In re: Is OSU so dangerous? Michigan email says so…

antimichigan.jpgThis Saturday in Columbus the biggest football game of the year, or maybe the decade is going to be played between the Buckeyes and U of M.

The rivalry is considered the greatest by some (ESPN said, or at least one of the greatest rivalaries – see history). Columbus is full of passionate fans, maybe too passionate in that sometimes it turns to hate and occasionally the odd couch burning in a dumpster.

Despite all that is it really so dangerous to come to Columbus wearing maize & blue? Well apparently despite OSU’s efforts to turn its fans into the ‘best fans in the land’ Michigan’s administration doesn’t think so and is regarding OSU as a dangerous place, maybe not Afghanistan, but they did recommend not driving around in Michigan plated vehicles.

You kidding? wow… not sure if we are so bad, but I guess we will find out. Also Michigan is bringing down some of its own police to help take care of the tailgaters from up north. Here is an email that was sent to Michigan students regarding this weekend:

We know that it can be uncomfortable being in an opposing team’s environment, especially when the stakes are so high. We would like to offer a few suggestions in order to help you stay safe and have a positive experience this weekend:

–Try carpooling to the game; if possible, drive a car with non- Michigan license plates.
–Keep your Michigan gear to a minimum, or wait until you are inside the stadium to display it.
–Stay with a group.
–Know and obey the laws regarding alcohol use.
–If you are of legal age to drink, use alcohol in moderation. Stay in the blue.
–Stay low-key; don’t draw unnecessary attention to yourself.
–If verbally harrassed by opposing fans, don’t take the bait.
–Avoid High Street in Columbus.

If at any time you feel unsafe, you should call 9-1-1 for assistance. U-M campus police also will be available in Columbus to support our fans. You may call them with non-emergency concerns at (734) 216-9159.

We look forward to a tremendous game on Saturday. Let’s help the Wolverines win with spirit and class.”

My hope is that we crush them, but only on the field and return to a bit more civilized era of fandom, not sure if that will happen but at least the dumpsters should be cleared so that we won’t have fires…


3 Responses

  1. “Avoid High Street,” that’s hilarious.

  2. This is the biggest BS i have seen in a long time!! a fan will be a fan.We all know that no matter where the game is played there will be a group of fans that will be out of hand from both sides of the ball. And to think that this will only get out of hand in Columbus is completely stupid. I have seen cars over turned up there because of the plate saying Ohio on it.We are not a group of animals. This is just a way for U of M fans to try to save face after they get handed a big loss on saturday at the shoe. They wil say that the fans like the city, university and team have no Honor and we where mean to them or disrespectful of them. My total disrespsct for U of M has just gone to a whole new level. Grow up and stop belly aching already !!!

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