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If you were forced to cheer for a team other than Ohio State for one year, who would you pull for in the Leaders Division?

Illinois
24% (275 votes)
Indiana
41% (479 votes)
Penn State
12% (137 votes)
Purdue
15% (178 votes)
Wisconsin
8% (90 votes)
Total Votes: 1159

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pcon258's picture

the never threatening indiana, of course. if it werent for bielma, id probably go for wisky though

buckeyefanatic's picture

this ^^^

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yrro's picture

Before the Sandusky mess, I would have said Penn State. I've always been a fan of their old-school style, and Joe Pa was an icon before his fall.
I think I would absolutely love being a Wisconsin fan if I had gone there. I have major respect for their student section in football... but since I didn't go there, I really have to hate them for being a bunch of drunk jackasses.
So... I guess my sister-in-law went to Purdue, and they have a good engineering program? gah, the other options in this division kind of all suck. I have a much easier time rooting for Sparty or Nebraska.

petebuc52's picture

Illinois...family playing for them this year and zook is gone

buckeyefanatic's picture

11W staff ... please look at server logs and ban all those who voted Wisky.  It is the only responsible thing to do.

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David Sokol's picture

I can't believe anyone chose Wisconsin..

Must have been a slip of the mouse.

Maestro's picture

I had a brief encounter with a Badger fan recently.  He actually asked me "how does anyone live in Ohio?".  No love lost.

vacuuming sucks

David Sokol's picture

Wow, besides the cool summers in Wisconsin, how does anyone live there?

Populations:

Ohio-11,544,951

Wisconsin-5,711,767

There are obvious reasons for these statistics.

 

Maestro's picture

impossible to choose

vacuuming sucks

GeneStarwind's picture

Indiana would be the common sense choice :p

OSUBias's picture

It's like voting whether you'd rather burn, drown or have to watch endless loops of _itchyagain football highlights. worst poll ever

Shitter's full

BrewstersMillions's picture

What an awful list. I wouldn't want to be part of Illinois' fanbase. They love telling people when their team is slightly above average but seem to vanish when the return to reality. Wisconsin-I literally don't have a big enough heart to clog up with cheese, beer, and arrogance. Believe me I've tried. Penn State-Even before this most recent mess they are college football's creepiest, most cult like following. I'll pass. After the 'Dusky, I'll pass again. Purdue was close for me. A good friend of mine went there and I really like the campus. Then I remembered how I felt after watching OSU lose in 2004 there, and the subsequent junk shots in PH1 and PH2.
That leaves Indiana. Sure, why not. Harmless enough. Hoosiers!

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would more obvious.

Conroy's picture

Illinois.  Way better more interesting than Indiana or Purdue.  Not Wisconsin or Penn State.

rdubs's picture

Agree 100% and even though Beckman is a good replacement, I loved the Zooker.

Poison nuts's picture

You said it man.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

sir rickithda3rd's picture

indiana its nice to pull for the dog sometimes!!

mark may wins douchebag of the year... again

zosima's picture

Wow, tough question!  I didn't realize how lopsided the divisions had become in terms of likeable teams.  10 years ago it would be easy to pick Penn State and Wisconsin 1-2, but now I think of "deal with it" and Bielma for Wisky and... well... almost everyone thinks the same thing when they hear "Penn State", and i don't want to think about that.
The Nerds are probably my favorite B1G team, in no small part due to Pat Fitzgerald.  You have to respect Nebraska's history and what Kirk Ferentz does at Iowa (even if he ends up with a disproporationate number of CoY awards).  Finally, I remember our latest MNC and that makes me want to root for the fighting Dantonios.
Ended up picking Illinois because of the Tim Beckman association with tOSU, but really not a lot of likeable programs in our division.

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

I have to go with Illinois.  Being a grad student here helps... but I wear OSU shirts all the time.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

gravey's picture

I went there for grad school as well.  I learned to hate that place like no other...  I suppose IU, though Indiana is really sort of an SEC kind of place.  

jestertcf's picture

Illinois. Only because this can't really go on for Zook any longer.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

Seth4Bucks's picture

The candidates:
Wiscy - Out! "Deal with it" and Bielema disqualifies what would otherwise be my choice.
PSU - Out! Even prior to the Sandusky situation, PSU's a tough one to root for due to some of the recent close games that PSU's won. PSU and Wisky tie for a distant second in my 'rivalry' factor
Illinois - Out! Hard to root for the Zooker, my heart only has room for one ex-Gator coach. Plus there's that loss in 2007 to consider.
Purdue - Out! Two words .. .  Purdue Harbor. It'll be hard for me to root for them until we can go back to beating them on a regular basis after losing to them several times lately.
Indiana - Winners by default. Indiana's a safe team to root for since they hardly ever challenge the Bucks and any upsets they pull off will only help OSU secure B10 titles.

Seth4Bucks's picture

Yes, I realize Zook's no longer at Illinois. But it'll be a year or two until that stain's been lifted.