September 29, 2012; East Lansing, MI, USA; Ohio State mascot Brutus celebrates with Ohio State marching band after a game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium. Ohio State won 17-16 Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio governor: No use of the letter ‘M’ Saturday


The Ohio State and Michigan rivalry spawned an interesting response from a politician today.  Ohio governor John Kasich posted a “resolution” on his Twitter account Friday morning calling for residents of the state to forgo using the letter “M” in honor of the famed rivalry – all in good fun of course.

Kasich and lieutenant governor Mary Taylor – who coincidentally has an “M’ in her name – proclaimed Saturday, November 30th “Scarlet Letter Saturday”.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer discussed the rivalry with Austin Ward, via ESPN.com:

“It is different,” Meyer said. “It’s not just another game. It’s not, and our players know that. Does that mean we put less value on Indiana or less value on the following week coming up? I didn’t say that. But there is an extra pep in the step.

“Do we make a big deal out of this game? Absolutely. … That’s the way I was brought up. We kind of go over the top here, and we always have.”

The Buckeyes are 11-0 on the season and ranked third in the latest BCS standings, hoping for a National Title game berth.

Michigan is in the midst of a mediocre season, standing at 7-4 overall and 3-4 in the Big Ten.  A win at home against Ohio State would certainly help ease some of that disappointment.

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