Alright, delivering on a promise I made in another thread, I'll be here kick-off each game week right... by giving you reasons to hate our upcoming opponent beyond the undeniable #1 reason to hate them - we play them.
First on the list is THE Ohio State University… Let's begin with a little history...
The Ohio State University (tOSUx), commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a public research university in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1870, as a land-grant university and ninth university in Ohio with the Morrill Act of 1862, the university was originally known as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College. The college began with a focus on training students in various agricultural and mechanical disciplines but was developed into a comprehensive university under the direction of Governor Rutherford B. Hayes and by 1878 the college changed its name to its current name. This has widely been considered to be a very bad move, as tOSUx enrollment has grown like a fungus and now absorbs more than 56,000 students a year, whether they're worthy of a college education or not. The CDC now ranks "A 2nd-rate tOSUx Education" behind Lead Poising and ahead of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome as the leading cause of Hiohitis, a localized, but crippling developmental disease. Sufferers of Hiohitis can be easily identified by their symptoms which include (but are not limited) to severe obesity, uncontrolled, compulsive yelling of "I-O" after hearing "O" followed by "H", inability to decide political campaigns and a severe hatred of Lebron James.
During the its more than 150 year history, tOSUx has tragically devolved from an accomplished Agricultural and Mechanical College, which helped thousands of mild-mannered Ohioans learn simple, yet practical skills that made an otherwise useless population of simpletons into a somewhat more prosperous population of simpletons. Today tOSUx is little more than a retirement home for failed high school athletes where the most popular fields of study are Bowling, Penis Measuring (online course) and Anything That Will Get You a Job Outside of Ohio.
tOSUx is situated in picturesque Columbus, Ohio, named for the famous explorer and bane of Native Americans everywhere, Christopher Columbus. The city's name is an odd, but fitting choice, honoring an explorer who "discovered" a land already inhabited by millions of people and already visited by other Europeans. Columbus has many famous sites including the Maurice Clarett Municipal Correctional Facility and the Ohio Statehouse, the only capital building in America where the builders lacked the skill, patience and "fvcks given" to complete its dome -
Enough history... why should you, the blessed UBrothers and defenders of all that is good and just in the world, hate tOSUx?
1) Their Coach is a gigantic douche...
Exhibit A: Urban Meyer claimed God spoke to him in a dream in order to confuse, and eventually coerce, Sharrif Floyd into signing with Florida -
One of Floyd's high school coaches shared the tale of this divine recruiting intervention saying, “Sharrif was really confused and put a call into Coach Meyer. When they spoke Coach Meyer told him that he had a ‘dream’ the night before, and that Coach Meyer saw himself on the sideline coaching Sharrif. Told him that is was a 'message from God that I should come back and coach, as I guess if it’s my time to die, I’d rather die on the sidelines coaching you than anywhere else in the world.' Sharrif talked to us the next day and said Ohio State is great and all, but Coach Meyer said he would DIE for me. That’s pretty intense."
I think what upsets me most is the possibility that this might be true, and God is such a d1ck that he's more concerned with CFB recruiting than he is with ending disease, poverty and evil around the world.
Exhibit B: Urban Meyer is a liar... or he hates his family and girl’s volleyball is REALLY boring
After an arduous and frustrating season at Florida (7-5) in 2010, Meyer announced that his deteriorating health and deep love of family were forcing him to retire from coaching. Here are some quotes straight from the man himself - "At this time in my life, I appreciate the sacrifices my 24/7 profession has demanded of me, and I know it is time to put my focus on my family and life away from the field. After spending more than two decades motivating and celebrating the young men I've been so proud to coach, I relish the opportunity to cheer for my three terrific kids as they compete in their own respective sports. I've not seen my two girls play high school sports. I've missed two (years of my daughter's college volleyball at Georgia Tech)… I can't get that time back."
Awe... he's just a sad dad who wants to see his daughters pla... wait what's this?
Urban Meyer To Ohio State: Football Coach Hired By Buckeyes - November 11, 2011 http://thebiglead.com/2011/11/29/two-years-ago-urban-meyer-thought-it-would-be-a-travesty-and-ridiculous-to-coach-another-team/
Riiiigggghttt... so... either girl's volleyball is REALLY fvcking boring, or Urban Meyer just used whatever excuse he could to leave Florida with a massive rebuilding project and free himself up for a better situation with tOSUx's job.
Exhibit C: Google knows what's up.
As posted before...
2) Their fanbase speaks for itself...
Just in case you think our dear friend "Joey" is the exception, let me offer you these interesting sites to peruse...
Take it from their rivals (with obvious, but hilarious bias...)http://www.thebighousereport.com/2012/11/top-five-reasons-why-i-hate-ohio-state.html
Take it from third-party and presumably unbiased sources...http://thebiglead.com/2011/06/01/ohio-state-fans-are-the-worst/
A link to Tigerdroppings.com where LSU fans call OSU fans classless... and irony reaches a quantum levelhttp://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/display.aspx?p=6511254
And, amazingly, take it from themselves... http://collegespun.com/national/ohio-state-fans-are-the-worsthttp://buckeyebanter.com/?p=11877
That should get us going in the right direction. Let the hate flow…