If you didn’t believe in Karma before, then maybe you should now after Ohio University’s 65-60 victory over Michigan in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Upon learning that the Wolverines would meet Ohio in the tourney, it almost seemed like the selection committee was trying to be comical with the match up because of how John Beilein and Brady Hoke now refer to their rival in Ohio State as just “Ohio”, but Michigan quickly found out there was nothing funny about this game.
The Bobcats came out strong and controlled the flow from start to finish and never allowed Michigan to fully feel comfortable against a “lesser opponent”, even though Ohio won the Mid American Conference Tournament.
What I think was the best part about the loss, was that Michigan’s fans, players and coaches finally got what was coming to them, which was a dose of reality that their childish game needs to stop.
I mean really, who calls their rival something other than their actual name, especially when there is a school within the same state by the new name you’re using? What are we, in elementary school?
Don’t get me wrong though, Ohio State is not free and clear of blame on this either, taking part in this stupid game by calling Michigan “that school up north”, but U of M re-started this war which ended a long time ago, and a MAC team of all schools has now put another black eye on the program.
Remember the loss to Appalachian State? How about the “Little Brother” comment from Mike Hart? Each one stings Michigan fans for different reasons, as the almighty Wolverines should never lose to a 1-AA team, and they’re yet to beat MSU since Hart uttered those infamous words.
Now, we can add the childish game of calling Ohio State “Ohio” to the mix, because the true Ohio team, the one you kept disrespecting, along with Ohio State, just punched you between the eyes, and delivered the knockout blow.