Today is a day for Buckeye fans to celebrate. It has been exactly 2000 days since Michigan last beat Ohio State on the football field. 2000 days is a long time. There will be two thousand chest bumps and and two thousand high fives today. I think there may even be a parade through the streets of Columbus. Beating Michigan has become the normal course of events and it never grows old for the scarlet and grey legions.
Rather than argue that technically it has been five days since Michigan last beat the Buckeyes -- I will sit quietly and soak in the absurd celebration and the chest pounding and wait for the day that we all know is coming. It is coming. I promise you. It is coming.
In the mean time, we can chuckle amongst ourselves at their overwhelming narcissism. I found this article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer to be a perfect example of how recent success is clouding the perception of actual history:
"Since Thursday marks the 2,000th day since Michigan has defeated Ohio State in football, it's time to celebrate by delving into the storied past of the Buckeyes dominance of the Wolverines."
Dominance ? Oh really ? I may need to re-check the definition of dominance, but I am fairly positive that term is not an accurate description of this rivalry. Just in case anyone wants to check the facts, Michigan leads the all-time series with a 57-42-6 record. Ohio State can win the next 15 years in a row and still only pull even with history.
Someday we will win this game again. In the mean time, let them have their fun. Someday I will have fun too.