It’s Lonely at the Top: Buckeyes Most
Recent List on Bleacher Report
Site Reiterates What We’ve Heard Since 2001.
By Ryan Leonardo
Tops in the “Most Hated College Football Programs in the Last 25 Years”
1. Miami Hurricanes in the Jimmy Johnson era
(1985-1988). They went 44-4.
2. Southern California
from 2003-2005. I think people hate them
because they might have a recruiting advantage. How easy would it be to get people to come to
the beach? Either way, it’s not hard to follow suit here.
3. The Ohio State University Buckeyes. From 2002 to present went 66-11. That is spectacular on many levels.
What the Bloggers are saying in Response
"Always overrated and their fans are annoying as (heck),"
one guy wrote.
"They are overrated … and that THE Ohio State
thing (irks) me to no end," was the best one of these three.
"Because they are
overrated and their fans think they are perfect" was another response.
Making Sense of It All
None of this offends me, or my friends that are all Buckeye
Fans/Alum. We have the best and
sometimes obnoxious fans. I call it
passion. There are a few that make the
rest look bad, just like anything else in life.
It’s ignorant to use an error in logic to relate one bad, poor sport fan
to the other 5 million.
The overrated comment comes from the Buckeyes being in a weaker
conference than the last two BCS Champs.
I will say this: It has nothing to do with the SEC speed! Everyone is fast.
The “THE” comment is my favorite.
I first noticed this many years ago on Monday Night Football during
introductions. It became a common thing,
and Al Michaels even commented on it one night.
No matter what team was playing, there was always a Buckeye who would
introduce the University this way. Well,
except for Terry Glenn once, but that isn’t surprising.
Not many programs have the tradition that THE Ohio State University boasts. National exposure, history, excellence on and
off of the field, and support from the best fans put us in the “most hated” list.
And that’s fine with me.