Ohio State is playing Texas tonight and you need to root for the Buckeyes. Why? Because the Big Ten desperately needs another team to win a bowl game. Last I saw, the Big Ten was 1-4 in this year's bowl season. Big East-esque and generally disgraceful. For the good of the conference Ohio State has to win a big game against Texas.
I know, I know. The Buckeyes are the worst! But look at it this way, rooting for the Buckeyes is like Jury Duty. Both are incredibly distasteful and require you to gaze into the underbelly of criminal society. However, when you are a part of a community it is your civic responsibility to, once a year, suck it up and do what you have to do.
Believe me, nobody wants to serve on a jury yet we need people to do it. So take a deep breath and pretend, for one evening only, the Buckeye pride-stickers aren't the most odious thing you have ever seen.
GO STATE! GO BIG TEN!