Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 4/15/12

Time to cue up the Allen Iverson “PRACTICE?? We’re talking about practice man.” rant. 3,100 people showed up to watch the Ohio State football team practice indoors today.

Think about it: Ohio State had 3,100 fans show up for a practice that had a change-of-venue within an hour of its start.

Seriously, Central Ohio must be sorely lacking in entertainment/recreational activities.

And remember this spring college football practice, not the fall during actual football season. This is baseball season or Stanley Cup Playoffs season or NBA season or analyzing the NFL Draft season.

Ohio State fans aren’t just nuts, they’re BUCKNUTS! At one point the crowd started chanting and clapping “UrbanMeyer… UrbanMeyer… UrbanMeyer.”

Meyer wanted to bring the students closer to his team, and his team closer to students, and that was achieved with a live field goal drill with hundreds of fans on the field surrounding the action.

I think I need to invest in developing an entertainment complex and cultural center in Columbus. I need to give the fine people of the Buckeye state more to do in their spare time.

Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, an official Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker, MSN and Fox Sports

A Fulbright scholar and MBA, Banks has appeared on live radio all over the world; and he’s a member of the Football Writers Association of America, U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and Society of Professional Journalists. The President of the United States follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB) You should too.

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