Before every home game, the Ohio State marching band walks out on to the field and marches into formation. This formation is the same very time and is very recognizable by Buckeyes fans. This formation? A script form of the word “Ohio.”
It is a tradition that is long-standing with the school and fans clamor to see who will “dot the I” each week. It’s a huge honor to be a part of the tradition and the Ohio State fan base knows how important this is.
It’s so important to one group of fans that they wanted to recreate the formation, but on a much larger scale. ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported via Twitter that the group of fans walked around Columbus and used GPS to form the script Ohio to show up on a mapped version of the city.
I don’t know what’s more impressive. The fact that they were able to use this technology in such a creative way or the fact that they walked nineteen miles in the middle of August.
Either way, this is still a pretty cool thing to see. Maybe the marching band will join them for a much bigger formation next time. The Buckeyes’ fans get to enjoy this tradition for the first time this season on September 12 when they host Hawaii.
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