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The Ohio State University Football Usher - 20C: Larry, "The Towel Man" Clarkson

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by Padraig, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Padraig

    Padraig Jesus loves you, the rest of us think ur an idiot. Former FF Keeper Champ

    Over the pass several years, some of you have told me that in your visits to the Shoe on Home Saturday Football games the location of your tickets have at times been in 20C (my assigned portal). Undoubtedly there are others who frequent this site who have also had the opportunity to view a Buckeye Football game from this area of the Stadium as well.

    For those who have, you might remember an Usher who was fond of waving a full size "rally towel" in the air when he felt it might increase the fans invovlment from our section. The particular towel changed over the years, but each one he always filled up with autographs (to give it the full amount of "luck" I suppose) from those people he thought most important to effectively spreading his Buckeye mojo, the fans of 20C. For this reason, to many he was known simply as "The Towel Man".

    This past Tuesday, December the 2nd, Larry "The Towel Man" unexpectedly passed away. He was an Usher at The Ohio State University Football games for 24 years. And for the 6 of them that I had the pleasure of working with Larry he always had a big smile, high five, and a "Go Bucks" for every fan he met. He was also known for making a few trips the 40 plus rows up to the top of the Stadium each game (no small task, believe me) to hand out his 'thanks & congrats' with a high-five to all the fans for their part in scoring a TD, causing a turn-over and the like.

    Larry was a huge Buckeye fan. When he wasn't attending/Ushering a Home Game, he was likely planning (along with his best friend, our Portal Chief, Tom and their wives) the next road trip for an away contest. He was a great guy, and I'm truly proud to have known him and been able to share a handful of Buckeye Saturdays with him these past few years.

    RIP, Larry

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    generaladm likes this.

    BUCKYLE Washed

    R.I.P. Towel Man
  3. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    You mean there is an openning?
  4. BigWoof31

    BigWoof31 Senior

    He certainly sounds alot more professional than Leonard "Heavy Petting" Robinson that's worked at Georgia Tech for 20+ years.

    I hope he's got his towel ready and a beer cracked open in heaven - ready for a great Fiesta Bowl.
  5. Mac

    Mac That's a pain in the buns

    Sounds like we will miss a great buckeye fan on the future Saturday's.

    R.I.P. Towel Man

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