Donald Trump

American venture capitalist J.D. Vance is the Republican nominee for this year’s United States Senate race in the state of Ohio and former United States President Donald Trump is holding a rally later this month to support his campaign. However, perhaps they could have planned the date and time of the rally a little better because it directly overlaps with an Ohio State Buckeyes football game, which is a big deal in the state of Ohio.

As Bradford Pearson points out on Twitter, Trump’s rally is planned for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, which is the exact same time that the Buckeyes are slated to host the Toledo Rockets in a football game – not great planning if you’re trying to appeal to voters in a football-crazed state.

While this may not seem like a big deal – it’s a relatively inconsequential regular game, after all – this is a state and a fanbase that builds their entire fall schedules around Ohio State football. Eleven Warriors, the most popular Buckeye sports website publicly urges people not to schedule weddings during the fall, even selling shirts to promote the cause.

It’s horrible planning and shows a lack of understanding of Ohioans and their interests. And the college football world had plenty to say about it.

Scheduling a rally at the exact same time as an Ohio State football game is certainly a bold move. We’ll have to see how it pays off at the polls.

[Bradford Pearson]