I want to be despised again

Submitted by M-Go-Away on November 24th, 2012 at 8:04 PM
As I walked down Lane St. after the game today with my Michigan hat and coat, expecting to catch hell I was suprised by the lack of venom. I got more 'good game' than 'f you's' and more pity than hatred. I made my way to the corner of Lane and High, which for anyone who has experienced Columbus is usually ground zero for drunk A-hole Buckeye Fan, just to see if the barbs would sharpen.....they didn't. Although it was a good game I concluded that i prefer hatred to pity. To be hated means we are worthy. Was this anyone else's experience? Please tell me I am wrong and Ohio fans are just becoming nicer to everyone. Begin my therapy...go



November 24th, 2012 at 11:52 PM ^

I think Ohio is getting so used to beating Michigan that it is harder for them to hate any of us when we go to Columbus anymore.  If Michigan had won and ruined their "undefeated but we cheated" season, I have a feeling that anyone wearing maize and blue would have found out first-hand how "nice" Ohio fans can be to Michigan fans.


November 24th, 2012 at 8:12 PM ^

I was at the game too, and I was honestly surprised how civil the fans were. A decent amount of trash talk, but nothing really bad. I was expecting the worst, but honestly I found the state fans in Ann Arbor this year and in 2010 a lot more annoying on the whole. I guess behind the deep-seated hatred their is a somewhat begrudging respect between the fan bases.

Darth Wolverine

November 24th, 2012 at 8:15 PM ^

I am just happy to know that there will not be anymore 42-7 beat downs. I have a feeling that the home team will usually win with these two coaches. Buckeye fans are convinced "Urbz" is gonna dominate M, but I am here to guarantee otherwise.


November 24th, 2012 at 8:17 PM ^

That place and stadium was a 10 ring circus today.. With all the tressell and Claurette BS going on and then the win over us with their new dear leader probably made them think they had died and gone to heaven. This upcoming year of Ohio arrogance will be hard to handle. They may have bragging rights but we have honor. That being said.. If Hoke doesn't win 3 of the next 5 against them he should resign.


November 24th, 2012 at 8:24 PM ^

Honestly we expect to beat Michigan every year now. I remember the Cooper era as having much better teams than Michigan but by 96 feeling that we were going to find a way to lose. And we did. We hate Michigan for more of what they did in the distant past than for what they do today or in the future. It was a tense game, but did the outcome really surprise any Michigan fan?


November 24th, 2012 at 8:38 PM ^

You do understand that you just wrote that Michigan lost to a team that isn't very good. I mean, things like that do happen (OSU/Michigan 1969) but at least say your team lost to a 12-0 team. And before you go tossing about words like stupid, you may wish to learn the proper use of your and you're.

Urban Warfare

November 25th, 2012 at 2:39 AM ^

I think there's still the same level of hatred, but the trash are fewer in number. 

In the late '90s/early '00s, OSU and Campus Partners were buying up south campus bars and tearing them down.  That meant that, on gamedays, Big-Lots Buckeyes who would usually do their drinking in a semi-controlled environment well away from opposing fans were now loose on the streets of Columbus, crashing whichever tailgate offered the lowest cover and getting completely wasted.  With the opening of the Campus Gateway, together with a number of new bars in the Short North/Arena District - the area between OSU and downtown - there are no longer the same problems with drunken idiots wandering the streets around the 'Shoe. 



Darth Wolverine

November 24th, 2012 at 8:25 PM ^

It won't happen until M wins multiple games in a row. We HAVE to beat them in Cbus. Today was a perfect opportunity to really piss them and their fans off by ruining their perfect season, but Borges fucked up the play calling. I will never get over that 4th and 3 call in the third quarter; that changed momentum.

At least we will beat them in basketball twice and win the big ten, then their fans will say they don't care about basketball, even though they have been bragging about their basketball team for the past 7 years or so.

Fuck them.


November 24th, 2012 at 8:34 PM ^

9 yr of ass kicking wont make us despised....you want that we need to win 3 in a row. Until then the expectation to Ohio is that they will win every year.

Louie C

November 24th, 2012 at 10:18 PM ^

You are 12-0 with no chance in hell of sniffing the national title, AND you're not doing shit for the bowl season. Must be nice knowing that there are six win teams out there going bowling while you guys will be doing jack shit.Then you dumbasses gathered around today and sniffed the crotch of the man responsible for your lack of postseason play. And if you think the AP is going to show you some love, you are a lot dumber than you sound. Hope the team enjoys their space decoder rings Urban plans on buying. Two thing they won't say on them are Big Ten or National Champions.

TMS-Mr. Ace

November 24th, 2012 at 9:12 PM ^

I was tailgaiting down at the game in the stadium parking lot, while wearing my University of Dayton gear to blend in with the cooler poopers, and didn't see much vitriol other than the typical "fuck Michigan".  That said, if Michigan would have won it would have been a different story.  I do agree that the Fuckeyes have gotten comfortable with the idea of beating Michigan consistently, but fans hate going to Columbus for a reason; more ass holes than usual reside there.

Most fans that I watched the game with just laughed at our playcalling in the second half.

But it would be nice if opposing fans could acutally feel safe while traveling down here.  Not holding my breath, though.

Generic MGoBlogger

November 24th, 2012 at 10:43 PM ^

that we are still in fact rebuilding while Ohio never really lost much talent other than recruits. While I'm still very butthurt about the game, I think we need to realize that next year with almost all of Brady's players in the system and pretty much all of RR's gone it will be our first real indicator of how we will compete with Brady as our head coach. Ohio never really needed to rebuild at all. While they lost a year with Fickel, it was made up in the spring and throughout the fall with the competitive and solid coaching abilities of Meyer (who is still a total asshole). Be prepared because Michigan football will be back on a national scale next season... GO BLUE!


November 24th, 2012 at 11:02 PM ^

I just took a quick look at our schedule and the depth charts of the teams we play.  We get ND, Nebraska, and OSU at home next year.  Our tough road games are at MSU, PSU, and NW.  ND looses pretty much their entire offensive line and both RBs, TE, etc.  They also lose a NT and two LBs.  PSU doesn't look to scary and will be breaking in a new QB.  Nebraska does bring back Martinez, Abdolluh, and Bell, but they lose quite a bit on defense.  NW does bring back the Colter/Mark combo, but lose 3 of their 5 offensive lineman.  And, they lose 2 DBs, a LB, and 2 DL.  I still think we are the favorite on the road.  


So we should beat Central Michigan, Akron, (Open Date), UCONN, Minnesota, PSU, Northwestern, and Iowa.  Our tough games will be Notre Dame, but as I mentioned they lose their entire offense and we get them at home, MSU, they are all back unless Gholston and Bell go pro, Nebraska, but we get them at home, and OSU that we get at home.  So thats 7-8 games we should win and 4-5 that will be close in terms of how we match up, but three of them are at home.  So, I think if we get by ND we go 9-3.  If we lost to ND we could go 8-4.  But, there's no one one the schedule we can't beat.  So, there's no reason to think if the chips don't fall our way we couldn't go 11-1/10-2 and win the conference.  So cheer up!  Then, in 2014 it's smooth sailing!


November 25th, 2012 at 10:28 AM ^

I'd been to ND and PSU away before, and this was my first time in CBUS.  I was shocked how nice most of the OSU fans were.  I was expecting the worst, but really almost everyone I encountered was civil.  I'd have to rate all three away experiences pretty much the same.  A couple "fuck michigan" taunts from each school, but all in all, people were very friendly and helpful.  I was even given directions for a shortcut to the stadium (I was very suspicious), but it all worked out really well.  Afterwards, it was all "good game", "I thought you had us there", etc.

I think the bucks try to project a thug image just to scare away visiting fans.  Based on my experience, SUBSTANTIALLY fewer M fans make the trip south than Ohio fans make the trip north.  I think they like keeping their home field locked down by projecting the image that your tires will be slashed / etc, but it just isn't true.