This might be the greatest example of buckeye bashing I've ever read. I hope the trolls who pop in and out of here on Bucknuts read this because I about died lol http://m.outkickthecoverage.com/the-ten-dumbest-fan-bases-in-america-3-t...
Blog that's been ripping on fanbases does #3: Ohio State.
Not the greatest example. Kind of stupid IMO.
Yeah, this misses the mark.
If you really want to laugh at Ohio, just read the comments. One bro attempts to come back at the author by reminding him that although the SEC wins football games, the South lost the 'real war' - that being the Civil War.
I guess the lesson is that the art of making fun of Ohio is to let them do the talking.
You probably have never spent any time in Ohio.
If you're talking to me I've lived in Ohio for the last 20 years of my life. Although some of its true, I just thought there's better examples out there. Plus when he's trying to be funny, it's just not funny.
And if you're talking to me, I did four years in Ohio. And if you're questioning my contempt for Ohio State fans, you've obviously never met me.
He "did" four years in Ohio. Sounds like doing time. Brilliant.
no cooler pooper references. Every fan base has people like this. Funny article though.
...if in about 48 hours, "Michigan" turns up as the #3 "more stupider fanbase."
Not even a little bit
Well thank god humor is subjective then
Meh, while the article isn't entirely inaccurate it's even less funny.
This confused the hell out of me.
thought the article was pretty good, but the comments from the bucknuts defending ohio are priceless.
Completely reinforcing everything said in that article - I read one guy talking about how Columbus is the capital of the midwest and how much culture they export to the rest of the world referencing Abercrombie and Fitch.
I'm sorry that I can't upvote you, but you gave me a good laugh.
"Go Bucks!" is the "First!" of college football message boards.
I thought that was "Roll Tide"?
You can find it on literally any big ten network post on Facebook. It could be about Iowa and penny state field hockey, it really doesn't matter.
I've adopted it as a wholly ironic phrase that can instantly improve any situation. Just contracted HPV? Go Bucks! Stubbed your toe? Go Bucks! Dad died? Go Bucks!
i actually prefer this to "Thanks Obama."
SEE? THIS IS NOT FUNNY MY T-SHIRTS ARE FUNNY BUT THIS ISN'T FUNNY I HATE YOU ALL ARRRRRGHHH BUTTHURT BUTTHURT
^but could you imagine if I was like that?
I personally love hate articles written about us but this one was marginally ok. The posters and writers on MgoBlog take better swipes at us than these guys when our players or coaches does something stupid or leading up to The Game, most of which is ROTFLOL material. Jokes and puns that are both sardonic yet refreshing to read about OSU. Thankfully, I have a sense of humor and enjoy these things. This nugget from the article is spot on though:
In addition to the boastful self-loathing, Ohio State fans have zero self-awareness. Ohio State fans lead the nation in emailed Onion articles with the heading, "Look at this bullsh--!"Everything that is said about the Ohio State fan base is "NOT TRUE" and written by "HATERS," -- which they helpfully spell H8ERS -- who are JEALOUS of the state of Ohio's continued crawl towards 21st century obsolescence. Most SEC fans will readily acknowledge that vast numbers of their fan base
fulfills every stereotype that could ever be levied against them, but Ohio State fans somehow feel superior. It's a big deal to them that they live in the North. They like to look down on the South, despite the fact that Ohio State has never beaten an SEC team in a bowl game.That's 0-9 all time.(Stop with the emails, you had to vacate the Sugar Bowl "win" over Arkansas.) If you polled every Big Ten fan and asked, "Which fan base is the dumbest in your conference?" Ohio State would receive 100% of the vote. The final kick in the teeth to Ohio State fans?They already know living in the South is better than living in Ohio -- hello, they see your Facebook updates in the December sunshine, asshole -- but they keep thinking to themselves, as they curl up in their Eddie George jerseys late at night...
Sport, if you are going to chide millions of people whom you don't know for being "stupid," you ought to employ your very best English grammar.
So let's have another go at your thread title.
"An article to be read by everyone who hates Ohio State."
Now, to the text of the linked column. Seriously?
If you polled every Big Ten fan and asked, "Which fan base is the dumbest in your conference?" Ohio State would receive 100% of the vote.
Well, no, actually. The Ohio State fans I know, are generally a lot more knowledgable about their passion, college football, than are any other fans in the conference. Is it so clear that the Penn State and Michigan State fans are not "the dumbest"? This is a conversation that I am embarassed to be having with myself at the suggestion of "Outkick the Coverage." I'm sorry, really, to have gotten involved in this thread. I'd like to wash my hands now.
The article about the Volunteers is almost worth it just for the photo of the "VolsForLife" tattoo on someone's arm, complete with a view of Neyland - that's some dedication. That, and the comments below that article pretty much descend into a pit of SEC fan stereotypes.
Ohio State is actually ranked #3 on the list, not that it matters though.
"Spot on" yes, "a little mean" for sure. I suppose you didn't claim it was funny though. Seriously though, how did we end up with two of the dumbest fan bases in the country as B1G rivals? Lets just declare Northwestern to be our new rivals. They can slide into ND's slot.
God bless Clay Travis for OutStanding Contributions To Trolling.
We get too happy, are we sure we won't be ranked ahead of them on this ridicu-list?
Ha. As if SEC fans would ever rank a non-SEC team #1 or #2 in anything.
Alabama will be #1 on the list. Book it.
I used to read a bunch of Clay Travis' stuff before he started becoming more sexist, misogynistic and just a general douchebag, and he's probably going to have Kentucky basketball fans and Bama football fans as 1-2 on this list. So I think we're good.
Kind of ironic how the author claims OSU fans are so dumb when he can't even spell barbell right. Overall a rather juvenile, contrived piece. Half of it could be arbitrarily said about some fans in any fan base. He does get a few things right though, for instance how Urban was a cheater in the eyes of OSU fans while at Florida, but is a saint now.
It is Clay Travis, its not supposed to be good.
Must politely disagree - the biggest baddest fan base must be the followers of Omnicron Persei 8 State, Go OP8STATE!.
Zoltan Mesko is the Space Emperor of Space. Zoltan Mesko is Blue. Ergo all your fanbase are belong to us.
ability to afford porches in this post though.
I thought the article was reasonably funny, but it loses credibility by not including a single reference to Michigan. Hatred of Michigan is central to the identity of an Ohio State fan.
Very true. I think Fuck Michigan is their way of saying hello (props to Michiganzone that one).
Is an infected boil on the ass of college football writing. I would be in favor of his recieving the "bleacher report" treatment.
Only an asshole like Travis -- a petty, not-all-that bright asshole -- would seize upon such a minor typo in response to this level of truth bomb. This is because he is indeed, as so wonderfully diagnosed above, an infected boil on the ass of college football. Now, 'exploit you for' in a comment solely devoted to grammar pedantry ... that's something which eliminates credibilty. Just a thought.
EDIT: Please note that, despite the snark aimed your way, I am not trying to call you a petty, not-all-that-bright asshole. I really only mean that about Travis. The infected boil truth bomb was not aimed at you, so you're not responding to it directly, and therefore don't fall within the bounds of my statement there. I still think you're being really condescending in your comment, though.
I didn't realize that my honor, my reputation for perspicacity, and indeed my credibility was on the line when I made a simple spelling error on sports blog message board at 1 AM.
Furthermore, this simple spelling mistake completely discredits the idea that Clay Travis is an unrepentant troll who, admittedly, does very occasionally contribute something intelligent to the world of college football writing.
Of course, I take exception to your missclassification of a spelling error as grammatical one. The word you were looking for was "orthographic," since I used the word acceptably within the structure of the sentence.
This secretly infuriates the people who are left behind in Ohio. Especially in a social media age when you can see how much more fun everyone else is having and you're left paying $200 for a Craig Krenzel autograph at a Sandusky Econo Lodge.
OK, I admit I laughed at this part, but overall, not funny.
One of my best friends family owns the Sandusky Econo Lodge. Thank you Spadaros!
The comments are my life on a daily basis.
The same goes for the first sentence.
But as a few other people pointed out, every team has fans that never went to said university (or any university in some cases). Hell, even EMU has a few fans like that.
Hey, watch it! Go Hurons...I mean Eagles!
I wasn't referring so much to the idiot fans (although every team has that group too). I was referring to the folks that follow a team but never went to the university (me for instance iwth Michigan).
Travis is a bit of conundrum - for all of his purported intellectual superiority, he still carries the SEC banner (he went to Vanderbilt). I just find that whole identification complex forced. I liken it to chanting, "NFC North! NFC North! NFC North!" or "AL! AL!" What self-aware person does this? Absurdity.
"I just find that whole identification complex forced. I liken it to chanting, "NFC North! NFC North! NFC North!" or "AL! AL!" What self-aware person does this? Absurdity."
Thank you so much for this -- I will steal your analogy freely when faced with the rabid SEC fans down here. I've tried many times to make this distinction -- I occasionally have a rational self-interest in the success of the Big Ten, but only in so far as it benefits my team. I'm happy when Big Ten teams that Michigan has beaten turn to be strong teams, but only because it reflects better on Michigan, not because I feel any "Big Ten Pride" or anything like that.
The funniest thing here is watching Ole Miss or Mississippi State fans take some kind of twisted pride in the dominance of Alabama -- as if they aren't getting absolutely plastered by Alabama just like the rest of the nation.