In fact, in its list of the 25 Douchiest Colleges in America, Ohio State came in at No. 19, right between other notable instidouchions of higher learning, Morehouse (No.20) and Boston U. (No.18).
And wouldn’t you know it, the tagline for Buckeye douchiness according to GQ is “The Excessive-School-Pride-Douche.” GQ also says:
"Affectations: Dressing for class each morning as if you were the offensive-line coach; writing prison letters to Maurice Clarett.
Overheard at Buckeye career-building workshop: ”You can put ‘Won a national championship’ on a résumé, right?”
Most likely to: Suffocate a hapless Boilermakers fan with a giant foam Number One finger, after off-hand comment about how the marching band’s “Script Ohio” wasn’t all that impressive.
Honorable-mention excessive-school-pride institutions: Duke, Michigan, Texas, Penn State, Yeshiva University."
For the record—and this should surprise no one—Indiana did not make list. Purdue, however, somehow escaped GQ’s wrath. How about the “Wears-Plaid-Every-Day-Douche”…that would have worked.
Other notables on the douchy college list:
- #25 Virginia
- #24 Texas
- #17 Chicago
- #16 USC
- #15 Notre Dame
- #14 Arizona State
- #13 Georgia
- #12 Phoenix
- #10 Colorado
- #4 Harvard
- #3 Princeton
- #2 Duke
- #1 Brown
* – Kirk Herbstreit photo credit: Year 2