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Mirror Lake Jump 2014 don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan

A slow start left questions if the rebellious natures of years past had migrated to Monday, but in the end, Mirror Lake didn't mess around once again.

Two regulated years, two protests jump later and there's little doubting that the spirit of Mirror Lake jumps of yesteryear can't be dimmed by an attempt to formalize the affair.

Wristbands were required in order to participate in the jump for the second straight year and fences adorned the outside perimeter of the on-campus man made lake at The Ohio State University, but students took to the scene en masse all the same, some with wristbands and some without, and joined a mass of humanity in a near spiritual like baptism.

Though some loss cell phones, other lost dignity, and basically everyone lost sandals, the experience will stick with those that remember it for a lifetime. And for most folks who took the plunge and failed to dry off well enough in the 28 degrees fahrenheit, their immune systems will make sure the experiences lingers for at least another 7-10 days.

The songs were the same, the amounts of damns given unchanged, and the spirit and fervor of Mirror Lake alive and well in the hearts and minds of Buckeyes campus-wide and beyond.

Let's take a look at some of the best moments from the night that was:

Need visual verification the night was cold as advertised? Consider it done:

Things weren't super crowded in the early goings (as is customary), but the spirit was there for the early jumpers:

These students are more than willing to do whatever it takes to beat Michigan:

JUUUUMMPPP!!!!!!

A video posted by Stacie Thompson (@naturally_stace) on

They still don't give any damns for the whole state of Michigan:

A video posted by Alyson Lyle (@alysonlyle) on

As annoying as Seven Nation Army can be, there's something perfect about it in this context:

And then, just like that, it was a packed house lake:

Things got pretty real:

My first Mirror Lake experience. #tOSU

A photo posted by Brittany A. Floyd (@be_a_floyd) on

Then they got really real:

I love that is school

A video posted by Eric Avelar (@avelar.1) on

The Ohio State University, ladies and gentlemen:

OSU don't play around lol #mirrorlakejump

A video posted by Dubem Okpalaoka (@algorhythm_95) on

That ... That is a lot of people:

FUCK MICHIGAN

A photo posted by @fallsteeze on

O-H-I-O #MirrorLakeJump2014 #MuckFichigan

A photo posted by Philip Colin Allen (@pcallen1015) on

And easily the most apropos photo of the night:

#osu #columbus #ohio #buckeyes vs #michigan #football #crazy #below0 #swim #mirrorlake

A photo posted by Pedro Emanuel (@pieronji) on