Until I went to Michigan, I never really thought about Ohio State. I knew the school existed, of course, but I never cared about it or considered it much. It was just any other school, like Texas or Northwestern or Gonzaga (well, not like Gonzaga, because that school has an awesome name. Consequently, I pick them to win my March Madness bracket every single year. Also, I know nothing about college basketball.)
Anyway. The moment you come to Michigan, you hate Ohio State. You may have known OSU alums, you may have once had a fun time in Ohio while visiting Cedar Point, and you may have never considered our neighbors to the south particularly offensive before. But, once you get here, you suddenly realize it: you hate Ohio State. You just do. Irrationally and absolutely.
One thing I enjoy about the entire week leading up to this game is that there’s so much trash-talking and making fun of Ohio State among friends, on Facebook, on Twitter, in blogs, etc. And, I have to admit, it is endlessly amusing to me. Here are a few things I found this year that made me laugh:
- The picture above. Spelling is tough!
- Ah, the rigorous academic life of an Ohio State football player. (“Even if you’re giving minimal effort there is no way you can fail.”)
- OSU students celebrate rivalry week by jumping into a cesspool. Gross.
While I fully realize that sometimes Michigan has to make fun of Ohio St. about academics because we haven’t been bringing it so much with the football lately, I still find it terribly funny. Hopefully, today we change our recent losing trend. But even if we don’t, at the end of the day, I’ll still be 100% proud to be a Michigan Wolverine.