With no professional football, basketball or baseball team calling Columbus home, Ohio’s capital city is largely populated by a group of starved sports fans.
The one major outlet for Columbus residents, of course, is the Ohio State football team.
That’s one of the many reasons Ohio State has one of the most passionate fanbases in all of college football. Over 100,000 people fill Ohio Stadium to the brim on fall Saturdays to watch the Buckeyes in action, and according to smart people with fancy degrees, math proves that Ohio State fans are the best in the Big Ten.
Are you part of this prestigious group? Can you truly call yourself a Buckeyes fan?
If you need help figuring that out, here’s 13 ways you know you’re an Ohio State fan.
1. The Phrase “Tressel-Ball” Increases Your Blood Pressure in a Scary Way
Jim Tressel was without question one of the most successful coaches in Ohio State history, but his brand of football took years off the lives of many Buckeyes fans.
Tressel-Ball was a strategy Ohio State’s former coach used often, especially when the Buckeyes were playing with a lead. The offense would morph into a predictable, run-heavy machine in an effort to avoid turnovers.
The obvious downfall was that it made a lot of games much closer than necessary. In fact, the last game Tressel coached was one he nearly blew because of this strategy.
Buckeyes fans don’t have to worry about that now with Urban Meyer at the helm, but even thinking about the old offensive philosophy is, at best, unpleasant.
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