Ohio State Takes Temporary Name for Championship Game
On January 12, Oregon will face the Ohio State Buckeyes in this year’s college football championship game. Unfortunately, the two teams will need to go through some important changes before the important game of the year.
Oregon residents matt Squibb and Mark Rabbitt started a petition on Change.org to gather support for a temporary name for Ohio State. The petition description reads, “Call it Buckeye Town, Ohio City, Brutusville, whatever, you get the point. Let’s not leave anything to chance here! Change the name and support the Buckeyes!”
The petition has made great waves among Ohio City fans, and obviously, it was enough to interest the suburb’s mayor, Michael Sefarian. On Monday, Mayor Sefarian will issue a proclamation with the Oregon city administrator, Michael Beazley, that enforces a one-day name change. The temporary name has not been chosen yet.
The petition also asked Oregon’s Clay High School to change its colors for the day in honor of the game. Although the school shares its green and gold theme with the Oregon Ducks, there has been no news on whether they will agree for the sake of the championship game.
The game set for next week, Monday, will be an intense competition between the two Oregon teams. The Oregon Ducks are in a tough spot. Right now, they are one of the most penalized teams in the country. Ohio State, on the other hand, is riding a recent win against the number one team, Alabama. Rabbitt is a Michigan fan, but he supports Ohio State. “In the grand scheme,” Rabbitt told the Free Press, “It’s good for the Big Ten.”