RHCP drummer sings "The Victors" in Columbus

Here’s a safe assumption: Any time “The Victors” is played in Columbus, Ohio, it will be met with a cascade of boos. Chad Smith, the drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers, realized this in a concert earlier this month at Value City Arena. Smith, wearing a Michigan hat, belted out the Michigan Fight Song and – surprise, surprise – was booed off the stage. Watch the YouTube video in this post.

Why would Smith do something like this? Well, the drummer was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., where he lived up until moving out to California following high school. That’s our only guess.

It’s just another chapter to one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports. Last month there was this interesting move that got the rivalry even more fired up.

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Val Weber on 6/11/2012 @ 3:23pm EST Said:

Of COURSE he can play “Hail to the Victors” in Columbus, Ohio…The Victors are the Buckeyes, about 9 out of every 10 times… Knock yourself out! GO BUCKS!

Doug on 6/12/2012 @ 7:45am EST Said:

yep RHCP are a bunch of tools

Getbz on 6/22/2012 @ 6:00pm EST Said:

Hey Val, last time I checked, Michigan has at least 15 more wins in the series than Ohio has. (2010 season Ohio caught violating NCAA rules, thus, vacated all wins)