Unconventional story here...born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Growing up I didn't watch college football very much, I would occasionally catch Mich. St. and UM on television, but never really cared much for either of the teams. I would though, from time to time, catch Ohio State games. I remember shopping with my mom when I was 11/12 years old, and we were at a sports apparel store. I was going through a bunch of different team apparel and I came across an Ohio State shirt and a pair of Ohio State shorts. They were my only purchase. I remember wearing them to school and a friend of mine asked me "Why do you like Ohio State?" I replied with "Because they are the best team in the country, and they are going to win the championship this year." This exchange of words happened before the fall of the 02-03 season. Needless to say, I have been a Buckeye since.
I still live in Michigan and I get a lot of crap from my friends about this story...but I don't care. The way I see it, I was meant to be an Ohio State fan.