So I'm not one who typically bets. Never bet real money. However, my brother-in-law goaded me into a friendly wager. We were at Harry Buffalo's, a bar in Cleveland, to catch the games Saturday. And he challenged me to bet on the Game. He offered whatever points Vegas had, and the bet is for a buck. But I upped the ante. He owns a hardware store in Cleveland. If Michigan wins, he wears a Michigan t-shirt all day. (Adidas yellow Michigan tee is perfect). If Ohio State wins, I wear an OSU tie in the pulpit Sunday morning.
I'm curious, for those of you who are either from Ohio, have relatives in Ohio, or have OSU employees, or heaven forbid, work for an OSU fan, what kind of things you have wagered or will wager.
Also, I wonder about those of you who have married into an OSU household. Fortunately for me, my better half left the dark side when she married me, and is now a Michigan fan. Do any of you have spouses who actively root for OSU? I have to admit, I love the ESPN commercials (with Michigan/OSU couples).
p.s. I was in Cleveland for a wedding (thankfully Friday night). Oh, the schadenfreude. I just couldn't really be too gleeful. When you have to see OSU relatives over many years, being civil and kind is helpful. It cuts both ways. I didn't razz them too much in the Cooper years. And they've been pretty kind not rubbing it in with Tressel and Meyer. I think the reason we're up for betting now is because the playing field looks much more even.