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Do you want to see Ohio State and Michigan play twice this season?

Yes. The chance to beat them twice in a season is too delicious to pass up.
51% (906 votes)
No. The Game is too sacred for such shenanigans.
49% (860 votes)
Total Votes: 1766


t-dub's picture

a few years ago i would have voted no, but now i agree.  it would be awesome to defeat them twice, twice as many rat tears = twice as nice

"What is our aim, I can tell you in one word. Victory" Winston Churchill

AirForceNUT's picture

I love this scenario.  Only for this year though.  It would be too much to go through it every year. I'm already bald.  I would be very pissed off if we beat them the first time and they got lucky the second.

BuckeyeDale's picture

100% agree...seems it will be a "once in a lifetime" event with the restructuring next year.  Be nice to be on the right side of a historical event.


TMac's picture

ANY day is a good day to beat tTUN!
(They have a much tougher road to get to that second meeting/loss!)

ONE Not Done!

Bucks's picture

Tend to agree with AirForce. The opportunity to add "the only time in the history of the rivalry, they played twice" is pretty special if it works out that way. If something atrocious happened though, like Braxton being injured in the first one and losing the second, I'd implode.
My wager is on us playing a team twice for sure, but Northwestern is where my money is at.

AirForceNUT's picture

Honestly, it doesn't matter to me how good we are.  It terrifies to play any team twice.. We have to remember that all these kids are D1 athletes.  It's hard to beat any team twice in a year.

whobdis's picture

I agree..I remember us handling UCLA early in the season then getting beat in the Rose Bowl. Same thing with JJ's bbal team facing M in the tourney. It's tough to beat the same team twice regardless of talent level.

Hovenaut's picture


Sure it would be great to take them out twice....but that is a tall order.

Ask LSU from two years ago, re: Alabama.

It dilutes the rivalry.

If we beat them in the regular season, we shouldn't have to see them again.

My .02

We have filled the Braxton Miller position.

Haybucks's picture

Great to beat the blue, but we gotta beat MSU for sure.  I put up with Sparty clowns all year long and want to see them cry.

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


buck-I.8's picture

Look at the schedule

Haybucks's picture

I want to pencil Sparty in for 12/7, that's my point.  Thanks anyway Buck-I.8! 

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


acBuckeye's picture

Absolutely no. We get stirred up for 364 days before unleashing hatred on them for a few hours each year. Having to do that in back-to-back weeks, even if we won both games, would be 1) very difficult to accomplish 2) minimize The Game itself 3) would be emotionally draining.
Not to mention, can you imagine what we'd have to endure if, God forbid, they actually won one of them, or **gasp** both?!?! And then never getting the opportunity to ever repay them by beating them twice in a season?
IMO, there's way more to lose playing them twice than there is to gain.

droessl's picture

There was one line changed from the original lyrics of "Across the Field" that I just found:
Fight the team across the field
At most, one time per year

osu07asu10's picture

Every year? No way.

The 1 and ONLY year that we could play them in the regular season and B1G title game? ABSOLUTELY!
Think about it, IF this team is to win the national championship they are going to have to do some really extraordinary things, like win 26 straight games to win 1 national championship...
Isn't it just that much sweeter that this magical team of (atleast) 26 victories in a row has the 1 and ONLY opportunity to wax scUM 2 weeks running?

Sign me up. Already have my ticket for Indianapolis. 


DJRoss926's picture

Took the words right out of my mouth:

The 1 and ONLY year that we could play them in the regular season and B1G title game? ABSOLUTELY!

M Man's picture

Exactly.  Too much fun, for one time.
Word-for-word, this is exactly what I was thinking.  "The chance to beat them twice in a season is too delicious to pass up."
Two wins over OSU in the space of a couple of weeks.  Excellent.  The return of the Natural Order of Things.

brandonbauer87's picture

I like your style. I think you're wrong. But I like your style.

AJW_16's picture

Voted no but for a different reason. Say we go in there and win - and you have to imagine its a close, drag-em-out fight that The Game usually is. Think about how draining and tiring it will be to face them again. And not only that, but they are going to be a LOT hungrier than OSU at that point.
I like that we are both in the East starting next year.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

AirForceNUT's picture

If we're 24-0 going into the second game (the B1G title game), i doubt anyone will be hungrier than us.. But i see what you're saying.  It would be a nerve-wrecking three hours for sure.

Jugdish's picture

It will be draining and tiring for them too. So I believe that is a wash. The reason we should win both games is that we have greater depth, especially on D.

Remember to get your wolverine spayed or neutered. TBDBITL

yrro's picture

I'm much happier with scUM never winning their division, and us romping all over Nebraska or Northwestern in the title game.
Meeting a team once in the regular season and once in the playoffs is always dumb, to me. If the same team wins both times, then why did you play again? If they don't, then why does one win mean nothing?

osu07asu10's picture

yeah, I mean why have playoffs in sports if they have already played in the regular season


yrro's picture

Most of the time you meet a team in the playoffs you:
a) Did not play them during the regular season (college basketball)
b) At least played them a long time ago in the regular season (NFL)
c) Don't really care about regular season games (NBA, MLB)
I don't think any of those really apply well to playing Michigan in the championship in back to back weeks.

cbusbuckeye's picture

Playoffs?! Don't talk about playoffs! You kidding me?!

bucki5's picture

What would Woody do?

Idaho Helga's picture

God bless ya Wayne Woodrow Hayes!
This is easy for Woody.  Beat them Twice.  Run it up in either or both games.   He knows this is on the way to ANOTHER national championship.  He would have no mercy for a Hoke/Bo/whomever.
41-14  (a revenge score)
50-7  just for laughs
ok ,  this is all fantasy but a Buckeye can dream. eh?

Kurt's picture

Voted no.  Not because it's too sacred - I'd love to beat them twice in a season - but because our overall schedule is so weak that I think we need to play a different team (probably Nebraska) in the B1G Championship game to better test our mettle.

d1145fresh's picture

This is exactly what I was thinking. If we play Michigan twice in a row that inherently means that no other team went undefeated in their division. We need to face opponents with a good record to help bolster our wins. This is the same reason I don't like Northwestern and us both playing Cal in the same season. No matter what happens it hurts our team's SOS.

Stinson's picture

Absolutely not. I hope to hell it never happens. That game should NEVER be played outside the confines of Michigan Stadium or Ohio Stadium. A neutral site would be disgraceful. 

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." -Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Sleepy's picture

100% agree, Stinson.  The Game only takes place under dreary gray skies in The Big House or The 'Shoe, not in some craptastic domed-thing covered in pictures of Peyton Mann... err... Andrew Luck.

gobucks96's picture

Plus a million. Keep the rivalry as is!

cajunbuckeye's picture

 That, and I'm totally against shenanigans.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

gwalther's picture

I think it's awesome the poll is tied at 50% after 360+ votes.

Class of 2008

Earle's picture

I voted no, not because of the sanctity of The Game, but because I don't want michigan to be in the B1G championship. Ever.
I get the argument that it is good for the rivalry michigan to be good, but I still can't want them to be good.  I think it would be great for both teams to come into The Game undefeated, but I still want michigan to lose every single game they play.  I know it's illogical, but exactly what part does logic or rationality play in being a fan?

Your Noble Savage is a Straw Yeti.

avail31678's picture

I'm with you.  I don't care if it helps us for them to be good.  I want them to lose.  Always.  Also, the more years we have that TTUN isn't in the B1G championship game, the less and less one can argue that Hoke is doing a good job up there. 
Bottom line, our SOS be damned, I always root against TTUN.

AeroBuckeye2001's picture

Normally, I'd say "no" however, the butthurt schadenfraude is just way too much to pass up. Think about how miserable those a-holes in ann arbor would be if they not only lost to the Buckeyes twice, but we also denied them a B1G title (again) and a trip to the Rose Bowl. Makes me giddy just thinking about it.

The Ohio State University Class of 2001

BS Aero & Astronautical Engineering

OSUStu's picture

Yes.  But just this year.  We would be able to claim the only head to head victory for the B1G Championship Game.  Braggin' rights forever.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I say yes, but one season of this is enough.  It would be something we could always hang our hats on until we take the lead in the overall series before I croak. Beating those turds twice in back to back games would be amazing.  I am however glad that we are in the same division moving forward. 

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

BKLYN_Buckeye's picture

I say no only because I would love to play a good Nebraska team. I think that could help us, re: strength of schedule. But then again, if we're 13-0, I don't think we'll have to worry about the SoS.

Nappy's picture

Went with yes but mainly because I have B1G Championship Game tix and I've never been to a Mich game before.  Also, the amount of butthurt coming out of AA after losing twice in two weeks is too good to pass up.

I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face

BassDropper's picture

After 700 votes, this 'issue' is literally 50/50.
I say yes. Why not experience something that will NEVER happen again. I may be a little selfish, but life is too short and 1 extra OSU/UM game will only make life better.


OSUStu's picture

Was that the bouncer from the club?

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

hail2victors9's picture

I hope your commarades find that funny.  I did.  +1
...but no, Norfleet is like 5'7" or so.

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler

OSUStu's picture

Haha.  Thanks, nothing like a joke friends and enemies alike can laugh at.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

Hilarious how it's clearly 50 50.
Once a year for all the marbles is how it should be. Enough messing with tradition.

hail2victors9's picture

The rivalry is protected going forward, along with the placeholder at the end of the regular season.  It would be historical for them to meet twice in consecutive weeks.  Additionally, this is the only way the B1GCG will live up to its bill.  Like 07ASU10 said, it's only this year.
I personally don't see either team winning in consecutive weeks, as amazing and heartbreaking as it would be for one and the other.  If the stars align, I think Michigan wins at home and OSU wins in Indy...and that would suck.

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler

DannyBeane's picture

This is the only year I would ever say yes to this question since it is the only opportunity we will have to be them twice in 1 year.

cplunk's picture

College football should never have rematches

KBonay's picture

But it's just too fun to do only once a year...hehehe


M Man's picture

I thought the best place to eat in Knoxville was Tuscaloosa or Baton Rouge.

KBonay's picture

I see what you did there.
And for what it's worth, Herbstreit didn't respond.

buck-I.8's picture

I'm gonna be realistic and say that if we lose that game in Ann Arbor, everyone will want revenge the next week. I, like everyone else here, am confident enough in the program to know that OSU certainly can win at Michigan in November, but let's not forget, Hoke hasn't lost at home yet, and UM sure seems to benefit from home cooking at an alarming rate. We can win, but it isn't a sure thing, and either way, a rematch the next week will be a great crucible. 

GoBucksOSU's picture

I say no because who ever wins The Game should have bragging rights for the next 12 months.

Stinson's picture

Not only would playing TTUN at a neutral site be a disgrace as far as tradition goes, but the possibility of going 1-1 against them is unthinkable. The beautiful part about The Game is that you have to live with that loss for 365 days (or as far as TTUN is concerned, thousands of days).

Is nothing sacred? 

"The height of human desire is what wins, whether it's on Normandy Beach or in Ohio Stadium." -Wayne Woodrow Hayes

avail31678's picture

Yeah, I don't want to be able to take an emotional "pass" on the first game.  I don't want to be able to tell myself "well, if we lose today, we can always get them in Indy." 

FROMTHE18's picture

no, having to play them twice would mean they had a great season and i love the idea of an 0-12 michigan team

cronimi's picture

Over 1200 votes at this point, and it's still 50:50. Clearly, it is a question that evenly divides Buckeye Nation. (For the record, I voted no.)

ih8rolltyde's picture

wow. dead on 50-50. i said yes at 1326 votes

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

luckynutz's picture

Heres my take. Would it suck to win one and lose the other? Yes. Would it be even worse to possibly lose both? Yes again. But think how great it would be for someone like kyle kalis to have to live with the stigma of being a possible 0 for 5 against OSU in his career? And for brady hoke to be the only coach in the history of this rivalry to lose to OSU twice in one season? Not to mention stepping on TSUN in their own house, then crushing their dreams of pasadena while punching our ticket to the west coast for bigger dreams and a crystal football? This is once in a lifetime stuff. My only question...would our guys get 2 sets of gold pants if they win both? I would love to find out.

ih8rolltyde's picture

or would there be twice as many pants on the marke.....
not doing it, but i thought it

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT

luckynutz's picture

Knew someone would do it. Soon as I hit the save button.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Beating them twice would do little to help Ohio State's schedule. I'd rather it be a 10-2, or 11-1 Nebraska team.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

buck-I.8's picture

I agree, and I think if we were to beat UM once, it would be Nebraska that we would play in the championship game. If we were to lose to UM in AA, we would more likely see the rematch scenario played out. That's why I think it would be a win-win

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Yes! To say you beat your arch rival twice in one year is not only something that will never happen again in this rivalry but in any other major rivalry. The Iron Bowl can never say that, The Civil War can't either, None of those big time rivalries can say that. For just one year, I say Yes. But if TTUN doesn't make it to the B1G title, that'll be fine too. Being able to play Northwestern, Nebraska, or Michigan State (not likely) would be much better than to see that ugly yellow and blue helmet for a second time

Brady Hoke ate my comment

ScarletGray43157's picture

Twice a year is fine with me.  If you play for the championship every year, which is the goal, then you have to play the best opponent available.  
How many times would we have played them twice in one year if the divisional arrangement had been around in the years of Big 2 / Little 8?  No matter what the answer to that questions is, I would have looked forward to the games each and every time.  

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