Editor’s Note: Over the weekend, we came across a hilarious post from a blog called Sherman-Ave.com, presumably named after Sherman Avenue that runs through Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The post is a very accurate breakdown imagining BIG 10 schools as Game of Thrones characters. With their permission, we’ve republished it for your enjoyment.
Indiana University is Daenerys Targaryen
Hot women wandering around in the middle of nowhere, and constantly swarmed by men.
“Let the priests worry about ‘good’ and ‘evil’. I’m giving them a choice: they can live in my new world, or they can die in their old one.”
University of Iowa is Hodor
They’re big and they don’t say much. Hodor.
University of Michigan is Jaime Lannister
Often viewed as The Golden Boy, and just as often viewed as a little too arrogant for their own good, they’re certainly known far and wide. Things haven’t been going as well for them lately, maybe it’s time to start fighting with the other hand.
“People have been swinging at me for years and they always seem to miss.”
University of Minnesota: Twin Cities is Ygritte
Minnesota is cold, north of the wall is cold, and no matter how “wild” they are, no one really knows or cares what goes on in either place.
“You know nothing, Jon Snow.”
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is Cersei Lannister
Proud, driven and quick to inflict harsh punishments. We wouldn’t be surprised if they were sleeping with their brother, either.
“If you ever call me sister again, I’ll have you strangled in your sleep.”
Northwestern University is Tyrion Lannister
They may not be as big as everyone else (or as attractive), but don’t underestimate the power of their intellect.
“I chopped wood once. No, I watched my brother chopping wood.”
The Ohio State University is Joffrey Baratheon
Boy does everyone just love to hate you. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be king, but maybe don’t be such a total dick about it?
“Everyone is mine to torment!”
Penn State is Brienne of Tarth
Big, powerful and true warriors, yet neither are strangers to being mocked as the butt of everyone else’s jokes.
“All my life men like you’ve sneered at me, and all my life I’ve been knocking men like you into the dust.”
The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is Bronn
Quick-witted but often more concerned with getting pussy. They may be mascotless but when they support their team, they support them hard.
“You’ve given me the taste for the finer things. And if you want me to carry on protecting you, you’ll need to pay more.”
Purdue University is Jon Snow
Doesn’t have the name recognition as some of its “brothers,” but that doesn’t stop Purdue from being a total hottie, er…respectable institution.
“I know you love me. I have to go home now.”
Michigan State University is Theon Greyjoy
Ah poor Theon, poor Michigan State. They’re often relegated to “little brother” status and, to use an unfortunate phrasing, get shafted. But hey, just remember that everyone gets their shot at the Iron Throne/Big 10 Title sooner or later.
“Reek. My name is Reek.”
University of Wisconsin–Madison is Arya Stark
Spunky, brave and kind of badass, much like a Wisconsin badger.
“Most girls are idiots.”
The University of Maryland and Rutgers University are Fred and George Weasley
They know how to have a good time and—wait. Wait, wait, wait. What are they doing here?? Totally out of place.