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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Siskel & Herringbone - At the Movies.....


Just when you think that the stupidity level cannot sink any further...leave it to an idiot with a video camera to whip some people up into a frenzy.

The boys over at the M-Zone decided (in poor judgement) to post a video of OSU fan behavior on the day of the OSU-UM game in 2002. It was a great day in Columbus...and a sad day all in one.

Here is the video....

A now for some commentary...

Years of frustration of past Buckeye losses at the hands of UM had been exorcised. There was much rejoicing...and drinking.

There are few things in life that you can count on...College Football fans in the midwest drinking like it is their last day on earth, Garrett Rivas eating donuts at an alarming rate, a UM fan or alum pulling a class move you and telling you that have no class, an OSU fan not really caring what a UM fan has to say about their behavior, and other various statements of character flaws graciously stated between the two fanbases....

I watched the video...very stupid. I didnt like the UM fan getting a can thrown at them or getting jumped, but I am not sure the point of that video. Nothing like waiting 4 years to release a video "mostly" showing that us fans do the unthinkable....LITTER...

First thing is last....I am not excusing the poor fan all.

I know that we have a littering problem in Columbus...and somewhat of a rioting problem. However, it takes an actual event for this to occur in our grand city. We could take a camera to Mount Elliott Ave or Mound Street in Detroit and it looks like this everyday (sans people enjoying life a little too much) without any events at all..let alone smashing 200,000 people into 9 city blocks.

Within the 6+ minutes of the video, there were two incidents that were displayed of UM fans getting harassed. I would think that if you spent an entire day in the hornet's nest (aka Columbus) that you could get more than two events. I mean...come on...we are the worst fans infinity. Instead, we got look at how the OSU fans litter on gameday. That is an efficient utilization of time, if I have ever seen one. Then again, I have my own blog, so time utilization isnt exactly a strong point for me either.

While the timing of this is a little curious, it seems that someone has been holding onto this nugget for a while and decided that now is a good time to show the world how OSU fans act on gameday. Like we didnt know that there are issues on Lane Avenue. Maybe we should all take a camera to the Golf Course in Ann Arbor next year when they are all frothy and havent won a big game (that means anything...I'm talking to you ND and MSU) against a rival in about 3 years...

Regardless, I thought about how we could spend some time in Ann Arbor with cameras to see how real Michigan Men and Women treat people....

Too bad we didnt have a camera when the UM students were on the field in 2003 spewing obscenities like it was an education requirement at the OSU parents that were waiting to get out of the stadium...classy

Too bad we didnt have a camera at any UM hockey game where acceptable fan behavior hasnt been seen in almost 20 years...

Too bad we didnt have a camera at any of the local grocery stores in Ann Arbor the days before a UM home game against OSU to see the actual students that put thought into the marshmallows that they are going to stuff and throw at OSU players and students at the stadium.

Too bad we didnt have a camera at the local Home Depot where UM fans get extra keys made for their Saturday keychains

Too bad the M-Zone didnt have a camera at this little ditty

Too bad that we didnt have a camera

Too bad...Too bad...

Too bad this video is a thumbs down....and an utter waste of time.



  • Let me start by saying that every group of fans has their share of "yahoos". I don't believe Ohio State fans are "bad" or Michigan fans are "bad" but the ones that are make the news.

    As I entered into the Big House last year with my wife to watch the game, she was being kicked and pushed by a few drunk bastards. You know, the game where one guy pushes the other drunk guy and they "accidentally" run into her (she happened to be wearing a red coat, but she's a Spartan - I make her cheer for OSU). They had one more chance before I started collecting their teeth with my fists and I think they felt my warning.

    Other than that, the Michigan fans were great as usual, as I believe most Ohio State fans treat outside fans nicely as well. I am a firm believer that we have more similarities than differences. It's really a fun rivalry and one reason I find it good to live in Ann Arbor.

    By Blogger Andy, at 4:43 PM, November 02, 2006  

  • I believe that all of the schools in the midwest have the same kind of fans...the difference is that the MSU and OSU fans are willing to admit that we are not perfect. Find me a UM fan that does it and I will be uber-impressed.

    The arrogance is the issue with the OSU fans and the UM fans....always has...and always will be...

    By Blogger Herringbone, at 4:51 PM, November 02, 2006  

  • Herringbone,

    I'm glad you brought up the point that the video was mostly one of littering. After reading the intro, I thought I was about to witness a murder.

    Like you said, the harassment of UM fans is uncalled for and shouldn't take place, but it happens when you are playing your rival for the chance to win the first national championship in 30 years or whatever. It's also too bad about the UM guy getting into a brawl, but why on earth would you wear a UM jersey in the middle of OSU block party after the game?

    However, most of it was nothing more than a lot of trash not being picked up, and some people not pissing in a toilet. I'm starting to think Michigan fans are trying to divert their attention anyway they can from the inevitable ass-kicking OSU is gonna hand to their team on Nov. 18th.

    By Anonymous Graham, at 10:41 PM, November 02, 2006  

  • graham...

    thanks for the comments. I agree with you. I think (as usual) the UM fans will look for any little thing to try and put down the OSU fans, as we havent had any real blow-ups like we normally do in the offseason (sans Boone's Octoberfest in the offseason). They are definitely grasping at straws at this point, this is why I think that it was in poor judgement on their part to post it. However, that is my opinion...they have their reasons...good or bad...

    By Blogger Herringbone, at 11:35 PM, November 02, 2006  

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