fair point that
The only thing better than an Ohio win on Sunday:
I could understand if the Buckeyes were playing anyone else... but when they are playing against Michigan State, and we can claim our first share of the Big 10 championship since 1986, go Buckeyes, for 1 game and 1 game only! I think different rules should apply when your 2 least favorite programs are playing against one another; sometimes the overall balance of things leads to it making sense to root for one of them..
But yes, first priority...go Wolverines against Penn State...
"Potential Destinations for Semi-Cataclysmic Meteor Strikes"
"Even if they win, OSU are still a bunch of losers"
"Who to root for this weekend"
I'm sure ya'll will come up with more.
"Because a stadium implosion seems (unfortunately) unlikely..."
It's a simple rule. I always root against Ohio except in the case that it directly benefits Michigan for them to win. If we beat PSU, then that caveat kicks in and I'll have to root for Ohio, as dirty as that makes me feel.
I will never ever cheer for Ohio. Never.
I will, however, happily cheer for the demise of Michigan State. I am rooting for Michigan State to lose. Not for Ohio to win.
Right, so you'll be rooting for Ohio to win.
I saw the title of this thread. I will NEVER utter those foul words. However I WOULD like to see Sparty lose to them.
This thread is full of win. Rooting for the Buckeyes is like playing wingman for a buddy that is trying to score and being set up with a troll. Its the right thing to do for the team, but you feel dirty for weeks afterwards.
I would feel dirty for exactly zero seconds if OSU beats MSU after we beat PSU. I would feel like a big ten champion immediately.
Figure out a way to root against MSU without rooting for OSU. Otherwise...
...she will find you.
I'm rooting for MSU to lose, totally agnostic to Ohio's role in that outcome.
You can root against MSU without actually rooting for Ohio and once the UM game is done I might do that. However, if we lose (guh!) I'll be wanting MSU to win so we can seal up the #2 seed.
How can you root for one team to lose, but not simultaneously root for their opponents to win?
Since when did rational thought become involved when it comes to sports fandom? Knock it off.
Isn't that essentially the essence of schadenfreude?
You view the game as MSU vs Ohio.
I view the game as MSU vs UM.
Only losing matters.
There is no Ohio.
The nice thing about the timing of the games on sunday; we play at 1, they play at 4. So, if for some crazy reason we dont beat penn st and an ohio win is no longer of any value to me, I can go back to my buckeye hating ways.
Lesser Of two evils. Sparty outright title and sharting the title with your 2 hated rivals. No brainer.
Edit: I realize I said sharting instead of sharing. I'm not changing it
I will not root for them.
However, if somebody gave me the power to pick a winner, I guess I would go with them.
There hasn't been enough angst here recently. Well played, sir.
Maybe not the best day to put this title up with our ladies taking on Ohio in their Big Ten Tourney game.
Forgot about that. Title amended. Forgiveness please.
A violation of NCAA Bylaw 8.008-5 making both teams ineligible and forcing forfiets would actually be ideal.
Wait, that's an option? Oh well, then I want to root for that!
Especially if a forefit is counted as a loss; no banners for anyone else in that case. The tears would be fantastic.
thinks its better for me to shut up.
Oh, look, we all know that of we beat PSU, it'll be better for us if OSU wins. It's still distasteful.
root for Ohio here. If Ohio loses, Michigan State wins the big ten outright and in my opinion, MSU fans are so much more annoying than Ohio fans, If Ohio wins (and we do too), we get a share of the big ten. Man up, feel dirty, cheer for Ohio to win
No. Never. Screw the Bucks, always and forever.
If they happen to win, so be it.
Those of you actively rooting for them are seriously misguided. You must never root or encourage the evil that is from Columbus.
Like I said, if they happen to win, fine. But root for them? Hell no.
You, sir, are a man of principle, honor, and vision. No. Never. Always and forever.
Who do you think John Beilein will be rooting for? Or Zack Novak? You don't think they'd like a B1G Title ring?
It's possible that my sarcasm meter is off, but I'm pretty sure you're the misguided one. You'd rather see TSIO lose than Michigan have a chance at a B1G title?
I can cheer for Ohio to beat Sparty. I just wish there was some way both teams could lose this game.
I will be very glad (ok, ecstatic) if things work out so that our team is co-cham[pion of the Big Ten. But the words, "Go Bxxxs," will never escape my lips or even cross my mind under any circumstances. In this rare instance, hatred is just more important than joy.
"Hatred is more important than joy" is such a little brother cop-out. You're a coward.
In this rare instance, hatred is just more important than joy.
How very Sparty of you....
Honestly, I don't understand the attitude that you NEVER root for Ohio. If by 3:15 on Sunday, Michigan has dispatched the Lions and we need the Buckeyes to beat MSU to give us our first Big 10 Conference Championship in over a quarter century, I'm praying to God, Allah, and the Pantheon of Asgard to make it happen. I don't understand how any true Michigan fan could feel differently.
The banner is ALWAYS the primary goal. It shouldn't be wishing misfortune upon your enemies.
Think of the joy Novak and Douglass would get from a Big Ten title. Is your hatred more important than that?
I always root for UM's best interests.
Thus, Go Bucks.
Now excuse me while I go vomit.
I agree with your comment, and have vomited. Go Ohio. This weekend. Blegh
Just hope we win the B1G title. That's all you have to say. However that works out, hey, stuff happens.
rooting for the Bucks and I don't feel the least bit dirty about it. Ultimately I care about what is best for Michigan more than I care about what is bad for Ohio.
I have thoughts of rooting for ohio. I understand that I should never root for ohio but please explain to God that if ohio wins and we win; we share a Big Ten Title.
I promise to continue Schadenfreude against ohio. However, in this instance, it is much better to have schadenfreude against lil bro for this will help us.
I will continue my financial support to the Church and School. I will say 10 Hail Mary's before the game even though I am NOT Catholic. I will get a full-immersion baptism to make me holy again as I feel so dirty.
I don't get the people that are having trouble rooting for an OSU win. Alot of them are probably the same people that criticized Dantonio for rooting for OSU in 2010 (IIRC) when a Michigan win would have helped give them a share of the conference title.
OSU and UM interests don't align together very much. This is one of those times that it happens. Rooting for OSU is the same as rooting for Michigan in this instance. If it helps people, think of it as rooting against MSU. Because that's what it really is. You could insert another conference team in the place of OSU and we'd still be rooting for MSU to lose. It just so happens that MSU is playing OSU.
Somewhere deep down inside it is tickling me pink that you are having to cheer for OSU in order for you to back into a BIG championship.
If it helps to drown the sorrows of football season, then we're glad to help.
Hey, look... Denard just scored another last minute touchdown...