In fact, you couldn't leave anything on your car that indicated you were rooting for the opposing team.

Things have been cleaned up quite a bit since those days. But you'll still get the annoying fans (many grown men) who would rather tell you that "your team sucks" rather than just root for their own. I live here, and the fans are atrocious. If they don't win the national championship EVERY YEAR, then the team sucks and it was a failure of a season. If only Notre Dame fans were so lucky to have an attitude like that!
 

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Yes, this used to be the norm 15-20 years ago. I've seen families with little kids get cursed out and beer cans thrown at them on high street in those days. In fact, you couldn't leave anything on your car that indicated you were rooting for the opposing team.

Things have been cleaned up quite a bit since those days. But you'll still get the annoying fans (many grown men) who would rather tell you that "your team sucks" rather than just root for their own. I live here, and the fans are atrocious. If they don't win the national championship EVERY YEAR, then the team sucks and it was a failure of a season. If only Notre Dame fans were so lucky to have an attitude like that!
A few years back the Vikings played the Eagles in the playoffs. Lot of folks from ND went to go support the Vikes and Carson Wentz. They ended up getting full cans of beer thrown at them on the walk from the lot to the stadium lol. The justifiable pearl clutching on the news was hilarious. They had video and everything.

I love the Irish, can't imagine endangering others on their behalf though lol.
 

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A few years back the Vikings played the Eagles in the playoffs. Lot of folks from ND went to go support the Vikes and Carson Wentz. They ended up getting full cans of beer thrown at them on the walk from the lot to the stadium lol. The justifiable pearl clutching on the news was hilarious. They had video and everything.

I love the Irish, can't imagine endangering others on their behalf though lol.
Had this happen to me in Ann Arbor 2019. F scUM
 

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A few years back the Vikings played the Eagles in the playoffs. Lot of folks from ND went to go support the Vikes and Carson Wentz. They ended up getting full cans of beer thrown at them on the walk from the lot to the stadium lol. The justifiable pearl clutching on the news was hilarious. They had video and everything.

I love the Irish, can't imagine endangering others on their behalf though lol.
This took me a couple of readings to understand what the connection was.
I’m all for inclusivity, but if we’re going to allow a North Dakotan on an Notre Dame board there needs to be rules!!
 

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Had this happen to me in Ann Arbor 2019. F scUM

Ohio St. fans will be the worst fans you've ever encountered....99% of them have no clue about football and are absolute ass holes to opposing fans. Anybody going to this game should keep that in mind. I wish I were kidding. I will never forget as a kid going to the Ohio St. and Michigan game with my dad and seeing grown adults spitting and throwing beer on the Michigan band as they walked to the stadium. Just a heads up to beware.
 

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This took me a couple of readings to understand what the connection was.
I’m all for inclusivity, but if we’re going to allow a North Dakotan on an Notre Dame board there needs to be rules!!
Oh shoot! Lol.
 

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Yes. Had a friend in school who was a MSU alum and knew some players the year they beat OSU in the shoe. He said that OSU fans tried to fight Connor Cook’s dad and a MSU fan got shanked outside the stadium.

Thinking about going to this game but wearing neutral colors. Call me a p*ss but would rather enjoy the game than arguing with fans the entire time.
 

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Yes. Had a friend in school who was a MSU alum and knew some players the year they beat OSU in the shoe. He said that OSU fans tried to fight Connor Cook’s dad and a MSU fan got shanked outside the stadium.

Thinking about going to this game but wearing neutral colors. Call me a p*ss but would rather enjoy the game than arguing with fans the entire time.
Honestly,... I don't think I would go even if ND were heavily favored... it's ultimately just a game. Not worth risking getting into a Raiders/Chargers assault case over it all.
 

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Yes, this used to be the norm 15-20 years ago. I've seen families with little kids get cursed out and beer cans thrown at them on high street in those days. In fact, you couldn't leave anything on your car that indicated you were rooting for the opposing team.

Things have been cleaned up quite a bit since those days. But you'll still get the annoying fans (many grown men) who would rather tell you that "your team sucks" rather than just root for their own. I live here, and the fans are atrocious. If they don't win the national championship EVERY YEAR, then the team sucks and it was a failure of a season. If only Notre Dame fans were so lucky to have an attitude like that!
The thing is, those asshats aren't even students at Ohio State. I was class of '13 and my roommate was a Michigan fan. No one gave a shit. Students were there for education and a party. Sure every now and then someone would ask "then why did you come here?" and when I'd respond "the 95% scholarship?" they would just shrug lol
 

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Jack Sawyer is likely going to be their LEO Hybrid DE/OLB is the buzz particularly today and in general from their spring practice. They tried Cade Stover their but it left them with no complete TE so they moved him back. Which might say something about both positions.

In kinda secretly badass nugget, Knowles said the position isn’t called LEO yet. LEO is for Lion which is the king of the jungle. LEO title has to be earned.
 

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I got a hotel booked, so that’s step one. I’m assuming the solo game tickets from OSU are going to be impossible. Any idea when tix go out for this?

I will be dressed appropriately in ND colors. Only time I’ve had fans try to pick a fight with me on the basis of my team was in Austin, TX.
 
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