Posted November 29, 2013

Ohio governor designates ‘Scarlet Letter Saturday’ for Ohio State-Michigan

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich (Roll Call/Getty Images)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich asked the state’s residents not to use the letter M on Saturday. (Roll Call/Getty Images)

Every good rivalry involves a little bad blood, and the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry certainly fits that bill. We already know Urban Meyer and Brady Hoke prefer not to refer to each other’s programs by name. Now it seems Ohio’s governor is joining in on the fun.

Gov. John Kasich tweeted a resolution on Friday designating this Saturday as “Scarlet Letter Saturday.”

The resolution called for all Ohioans “to avoid using the letter M when possible.” Considering that most Buckeyes refer to Michigan as “the school up north,” this shouldn’t be terribly difficult.

Ohio State, of course, kicks off against Michigan on Saturday in the 110th installment of “The Game.”

2 comments
mwr5053
mwr5053

This stuff is so stupid. Is this Kasich's way of sidling up to the Ohio Dems and making a few of them like him a little bit more?