1. The pretentious use of "the" preceding "Ohio State."
2. Ohio State has a losing bowl record.
3. Reggie Germany somehow maintained his academic eligibility at Ohio State with a
4. Placing stickers of pot plants on their helmets, in some scheme designed to
reduce the importance of team achievements.
5. Woody Hayes is idolized by Buckeye fans, instead of shunned due to
his violent nature which consists not only of hitting Clemson players,
but assaults in other incidents.
6. Art Schlichter's career as a compulsive gamber and criminal began
and was nurtured at Ohio State.
7. Sammy Maldonado was a fine student and citizen in high school, and
then became a problem child and poor student at Ohio State. He
resurrected his education, career and life, transferring to Maryland.
8. Maurice Clarett developed from a decent high school student and
football player into a criminal at Ohio State.
9. Jim Tressel is responsible for the Maldonado and Clarett situations,
as well as Marco Cooper, Troy Smith and other Buckeyes receiving
payments, yet Buckeye fans continue
to apologize and ignore this behavior, even pretending that he runs a
10. John Cooper is not reviled by Buckeye fans for his pathetic
graduation rates, or any of the scummier elements of the Buckeye
program, but for one thing: 2-10-1.
11. Ohio State has had four major infractions with the NCAA. And
they're damn lucky they didn't have any with Clarett and other players
12. Ohio State continually changes their jerseys. You may have noticed
that this website has the same colors as their jerseys: red and black.
There is no gray on their jerseys. I guess they don't have a tradition
13. Ohio State's "greatest" tradition is the "Dotting of the I."
Forgive me for not being impressed by the talent required for some tuba
player to bow. This is particularly embarrassing, since the script Ohio
was invented by the Michigan Marching Band in 1932.
14. This loser:
15. Ohio State is named after a tree, the buckeye. Consider
almost every other nickname - it is something to be feared, not
something to be urinated on. Contrary to what some idiotic Buckeye fans will
claim, the buckeye nut is not poisonous.
16. John Cooper's decision to run up the score on Penn State in 2000,
which led to Adam Taliaferro becoming paralyzed. Had Cooper eschewed
the meaningless score at the end of a 38-6 game, the Buckeyes would
have certainly run the ball instead of pass with less than two minutes
remaining. Rather than take a knee AFTER Taliaferro was paralyzed,
Cooper decided to score a touchdown. In a shameful display lacking any
perspective whatsoever, Cooper grinned when Ohio State scored. Buckeye
fans applauded this decision for the most part.
17. In another classless display, Ohio State players ripped down the
Michigan "Go Blue" banner before the Michigan / Ohio State game in 1973. Perhaps Ohio State can be proud in its role
as the muse to thug programs like Miami stomping on opponents' logos at
18. Maurice Clarett is not hated for his wrongdoings at Ohio State, but
for the fact that he exposed Ohio State as a dirty program.
19. Robert Reynolds, whose violent
choking of Jim Sorgi was overlooked at Ohio State, has continued the
Buckeye tradition of thuggery by getting domestic abuse charges.
20. Ohio State's stadium is named after the footwear of a horse. Since
Ohio Stadium has the ends of the horseshoe pointing down, it has to be
considered bad luck.
21. Not only are Ohio State's graduation rates poor, but the difference
in graduation rates between black and white student athletes raises
questions. The 4 class average graduation rates as of 1999-2000
for white football players was 71%, but a mere 30% for Ohio State's
black football players. This is pathetic and shameful.
22. Ohio State claims its band is "The Best Damn Band in the Land." For
some reaons, Buckeyes believe that repeating lies makes it true.
23. The Dead Schembechlers, an Ohio punk band that dresses up like the
violent Woody Hayes, showed a lack of integrity by changing their name
to the Bastard Sons of Woody. And before anyone says this was done to
respect the passing of Schembechler, note that Woody Hayes is dead too.
24. Ohio State is overrated in pre-season polls, according to this.
25. Ohio State loves to claim many more national championships than
a.) In 2002, Ohio State's claim to a national championship depends on a
questionable interference penalty required to beat Miami,
b.) In 1968, Ohio State was not the only undefeated team. An undefeated
Penn State, featuring Hall of Famers Franco Harris and Jack Ham, has as
much a claim as Ohio State does.
c.) In 1961, Ohio State for some reason thinks their team with a tie is
better than undefeated Alabama. Alabama was the AP's choice.
d.) In 1957, one-loss Ohio State for some reason thinks their team is
better than undefeated Auburn, the AP's selection.
e.) In 1954, Ohio State was not the only undefeated team. UCLA was also
undefeated, and is as deserving as Ohio State was.
f.) In 1944, Ohio State was undefeated, but so was Army. Army was
loaded during WWII, and also won the AP poll. Army outscored their
opponents 504-35, including beating 8-2 Notre Dame 59-0. Ohio State
struggled to beat 8-2 Michigan 18-14.
g.) In 1942, one-loss Ohio State lost to Wisconsin, who also had one
loss. Georgia was another one-loss team that has as legitimate a claim
to the national championship as Ohio State does.
Ohio State repeating incessantly that they have 7 national
championships does not make it true. Repeating a lie does not change it