THE Ohio State University. All of Big Ten country knows that THE has to come before Ohio State University. Most think it's a sign of arrogance that comes out of Ohio State students and graduates, most think the scarlet and gray are brainwashed to think that Ohio State is better than any university in the Big Ten or even the country.
The truth is that we are not brainwashed, we don't use it as a sign of arrogance. We see it as a sign of pride, a sign that we are downright proud to call ourselves Buckeyes and represent the great state of Ohio.To tell you a bit about myself, I was raised in a college football world. I knew that I was going to choose my school based on football. As sad as that is, I believe that most Buckeyes were influenced to come to Columbus because of Saturdays in the fall.
To say that I am blogging on Colorado weekend is ironic is a bit of an understatement. Colorado is close to my heart as it is my second favorite college football team. My grandfather/best friend 's brother is Bill McCartney. For those of you that don't know who that is; he won a national championship in the 1990-1991 season as head coach of the Buffaloes. He also served as the defensive coordinator for MICHIGAN from 1974-1981. It's safe to say that my entire family roots for the Buffaloes and the state up north. This was a struggle for me growing up as I wanted to go to Columbus, I loved everything about the tradition of game days and the teams that I watched growing up. To make a long story short my dream was to come to Ohio State and work with anything sports. My dream is coming true.
I am not going to say that it is hard being an Ohio State fan lately. We have won 6-1=5 strait Big Ten Football Championships. We have had bragging rights over Michigan for 7-6=1 of years. Everybody knows this because every Wal-Mart Buckeye fan brags about it every chance they get. This is where the arrogance of THE Ohio State University stems from.
I want to tell you what a true Buckeye feels when he says THE Ohio State University. Pride stemming from people, tradition and excellence. Through my blogging/tweeting/videos I hope to show you what it's like to have pride in your school.
Here is the schedule for the Big Ten Mobile Tour at Ohio State.
Wednesday, September 21
6 - 7:30 p.m. ET
Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
Men's soccer vs. Louisville at 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 22
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
Fawcett Event Center
Luke Fickell Call-In Show
2:30 - 5:30 p.m. ET
RPAC Fitness Center
Friday, September 23
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET
Saturday, September 24
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
South of Ohio Stadium, outside St. John Arena