I do not EVER root for Ohio State.
So, do we root for our Conference or do we root for our future Offense in the Rose Bowl?
The Big Ten isn't going to be an elite conference until Michigan is elite. I'm rooting for Oregon.
I'm with these guys.
I'm with you...I will NEVER root for the Buckeyes! Not even if there's a FIRE!
(Unless we need them to beat another team late in the year to give us a B10 championship or send us to a better bowl game, but there MUST be a direct and immediate benefit to M)
Ditto. There is no way in hell I can root for that team down south.
Simple as that. Bowl wins increase their standing with recruits. We can't have that.
An Oregon win in the RB definitely helps our recruiting against OSU.
I can't cheer for them.
NH represent. go kelly.
nicely done Impaler. Live Free or Die Ducks!
I will never ever cheer for OSU.
I'm hoping for the Ducks to win by 30!
and decide that it makes sense to cheer for OSU. But when you turn on the tube and see those bastards and that damned vest reason will go out the window.
If it was any other team from the Big 10 besides OSU or MSU I would say go big 10. That being said GO DUCKS!!!
Do you think they would be rooting for us if it were us in that game?
I want Oregon to obliterate OSU and send Tressel/Pryor into the fetal position only to reemerge next August.
they actually might..
I know a bunch of OSU fans that simply feel sorry for us.. at the bar that I frequent.. they actually cheer for Michigan whenever we're playing other B10 teams... They were even rooting for us when we played Florida.
It wasn't like that two years ago.. but now they're worried that their SOS might go south if we don't become relevant quick..
I don't shed any tears when the Buckeyes lose, but I want them to be good (as opposed to ND who I hope loses every game they ever play). I can't take another year of "the Big 10 sucks" from the national media. I hope OSU steamrolls the Ducks and that Iowa beats down Boise. I certainly understand the "can't cheer for the Buckeyes" sentiment, but at least this year I'll be pulling for them against UO.
I agree Purple Stuff. I am sick of the big ten bashing also so, I have to admit I want the Buckeyes and every other big ten team to win their bowl games. However, if they get their butts beats I definately wouldn't be bummed. I think Oregon will be surprised by the Buckeye defense.
Replace Iraq with OSU.
*For the record, I'm not being serious. Tasteless, yes, but not serious. Should go without saying, but you never know around here.
I hope Oregon blows them out.
Buck the Fuckeyes!
to blackout this bowl season, again, and not root for anyone until next september. if you know what i mean.
One thing I've learned after being out of Ann Arbor for a decade is that a lot of the older + 50 folks actually believe in pulling for the Big Ten in bowl season. Michigan fans, tOSU, Iowa, etc. They seem to get this whole camaraderie thing with the Big Ten that some younger people probably can't appreciate until we're back on top of the conference.
My guess is they hear more than enough crap from SEC folks that it drives them up a wall. That plus Big Ten hate is out there is big numbers.
I am a gray hair that you speak of. I will NOT be rooting for anOSU or Sparty as I hate those teams and hope that they lose no matter what the cirumstances.
Call me bitter, but that's just how it is.
I just remember going to bowl games and meeting other Big Ten folks and there was a real feeling of being united. Keep in mind it was 70 degrees in late December/early January so who could be pissy then? It's just that most of those people were older. I always pulled for every conference team, except MSU. And I think I will return to that state once our team is back bowling. Right now, I just don't like to see these teams have national exposure to recruits while we're making snowballs in the Diag.
I miss the days where we carried the banner for the Big Ten.
I can and will carry the banner for teams like Purdue, Minnesota, Northwestern, no question about it.
But, I Hate Sparty; Hate anOSU. Can never root for them.
Living on the west coast, I either hear the national media's SEC/Big12 dominance position or the local "nobody realizes the Pac10 is really the best conference in the universe" agenda. That gets really old, really fast.
As for the "gray hairs", my guess is that those who remember regularly beating OSU know that these things are cyclical and that makes it easier to control the hate. If OSU wins a bowl game, I know they still suck and that the Blue will inflict a great deal of pain on the people of Columbus in the years to come. And I'm only 27 (but our guys at least went 2-2 against them while I was at UM).
The Big Ten needs a BCS win REALLY bad but I'll be pulling for the Ducks in Pasadena. Maybe Iowa or PSU will be able to win a BCS game.
Most of the time I'll root for B10 but this year it doesn't matter. The B10 sucks this year and OSU beating Oregon won't prove anything and even if it did it wouldn't be too helpful to M this year, so fuck it, go Ducks!!!
the advancement of exciting offensive football is great in my book. Go Ducks! QUACK!
I ALWAYS used to root for the big 10 in bowl games. Yes I would even hold my nose and root in a luke warm sort of way for the buckeyes, but I am so sick of them and especially of their complete inability to beat anyone decent in a bowl, thus embarassing the Big 10 over and over, that I can no longer root for them. GO DUCKS!
LETS BITCH AT THIS GUY FOR STARTING A THREAD after there was already a live game thread, and i posted something about this very topic.
NEG NEG NEG
I'm really glad you posted something so I had the chance to neg you. Eventually you'll run out of points and I can stop ignoring your threads.
thats funny...bc your not ignoring them...your responding to all of them and bumping them.
That's actually not true.
what happened to you man? You were going to be great... enthusiastic, supporting RR the sky was your limit... it's a pity really.
the typical idiot michigan fan that posts on message boards happened to me.
my guess is that you weren't breast fed. Or maybe you ate leaded paint chips as a toddler. Thalidomide maybe? What do your toes look like?
now now momma always told me you catch more flies with honey than vinegar
Some d-Bag negged me over 1100 points in one day. My crime - I told him to f-off when he ranked on RR after the OSU game. I'm almost bailed out, but I did not retaliate against the a-hole even though i know who he is. Just chill out and get back on track. Don't you know who you are? You're Shooter McGavin.
vote that put you over the top. Well done GRF, welcome back!
who we root for. Oregon is going to kill them, imho
i don't feel the need to defend big ten's pride from a bunch of idiot SEC fans and others who overstate the big ten's demise. let the idiots think whatever they want. i will NEVER root for OSU.
I don’t care who ohio state plays. I will NEVER root for them!
Nitrous Oxide University?
but I still hope its OSU who lays the egg.
Well, typically I root for whomever I pick in my bowl pool, so Ducks it is!
Gotta root for the Ducks. It will provide more evidence
That not only can the spread work in the Big10, the spread
Will dominate in the Big10.
for me, would be for it to end like the fiesta bowl last year. tOSU look good and hang in it for most of the game and then suffer a devastating loss toward the end of the game
If anyone watched the game last night the only reason it was close was because of Oregon State's passing game. No shot Pryor keeps them in it with his arm, thinking that would be a joke. Ohio State's defense is hurt by the short passes and mobile Qbs. I think Oregon wins by three touchdowns and I hope by even more. Misery enjoys company and I'd rather not go to a bowl than get killed in one like the famous Buckeyes. Go Ducks.
... And to show my support for them, I will change outfits 15 times during the game :)
I will NEVER, under ANY circumstances, root for OSU. NEVER!
I can support Iowa, Purdue, Penn State, and other Big 10 teams, but NEVER OSU.
As much as the conference has taking a beating, there is only ONE team I will ever root for. That is Michigan.