Go Buckeyes (Sunday, and Sunday Only)

Submitted by BiSB on March 2nd, 2012 at 9:24 AM

That's right. You heard me. Go Bucks. O-H, and whatnot.

I've noticed a number of people on Twitter saying that they still can't root for OSU this weekend, even though an OSU win (coupled with a Michigan win over PSU) means Michigan's first Big Ten regular season title since 1837 1986. So, as someone who would really like to see that, I simply don't understand the impulse to root against the Buckeyes in this situation.

So, my question to those who will be rooting against OSU is this: what's up with that?

EDIT: I forgot WBB was taking on Ohio today. Title changed to reflect the fact that for today, OHIO SUCKS, and we wish all of the bad things in the world to happen to them and no one else.

Comments

Mtruck

March 2nd, 2012 at 10:35 AM ^

I have heard the only way to remove the stench after rooting for Ohio is to take a bath in a mixture of pickle juice, captain morgan, and baby oil.

Lucky for me I already have 2 of these in my home.  Will need to buy the third before Saturday.

sheepdog

March 2nd, 2012 at 9:42 AM ^

WANTING them to win and NEEDING them to win.  Lets not get those two confused.  We all need them to win, and rooting for them to win based on selfish ambition is different than flat out wanting them to win.

/I feel better now.

Sione's Flow

March 2nd, 2012 at 9:29 AM ^

I can't bring myself to root for tsiO no matter the circumstances.  I hope Michigan claims the title, but I can not and will not for any reason ever support that school.  That's why I have the 2007 and 2008 MNCs on DVD, so I can watch them get embarrassed time and time again.  

uofmmarcum

March 2nd, 2012 at 9:30 AM ^

Yeah I was asked by my girlfriend if I could root for the buckeyes this morning... I answered yes and then immediately showered.  I still feel dirty, but maybe a new banner will cleanse me.

Harballer

March 2nd, 2012 at 9:31 AM ^

Got to agree.  I mean if they win, at least we have a shot at a share of the title.  If they lose, then MSU gets to sit up on top by themselves.  Gotta say, rooting for the Buckeyes is the lesser of two evils in this scenario

Erik_in_Dayton

March 2nd, 2012 at 9:32 AM ^

I will absolutely root for OSU - otherwise I won't, b/c I think a Buckeye win in that situation would cost Michigan the No. 2 seed, and the championship would of course be out of reach.

Anyway, not rooting for OSU to win if Michigan wins makes you the equivalent of Mark Dantonio, hating your rival more than wanting to win yourself.  Also, since when does anyone want to see MSU win?  It's not like OSU is playing Northwestern. 

M-Wolverine

March 2nd, 2012 at 12:51 PM ^

I want some directed meteors.

I want one to hit the MSU bench just after tip off so they declare OSU the winner by forfeit. Then I want a second one to strike the OSU bench and wipe them out after we've earned a share of the title.

Something like this-

 

Blue in Yarmouth

March 2nd, 2012 at 9:39 AM ^

I remember people talking on this very blog in the past about how stupid MSU was because they wouldn't root for UM in football when a UM win meant MSU would benefit. People talked about how childish and stupid it was and how "little brother-ish" MSU was because they were biting off their nose to spite their face.

When you care more about hating someone else....anyone else, rival or not, than loving your team...I would say you have a problem. Bottom line here is an Ohio win means if we beat PSU we get a piece of the B1G title. If that doesn't outweigh your hatred for Ohio I think you need to get your priorities straight.

saveferris

March 2nd, 2012 at 9:40 AM ^

Well, we have to beat Penn State first.  Should we do that, Ohio will get my full support in the Sunday finale.  Winning a Big 10 title overrides any impulse I might have against rooting for Buckeyes.  Only a Spartan would put their petty hatred above their personal gain.

JHey

March 2nd, 2012 at 9:39 AM ^

Someone please delete this thread, or at least change the name!

Change it to "who to root for this weekend, or something like that, please!

AmaizeingBlue

March 2nd, 2012 at 9:40 AM ^

I refuse to say Go ____ until we beat PSU on sunday, then I will be all in for the buckeyes, but until then I'm not going to dirty myself by saying this if we just lose on Sunday anyway.

If you don't root for Ohio on Sunday if Michigan wins, then you are more of an Ohio hater than a Michigan fan, plain and simple.

Moleskyn

March 2nd, 2012 at 9:40 AM ^

I'll be pulling for the Bucks (assuming we beat PSU). Anybody who doesn't is just a moron or a turd. Who wouldn't want a B1G title? I don't care if it's not an outright win, it'd still be a huge milestone.