Letter to the editor:
I am writing to express my disgust for Block “O” initiating the O-H-I-O chant every time the University of Michigan Marching Band took the field at the recent Ohio State-Michigan game. Ohio State fans cannot proclaim themselves to be “the best fans in the land” if this continues to happen. I enjoy hating on the University of Michigan as much as the next OSU fan, but this is too much. The U of M band spends the time and money to attend this game, and we effectively throw all of that away by making noise during both their pregame and halftime show performances. Ohio State fans need to show the U of M band the same respect they would show any other visiting team’s band.
Rather than drowning out Michigan’s band, Block “O” should devote more time to perfecting card stunts. I, and others around me, could barely make out the one card stunt Block “O” South attempted during the game. Look at old photos: card stunts at OSU used to look like billboards in the stands. Block “O” needs return to that caliber! Or, how about rallying students to beat Michigan in the annual Blood Battle. The announcer at the recent game stated that OSU has only beat Michigan twice (including this year) since 2008. If the members of Block “O” would rather get drunk and yell, then perhaps Block “O” should not be the largest student organization of the university.
There is no sense in acting like yelling will show that our band is better than Michigan’s when we already know that we have THE best damn band in the land. Let’s show we really are “the best fans in the land” and beat Michigan fans by performing epic cards stunts and outclassing them. Go Bucks!
B.S. in agriculture, class of 2013