Mar 12, 2024 - Culture

Three cheers for the Ohio state flag

An Ohio State marching band member on top of another member's shoulders carries a state flag across a football endzone.

Ohio State band members waving the state flag on field before a 2019 game. Photo: Jeff Haynes/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images

Consider us biased, but we think the Ohio state flag is the best in the nation.

Driving the news: A prominent Midwestern-themed social media page evidently disagrees, ranking us fifth out of a dozen states.

Flashback: We took over 100 years of statehood to come up with something unique.

  • The result was America's only state flag not shaped as a rectangle.

Fun fact: Did you know the red and white circles represent both the O of Ohio and a buckeye?

The bottom line: At least this gives us something to argue about besides the existential debate over who is a Midwesterner.

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