No worries my friend! Thanks for trying!
Sounds very similar to my story...minus the Navy anyways.
Born in northern Kentucky to mixed (UK/OSU) parents. Moved across the Kentucky/Ohio border every few years growing up until we moved out to the DC suburbs. The people there were so different from the midwesterners I was used to and I got super homesick and angry. I started rooting for Ohio State after we moved because it reminded me of home and also because I wanted to stand out from the rude, stuck up, Virginia kids. It was also a big way for me to bond with my grandfather who introduced me to Ohio State football. To this day, we still watch every game and call to talk about the progress of the game after every Ohio State touchdown.
I’m slowly converting my soon-to-be wife who is from South Dakota and has never payed any attention to sports. And any future offspring will quickly become indoctrinated.
Maybe he meant top 10 on the road?
Originally from Cincinnati...currently in Leesburg Virginia...moving to Aberdeen South Dakota on Monday