THE Ohio State Buckeyes and the
Michigan Wolverines will collide for the 114th time on the gridiron in “The Big House” in Ann Arbor to morrow at noon on FOX for another install ment of the greatest rivalry in sports.
The intensity is real, the history is storied and the legendary rivalry between two bordering
Midwestern states continues with a lot at stake for both programs and states. Eternal pride and a pair of s mall gold pants are always on the line. And this year, there’s potentially a little so mething extra down the road for Ohio State if the men in scarlet & gray drive away victorious with the afore mentioned gold pants for the sixth consecutive season. The Buckeyes are still ( metaphorically) looking for a Hail Mary to sneak into the College Football Playoff. More on this in a future blog post.
As usual, the rankings don’t
matter in this rivalry. The #9 Buckeyes and the unranked Wolverines will co mpete like it’s the national cha mpionship and tomorrow’s game should add an amazing new chapter to an already amazing and evolving story. And winning those cherished gold pants against ‘That Tea m Up North’ defines legacies, like with quarterback J.T. Barrett seeking his school-record 4th pair as Ohio State’s starting quarterback in this rivalry.
Losing this ga
me can equally break legacies. You don’t have to re mind John Cooper of that reality…
Analysis of the ga
me will follow later. For now, here’s a subtle re minder of the greatest rivalry in sports.