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Ohio Stadium nickname question: is "The Shoe" offensive to anyone?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by luckobucko, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    cant remember the tennesee stadium for the life of me

    The Big Trailer :biggrin:
  2. BuckeyeSoldier

    BuckeyeSoldier 2 time Reigning BuckeyePlanet Poker Champion

    oh yea, how could a forget that :p:bow:
  3. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    Whoever gets upset about this is probably some cranky old codger who gets mad when people start to yell and cheer and jump around in his section of the Shoe'
  4. luckobucko

    luckobucko Robust T

    Pretty sure its Neyland Stadium - I prefer to call it the worlds largest erector set...
  5. redskinbucksfan

    redskinbucksfan The brownest of the brown liquors

    It is Neyland. It's cool that it's on the water, but I always thought the color looked a gigantic toilet bowl that someone vomited their macaroni and cheese into.
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2004
  6. Buckeye1

    Buckeye1 Junior

    Good one FCBuck! :crazy:
  7. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    FCB - :lol:

    I don't understand what the big deal about refering to the stadium as The Shoe. I could see if people shortened it to The Horse... but not The Shoe :roll1:
  8. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Mi zapato es su zapato. Is that right, LoH?
  9. Ex-Wolverine

    Ex-Wolverine Newbie

    I used to refer to Yost Arena as "The Hole" or "The Barn". The "Hole" was short for "Sh**hole" because that's what the place was. "The Barn" because it's the only arena I have ever been in where the stands and seats are wooden.

    I called the student section "3,000 screaming idiots" because that's what they are.

    They all got offended by that, but screw it. Why would I care? They are UM idiots.
  10. kippy1040

    kippy1040 Junior

    Yeah "The Shoe" has been the monarch of Columbus ever since I can remember ( 1954). I guess it is said with some reverence, per say like on the order of the 7 Ancient wonders of the world.

    The unique design resembling a horseshoe was great to me. I use to play horseshoes as a kid and to throw a "Ringer" for 3 points was great to me and I was even excited about 2 pointer. And how many 3 pointers have brought us "Good Luck" in the shoe in our history of it. Let alone the number of 2 point games that gave us alot of luck also in that Stadium.

    And yet today if you look closely at its new design. It still resembles the original look of a "Horseshoe", even though the end-zone has been upgraded considerably, it was left intact from the original design. And I think that was done intentionatley with that in mind to let it remain as it was intended - to be a sign of "Good Luck" So, go into any farmers barn in Ohio today and you will find a "Horseshoe" tacked up above some of the doors as a reflection of bringing good luck to that domain.
  11. OSU sKoolboy

    OSU sKoolboy Newbie

    To me the fact of the matter is, the Horseshoe and "The Shoe" name is something that lives in Ohio State Tradition. The name came from the shape of the stadium i don't take it offensively, some people just like to run their mouths.

    :gobucks3: :gobucks4:
  12. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    I would just like to tell Ft. Collins Buck that I love that pic of Eddie vs. ND.

    Ofcourse calling the stadium the "shoe" isn't insulting. We call The Ohio State University "OSU" don't we. It's just a way to simplify a conversation.
  13. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    isn't this kind of like me saying 'Go Bucks!' and someone getting offended that i ommited the 'eye' ?
  14. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    It is in fact called Neyland Stadium down there at Ewe Tee. They actually do have a pretty nice looking campus down there, with the rolling hills/small mountians and all. It's pretty cool too that tailgaters can park a boat right next to the stadium and party all day long. I went on a campus visit there and looking down on the campus from the roof of the student union is a pretty cool sight.

    Just for the record though, those people have a real Peyton Manning fetish down there. I visited there in the Spring of '98 - right after Manning had left Ewe Tee - and they had already named a street after him. Talk about a school that is desperate for some tradition!
  15. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    colobuck79 likes this.

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