So I was online reading up on a man who got run over at an intersection a half mile from my old stomping grounds, and I noticed a link regarding the results of the "Choose our license plate slogan" campaign Ohio put on recently. Here's some highlights of the article:
But some were downright mean and surely won't make the final cut, such as "Worst State Ever," "O-Lie-O" and 81 votes for phrases containing the word "sucks." You get the picture.
And then there is Ohio State. There were more than 2,000 votes for slogans mentioning the university, including "The Ohio State University," "Go Bucks," and "OH-IO," the chant often associated with the Columbus school. But about half of the OSU-related suggestions referenced the school's embarrassing recent NCAA scandal, including "Free tattoos." Terrelle Pryor, the former OSU quarterback who left the school in 2010 amid scandal, pulled in nearly 800 votes from fans or haters, many of whom cannot spell his first name -- there were seven different variations. And then there was Pryor's coach, Jim Tressel, who was booted from the school and subsequently punished by the NCAA over the same issue. Tressel received only 16 votes, far fewer than the football program's most popular coach ever, Woody Hayes, who reeled in 656 votes. Even Hayes' arch-nemesis, Bo Schembechler, former coach of That School Up North, got 225 votes. Go figure.
Great job everyone. Heres the link if anyone wishes to read further (athough theres really not much reason)