Here’s another little example of how the internet has made the world a better place.
We wanted to find a bar where we could watch the Buckeyes play Penn State last night. But we were in Michigan, of course, and therefore were like pilgrims in an unholy land. Walking into any randomly selected bar and openly rooting for Ohio State seemed like a bad, and potentially reckless, idea.
So we used our iPhones to google “Ohio State bar in Detroit,” and found Hi-Tops Ten & One Half, just down Woodward Avenue in Royal Oaks. It’s where some diehard Buckeyes meet to drink a few beers and watch Ohio State games on one of the dozens of TVs found around the room.
So, instead of worrying about drawing evil looks from Michigan fans drinking at nearby tables, we were able to watch Ohio State demolish Penn State in comfort, with friendly fellow citizens of Buckeye Nation who shared our interest in seeing the Buckeyes triumph. High fives were exchanged, OH-IO chants were had, the beer was cold, and the burgers and wings were tasty. When the game was over, we were happy, well-fed, and well-lubricated pilgrims, girded and ready to reemerge into unholy territory.