For the first time since 1917, the yearly edition of “The Game” will not be taking place.
The Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes will not be facing one another this year thanks to ongoing COVID-19 case increases within the Wolverines program.
The decision was announced earlier today after thorough consultations with medical experts, health department officials and the university administration.
And of course, one of the unfortunate aspects of the news is that fans of both schools lost out on another chance to throw some major shade at one another over the results of the now-cancelled contest. However, that doesn’t mean that they weren’t still slinging mud at one another on social media.
We saved y’all an L, you should go on and count your blessings
— JD (@jdmannisto) December 8, 2020
Have fun in playoffs…. oh wait pic.twitter.com/B9hLTsGyJj
— Sean (@seankelley313) December 8, 2020
Extremely weak on the part of UM. If only they could fall back on covid every year. Guess they'll have to tout all those pre 1950 national titles as a rebuttal.
— michael d12 (@Itheprophet2) December 8, 2020
Expect nothing less from ❌ichigan
— GDJ (9-4) (@akapiggies) December 8, 2020
They didn’t want to get 100 dropped on the❌
— Casey Szczublewski (@Caseyski5) December 8, 2020
Would Michigan even have showed up? They haven't bothered to the last 8 years.
— Red Pill Pharmacy (@RyotGear) December 8, 2020
Details: We’re terrified of OSU
— Jaws Territory (@Coliseum1722) December 8, 2020
— treg jackson (@jackson_treg) December 8, 2020
Final score if the game happened? 65-0 ohio st.
— completion %=68.6 (@EnFuegoDugo) December 8, 2020
You guys played with guys out, no reason they shouldn’t do the same. Such a soft move.
— Justin McComas (@justinmccomas91) December 8, 2020
Can’t believe blew team backed out lol. Good way to avoid another L for Hairball.
— Mick (@xWARMACHINE) December 8, 2020
For all The Michigan Fan’s using the excuse of safety now? How bout shutting down the Basketball program!😂 Indoor’s and a far more safety hazard? I’m sure they’ll be watching everyone else play in the next few weeks? 😂
— Reverend JimmyBum Harfraud (@MoellerBarry) December 8, 2020
That’s one way to avoid an epic beat down.
— Mike Flak (@mikeflak) December 8, 2020