Then along comes the 2003 Fiesta Bowl. Sure, the Buckeye's QB Craig Krenzel was only 7-of-21, for 122 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions, but the Buckeyes had a secret weapon in the form of an incompetent ref by the name of Terry Porter. You see, Porter's blatantly obvious blunder snatched victory from the legitimate champion Miami Hurricanes and instead gift-wrapped the outcome for the Buckeyes. Unfortunately Porter's blown call against the Hurricanes has forever tainted the first Buckeye "title" (I'm even ashamed to call it that) in about 800 years.
Then, in the aftermath of this forever-tainted "title", hordes of long-deprived Buckeye fans streamed to NCAA message boards, repeatedly posting about how great Thee Ohio State University (Elitist, egotistical bastards anyone?) were during the 2002 season (even though the Buckeyes were incredibly fortunate not to lose 5 games during the season), and on top of that, posting about how there was absolutely no way that any team other than the Buckeyes would win the next 20 (or even more) championships while finding as may ways to “insult” the University of Michigan as they could despite every one they struggled to think of only came out to sound like one-way childish name calling.
In the midst of all of this comes the revelation that the Buckeye's star running back was, in all likelihood, academically ineligible to even play in the Fiesta Bowl. The NCAA is still trying to sort out the mess.
Maurice Clarrett: Sure dawg, but don't tell Coach Tressell.
Ohio State fan: just like last year rite? and the year before that? and the year before that?
Michigan Fan: Hey, you lost.
OSU Fan: anhero.