If I didn't see it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it.
In the very week when Urban Meyer called on Ohio State fans to create an "inferno" inside Ohio Stadium, I witnessed one Buckeye fan creating her own little haven of serenity and perhaps a pair of booties at the same time.
In the middle of the first quarter in the very front row of section 27 AA, there she sat.
She wasn't wearing a stitch of Buckeye gear, she wasn't weaving together a memorable game-day experience at the Horseshoe.
She was knitting.
The Buckeyes were leading California 13-7 at the time, but the score and the surroundings were secondary to her craft.
She was KNITTING!
Among the 105,000 people at the 'Shoe, there were those with tattoos on their face, scarlet and gray paint in their hair, pom poms covering their entire body and many other fashion statments creating with the hope of standing out in the crowd.
This woman made her statement with her knitting needles.
The sad truth of the matter is this woman is NOT the first woman to be seen sitting in the front row of an Ohio State athletic event knitting. There is also a fan who sits in the front row of Ohio State basketball games with her knitting supplies. Not just in the front row but the big money seats that ring the court at the Schott. She's such a regular there, she's almost earned icon status.
Let's hope knitting at the 'Shoe does not catch on-especially in the front row.
The last thing we need is someone to lose an eye.