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  •  By the way, that should be (2+ / 0-)
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    Ian Reifowitz, happymisanthropy

    THE Ohio State. They've added a pretentious "the" before their name. Damn football factory. I was going to transfer to Northwestern for my junior year but being the height of the baby boom, they were short on dorm space and you couldn't get in if your family lived in the Chicago area. As a theater major, I didn't relish taking the El after late-nght rehearsals back down to the south side terminus in Woodlawn to catch a bus. So I stayed in Ohio (NOT "The" Ohio State Football Factory)

    Jon Husted is a dick.

    by anastasia p on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 09:28:27 AM PDT

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    •  I'm from Ohio (4+ / 0-)

      and never considered going to OSU. Miami was my in-state choice. I hated OSU in high school, in part because when people asked where I was going to college and I told them Northwestern they said "Why are you going there? They have a sucky football team." As if I was going to be a linebacker or something.

      Now, when I wear my Michigan sweatshirt in Ohio (went there for grad school) total strangers give me shit about it. I usually tell them I went to grad school there and think it's sad that higher education has devolved to being a minor league for professional sports teams. That usually shuts them up.

      "No one has the right to spend their life without being offended." Philip Pullman

      by zaynabou on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 09:47:06 AM PDT

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    •  There Are Choices from Good to Great in Ohio (0+ / 0-)

      and that doesn't include OSU.  Kenyon College, Oberlin, Denison, Wooster to name just a few.   OSU is a terrific research university with all the problems that undergraduates face at research schools. The focus on sports as the premier social activity for an "institute of higher learning" strikes me as a terrible message to young scholars.

      Newt 2012. Sociopath, adulterer, hypocrite, Republican.

      by tikkun on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 10:56:33 AM PDT

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