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Why we hate: inside Michigan-Ohio State

This week we're taking a closer look at the past, present, and future of The Game – the most storied rivalry in all of sports. Check back each day for a close look at how we got to where we are today, how Ohio State-Michigan games of yesteryear have shaped us as Ohio State fans (and people), and whether or not Urban Meyer and Brady Hoke are laying the groundwork for another Ten Year War. Tune in all week for the rest.

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Why we hate: recruiting and The Game

Some of the most exciting athletes in The Game's history have come from the team's respective states, often times playing for the opposite team. What kind of impact will future recruits have on The Game?

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Why we hate: On the defensive

While the Ohio State defense has looked shoddy at times, they have trended back toward dominant over the last quarter of the season. With the return of a healthy Etienne Sabino, and with the tenacity of Ryan Shazier and John Simon, the Silver Bullets look primed to take on their biggest challenge yet.

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Will Michigan be better off without Shoelace?

A look at how Denard Robinson's absence at quarterback will affect Michigan going forward.

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Why we hate: Ohio St-Michigan, 2005 revisited

One of my favorite installments of The Game will always be the 2005 battle, as it was the first one for me as a student at The Ohio State University.

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Why we hate: Michigan-Ohio State, 2006

Why the 2006 version of The Game was the most important, and why it spelled a sea change in the world of college football.

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Did Michigan give Rich Rodriguez a bum deal?

It seems crazy to think about it, but looking back on the Rich Rod-era at Michigan, maybe the Wolverines pulled the plug a little too soon.

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Why we hate: meeting Woody Hayes

A long time ago, the worst high school quarterback in the city of Columbus met the best coach of all time.

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Why we hate: Ohio State-Michigan, 2005

Why the 2005 Ohio State - Michigan game means more to me than any other.

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The Mirror Lake Jump is fine, thank you

Despite a 2010 transition which saw the annual Mirror Lake Jump be forced to be transitioned from a Thursday to a Tuesday, the tradition is alive and well.

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Why we hate: Ohio State-Michigan, 2001

The 2001 contest meant more to me than most.

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"There is no tomorrow" for Ohio St's seniors

Motivation is such a tricky thing. What works well for one individual can miss the boat completely on someone else.

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You always hurt the ones you love

There is an old saying about the ones who hurt you the most are often those closest to you. Throughout the storied rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan, it is certainly true about Ohio players who went up to "That Team Up North".

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Meyer and Hoke: How they've changed The Game

Before they've even squared off against each other, Urban Meyer and Brady Hoke have brought 'that feeling' back to The Game.

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