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Columbus and Ohio show enthusiasm, anticipation for Ohio State's national title game

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The sign outside Pierce Cleaners on the North Side pulls for the hometown Buekeyes to beat the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Ohio State is set to face Alabama for the national championship in football later in the day.

It'll be a different kind of Ohio State championship game tonight, with few spectators allowed in the stadium, limits on local gatherings and a curfew in effect.

But like many other events this year, Columbus and Ohio residents are finding ways to celebrate from a distance. They shared their enthusiasm with signs, shirts and social media posts.

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Ohio State seniors Grant Homan, left, and Michael Hoffer, both of Cincinnati, hang a banner that states "Saban stormed the Capitol" outside their University District house on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The Buckeyes are set to face the Alabama Crimson Tide, coached by Nick Saban, for the national championship in football later in the day.

O-H-I-O appearing left and right

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Rest of the university gets in the football spirit

Gov. Mike DeWine makes a bet against Alabama governor

Ahead of the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide, DeWine is engaged in a friendly wager with Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey.

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