As a background preluding my comments, I am an Ohio State alum, and very big basketball fan as well as football fan. I consider myself reasonable and fair at most times (except possibly during the games )
What ticks me off in these discussions more than anything is not the actual factual arguments being made. There are good points on both sides; For instance, my take on 2 points brought up in this thread are :
1) I do not like that we do not play UC in basketball regularly and don't really think any excuse is good enough. I'd love to see them play annually and I think any attempt to duck these matchups is ridiculous on OSU's part.
2) However I think the hand-wringing about Ohio State's football schedule is unwarranted also. I don't care for the playing of Youngstown State, but besides that, they schedule home & homes with OOC BCS schools and play their conference schedule such as it is each year. I really don't think there is that much to complain about there from inside or out.
But like I was saying, what really rubs me the wrong way, and I think what starts to seriously detract from the points being made, are generalized statements about "OSU fans" (or team X's fans) being obnoxious/arrogant/insert-word-of-your-choice here. When statements like that are made, the credibility of the rest of the statements gets clouded. Instantly I am taken aback because I certainly do not consider myself arrogant or obnoxious and I know many fellow Buckeyes are the same way. There are idiot fans of every school/team, and with OSU's large alumni base and proximity to this area, you'll see a bunch of them in scarlet and gray for sure. The minute one starts talking like they know how an entire fan base acts/thinks is the moment they are wrong. There are good points made on both sides as I acknowledged above, but it is hard to get into the discussion when these types of opinions are interspersed in the debate. Honestly it makes me want to say the same types of silly things in return, which obviously would be as inaccurate and useless as the initial comments and not really further the discussion.
And also FWIW, I generally support X and UC (particularly X) in all of their endeavors when they are not playing the Bucks.