My dog told me to.
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My dog told me to.
My dad is a Detroit born and raised, U of M grad who never cared for any sports except U of M football. The Wolverines became my team. In the 70's, the only game we could catch on TV in California was the game vs OSU. I was 10 when they tied and the Big 10 voted OSU into the Rose Bowl. I have hated OSU since that day.
Hatred of Ohio State falls into a category that philosophers call "properly basic," ie something that is so self evident to all people of conscience as to need no justification or defense.
Scumbag "legendary" coach who punches players and allowed his players to tear down our banner. This in itself feeds my disgust for that school in Ohio.
I've been a die-hard Wolverine for my entire life, but my hate for OSU became personal on my first trip to the 'shoe in 2002. As a member of the MMB, we started the day at the skull session where we were heralded with boos and endless choruses of "We Don't Give A Damn For The Whole State Of Michigan". The worst part were the looks of pure hatred coming from the OSU band itself. Then of course we march to the stadium with police escorts to protect us from the violent masses, perform to a chorus of boos (pretty exciting actually), and then suffer through that horribly painful game. Then, we get to sit in the stands and wait while their fans rush the field, try to tear down the goalposts, and throw any available debris at us. Fun fact: marching band hats can also function as protective helmets! The only enjoyable part of the whole day was watching buckeye fans get pepper sprayed.
After that day, my hatred for Ohio went to a whole new level.
My dad was born in Detroit in '43. He grew up a Michigan Wolverines fan and had friends (and later some of my extended family) go to Michigan. He joined the military at 17 and moved away never to return to Michigan but he brought me up on Michigan football since I was little. I was raised to love Michigan and hate Ohio, it's just how it is in my family.
1973...the banner tear down, tie game, and OSU going to the bowl over Michigan. Still pissed off!
every Ohio fan I run into is absolutely amazed that everyone else looks at them with some combination of disgust and contempt, while at the same time being incredibly arrogant and condescending when talking about the Suckeyes. They can't understand how everyone doesn't fawn all over the Suckeyes like they do.
Disclaimer: I grew up in Ohio, but I had the good sense to leave the state to go to UofM and never looked back. I still have a lot of friends that I grew up with have been giving me grief for the past seven years, so I think I'm a little bitter!
Happy Thanksgiving, and Go Blue!
Because I fucking hate them, I don't need a reason. All the guys i played with in college from Ohio country who are ignorant and stuck living in a cloud of scarlet and grey who won't shut their mouth thinking they are the superior program. Blah......let the hate flow. Doubt their are many heavy metal listeners out there, but a hatebreed song called " a call for blood " about sums it up for me. Also a good song to lift to lol.
I breath in.... I breath out.....I hate Ohio State......it is really quite natural and doesn't require any conscious effort.
I don't get the question....there is no why, the hatred just is.
It all came together for me in 1997, when David Boston called out Woodson and then taunted him after he caught a TD pass. I was 15, and I had seen more wins than losses to that point. So, the rivalry perhaps had not fully taken root in my psyche. But the moment after Boston taunted Woodson, I wanted nothing more than to win that game and every game after against that team.
at the risk of the great esteem which my 5 points have earned for me here, it may also be a little bit of mob identity. As much as I hate Ohio and Notre Dame in the abstract the few real people I know from both schools are great people. I have a friend with a great family whose father dotted the I and had his sousaphone made into a chandelier. (Great story bro.) A boy from my daughter's class plays on the offense for OSU and he is one of the finest characters I know. If he gets in the game I hope he does well, does not get hurt, and we win by dropping 67 on them.
for a company HQ'd in Findlay Ohio. I drove there once a week or so. During "Hate Week" in 1998, just like any other week of travel, Ohio's best pulled me over. They were parked in the median on I-75 in the turn around exactly on the boarder. Since my cars/trucks are always decked out in M logos, the Ohio State Trooper didnt care for that.
I wasnt speeding and he still pulled me over. He gave me the "safety inspection". I called him out on it and he asked me if I wanted to spend the night in jail. It took 30 minutes and then he let me go and said "Go Bucks".
Even my co-workers in Findlay treated us "Northerners" differently during "hate week". All I can say is they are a bunch of in-bred @ssholes.
I grew up and my hometown is about 40 miles east of Columbus. 99% of the people there are Ohio State followers including my family. I grew up following Michigan mostly because of my cousin who happened to live right behind my house. He was also a big Michigan fan and is still today. Later I started to really see how arrogant the Ohio State fans are. I would be forced to listen to the call in shows and listen to everyone act like Ohio State was the best school in the country every year. Every time they lost they always had some crazy excuse for it. Every time they lost they wanted to fire the head coach or it was because of a bad call made by the referees. They were never simply overmatched.
I think the real hatred came when Ohio State got blew out by Florida in the national championship. The excuse I would always hear from everyone was that if Ted Ginn did not get hurt that they could have won the game. I could not believe what I was hearing. I do not think he could have made up for 41-14 loss.