Getting alums excited about Ohio football is a little tough—maybe we have too many memories of seasons when the team’s record resembled the name of the band: 1-10. But on September 9th, the first nationally televised game since 1969 brought some of the faithful down to McCarthy’s in the Flats to take in the home opener, throw back a few beers, and toss a few rounds of cornhole.
Oh, and as a bonus, we got to enjoy the musical stylings of The Breakfast Club, a band that covers not just the songs of the ’80s, but the fashions too. (Does Billy Idol know that you raid his wardrobe?)
During the happy hour/gamewatch, alums ran into old friends (and former RAs) and met some new people. We reminisced about the good old days . . . Like, remember that time it snowed so much they cancelled school for a week? That was awesome. And then we had to go to class on Saturday to make up for it? That part sucked.
Between the gabbing and the displays of superior cornhole technique, some of us missed the start of the game. When we made our way to the TV and discovered that the opening kickoff was returned for a TD, it felt just like old times—down by 7 as soon as you turn around. Luckily for us, the defense came through big-time and made it interesting.
Shots of the crowd and the 110 in a spruced-up Peden, plus the footage of the fans at The Pub, just made us jealous, though, since we weren’t in Athens to experience firsthand the crazy win in OT. However, we did get to go home and watch highlights on Sportscenter, and it was cool to get a shout-out in Sports Illustrated this week. Maybe not cool enough to make us order Got Frank! t-shirts from the College Book Store, but still pretty cool.
So, November 21st is our next gamewatch. Mark your calendar, and plan to join us at Harry Buffalo in Lakewood to see OU stomp Miami. It could happen, right?
It's been a while since we've had an entry on here so I wanted to get you guys updated on the big happy hour/ game watch this friday. It takes place at McCarthy's in the flats.
This one will be pretty cool because the owner has set up a special room just for the Bobcat Alumni and friends. It's their new party room located at the south end of the bar (they opened it up for us for St. Pat's in the Flats). They've agreed to put the OU vs Pitt game on the big screen for us and have beer pong and cornhole set up for us.
The Bobcat football team took a rough loss this past weekend but we are confident they will rebound to outlast the Pitt team this weekend. This is the home opener for the Bobcats and there is sure to be an electric vibe going through Peden Stadium.We look forward to seeing all of you at McCarthy's this friday!
Please let us know if you would like to get involved in the chapter. There are a ton of things that we are planning for next year. Among them we've just announced:
- Night at Playhouse Square: Rent (Feb 11th)
- Night with the Cleveland Cavaliers (April 4 vs Miami)
- 2nd Annual Golf Outing (8-12)
We are also working to establish a scholarship endowment fund for a Cleveland Area Student. Please contact John Sammon at sammon@clevelandbobcats if you would like to get involved.