The Ohio State Buckeyes athletic department, and university as a whole, might soon be in the hands of Abercrombie & Fitch. What exactly do I mean by this? Well, as a big-time donor to the school, the Albany-based company that sells casual clothing for the average teenager or early 20s kid.
As a primary donor to Ohio State, the school’s Board of Trustees is set to vote on a proposal to name the medical center ‘Abercrombie & Fitch Emergency Department’ and would likely anger the thousands of people that go to the school. Besides angering those who are associated with the Buckeyes, the name change will reinforce the hatred of the Buckeyes by basically every school in the NCAA — and give Michigan Wolverines fans some good trash talk material.
Well, renaming the new $1.1 billion department after a retailer known for selling clothes to the frat guys and sorority girls of the world can’t really be looked at as a positive thing.
Can you imagine that when a player gets injured in any sport, they will have to take a trip to the Abercrombie & Fitch Emergency Department to get checked out. Is there going to be a dress code that the athletes need to follow once they get injured? I’m thinking some nice new jeans and a slick, but casual, button down all with the Abercrombie logo and they will be seen by doctors wearing skinny jeans with plaid button downs.
This couldn’t get any more ridiculous and I hope on all things that this proposal gets shot down and the emergency room gets renamed after something that actually means something to the school. If not, I will be forced to dislike the school even more than I already do.
Yikes, Ohio State. This is just bad.