I once wrote: Happy Thanksgiving! When We Beat Ohio State. Given our track record for the last 20 years, I didn’t think that day would ever come. We beat them in 2003 when I was a student. We were robbed in 2006 by bullshit personal foul penalties. We beat them in 2011 when Luke Fickell had to fill in for a fired Jim Tressel. We almost had them in 2013 when Hoke went for two. We were robbed again in 2016 by inches (see Buckeyes Wolverines: Fourth & Short Trip Report Recap).
But that era of losing is over. This weekend we won. And we won big. As a fan of all sports in the underachieving state of Michigan, I don’t know what winning all the time feels like. I doubt it’s as thrilling when it happens every year (see Nick Saban’s rant about ‘self-absorbed’ ’Bama fans may be the best thing you’ll see this year). We might lose the next ten but in the words of Bob Seger, “We’ve got tonight. Who needs tomorrow?”
Duck Ohio State!
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