Last December we asked MZone readers to help the state of Ohio come up with a new slogan for their license plate. Well, the results are in and apparently you made your voices heard.
Put it this way, here's the opening paragraph from the The Plain Dealer story about the license plate campaign:
COLUMBUS, Ohio — It's pretty clear: Ohioans love God. And they also love to mock Ohio State football.
Uh, I'm going to go out on a limb and say the "they" the writer is referring to aren't Ohioans. Just guessing. Because here was another paragraph later in the story:
But some were downright mean and surely won't make the final cut, such as "Worst State Ever," "O-Lie-O" and 81 votes for phrases containing the word "sucks." You get the picture.
Priceless. Finally, the story mentioned this:
But about half of the OSU-related suggestions referenced the school's embarrassing recent NCAA scandal, including "Free tattoos."
Terrelle Pryor, the former OSU quarterback who left the school in 2010 amid scandal, pulled in nearly 800 votes from fans or haters, many of whom cannot spell his first name -- there were seven different variations.
And then there was Pryor's coach, Jim Tressel, who was booted from the school and subsequently punished by the NCAA over the same issue.Tressel received only 16 votes, far fewer than the football program's most popular coach ever, Woody Hayes, who reeled in 656 votes. Even Hayes' arch-nemesis, Bo Schembechler, former coach of That School Up North, got 225 votes. Go figure.
Yeah, go figure.
Best of all, the link above for the Plains Dealer contains a searchable database of all the submissions. Gee, I wonder how variations on "Buckstache" got five submissions? (Although the MZone takes no responsibility for whoever submitted "Titty Fucking" as their suggestion. Really? "Titty Fucking"?!)
Anyway, I just think it was mighty neighborly of so many MZone readers to help Ohio out. Well done, folks. Well done.