Toledo’s Favorite Sons Go to Battle
“THE Game” is finally upon us.
The Ohio State Buckeyes will play That Team Up North at noon tomorrow in the chilly confines of The Horseshoe in Columbus, OH.
- #2 Ohio State vs. #3 That Team Up North
- Urban Meyer vs. Jim Harbaugh (both 52 years-old and both born in Toledo, OH)
- A spot in the college football playoff
- A (potential) spot in the Big Ten Championship Game
- Gold Pants
- Bragging Rights
- Statewide Pride
All of this will be on the line when these two football powerhouses collide. And this rivalry is not only the best in college football, but it’s the greatest rivalry in sports. Why? The Toledo War.
The Toledo War was a border dispute between the State of Ohio and the
Michigan TerritoryTerritory Up North during the first several decades of the nineteenth century.
–Ohio History Central online
Poetically, Toledo, OH remains divided between Buckeyes and Wolverines loyalties. There’s a sports store that’s literally divided in half for these two fan bases. The animosity and hatred between two neighboring states and universities didn’t begin because of an athletic competition, but from a conflict rooted in something much more profound. In the case of Ohio and That State Up North, the answer is a war.
That’s unrivaled in sports.
The Game of the Century: Volume 2 is at noon tomorrow on ABC.