“The Real Ryan Day”: Meet the Rose Bowl-Bound Washington Fan Who Shares a Name with Ohio State’s New Head Coach

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Imposters will be sacrificed!

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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rkylet83's picture

“THERE’S NOTHING BUT RESPECT FOR OHIO STATE AND WASHINGTON, BUT PEOPLE HERE CAN’T STAND MICHIGAN.”

Many people in Michigan cant stand Michigan fans.  

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CowCat's picture

I can absolutely verify this 100%, using my extremely scientific method of living in Seattle now for 19 years and going to sports bars and going to Husky Games.

Mention Michigan and they'll instantly say they hate everything about them. I wear my OSU clothing all the time and no-one talks crap to me. There's a mutual respect. The only debate I ever get into from time to time is "OSU has no chance of beating Alabama" to which I respond "We already did and won a national championship after that vs. Oregon"

I think Washington fans vicariously enjoy the fact that OSU is 9-0 against Oregon. They hate Oregon more than Michigan.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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Silver Sniper's picture

I lived just outside of Seattle for a year (Renton) and can confirm that I never caught a hard time for my OSU fandom. 

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

I can also confirm that Michigan is despised in these parts. I've heard it many times.

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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OSUandUofMGrad's picture

I can confirm that after a large noticable uptick in people wearing Michigan gear in the Detroit burbs, those clothes are once again working their way to the bottom of dresser drawers.

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buckeyedude's picture

I can confirm that after a large noticable uptick in people wearing Michigan gear in the Detroit burbs, those clothes are once again working their way to the bottom of dresser drawers.
 

That post deserves a "Boom." 

So, boom! 

"If you're not changing, you're falling behind."

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GoBucks10's picture

This Ryan Day is okay. Beat Michigan.

There's no points for second place, gentlemen.

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GareBear's picture

Can’t decide if I’m more disappointed that there isn’t a new enemy to hate or that I’m more happy there is a new opponent to respect. 

In any case, Ryan Day’s a winner !

Michigan sucks

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Buckeye Knight's picture

“I hate Michigan,” Day said. “I can’t stand Michigan. Can’t stand them. They’re the worst. I couldn’t stand them since Desmond Howard. We kicked the crap out of them in the ‘91 Rose Bowl, and I kind of wanted Michigan again just because we hate Michigan.

Welcome to the family other Ryan Day!

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Art Harrell's picture

as always Fuck scUm...Go @ryandaytime...Go Bucks

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Our Ryan Day is 100% better than yours, Huskies.

I tried reading their fan forums. They share much more in common with TTUN fans than they do us. Delusional and of the belief OSU should've gotten the death penalty for the ZS crap. Screw them. I hope Urban puts 60 on them too.

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Careful, lumping an entire fanbase together because of one vocal group is dangerous. There were OSU fans who felt Meyer should’ve been fired for the ZS issues, and some have gone so far as to publicly wish Michigan was good again.   

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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CowCat's picture

In my experience Husky fans are some of the classiest out there. I've lived in Seattle for 19 years and have had no problems.

If there are a few idiots with a crappy website, who cares? Eleven Warriors is smartly moderated and controlled, most fan sites are not.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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Delaware Buckeye Fan's picture

Obviously, hate knows no boundaries!   

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ScarletGray43157's picture

“I think there’s a lot of similarities between us,” Day said. “Like we’re both in our thirties, family guys. We both have big heads and great hair. He’s pretty much the same person, right?”

OSU's Ryan Day was a QB in college, and Washington's Ryan Day was a cheerleader.

So there's that... 

Washington's Ryan Day does seem like a nice person, and is having fun with this, and is respectful as well, plus he does not like Michigan. I really have no problem with him at all.

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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WC Buckeye's picture

Thought the same thing when he said he'd won a Rose Bowl. Umm, nah.

Life is full of choices. Make good ones.

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

‘The Ryan Day that’s won a Rose Bowl.’

Yeah, I thought it was a total douche comment.  Dude, you wore a sweater and clapped with some blonde girls.  Cool.

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gobucks1966's picture

For a second I though our head coach was once a cheerleader and thought oh my other fans will have fun with that one. I could see pictures of him in the chair position with pom poms. ouch

Denny

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Buckfrombirth's picture

Thank you. I saw that pic and said out loud, "I thought he was a QB at New Hampshire?"

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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CandygramForMongo's picture

This other Ryan Day is pretty funny.

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Meek's picture

Which one?

- OSU ISE -+-  Premium Banter -+- OH48 80k -

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buckskin's picture

All Sam Elliott quotes have to be read in his voice.

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subUrbanBuck22's picture

This Ryan Day can’t stand Michigan either-Outstanding!!!

Go Bucks!

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Kyson12's picture

Michigan sucks. That’s it. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Cool article - seems like a cool guy 

#Teamosuday

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Darksungm's picture

Seems like a class guy.

Negativity is a choice.

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chibucks's picture

stop making me like you @ryanday!  :)

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Das Hufeisen's picture

This guy could probably tamper with some of our recruits if he wanted to. His view of Michigan makes him ok in my book.

AKA the Horseshoe, the Shoe, and the House That Harley Built

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Turfgrad's picture

Day, Night, I don't care what his name is, beat the little doggies into the ground!

"I think Alabama would beat Ohio State if they played next weekend!" Clay Travis Fox Sports Post Championship Show 1.12.2015.  Needs no explanation.

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Huskerbuck's picture

While he may hate Michigan like so many, even non-Buckeye fans, I hope following the Rose Bowl he feels just like the UM fans did following their game with the Bucks. 

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Major H's picture

“I hate Michigan,” Day said. “I can’t stand Michigan. Can’t stand them. They’re the worst. I couldn’t stand them since Desmond Howard. We kicked the crap out of them in the ‘91 Rose Bowl, and I kind of wanted Michigan again just because we hate Michigan.

I was about to say, "Cute story - now bug off!" But his quote about Michigan saved him. He's alright in my book. Still going to break your heart on Jan 1. 

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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ARMYBUCK's picture

It's official. All Ryan Day's are likeable!

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Rocket Man's picture

Seems like an OK guy.

But I hope our Ryan Day has a better day than their Ryan Day.

Varys: I've always hated the bells. They ring for horror, a dead king, a city under siege. 
Tyrion: A wedding. 
Varys: Exactly.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Dillon G's picture

I salute the man that hates Desmond Howard and Michigan. 

#walkaway

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BlackKeys's picture

He also works out at curves, a fitness gym for plus sized women.

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VintonCountyBuck's picture

The real Ryan Day is probably still more of a quarterback whisperer than Harbaugh...

Be nice if our version could parlay this coincidence into a Real-Life Wednesday experience for the kids, or even a possible summer internship with Microsoft and take advantage of their positions and influence.  

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

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Buckfrombirth's picture

Seems like a cool guy, but I'd warn him to not make too much of being willing to negotiate his Twitter handle. He might draw the attention of OSU's trademark attorneys.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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CowCat's picture

I don't think that will be necessary anyway.

Now that our Ryan Day is the head coach, OSU will probably change his account to something like "OSUCoachRyanDay" or something with the little "official" marker.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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Buckfrombirth's picture

I probably should've put /s after my comment.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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CowCat's picture

What this guy should really do is show up at the WHAC when our real Ryan Day is out recruiting. "Hey, I'm Ryan Day" and see how that works out.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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Buckfrombirth's picture

That would be epically hilarious.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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MassiveAttack's picture

Day, who attended Washington's 2001 Rose Bowl win over Purdue as a cheerleader

Wait, did they beat Purdue or Michigan?  <checks Wikipedia>

January 1, 1991 #8 Washington 46 #17 Iowa 34 
January 1, 1992 #2 Washington 34 #4 Michigan 14

Not sure where the Purdue information came from.

The Ohio State University - "Haters love us!" 
Baskin Robbins? Nah, Haskins Dobbins - KannonMic

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

I recall UW playing Purdue in a knock-off bowl game within the past 10-15 years, and losing. Fellow B10 alums in the office chortled discretely.

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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BigBuckeye1976's picture

Probably when Drew Brees was at Purdue. They were very relevant when he was there.

BigBuckeye says Go Bucks
Muck Fichigan!!!

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crwall05's picture

The Rose Bowl that other Ryan Day was a Cheerleader was the 2001 game (January 1 2001, #4 Washington 34, #17 Purdue 24),  the two games you listed were 91 and 92.

CRW

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Thanks Crwall05.  I thought I had missed something somewhere.

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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MightyMac63's picture

"We kicked the crap out of them in the ‘91 Rose Bowl, and I kind of wanted Michigan again just because we hate Michigan."

I remember watching that game..Steve Entman and that UW defense absolutely smothered TTUN. But to see WR Mario Bailey strike the Heisman pose on that last TD..throwing a shade at Desmond..

"Just remember one thing. I can do your job, but you can't do mine." - Woody Hayes to an OSU professor

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Crumb's picture

Hate blue? Cheers, friend!

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

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mbabuck's picture

Mama raised him right

One Strong

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CowCat's picture

Yes.

1) Survive
2) Hate Michigan

Good to go!

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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chef64209's picture

Mehh husky fans.  I was at a bar in Edmonds a few years ago and the bartender was a real choch about it when I asked him to put TOSU game on in the corner of the bar.  Fuck them I hope we put 70 on em

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