Matt Levin of the Daily Orange, sports columnist and the greatest newspaper writer in the history of the English language, interviewed me as part of his story about the Dead Schembechlers, the anti-Michigan punk rockers, and about OSU-Michigan in general. The relevant point:
But anything is possible at a school of more than 50,000 students.
"It's already getting crazy," said Sean Sheehan, an OSU senior and creator of the Ohio State football Web log, The 614. "Every year it's pretty crazy and if it's going to be No. 1 vs. No. 2, I can't imagine what it's going to be like."
He said the existence of a band such as the Dead Schembechlers is "a testament to how big the rivalry is."
Sheehan said the band has various well-written songs. He particularly enjoys the song "Ted Ginn Did Everythin'," a song that tells the tale of how the Bucks speedy receiver single-handedly built the pyramids and tore down the Berlin Wall-among other superhuman feats.
Ok, so it's not going to get me into Bartlett's or anything, but hey, it's a start. I tried to give him a feel for the OSU-Michigan rivalry, but that's a tough thing to do in just a few minutes. Or so I thought. This Daily Show clip, which has been making the rounds, sums the rivalry up nicely:
And in a completely unrelated note, Britney Spears has filed for divorce from Kevin Federline (HT: EDSBS, oddly enough). And there was much rejoicing. Why, you ask? Well let me show you:
Britney before Federline:
Britney after Federline:
There are some very real "Return to Glory" type possibilities here, only this would be a real return, not a fake one like Notre Dame had last season.
EDIT: Just realized I never actually linked the story in the Daily Orange on the Dead Schembechlers. I fixed that above, or you can just click here to check it out.