It’s been rough for Michigan when dealing with their rival Ohio State. The Wolverines have not beaten the Buckeyes since 2011, and this year was no different. A 56-27 drubbing last week extended Michigan’s losing streak to eight years, and also added to a certain alum’s bad luck with bets.
Tom Brady, who played for the Wolverines from 1995-99, lost yet another bet with Patriots teammates and Ohio State alumni Nate Ebner and John Simon. Ebner tweeted a photo with Brady and fellow Wolverine Chase Winovich decked out in Ohio State gear, throwing up the O-H-I-O signs.
— Nate Ebner (@NateEbner) December 7, 2019
This isn’t the first time Brady has lost a bet on The Game. Ebner also posted a picture with Brady donning a Buckeyes shirt following the 2016 game:
There’s also the time Brady wore a Mike Vrabel jersey at practice in 2012:
Tom Brady should probably stop making Ohio State-Michigan bets pic.twitter.com/7X0zNOtQXx
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) December 3, 2015
And in 2015:
Tom Brady walks through locker room in an Ohio State shirt. Lost a bet. "It's bad," he says, hustling quickly into equipment area.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 3, 2015
You get the idea. To put things in perspective, Brady has more Super Bowl rings (six) in his career than Michigan has wins over Ohio State since 2000 (three).
Michigan needs a win badly in their rivalry if not for their own pride in the program or to end the suffering of their fan base, then for Brady to finally be able to win a bet.