Deep in enemy territory on home ground

utoherwn.jpgThis is a picture taken inside the Erwin Center without a flash. Those people are all wearing red, not burnt orange. Hoping to hear the Ohio State band, we walked from the East Side, went under the overpass, and headed up to the Erwin Center, in a stream of others doing the same thing. Many Longhorn fans were comfortable outdoors in chairs set out under their EZ-ups. We saw a pair of the red-wearing carrying as much Bud Lite as they could. All those they met who were also wearing red asked where they’d found the refreshment. We walked right in to the Erwin Center without being asked to present a ticket. On a big screen were being shown past Ohio State games. There were racks of T-shirts for sale. The refreshment lines, and the restroom lines as well, were very long. A kindly Buckeye informed us that the band had come and gone well before five o’clock, so we headed east again, where most of the neighbors had blocked their driveways with folding chairs to keep the riffraff from parking there. Among the several limousines spotted was the second Hummer limo I’ve ever seen; the first was in the movie Quinceanera.

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