about calling THE OSU "Ohio"

Submitted by sheepman on November 25th, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Look what the guy at Rivals wrote...

"John Borton: A lot of folks apparently think it's cute that Michigan's head coach shortens the name of the final regular-season opponent. It's not. It's disrespectful, unseemly, and dripping with the sort of discourteousness a fellow Big Ten institution doesn't deserve, especially one that's been under attack for months by the ink-stained wretches.

It simply needs to stop, and stop now.

Michigan 27, O. 17"


What a douche. And then he goes on to write O.?

What do you all think? Why are his panties all up in a bunch over this? Or am I missing his sarcasm?

EDIT: On a closer read, I am thinking he is being sarcastic. I mean he says, "it simply needs to stp and stop now". and then  O.17 (showing them getting beat by two scores).

Subtle sarcasm is good.


Michigan Manders

November 25th, 2011 at 4:15 PM ^

The entire joke is that he spends the entire time talking about how disrespectful it is to shorten the institutions name from "The Ohio State University" to "Ohio." Then he shortens it to "O."

It's a joke, and a pretty dang funny one imo.


November 25th, 2011 at 4:23 PM ^

It's obviously a joke... He explains how disrespectful it is to cut the name down to "Ohio" then he cuts it down further to simply "O" and predicts a michigan victory.... cmon.


November 25th, 2011 at 4:24 PM ^

Lol the fuck? What do they spell out on the field with their "band?" What are they so proud they can spell? We learned it from the trailer trash itself.


November 25th, 2011 at 4:42 PM ^

It's a good idea to further shorten the name from "Ohio" to "O," since the "O" could stand not only for "ohio' but also suggest a measure of the integrity of the school:


Nacho Mama

November 25th, 2011 at 4:52 PM ^

Whether it was intentional or not, by calling it Ohio, Hoke has created yet another dimension in the rivalry. With OSU being a university that is so full of itself, it insists on calling itself "The Ohio State University", Hoke undercuts them by just saying 'I have always called the Ohio' and gotten our entire fan base to do likewise.  Listening to the "Beat Ohio" chant at the Nebraska game was amazing.  Then hearing it in Maui brought it to a whole new level.  Whether intentional or accidential, Mr. Hoke--pure genius.  

Go Blue Beau

November 25th, 2011 at 4:54 PM ^

As an Ohio resident, I've been calling them Ohio all week and it's been truly pissing them off for whatever reason. Most of them just start screaming fuck Michigan or so your playing the Bobcats? I just say you're the idiots who always spell out just Ohio and never add State. I'm just giving you what you want. I've never understood their O-H...I-O chant. Huge Ohio Bobcat support I don't know about or something. Penn State sure as hell doesn't yell We Are Penn.


November 25th, 2011 at 6:04 PM ^

Apparently.....The "O." was subtle, but not that subtle.  

Hoke has created an efforless mechanism to bug the hell out of them for at least a generation (assuming we turn the tide on the field).  The team and fanbase have entirely bought in...It's freaking brilliant.


November 25th, 2011 at 5:31 PM ^

Nothing against guys taking their cue from Hoke, but I'm not really going to change how I refer to them just because our coach does. It is fashionable now to refer to them that way, and that's all good, but I think it's fine to say OSU.


November 25th, 2011 at 5:32 PM ^

Clearly, by "Beat ohio," Hoke means we are playing the entire state. Not necessarily the literal entire state because, well, Bo, Desmond, Chuck and, uh, Hoke. But definitely the concept of the state of ohio, as best exemplified by Jonathon Chait's "Life in ohio (A Continuing Series)."