Bob Hunter had a pretty interesting piece in yesterday's Dispatch about the current state of national hate following the program. He shared a Barton quote that sums up what we've all seen plenty of online:
"In all likelihood we will be the underdogs, because we know that pretty much everyone on Earth hates us."
I usually take it with a grain of salt online. College football fandom has nearly reached the ridiculous level of politics to the point of "If your guy does it, think of the children!! However, if it's my guy, it's overblown and things are under control."
Gordon Gee took his turn at running some smack when Hunter asked him about the hate:
".. hate would not be the word I would use. Admiration. Fear. Jealousy. Envy. Try those words."
Buckeye fans can certainly be obnoxious, but these days, trash comes in all colors.
Meanwhile, the DDN reports that fans are just as cautious as we are heading into the Championship.