Self-Hating Wolverine or Viking Buckeye?
The estimable David Kopel, a Volokh blogger and research director of the Independence Institute, has posted on his confusion over my salute to the Miami of Ohio Redhawks victory over the Michigan Wolverines Sunday night, as well as my love of seeing various Buckeye teams trounce Michigan again and again –which is pretty much how it has been for the last decade.
Mr. Kopel brands me a “self-hating Wolverine” because my J.D. is from the University of Michigan Law School, as was my dad’s for that matter. A wonderful law school, still among the nation’s best, and my friends from those years are still extremely close.
But a good Buckeye treat Michigan as most of the smart Vikings treated England. Land, grab what’s worth having, and leave. The law degree was worth having. The college sports, well, cue the music.