There is no better rivalry in sports than The Game. For years Ohio State and Michigan have fiercely competed for recruits, conference championships and just plain old bragging rights. No rivalry has a deeper tradition or more captivating moments.
Recent dominance by Ohio State over Michigan has left the rivalry feeling uneventful and less meaningful. Since 2001, Ohio State has experienced overwhelming success against their arch-rival. The Buckeyes have won seven consecutive match-ups and were 8-1 against Michigan under former head coach Jim Tressel. This one-sided stretch has dulled the rivalry in the past few years and has led many people to contemplate how long this great game will remain relevant. But you can rest assured this grand match-up will always remain the best rivalry in sports, and here's five reasons why.