# 276 - Go Blue Wave '18

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Tonight on the show, the 115th Annual "The Game" takes place on Saturday November 24 at Ohio Stadium as the # 10 Ohio State B*ckeyes host the # 4 Michigan Wolverines, the second time in the last three years both schools are in the Top Ten in the annual rivalry. Also for the second time in three years, ESPN's College Game Day will broadcast LIVE from The Ohio State University on November 24 before the Noon game, which will air for the second straight year on FOX.

DJBC's Pick: Michigan 28, "You Know Who" 21
- Michigan is pissed off for many reasons. 1) They played poorly against Indiana...again. 2) The last time they were in Columbus, the referees gave OSU the crucial first down in overtime, when it was abundantly clear that J.T. Barrett was short on 4th and Inches. 3) The B*ckeyes have won 15 of the last 17 meetings, and Michigan hasn't won in Columbus since 2000.
- This is only the third time in the last 27 years that Michigan is favored in Columbus. They are 0-1-1, with the loss coming the last time they were favored, 2004 (a 37-21 win, when Tressel deliberately locked Michigan in their locker rooms), and the tie coming in 1992, in what then-OSU President Dr. E. Gordon Gee called, "One of the greatest B*ckeye victories ever". 1988 (or 1990) was the last time Michigan won in Columbus as the clear favorite.
- Ohio State's defense is bad...really bad. They let a 2-6 Nebraska team hang around for the whole game. They let Indiana and Minnesota hang around too long. They allowed TWO 75+ yard touchdowns against both Oregon State and Maryland (who were a combined 7-15, as of the airing of this show). They allowed a 93-yard score against TCU (whose own season fell apart during the third quarter of said game). They can't stop the run, and the loss of Nick Bosa to both a season-ending injury and next Spring's NFL Draft has hurt.
- Haskins is not a mobile quarterback like Shea Patterson (or Haskins' ancestors - Barrett, Miller, or even Cardale Jones).
- Too many off-the-field distractions for Ohio State, from concerns about Urban Meyer's health to the soap opera known as Tattoogate: The Next Generation (i.e. Zach Smith)
- Michigan's defense (prior to Indiana) was lights out. 94 yards of total offense allowed for Michigan State. They gashed Wisconsin and Penn State. They shut Northwestern down during a second-half comeback.

- Songs of Gratitude (Black Friday 11/23; Maynard Avenue United Methodist Church: 2350 Indianola Ave., University District; 7:30PM)
- Old Worthington Open House - Part 1: The Tree Lighting (11/25; Old Worthington; Noon-6PM)
- Old Worthington Open House - Part 2: Illuminating Shopping (11/29; Old Worthington; 6-9PM)
- Capital University Tree Lighting (Cyber Monday 11/26; Capital University - Bexley Campus; 4-8PM)
- Reynoldsburg Tree Lighting (Cyber Monday 11/26; City Hall: 7232 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg; 6:30PM)
- Light the Night - Discovery District (11/28 - Columbus Main Library & Topiary Park, Discovery District; 6PM)
- Dublin Tree Lighting (11/29 - Coffman Park; 5200 Coffman Road, Dublin; Dusk, with open house at adjacent Fletcher Coffman Homestead)
- Otterbein University Tree Lighting (11/30 - Towers Plaza: 1 S. Grove St., Westerville; Dusk)
- Westerville Tree Lighting (11/30 - City Hall: 21 S. State St., Westerville; 7PM)
- Upper Arlington Winterfair & Tree Lighting (11/30 - Mallway Park: 2095 & 2096 Arlington Ave., Upper Arlington; Dusk)
- German Village Tree Lighting (11/30 - Frank Fetch Park: 238 E. Beck St., German Village; 7PM)

- ESPN College Game Day (Location TBD on the OSU Campus; 11/24)
- Michigan Tailgate (11/24; Tuttle Park Community Center Parking Lot: 240 W. Oakland Ave., University District)

- RIDE COTA to #TheGame (http://www.cota.com):
Line 1 - Kenny/Livingston (Northwest Columbus, Upper Arlington, University District & University Village, the Short North, Downtown, German Village, Old Oaks/Driving Park, Bexley/Berwick, Reynoldsburg)
Line 2 - East Main/North High (Clintonville, University District, the Short North, Downtown, Olde Towne East/Franklin Park, Bexley/Eastmoor, Whitehall, Reynoldsburg)
Line 2L - North High/Polaris (Westerville, Polaris, Worthington, Clintonville, select stops between Nationwide Boulevard and Morse Road on High Street)
Line 8 - Karl/South High/Parsons (Northland, Linden, University District, Victorian Village, Arena District, Downtown, German Village, Merion Village, Brewery District, the South Side)
Line 22 - OSU/Rickenbacker (Grandview Yard, South Campus Gateway/Fairgrounds, Milo-Grogan, King-Lincoln Bronzeville, Olde Towne East, Old Oaks, the South Side, Obetz)
Line 31 - Hudson (Easton, Northeast Columbus, Linden, University District, Grandview Heights, Grandview Yard)