When I was 23 years old I went to the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor to see a band play. I was donning a maize and blue Michigan shirt, as one does when they're from Ann Arbor. It happened that it was the day of MI vs. OSU in Ann Arbor.
As I was leaving the venue, talking with the band that had played, I heard someone yell out, "hey asshole!" I turned to look who was yelling and who they thought was an "asshole." -Turned out, I was the appointed asshole. As I turned around I was met by a right handed punch directly to my nose.
I rose moments later to see a guy dressed all in red, sprinting towards, and jumping in to a car.
Five hours later, when the doctor finally saw me, he let me know that my nose had already began to re-harden and therefore I would have to wait two weeks to come back in and have them re-break it again and set it.
An Ohio State fan broke my nose twice.
I will never know who the asshole that sucker punched me was. I will never be able to repay him with a similarly unkind offense. But, I can take schadenfreud every time OSU football loses. Unfortunately, that is not often.
Today #3 ranked Michigan takes on #2 ranked OSU. If you have no dog in this fight, then please join me in rooting for Michigan, if nothing else, to know that this monster of a human being is somewhere, out there, suffering.