Ryan Wooley: Michigan’s Loss Proves Karma Does Exist

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.

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  • Stephen


  • mike

    wait wait wait…. are you saying the players deserved to lose because of a coach and one of them being football oriented…. now im not a michigan fan at all but your the biggest statie ive ever seen…… jesus

    • Rogerthat

      Michigan doesn’t have any talent after Burke and Hardaway. So yes the players lost the game along with the coach for poor performance. Just accept it. Has nothing to do with a “statie”. I’m sure “Statie” isn’t thinking about you.

  • neal vaughan

    Great article. I’ve been wanting to see Michigan media call out the Wolverines for this childish veal for a long time now. Will Hoke, et. al start respecting Ohio now?

  • OhioCatFan

    Go OHIO! Your commentary is “spot on.” If Brady and his basketball tag along had any PR smarts they’d call that school in Columbus, “Ohio A&M.” That was their real name back when they were first founded — way after the real OHIO — and they really don’t like to be reminded of their origins as the Buckeye State’s junior institution. First came, Ohio, then came Miami, and then along came A&M. GO OHIO– the real OHIO!

  • Brian

    No one, and I mean NO ONE, outside of Ann Arbor gets Hoke’s and Beilein’s “Ohio” thing. It’s pure gibberish, like a little kid trying to make his first joke. I’m not sure how (parts of) the Michigan fanbase has convinced themselves otherwise, but it really makes them look dumb. Of course being soundly beaten by Ohio last night doesn’t help in that area. It’s time to save some face gentlemen and conced that your widdle biddy ohio joke was just, well, stupid.

  • Thomas

    I suppose this just goes to show you exactly how far an undeserved superiority complex and lack of respect will take you.

  • Larry Wayne

    Hey Michigan, You like apples?

  • Mike

    It has nothing to do with Ohio or Sparty. It’s a Michigan-OSU rivalry and outsiders trying to insert “karma” into it because they’re butt hurt they’re not allowed to play will only make them look foolish.

    • Jeff

      No it has nothing to do with a rivalry or athletics. It is much, much bigger than that. It has to do with Michigan stealing the Identity of a smaller University, diminishing its trademarked name (just as Michigan when referring to a University Legally only refers to the University of Michigan, Ohio also legally only belongs to Ohio University), and making false statements about said University such as “Ohio placed on football probation.” Coming from a Bobcat that used to root for Michigan in the rivalry that this is supposed to be about, how can you not see how disgusting this is?

      • Mike

        If Michigan stole something you better get Barney Fife on the line right now! This is serious business!

  • David

    Hey Brady, Ohio U would like to schedule a home and home with Michigan. Just kidding but the arrogance of Hoke ( who started this whole thing) is just not really worth this all. brady you are not Bo, and never will be. Lets see how well you are doing five years from now before you act like you are all that.

  • Danny

    Never really been a Michigan guy but this is silly. Let Michigan and Ohio State have their rivalry. Not my thing but has nothing to do with a basketball game between UM and Ohio. It’s a Brady Hoke thing.

  • Steve

    I think that the “That School Up North” makes the Ohio State staff look ridiculous. But calling Ohio State as Ohio is on a completely different level. It is a case of intentional mistaken Identity which leads to him making statements that aren’t just derogatory but also intentionally false. We have Trademark and Libel lows out there to prevent that sort of despicable behavior

  • Andy

    Lame article on a lame topic

  • Ryan

    You do realize the O$U band spells out “Ohio” on the field at halftime of football games (an idea they stole from Michigan) and the greatest coach of all time at O$U, Woody Hayes always referred to his team as “Ohio”…just sayin

  • John Sweda

    Now that Michigan and VCU are out of the dance, I don’t have anyone left to root for until next year. Both these teams rely heavily on the 3-ball, and VCU plays great “havoc” defense. Today Coach Shaka Smart announced he’s not going to Illinois, so that’s good for Michigan. Congratulations to the Wolverines and the Rams on great seasons. Go Blue & Beat Ohio!!!

  • Gus

    I am elated because of another reason… the fact that UofM got bounced by a school from The M.A.C. as an alum of Eastern Michigan University. In my household we are all graduates of the “Directional” universities that get dismissed by Wolverine and Spartan fans here in the state. Go Bobcats, Go!

  • Bob White

    I guess there is a reason you are not an on air personality…

  • Jason

    Wooley, you and the other Michigan haters, are going to be hurting for a long time to come. Hoke is destroying MSU on the recruiting trail, and holding his own against Meyer. Hang on to App State, and Ohio… it’s all you’ll have in the future.

  • Mike

    Well how self-righteous, and sanctimonious. Look everybody, Wooley is ragging on Michigan… oh no, what will we do. I guess they let anybody write at 97.1.

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