Braxton Miller knocks Michigan spring attendance

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller didn’t compete in the Scarlet and Gray Spring Game on Saturday, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t involved in the action. Miller sent out a tweet Sunday morning of a graphic that compared Ohio State and Michigan’s spring game attendance.

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If the numbers are correct, the difference in attendance is near 45,000 people, which is undoubtedly a significant amount. However, we probably shouldn’t chalk this up to anything more than a couple rival schools having some good ol’ fashion fun.

They don’t call it the greatest rivalry in college sports for nothing.

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John on 4/14/2014 @ 2:01am EDT Said:

I think the Ann Arborites have better things to do than go to a glorified practice. Columbusites on the other hand can use their monthly welfare check for some cheap football that they undoubtedly can’t normally afford in the regular season.

Andy on 4/14/2014 @ 9:18am EDT Said:

Ha! That’s funny John. Let’s compare the economies of the respective areas. I don’t think that’s an argument you’re gonna win.

huskerchops on 4/14/2014 @ 9:19am EDT Said:

61772 in Lincoln. That’s why places like Columbus and Lincoln are great football schools and places like Ann Arbor are falling flat on their face. That’s why they are the second football team in the state of Michigan!!!

Jeremie on 4/14/2014 @ 9:24am EDT Said:

No matter what words you attempt to invent to sound all fly, the fact of the matter remains…….Michigan still sucks!!!! GO BUCKS

Carl on 4/14/2014 @ 9:47am EDT Said:

John, if that’s the best you can do, I suggest you find something better to do than talking.

Jim on 4/14/2014 @ 10:08am EDT Said:

Detroit could probably be sold to a small third world country and you are going to compare that to fans in Columbus? Things are rough up North when the only mud you can sling is about pay checks and not the game play of our squads. Lighten up man.. its supposed to be a fun rivalry. Don’t be an over the top drone about young adults playing SPORTS.

Chaz on 4/14/2014 @ 10:18am EDT Said:

The numbers are self-evident. With the way the Michigan football program has devolved in the last decade, no wonder excitement for the team is lacking. Nothing brings out fans like success. Perhaps the fans were all in Detroit huddled in old abandoned buildings!

Joe on 4/14/2014 @ 10:23am EDT Said:

HAHAHAHA John you are so cute. I guess UM fans just don’t feel the need to support their program. “…have better things to do…” like being smug and arrogant towards anyone that isn’t a UM fan!

Scott on 4/14/2014 @ 10:48am EDT Said:

Last I checked the Columbus economy has been one of the few Midwest economies to be keeping pace with national growth / employment rates. Detroit, not so much. So you may want to re-check those welfare / economic stats:)

Robert M. Streets on 4/14/2014 @ 11:57am EDT Said:

Hey John do you know how yo get a UM graduate off your front porch? Pay for the pizza.

Ken on 4/14/2014 @ 12:02pm EDT Said:

What else is there to do in Columbus on a Saturday? Also typically a little warmer closer to the Mason-Dixon Line!

Ty Oliver on 4/14/2014 @ 12:16pm EDT Said:

Actually, the UM gymnastics team was winning a national championship over the weekend, it was spring break, the baseball and softball teams were playing in Florida, and there was still 25,000 in attendance so Braxton is mistaken. F O H! Go Blue!

JACK EFIRD on 4/14/2014 @ 12:57pm EDT Said:

Michigan had 15,000 in attendance for football.
President Obama only had 1,400 for his speech.

B1Gfan MI on 4/14/2014 @ 7:59pm EDT Said:

Question is what did Ohio do with the $20 and $5 proceeds ? At Michigan, “donations” went to Mott Hospital charities. UM Athletic Department “opens practice” on the final day to give locals an opportunity to see the team. No attempt is made to “market” what is already an attractive product. I commend the AD for keeping a prospective on things !

Ozone on 4/14/2014 @ 8:03pm EDT Said:

Check out Penn State with 72,000

Doc on 4/14/2014 @ 8:23pm EDT Said:

How could people construct a meaningful sentence without the work SUCK? Why not settle the rivalry on the playing field?

Darius Mark on 4/15/2014 @ 9:00pm EDT Said:

If fan attendance at your team’s spring game is the metric for #1 fans then it sure as heck isn’t OSU. Penn State had around 10,000 more people show up.