The Michigan football team cannot drink red Gatorade because of the Ohio State football program.
Apparently, the Michigan football team sees red when … they see red, as it makes them think about the hated Ohio State football program.
It has been about a decade since the Wolverines beat the Buckeyes on the field. Urban Meyer never lost to Michigan while he was in Columbus. Not being able to get it done vs. the Buckeyes has defined the Jim Harbaugh era in Ann Arbor. Thus, Michigan is taking its hatred of Ohio State to another level. No red is allowed in the team facility and you cannot even drink red Gatorade there.
This is the latest example of how much Ohio State is living inside of Michigan’s head rent-free.
Michigan football: No red Gatorade for you because Ohio State wears red
In addition to having a sign dedicated to telling Wolverines players how important it is to beat Ohio State, this has explosive potential to blow up in Harbaugh and his staff’s face. Yes, any program will do things to emphasize the importance of being an arch rival, but this comes across as schtick and completely hokey, which par for the course when it comes to Harbaugh at Michigan.
While he has brought stability to his alma mater, that stability is more of the going 9-3 annually variety and playing in one of the least important New Year’s Six bowls each January. One day, Michigan will beat Ohio State, but it remains to be seen if Harbaugh will ever be able to do it, or if his successor will be the one to end the losing streak. At least orange Gatorade tastes good…
When a bitter rival impacts how you hydrate, then you must live and die without red food dye.