Damn it, Lori. You must be new here. Ohio State coaches and players do NOT use the word Michigan. It's the team up north, get it right. But I LOVE how Ryan Day is dead serious with his response here. It flowed right out of his mouth like he was telling you that the sky is blue or the grass is green. This is not an act, facade, or schtick. This is a way of life in Ohio. Dad's teach their children who teach their children. Which is why Ryan Day takes this so seriously.....his Daddy taught him:
Okay, so I'll admit that I can see why people hate Ohio State and their fans. Aside from winning like 99.99% of their games when the refs call it fairly, what do you mean you can't say the word Michigan? What do you mean no one is allowed to wear the color blue in the practice facility? What do you mean you tried to trademark the word THE? And why do you yell O-H every time you see someone else wearing the logo no matter where in the world you are?
Listen, I get it. It probably sounds so dumb that it's annoying to people from the other 49 states. And even I'll admit that the O-H chant is dumb. BUT, there is a reason why Ohio State has beat Michigan 15 of the last 16 years, including each of the last 8. The rivalry clearly matters more here. Our head coach is treating the name of our school rival like it's Voldemort in the Harry Potter books, unspeakable. To have this type of immediate reaction clearly means he breathes this rivalry every single day, while the team up north gets all hyped up for one week because they think we play each other in a game every November. And that's why things like this happen: