Michigan’s football hatred of Ohio extends to drinks


The Michigan soccer team can’t drink Red Gatorade because of the Ohio State soccer program.

Apparently the Michigan football team sees red when… they see red, because it reminds them of the hated Ohio State football program.

It’s been about a decade since the Wolverines beat the Buckeyes on the field. Urban Meyer never lost to Michigan while in Columbus. Not being able to do it against the Buckeyes defined the Jim Harbaugh era in Ann Arbor. Thus, Michigan takes its hatred of the state of Ohio to another level. No red is allowed on the team premises and you can’t even drink red Gatorade there.

This is the latest example of how much the state of Ohio lives inside Michigan heads without rent.

Michigan Football: No Red Gatorade For You Because Ohio State Wears Red

As well as having a dedicated sign telling Wolverines players how important it is to beat Ohio State, it has explosive potential to blast Harbaugh and his staff’s face. Yes, any program will do things to emphasize the importance of being a big rival, but it comes across as schtick and completely hokey, which fits the course when it comes to Harbaugh in Michigan.

While he’s brought stability to his alma mater, that stability is more like 9-3 a year and plays in one of the six least important New Years Bowls every January. Michigan will one day beat Ohio State, but it remains to be seen whether Harbaugh will ever be able to do so, or if his successor will be the one to end the losing streak. At least the orange Gatorade tastes great …

When a bitter rival impacts how you hydrate, you must live and die without red food coloring.

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