Well, they win a lot. There's that. Just sayin'.
How much do you really hate ohio?
Listen, it's fun hating Ohio State, but if you can't recognize that Michigan draws a sizable portion of its brand, value, and ineffable Michigan-ness from Ohio State, and vice versa, then you gotta grow up a bit and smell the coffee.
I have to +1 you for enhancing my vocabulary. I had literally never heard of the term "kayfabe" until your post. But I looked it up, and it makes perfect sense.
I don't ever read/hear the word kayfabe anywhere else.
In '81. Riverside Hospital. Lived in Upper Arlington until I was 12. Home of The Bear. My entire family outside Mum and Dad were then, and are still now working at U of M. So at school, when they would do the Pledge, what would follow everyday, on que, was the suckeye bight song. For real. I would stand with posture during the Pledge. I would protest and sit my little ass down during the nest collection of duh-duh-duh, duhduhduhduhs. Times were great then! Cooper era. In the thick of it. Cherish those days. I just recently got the hotdog water smell off of me for having lived there for over a decade so things are looking up! North. GO BLUE!!!
I grew up there. One of my parents is a Michigan alum.
So, a lot.
I get a kick out of the Ohio people on a Michigan blog. Stay the F out !!!
I'll vote "no" to that motion. I want Ohio sports to do well right up until we punch them out. Much more satisfactory.
Ohio fans on the board provide amusement at the least, and insight at the best. I respect there gall to be here, and want them to be right up until game time, and then want them to be so wrong.
MSu fans I don't care about. I don't respect the school enough to respect its fans, even the ones I like without respecting them.
Considering your username.
Well that's like 10,000 spoons alright.
Let me put it this way, if the university of douche suddenly joined the big ten and Satan was the A.D., Saddam Hussein was the HC, and Osama Bin Laden was the OC. I would root for them over ohio.
Sounds like a good 15th team to me...
I'm pretty sure that if such a university existed Jim Delany would add them to the conference in a heartbeat to establish a foothold with the Middle East demographic
Definitely the spread
I think he would throw the bomb.
I'm going with the pistol...or, perhaps, whatever the Navy (Seals) team runs...
The run 'n shoot
Runs everything primarily out of the shotgun. Down...set....allah, allah!
Cedar Point is fun, but other than that I have no use for the state (which implies no use for OSU).
I only root for Ohio when they play Duke in basketball. Otherwise I have no incentive to root for Ohio.
Moved into a new house in september of last year. Noticed the neighbor was wearing and OSU shirt.
I will not be lending him sugar. Ever.
I dislike Ohio the school plenty. I don't understand all the hate for the actual state and everything associated with it, though, as many people near and dear to all of our hearts came from Ohio. To name a few, our Naismith Award winner, our current football coach, many of our current players, and many of the greatest football players in school history, including our two most recent Heisman winners.
to them as Ohio State. I hear that really pisses them off.
I will root for our servicemen and women from Ohio as they fight on our behalf.
as for sports, I don't root for any buckeye or sparty teams no matter the the game. I went to a Duke basketball game and was glad I was able to join the home crowd since the visiting team was the buckeyes.
I personally despise ohio. Always have, long before Hoke & Co. made it cool. I have friends who live and work in ohio and when I visit (extremely rare) I just feel dirty, like I am in the white trash capital of the world. The first time I ever visited I saw groups of grown men riding bikes to the bars. I asked a local who knew my friend what the deal was and she responded that they had likely lost their licenses to DUIs. That same night at a local hole in the wall bar I went to sing karaoke. I kiddingly joked that I would sing Juicy by Biggy. He told me he had never heard of the song. He found the lyrics, but he said the song was not available. He told me he could play 50 cent's in the club as background music. After I killed it the dj asked me how I knew that song. I responded back calmly with "I'm not from ohio" he shook his head in agreement. You just can't make his stuff up. I truly dislike ohio.
I love Hoke, but as far as Michigan thoroughly hating OSU, those seeds were sewn in the Schembechler days.
I don't mind the city of Cleveland, other than the Indians (oh how I hate the Indians), but other than that I hate everything about Ohio. I went to the frozen diamond face off and it seemed as though I was one of very few who had hatred towards Ohio hockey. Down to the fact they did a shit job of copying our helmets.
I hate the Indians too, if for nothing else having the most racially insensitive team mascot in professional sports. I mean is there anything about Chief Wahoo that isn't offensive to any Native American?
The Washington Redskins are pretty racist. At least unless they change their team mascot into a potato...
The state of Ohio isn't bad, the buckeyes and their fans are a different story.
At least Michigan has some hills. And tons of water. My sis lives in Cincinnati. That's pretty nice. I think it's the Buckeye fans. Buckeye fans are just insufferable, if you ask me. They go on and on, spelling out OHIO all the time, and then they get mad at us if we say "ohio". What the hell? And that drum at the Indians games, oy, it's like a vuvuzela.....
i went to Michigan post-martin scandal. our bball team was atrocious (they were giving tickets away). so the only sport i truly cared for was football.
i hate ohio and their cheating ways. i hate their fanbase and their pseudo-intelligent trash talking. i hate urban meyer and his smug face. most of all, i hate that they have had our number for years now.
but when i think about it, i feel bad for both schools because its far better to be a Wolverine than either.
because Dave Thomas was an Ohio booster. I loathe the Yankees because of Steinbrenner's ties ( who btw was responsible for the Drew Henson debacle). And I won't buy a Ford because WC Ford employed Russ Thomas (an Ohio grad) to run the Lions. That was dereliction at its finest!
Impressive...I like it!
That's a reason not to cheer for the lions, by old man Ford ha the good sense to push his booze hound son, WCF, out of FoMoCo, and put HF II in charge.
His real mistake was buying the Lions for WCF.
However, wcf was still collecting dividend checks from Ford Motor which in a roundabout way, paid for Russ Thomas salary. . . and no I never bought a Lions ticket in my entire life either.
Nothing drives Ohio State alumni and fans (take it from a guy banished to live amongst the heathen for the last decade) more crazy than simply telling them the truth, and that is that Michigan alumni and fans should ignore Ohio except when we play them. Don't be like the slappys who live in Ohio and define yourself and your love for your team by rooting against anyone else. What truly hurts them is when you ignore Ohio State...like we got to do basically during the Cooper years...We need those kind of years to come back! My focus is Michigan, Michigan, Michigan, and the rest of the B1G and the country are just fodder for the only team that counts!
I don't think ignoring ohio is the way to go. They focus quite a bit on the michigan game and it has shown this past decade. I think Michigan needs to do the exact same.
Players and coaches should always have intensity for a Michigan vs OSU game in anything, but fans and alumni need to learn that the best way to truly drive them Buckeyes nuts is to ignore them the rest of the year....What got OSU back was Tressel recruiting better talent while we slipped in terms of talent in the late Carr years and RR years....
Michigan definitely was not lacking in the talent department in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. We arguably had better talent and got our assed kicked by sweatervest. Oh and also 2001. Tressel had our # because he prepared for the game better.
I hate them so much that I will only party slightly hard when in Ohio.
I don't really hate the state itself, but I thoroughly despise Ohio State as well as their fans. I hate that they have inexplicably had our number for a decade. Every fiber of my being hopes they lose every game by 40+. It would be pure euphoria for me to watch Jake Ryan come off of Braxton Miller's blindside, and drill his ass into the ground so hard that Braxton forgets who he is for 10 minutes. I wouldn't wish injury on him, but watching him lie on the ground would be beautiful.
Having said all that, I do respect them. As far as little brother goes, I more pity them than dislike them, and my respect level for them is minimal to zero.
I agree with every statement you made !
A) they've out recruited UM
B) they've cheated
C) they've gotten a wrist slap because Gee and Emmert are college buddies.
D) Tressel usually outcoached Carr.
Cost of loss to MSU or OSU - MSU is worse because they are not just your little brother. They are your little brother's annoying friend who is going to fuck with you until you kick the crap out of him. He also knows that you don't have a chance to do that for a full year. OSU is full grown. Losing to them hurts but not like Sparty
Benefit of victory over MSU or OSU - OSU is a better feeling by far. When we beat them we know that we have overcome a machine. They are always capable of inflicting pain. When we win it is always an accomplishment (rather than expected with MSU).
Really? When we lost to sparty in 2011 but beat osu I couldn't have given less of a shit about the sparty game.