Why You Should Be an Ohio State Fan This Season
It is killing me to say this, but we need to start rooting for Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Football team. We need to almost consider them our second team or an ally for the rest of the season.
I am sure you’re already freaking out and looking for your pitch forks, but please hear me out.
I hate Ohio State as much as the next guy. Watching the Buckeyes lose is like getting the new iPhone 5 for Christmas (hint, hint mom and dad).
Everyone knows about the sanctions Mark Emmert’s evil empire hit us with back in July. Fewer people probably remember the sanctions Ohio State was hit with last December. The Buckeyes are serving a one year bowl ban and are not eligible to play in the Big Ten Championship Game.
However, like Penn State, Ohio State is still eligible to win a Leaders Division title. The Big Ten would just have to send the next eligible team to the championship.
The Big Ten is playing some bad football right now. The best two teams in the Leaders Division are probably Penn State and Ohio State. It is highly possible that one of those teams will finish with the best record in the division.
Theoretically, if Penn State runs the table (kicking Ohio State’s ass in the process) and Ohio State finishes second, the Big Ten would be forced to send the third best team to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship game. The most likely candidate would be Wisconsin, a team that could finish 4-4 in the conference.
Whichever team the Leaders Division sends will likely be a sacrificial lamb to the much stronger representative from the Legends Division. Just imagine how bad that will make the NCAA look.
The winner of each division is given a trophy. How awesome would it be to see Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany reluctantly hand us a trophy while Mark Emmert watches some inferior team get whacked knowing the program he tried to kill continues to succeed?