This from my Some People Really Take Fandom to New Levels Department (Five Bucks says the guy who did this is single.):
More from my Some People Have Too Much Time on Their Hands Department: A LEGO replica of The 'Shoe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pretty cool, huh?
And if you couldn't get tickets (a herculean task at best) or if you hate the cold and will be watching at home and are having one the many parties being held across the state, tomorrow will be the perfect day to start getting your buckeyes ready. What are buckeyes, you ask? Wellllll, buckeyes are the fruit of the buckeye tree which is the State Tree of Ohio. Buckeyes from the tree are inedible for humans. However, someone wiser than I long ago came up with a wonderful imitation!!!! And being the magnanimous sort, I am providing y'all with a really easy recipe!!!!
Buckeye Recipe (makes 100)
1 1/2 lbs. powdered sugar
1/2 lb. margarine
1 lb. creamy peanut butter
1 large package chocolate chips
1/3 slab paraffin
Mix sugar, margarine and peanut butter together. Chill in refrigerator overnight. Roll above mixture into small balls about 3/4 to 1 inch in diameter and place on cookie sheets. Chill in refrigerator overnight.
In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips. Add paraffin and mix. Use a toothpick to spear each ball and lower into chocolate leaving a small area at the top . . . the eye of the buckeye. Place on cookie sheet to cool and get firm. Use finger to 'smooth over' toothpick hole. Keep refrigerated. YUM!!!!!!!! ENJOY!!!
Here's TBDBITL as they line up on the ramp entrance for the pregame show. Note: When they renovated the 'Shoe, they made sure to include a ramp for the band so as not to change their entrance routine.) Watch as they get ready to take the field -- the players aren't the only ones who are 'up' for the game!
Here you can see TBDITL as they perform their signature entrance to the 'Shoe. The song they play is The Buckeye Battle Cry aka fight song!