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Paul Ryan Gave A Motivational Speech To The Miami (Ohio) Football Team, So They Lost 56-10 To Ohio State


Paul Ryan graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1992. He’s running on the Republican ticket as Mitt Romney’s vice president. You may or may not know this already. You also may or may not know that he’s a really fast sort of marathon runner.

Before yesterday’s in-state football showdown between Miami (Ohio) and Ohio State, Ryan had the opportunity to fire up the troops before battle. And so he did, sort of.

He’s a little awkward and clunky, though we’ll give him a pass since he’s not a spit-blathering football coach, but a politician with speech writers. Then again, his alma mater did proceed to get absolutely crushed (56-10), so there’s that. He also mentions that Ohio State hasn’t defeated an in-state team in 100 years, which, well, is false. Maybe he means, you know, his school. But the worst is left for the end, when he tells the team to “make it…[awkward pause]…count.”

While we understand the team bringing in Ryan to honor the VP candidate and give a moment to remember for their players, what if most of the people in the room were, uh, voting for the other guys?

h/t Cosby Sweaters



  • confused

    Um, did he say “they tell me Ohio State hasn’t beaten an instate team in about a hundred years. Let’s change that today?” Wasn’t he rooting for Miami?

  • Anonymous

    who gives a shit about football! when the country falls you can eat it then.

  • Anonymous

    Does Tommy Christopher also use the fake name Dylan Murphy when writing hit pieces on conservatives/Republicans?

  • Anonymous

    More liberal douchebaggery from Sportsgrid. Stop this shit or you’ll lose the 4 readers you have.

  • Anonymous

    Is anyone who writes for sportsgrid not a liberal?

  • Anonymous

    Ryan bin Lying, AGAIN!

  • Adrian Havill

    What was your marathon time again?

  • Anonymous

    Spineless douchebag. This, the Colt McCoy gaffe, and the Ohio State on the fence comment. You aren’t winning Ohio Mr. Ryan….no matter how hard you try.


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