Friends, we are just 38 days away from Ohio State kicking off the 2021 football season on Sept. 2 in the not-yet-frozen tundra of Minneapolis against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Coming off of the utterly bizarre 2020 season, which saw cardboard cutouts populating stadiums, fake (sometimes extremely obviously) crowd noise being pumped into stadiums, no marching bands, cheerleaders, or fans in sight, and many more oddities, it now appears — for better or for worse — that college football will look more or less like the sport that we all know and love in just over five week’s time.
So, as we prepare for the return of college football’s beloved pomp and circumstance, this week’s SBNation Reacts survey asked college football fans what they were most excited about.
Check out the results below (and my commentary below that):
Now, with all due respect to the analytics overlords who come up with these questions, no shit, people are most excited about on-field action. We are football fans, so of course the actual football is the thing that we would be most looking forward to.
But since we are college football fans, we also love the traditions and pageantry that surround the sport. So, I decided to take a crack at putting together a poll specifically for Ohio State fans that assumes the obvious — that everyone is most excited for the IRL football — but also takes into account the unique traditions that come with being an Ohio State fan.
Vote for what you’re most looking forward to, and if the thing that you are most geeked to return isn’t in the list, let me know in the comments below.
What part of Ohio State game day has you most excited?
This poll is closed
Hate-watching ESPN’s "College GameDay"
TBDBITL’s Ramp Entrance
Taking a shot to mask the pain every time you see Buckeye Guy or Big Nut on TV
Hearing a stadium-wide "O-H-I-O" chant on the road
Overpaying for a hotdog in The ‘Shoe, but not having any other choice, because you drank your breakfast, and it’s starting to catch up with you.
Watching the team sing "Carmen Ohio" in front of the band