Calling Ohio State “Ohio” is sort of like calling me Alia instead of Miss Kadri, which I’m completely fine with, by the way. But calling Michigan “that team up north” is like calling someone “what’s-your-face?” Now which one is more degrading?
But back to my first thought…seriously, what will he come up with next? He certainly cannot call us Ohio anymore, seeing as how Michigan’s basketball team destroyed the joke in an ironic loss to the Bobcats last week. He could call us O-H…but he’d probably be greeted with more enthusiastic “I-O” responses before he can get through the rest of his sentence. He could refer to us as “deeez nuts” but I think we’d enjoy that a little too much.
Honestly, with the recent struggles Michigan has had against MAC schools in the last couple of years, I’m surprised he even thought “reducing” us to a MAC school would work out in his favor. If anything, MAC schools bring forth a challenge just as tough as the next school. Ask their hockey team. And football team. And basketball team.
I’m not trying to insinuate that Michigan athletics suck (you can form your own opinions), I’m just truly curious as to what cute pet name he’ll generate for us now.