Because I grew up during "The Ten-Year War" between Woody and Bo, I have the utmost respect for what truly has been the greatest rivalry in American sports over the years.
With that respect comes a tremendous amount of reverence for bygone days when both teams were national powers, when a Big Ten championship trophy was more important than the national title, and when the Rose Bowl was truly The Granddaddy of Them All.
Of course, it's simply not that way anymore and to pretend it is would be foolish. As it says in 1 Corinthians 13:11, "When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things."
Perhaps clinging to what was once the mystique of the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is a childish thing. It doesn't have to be that way, though.
Read the rest by clicking on this link: Rea's Say: Dec. 3.