Fired Up In Buckeye Land

We're still a week and a half away from the second consecutive Jeez, Is It This Important Already? Bowl between Ohio State and Texas, but, as you would probably expect, they're appropriately fired up in the Columbus area.

As one more sliver of proof among millions, the Ohio State faithful are actually selling a figurine of running back Chris Wells. That's not a big deal, right? Well, Wells is an incoming freshman; he has, in fact, never actually played a down of football yet. He's the backup tailback; he also doesn't have any of those buckeyes on his helmet yet.

And we wonder why things like Maurice Clarett happen. Oh, and if that's not enough, well, jeez, you can just eat the rest of your Buckeye breakfast cereal and go about your business.

Chris Wells Action Figure [The M Zone]
OSU Hopes Fans Eat Up Latest Product [BuckeyeExtra]

(UPDATE: It turns out the Wells figurine is not actually for sale: Just a severely obsessed fan put it together.)