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What are your thoughts on the Mirror Lake Jump?



cronimi's picture

With all due respect to those voting "OSU's greatest tradition", for a school and program that has existed for more than 100 years, I don't think a 'tradition' that is barely 20 years old is or could be the greatest.  Greater than the skull sessions? Than Script Ohio? Than Hang On Sloopy? I don't think so.  The voting seems to be following the "newer = better" philosophy.

(For point of reference: I was a sophomore when the Mirror Lake jump was started. During my years, Kegs 'n' Eggs was a much bigger Michigan Week tradition.  RIP Papa Joe's.)

chitown buckeye's picture

Agreed! Getting drunk at Sloopys then heading to Cluck U for a late night snack! Wait that was a tradition every weekend...

"I'm having a heart attack!"

sloopy88's picture

I agree, but I think the options are a bit loaded.  Either it's the greatest tradition or, at best, it's an excuse for a party by these standards. 

cronimi's picture

You're right, Sloopy.  There isn't a good option if you're not voting "greatest".

flipbuckeye's picture

Yeah... no middle ground? Meh.

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

I voted "greatest".  But it's the only good option available in this poll.  Hang on Sloopy, TBDBITHL, Script Ohio, etc. are definitely greater traditions.  Mirror Lake jump is still a good/great tradition.

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

Seth4Bucks's picture

I voted party because I don't feel it's the greatest and there's no middle ground as others have pointed out.

Nik's picture

voted greatest because of the lack of middle ground

jack's picture

I voted not a tradition. I was there for kegs 'n' eggs and though I wouldn't dare do that now at my age, it makes much more sense than the mirror lake jump, which I think has its actual roots from University of Central Florida and their big water pond.  So at best it's a copy, not an OSU tradition

PortlyOSUMan's picture

Wrong. UCF's spirit splash started in 1995. It has it's roots in hating michigan.

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

Since this Thursday night is now Thanksgiving, when do kids even jump in?

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William's picture

We jump Tuesday night.

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

back when i was your age it was thursday. and daggumit, we liked it.

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Scott's picture

It's great, but not the greatest (I voted greatest as the only affirmative option). One of the most prominent memories I have from freshman year.

Class of 2008

onetwentyeight's picture



#notreally #butstill 

JakeBuckeye's picture

This was a terrible list of voting options, 11W. Still love you guys.