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Reactions pour in to the cancellation of The Game

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 30 Ohio State at Michigan Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Tuesday was a sad day for college football and fans of the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes. This Saturday was supposed to be the highlight of collegiate football, The Game means so much to so many, even outside of the realm of the two fan bases. Even with the eight-game winning streak and an expected blowout from the Buckeyes, a large portion of the Michigan fan was disappointed when the ultimate representation of college football became yet another casualty of the wild year that has been 2020.

News of this magnitude was bound to make some noise notable fans, alumni, analyst, the programs, and the student athletes themselves. Here is a synopsis of some things that were said:

Here is how Michigan broke the news:

Their opponents, Ohio State, wittily responded:

Later, they included their hype video for Saturday’s game, portraying how they prepare all year for this game:

Stewart Mandel, the Editor-In-Chief of The Athletic chimed in:

Color commentator Joel Klatt who pairs with Gus Johnson on the call had this to say:

Michigan safety Hunter Reynolds is never quiet in controversial moments like these. In this tweet, he defends his team when several fans on both sides were saying that Michigan wanted out of The Game:

Buckeye quarterback and projected first round pick Justin Fields posted a single emoji to portray his feelings:

John Bacon, who is well connected with the Michigan program and this rivalry added the following:

The guys over at 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit offered a solution, which would keep Ohio State out of the Big Ten championship, but keep two of the biggest Big Ten rivalries alive:

Former Wisconsin Badgers forward Sam Dekker oddly had something to add:

Khalid Hill, former Michigan fullback added a funny quip:

The scrutiny, poking fun, and the straight-up hate were all going to come, especially with the anticipated outcome of this game. The sad truth is that as we sit this game will not be played for the first time in over 100 years and the Wolverines will add on another year without a win against their arch-rival. Next year’s game is salted for Nov. 27, 2021. That is over 10 years since their last win in this historic battle on Nov. 26, 2011. COVID-permitting, both sides will be eagerly anticipating that game and there will be a little extra energy going into it.