Ohio State fan Harrison Watson recently tweeted “$2000 to whoever sidelines this kid permanently,” in response to Michigan recruit Logan Tuley-Tillman burning an Ohio State recruiting letter — and tweeting the proof. Tuley-Tillman’s letter burning really miffed Buckeye fans, but their collective ire pales in comparison to how riled up the Maize and Blue faithful were over Watson’s Twitter bounty. Gregg Williams really started a national trend, didn’t he? That said, even he was smart enough to never tweet out, “attack the head!” And what Tuley-Tillman did wasn’t exactly classy either, but in his defense he’s a teenage recruit — not a grown man.
Luckily, Watson eventually came to his senses and apologized for his actions. In fact, he cited that the whole thing was just a joke, something between him and friends that got completely blown out of proportion. To back up his claim, he made a handsome $2K donation to the University of Michigan. Now that’s the Buckeye way! This whole thing has gotten rather silly, but it’s doubtful that we’ve heard the end of it given this long-standing rivalry.
The Hatfields and McCoys might have gotten all the pub due to the Kevin Costner mini-series the History Channel just aired, but for our money Michigan-Ohio State is the greatest feud in American history.