Are you pulling for an OSU win to improve the B1G's tire fire conference reputation, or is it simply not in your DNA? For me, as much as I'm sick of hearing about how inferior the B1G is, I just can't... I just can't.
OT: Rooting for Ohio State to win tonight?
No. I want them to get crushed.
I hope Clemson wins by 400. And I dislike Clemson.
Honestly, I don't care about this game. I'm done worrying about other teams' performance including OSU.
Completely agree. Can Michigan just win?
Yes, 55% of the time this season.
I third this. Besides, Ohio State's season ended after they lost to MSU. OSU fans know that if they brag about this win afterwards people will still give them shit for losing in the B1G Championship.
Hell no! screw them just like MSU and ND
Even LeBron hates Ohio.
in Tiger stripes. Hell no, I'll never say "Go Ohio"....
Haahhahhhaahahaha...ha...haha...ha. Oh, you're serious. No, I don't. I hope Clemson beats them so bad they have to roll the score board over to zeroes again. If they need to institute negatives that'd be great.
Clemson needs to come out and punch Ohio in the neck. Too soon?
you did there.
Not a chance. Go Clemson!
Not sure if serious.
Fuck the rest of the B1G. I root against everyone in this conference. Only team that matters is Michigan.
I don't get this. So, we want our conference to suck, but whine about not getting respect? The SEC will get two teams in next years playoff and got two teams in the national championship game a few years ago because the perception (right or wrong) that their 3rd place team is that much better than anyone else. Remember 2006? What if the B1G had the SEC's reputation? I root for every B1G team to win out of conference. A boat can't sail on an empty lake.
If Michigan consistently wins 11 or 12 games a year, we would have respect, regardless of how strong the Big Ten is. If we want respect, we need to win ourselves.
Tell that to Boise State and Utah.
Comparing Michigan to Boise State is the definition of false equivalency. If we win all of our games we will play for a national championship. OSU would have this year. In a hypothetical 4 team playoff, Michigan State would have been in at 12-1 this year.
Ohio being jumped by Baylor and/or a 1 loss Alabama team. To root against one's conference is just dumb. Everyone hoping the B1G loses every game outside of Michigan sounds so ignorant and Sparty-like.
You are missing the point, if there are 3 or more undefeated teams, which 2 do you think will go to the championship game? With everything else being equal, the two teams from the better conference.
Yes, it can. Unless it's a toxic great lake that's been set on fire from a burning couch via EL and burns from Cleveland to Cbus. WORST STATE EVER.
Did you really root for Syracuse over Minnesota, South Carolina over Wisconsin, etc.? That's hardcore. I always root against OSU, almost always root against MSU, and occasionally root against other Big Ten teams that are pissing me off at that moment, but other than that I'm a conference guy.
Definitely laughed at wisconsin losing because I hate everything about them. The johnny-come-latelys who have had a pretty consistent history in being terrible pre 1990s.
I did for minnesota as well since, believe it or not, they're still a rival. Remember that feeling you had in 2005?
Only reason I wanted nebraska to lose is because of past reasons which I think don't need to be dicussed again. That and abdullah has a big mouth and needed to get punched around a bit.
All petty reasons but the goals here are to win the B1G Championship and go to the Rose Bowl. What I think the goals SHOULD be (being it's 2014, not 1988) are dominating this conference exclusively and shooting for a national championship every year.
Yes, I know we are years away from that.
No way. Never, never, never. Go Tigers!
the big ten needs to improve it's image against the other conferences and we have not liked very impressive so far. so with that said, hell no and screw Ohio.
Iowa held their own against lsu, Nebraska beat GA, msu beat Stanford , Michigan sucked, Wisconsin lost...yea the BIG looked about how i expected
Anyone who ever roots for Ohio really doesn't get what being a Michigan fan is all about.
Yeah, that pretty much sums it up.
It's 180 degrees the other way. Sometimes, getting what being a Michigan fan is all about means rooting for Ohio. Ali needed Frazier, the Yankees needed the Brooklyn Dodgers, and we need Ohio. The rivalry is as much a part of Michigan as the winged helmet.
All that said, tonight, not only no but hell no. We need them good, not great, and also screw the reputation of the conference for now because I can't stand Delany's hubris. We don't need the conference to look good until we look good.
the conference needs Michigan to be good in order for the conference to be good. . .
Just thank you.
Unless it's us.
This game is of zero consequence as far as I can see it. I won't be watching that's all I can tell you.
If they win, hope Braxton Miller puts on a passing clinic, as that may propel him to the NFL. I just said Braxton Miller and passing clinic in the same sentence... Wow.
Even though its OSU and I hate them, I still want to see them win so it can be another feather in the Big Ten's cap.
And for all of the people that rag on the SEC for some sort of faux dominance, you should want OSU to win too. The more big bowl games the Big Ten can win (especially against perennially wishy-washy Clemson) the better it will be for the conference as a whole.
Rose Bowl and Orange Bowl wins coupled with Nebraska winning and Iowa playing LSU close will go a long way towards changing perceptions.
Exactly this. At some point (hopefully very soon), we'll be sitting on the bubble to get into the playoffs. B1G winning BCS games helps the image of the conference which in turn could push us into the playoffs when we're fighting for spot against a comparible team from a different conference due to strength of schedule. As much as I HATE rooting for OSU, them winning tonight could help us in the future.
I guess I'm in the minority. I always root for B1G teams in bowl games. Two BCS bowl games this year would be a huge step into the right direction for the B1G.
I'm rooting for Ohio State; I frequently do.
And I am also thinking about how much we could have used Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins on our team, before the coaching change rumor mill helped them make up their minds to go to Clemson.
I'll be rooting for OSU, but I don't think they will win, without Roby and without Spence, and with 20 guys suffering from the flu.
No. Hell no.
The hell with conference "prestige". No chance I'm cheering for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes.
It would be good for the conference, and I always have the hunch that Clemson is dirty as hell.
Yes, I am rooting for Ohio...to implode. I want to drink in that expression on urban's face.
I hate both Clmeson and OSU. Therefore, I will be rooting for a meteor to hit the stadium.
You mean do I want our two main rivals to accomplish something we have never done before (win 13 games) in the same season? Hell. Naw.
Oh hell no -- I want them to get destroyed, like every game they play (same goes for MSU and ND).
I hope the Clemson players run up and down the sideline in front of Urbs. Then duck when he tries to punch them!
And also, because Buckeye tears are delicious.
anal beads wrapped around their necks? How disgusting.
Fuck Urban > Fuck Saban
I want Shazier to play out of his mind. I want Miller to "ball out" as he mentioned weeks ago to the media. Then, I want both of them to get the hell out of the BigTen.
And at the end of it all, I want OSU to lose in the worst way possible.
I couldn't bring myself to actively root for Ohio State, although I rather have that same feeling about Clemson. I may very well just sit back and watch this one as I have no appreciable rooting interest in the outcome.
That being said, Massey actually slightly favors Ohio State in this one with a 56% projected win probability and a projected median score of 38-35. Somehow, the score sounds about right, although I think the game really is a good each-way bet. TeamRankings drew a similar conclusion based on the data.
Not only no but hell no.
Conference pride is overrated. If we win all of our games we'll surely be in the top 4 and do you really think the big ten is going to pass the SEC from MSU beating Stanford and Ohio beating Clemson. We need to win national titles and a lot of them.
Thank you. I'm a Michigan fan, not a B1G fan.
I could give 2 shits abut how the B1G is perceived
I'll always root for the B1G, just not tonight.
I'm rooting for Braxton Miller to throw for 800 yards and go pro. I'm also rooting for Ohio to lose by 700 points. I don't understand the urge to root for Ohio to win because it might make sports reporters like the B1G, and by extension Michigan, more...Ohio winning will never prove a net positive for Michigan, EVER. Stop thinking it will!
I'm rooting for Urban to punch a Clemson player in the neck.
I'm rooting for a Clemson player to punch Urban in the neck.
These questions always amuse me. First asking if we're rooting for Sparty and now if we're rooting for OSU.
What should we ask next? If we're rooting for cancer? The answer is obvious.
To repay for the 1979 Gator Bowl by punching an Ohio player. /s
Revenge is a dish best served cold, but unfortunately, they aren't playing in Green Bay.
Never. Not in a million years. I could care less what the rest of the world thinks of the conference. I only root for my team, and the opponents of my team's rivals.
Nah, I could never root for OSU. Go Dabo
If there is a school and a fanbase that deserves failure more, I don't know it.
Just like I did not root for State.
and a lose-lose.
OSU wins? Big Ten looks better but Ohio that much more annoying
OSU loses? Ohio sad but Big Ten looks worse
I'm kind of indifferent
I hope they get blasted but I don't think Clemson is actually all that good. However, Ohio missing two of its best defensive players on its already porous D means that this should be entertaining at the very least.
I'm rooting for one of the cheerleaders having a "wardrobe malfunction" during a live close up- and I am hoping there is nothing underneath and that the video editor is so stunned by the event that he pauses and forgets to press the button to go to camera # 3.
I'm sorry, what was the question again?
Never! Go Clemson
And speaking of our rivals, I just landed in Chicago with a plane full of Sparty fans. Upon a particularly turbulent landing, one group yelled, "Go green!" And then a second group yelled,"Go white!" In response. I feel for those of you who live in Michigan and will have to hear it for the next year.
They're even more annoying now that they're all taking the PED's. Again.
No and never.
I'll be rooting for a 2 game losing streak for Urbz.... I don't think a win by Ohio does much to improve the view of the conference. The New Year's day showing gave us a modest boost from couch fire to tire fire conference. Seriously, its just not worth a slight bump in popular opinion to root for Ohio. I'll personally get more mileage out an absolute beatdown of Urbz than SECPN saying the B1G is slightly better than awful for a few days.
I bet Clemson big
I also am not rooting for Bernie Madoff, Satan, or the government of North Korea, and all other bad people/ things. Btw, Ohio is worse than all the things I mentioned.
I'm definitely rooting for North Korea over OSU.
Helps state look better if they win too.
Never root for Ohio St. The hell with the for the good of the conference BS. The narrative is set that the B1G sucks and ESECPN is not diverting from it. So I say Go Tigers!!! (For both games tonight).
I hope the Big Ten team wins in games. Same thing occurs in basketball. I would be pissed if Michigan only lost one game in a season and not get a playoff, BCS spot. I am tired of being in a bad conference.
If I didn't root for them against Sparty, I'm not rooting for them against Clemson.
This thread insults me
No. Fuck this thread and all others like it. Stop asking shit like this.
Upvoted for "CRISP" reference :)
I'd rather cut my balls off and throw them in the Huron River than ever root for OSU.
The fact that you'd even ask this question is borderline insulting.
Sammy Watkins.....and it's working. : P
Never ever root for your rivals under any circumstance. We are not the SEC
Hoping urb gives Fickell a left hook and a right cross before this is over!!! That would be cool.
No No No No No No No No No No No No No No
I would rather nail my dick to a 2 x 4.
That gave me a good laugh. Thanks!
I will root for all B1G teams except MSU and Ohio. Screw those jerks.
My exact philosophy too
NO. Next question?
No. Fuck no.
If OSU loses two in a row it will be like Christmas again. I like some of their players but too many idiotic fans (bigger percentage than any school by far) and they flat out cheat. Vitamins supplements LMAO.
My two favorite teams are Michigan and whoever is playing Ohio.
I wanted MSU to win, and have more respect and happiness for them, but that doesn't extend to Ohio.
Fuck the buckeyes.
The Fuckeyes can suck my muh fuckin dizzle for shizzle.
Screw the Buckeyes. I might have ordinarily felt kind of neutral about it, but any pro-Big Ten feelings I harbor are outweighed by my love of seeing sad Urban Meyer. I hated him at Florida and OSU now only amplifies that.
I used to root against all of the B10 teams, when it didn't really matter.
Since the media pounding I do root hard for the B10 teams aside from ohio.
NO, GO CLEMSON
I'm a MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECHIGAN FAN, not a B1G FAN. Since when has the B!G Commissioner been a fan of U of M. Slammed the program for minor infractions FIRST EVER yet he was here during multiple msu violations. " GO BLUE "
I wouldn't root for Ohio if they were playing themselves and it meant we'd go to the championship.