Though assuredly in the minority - and unknown to national media who think each and every last one of us is a Buckeye-crazed zombie - there are, in fact, plenty of Columbus residents who could care less about Ohio State football. We know you're out there. This one's for you.

Though assuredly in the minority - and unknown to national media who think each and every last one of us is a Buckeye-crazed zombie - there are, in fact, plenty of Columbus residents who could care less about Ohio State football. We know you're out there. This one's for you.

You don't have to be a fan to enjoy game day in Columbus - it is, after all, a weekly excuse to get day-drunk - but for some, it's just a day of traffic headaches, parking restrictions and endless "O-H!" callouts. Here are some ways to actually take advantage of the situation.

Do your grocery shopping

Obviously don't go before the game and be aware of the impending halftime need-more-chips-and-beer rush, but a well-timed trip can make you feel like you've got Whole Foods all to yourself. Ever wanted to play Supermarket Sweep in real life? Here's your chance.

Eat at a nice restaurant

Yes, everyone knows every wings-and-beer joint in the city will be packed, but as the Buckeyes find themselves playing more and more prime-time games, that also means available tables at upscale places where the game's not on, meaning you can get a Saturday evening reservation with relative ease.

Go streaking

The eerily deserted streets of Columbus shouldn't tempt you into "Purge"-level lawlessness, but if you've ever wanted your chance to run naked through the streets without actually being noticed, this is your moment.

Hit the Laundromat

Make game day your laundry day for a chance to not have to fight for an open dryer or deal with the odd characters that always seem to populate a Laundromat.

Roam the Short North

For all those that complain that the Short North is too crowded, give it a whirl during a Buckeye game. It's the opposite of Gallery Hop - at least for the shops and restaurants that aren't showing the game.

Enjoy nature

Those crisp, cool autumn days make Ohio's oppressively humid summers worthwhile, and nothing is more contemplative than spending some time in one of our fine metro parks with as few people around as possible.

See a movie

Another great case of "having the whole place to yourself," you can even hit up campus-area theaters like the Gateway Film Center, AMC Lennox or special showings at the Wexner Center … just make sure you know how long the movie is so you don't get caught in post-game traffic.

Have sex

When it comes to love, game time is the right time (particularly for the "Afternoon Delight" variety). Not only are the neighbors way less likely to complain about the noise, a well-timed touchdown can make you feel like the entire city is celebrating the moment.