Welcome: Login to StatFox |  Register |  Login to FoxSheets
StatFox.com - Sports Handicapping Community

The Leading Logic In Sports Handicapping

Governor urges Ohioans to avoid using letter 'M'
By: Staff  Writer - AP
Published: 11/29/2013  at  11:38:41 AM
  Print This Article    

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gov. John Kasich wants Ohioans to avoid using the dreaded letter ''M'' on Saturday when No. 3 Ohio State faces archrival Michigan.

Kasich declared the game day as ''Scarlet Letter Saturday'' in honor of Ohio State's rivalry game with the Wolverines. Ohio fans have often found other schools to refer to Michigan, calling the school ''That Team Up North'' among other epithets and singing songs about their utter disregard for the state.

Lately, Buckeyes fans on Twitter have taken to dropping the letter M from their tweets, even from their own names.

The resolution points out that ''in the only instance in American history when two states went to war with each other, the state beginning with the letter `M' lost.''

It also notes that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service suggested adding the wolverine to the threatened species list under the Endangered Species Act.

Each letter `M' in the resolution is crossed out and in red ink - scarlet and gray are Ohio State's school colors.

Live Scores and Odds
Tired of Losing? Get a Free 30 day trial.
Daily Cash Game

The FoxSheets - the most advanced sports handicapping information available on the internet.
Sign up for professional sports betting information including fantastic trends, and Free FoxSheets.