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Party foul! Know the unspoken rules of the pre-game this Block szn

What is THE pregame? Some would say it is purely drinking before THE football games, which is a fair and accurate point. Some summarize it in one word: party. However, there is so much more that goes into pregaming and having a good time besides alcohol. You have to decide what to wear and make a game plan (pun intended) for your entire morning, otherwise things can go terrible pretty quickly. Whether you’ve never pregamed before or if you just want to compare your pregame list to mine, here’s some do’s and don’ts you can follow to make this football season your best.


Get up early for noon games. We all want to sleep in on Saturday, but THE bars will be hopping and Block will have no beer left by THE time you drag your ass there at 11:30. You need time to pregame, walk to THE stadium, and sit down before THE band plays. Trust me, it’s a system.


Get up late. You will miss out on all THE fun beforehand; everyone will already be focused on THE game! And you don’t want to arrive if things are taking a turn for THE worse. (Crossing my fingers it doesn’t this sea- son!) Everyone will be in a bad mood and you’re not even drunk for it to make it that much more fun. Also, people are notorious for sitting in THE wrong seat, so if you arrive late you’ll have to fight THE crowd, too.


Go to Block, THE bars, ra- dio celebrations. Go ahead and take all THE shots, and make sure you drink all THE free Natty and White Claws you can with your friends. Head over to Midway, Leo’s, Lucky’s, anywhere on High Street to start a mini-bar crawl beforehand if you feel like being bold.

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Be late for THE game because you can’t walk in a straight line and end up circling THE stadium repeatedly looking for your gate because you’re “lost.” That said, you won’t look out of place do- ing this (everyone actually gets lost sometimes), but you’ll miss everything you’ve been celebrat- ing and prepping for!

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Dress up. Wear those cute leggings you’ve been sav- ing for fall, put temporary tattoos on your cheeks, sport those adorable Bru- tus hats, and don’t forget THE jerseys and crop tops. Put on some face paint or black cheek stripes and bring your Buckeye neck- lace! (Or buy one off of Lane Avenue on your way to THE Shoe.)


Baylie Schwamberger


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