Jump! Don’t Jump!

19 Nov


The most exciting week at Ohio State University is upon us: Beat Michigan Week!  There are several events that take place during this amazing week, such as a pep rally, a Blood Battle and a food drive to name a few.  The most epic event of them all is the Mirror Lake jump.  However, you will not find it listed here on the official Beat Michigan Week website because it is not a university sanctioned event, and every year we all receive Dr. J’s email giving us reasons to not jump (but also precautions to take, juuuust in case you do).

All of these events that we hold here at OSU during Beat Michigan Week are meant to communicate our very strong dislike for “that team up north.”  It also portrays the sense of unity that the Big Ten has a common goal of helping others and using teamwork to do so.

This year marks the 109th meeting between Ohio State and Michigan.  With Mirror Lake jump being tomorrow, I hope you all take into consideration the message we are sending to the whole state of Michigan.  It’s all about the rivalry, the traditions of college football and the memories we make while enjoying it all.

To get your insides all warm and fuzzy, watch this amazing video from the Mirror Lake 2010 jump (at your own discretion).  This all goes to show that no matter the fact that we’re all going to be sick for Thanksgiving, we are all unified as one to rally up and BEAT MICHIGAN!


One Response to “Jump! Don’t Jump!”

  1. obrien420 November 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    I have to admit, reading this blog post really did get me excited, first because Beat Michigan Week really is an amazing week for the student body as a whole, and also because of all the different means of ways we as students really do communicate and connect to one another. Being a communciations student, this simple yet powerful tactic really does make me excited!

    While students do go out of thier way to spread our superiority over that school up North, it is interesting how other media connections have seemed to sprout up over night. Example, I just became friends with Mirror Lake on Facebook, I am able to follow them on Twitter, and countless videos are on You Tube from years past Mirror Lake jumps. All of these different communication connectors really are what makes this event such a huge hit.

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