Countdown to kickoff: East best fans?

Kickoff is fast approaching. To help count down the days to Aug. 28, the team is discussing one topic every day. Think of it as our countdown to kickoff. Today’s topic: East best fans? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post.

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Tom Dienhart: Ohio State. The Horseshoe is a monstrosity of sound and noise nestled along the banks of the Olentangy River, spilling out Scarlet and Gray-clad fans who fiercely chant “O-H-I-O.” There are no more loyal denizens in the nation.


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Sean Merriman: Ohio State. This is a tough one. Between Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State and Penn State, there are plenty of outstanding choices here, but I’m going to side with Ohio State. These fans are loud, passionate, and they travel in bunches. You can expect to see 100,000-plus Buckeye fans packing the Horseshoe every home Saturday. These fans love their football team. I would love to see Nebraska and Ohio State play at a neutral site. Wouldn’t that be a treat?


Nov 24, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; A general view as Ohio State Buckeyes fans rush the field after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 26-21 to go undefeated on the season at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE


Brent Yarina: Ohio State. Ohio Stadium routinely finds itself atop the nation’s best stadium lists, and it has its wild and passionate fans to thank. The Horseshoe is as loud and intimidating as any Big Ten stadium; it’s that way from the start to the finish of a game, too. Things like the iconic “Script Ohio,” the Best Damn Band in the Land and a perennial power team make Ohio State fans’ job pretty easy.


Your Opinion?
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Jim Wise on 8/21/2014 @ 1:12pm EDT Said:

No better place on a Saturday then the Shoe! O – H

huskerfanbb on 8/21/2014 @ 1:27pm EDT Said:

Unanimous picks for both East and West–and no real legitimate arguments against on either side. I was at the Nebraska/Ohio State game a couple of years ago when Nebraska got clobbered–but man, it was a great time, otherwise. Like Nebraska, the fans have some class and act like they’ve “been there” before–because, well, they have. They don’t have to get in your face and try to prove anything–win or lose. The venue is great, too.

Brian on 8/21/2014 @ 2:11pm EDT Said:

What is Ohio State’s sellout streak?

Josh on 8/21/2014 @ 9:31pm EDT Said:

The OSU fans who were at the Michigan game were actually very nice, nearly as nice as the Nebraska fans despite the rivalry. One even returned my hat to me when I dropped it.

Ohio Does It Better on 8/21/2014 @ 10:16pm EDT Said:

Ohio State is the best, as usual. Honestly, every other team should just quit trying because we are superior in every way. I’m almost ashamed to even be associated with the rest of you dirty peasants and your slow, untalented, second tier “football” (and I use that term lightly) teams. We have the best history and the best future, hands down. Please give up now and save us the hassle of having to embarrass you filthy commoners every year.

Mike on 8/22/2014 @ 12:16am EDT Said:

Btw how’s the future of QB MILLER look ODB?

MSU Mathguy on 8/25/2014 @ 12:52pm EDT Said:

Scoreboard at B1G Championship! OSU lost! Go Green!

papa on 8/25/2014 @ 5:54pm EDT Said:

It’s all about O-H-I-O Enough said