I've personally never encountered a friend or family member who switched from Michigan to tOSU as a fan so I had no idea what the feeling would be like should it happen. This weekend I sadly experienced it. My friend Patrick has been a close buddy through high school and I've know him for 6 years now. He's been a die hard Wolverine since I first met him with a block M on his hockey helmet and a Michigan jersey during game day on Saturdays when we would watch the game. He's been away in USAF basic training and just returned not too long ago.He's leaving to base soon. It was great to finally talk to him again and hang out like we use to. I called him this weekend and since he has Verizon he's got a ringback tone but this one was different and what I heard through my speakers made me drop my phone and not pick it up for a good 5 minutes I was so shocked.
A song came over the speakers that I never would expect him to have or listen to. Some hip hop song with the words "buckeye nation" "ohio state buckeyes" and "oh-io" escaped into my ears. I couldnt call him back because I was so stunned and pissed off at once. The only words that left my mouth was WHAT THE FUCK?. I sent him a text saying "what the fuck is with that ringback?" he like always was cool and texted back "I'm no longer in Ohio bro I gotta represent." Represent? Represent a hated rival as YOUR college when it never was? I was in shock and I'm still in shock. What would make a person do this? I know it seems silly that this is an issue but when you know a person for 6 years and cheer GO BLUE with them then they decide to be scarlet and grey the next day?
I felt betrayed. Seriously I gave him one of my old Michigan jerseys. Should I ask for it back because I'm seriously considering it. I can understand wanting to represent Ohio but representing your once hated rival as Ohio?! He couldn't of picked the Browns, Bengals or hell even Bobcats for God sake. I'm pissed. I'm sorry but I'm really pissed. Has this ever happened to anyone else?