Asking Siri, ‘When did Michael Jordan retire?’ brings up bad Buckeye memories

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – As it turns out, Siri is not an Ohio State fan.

Asking your iPhone’s digital assistant “When did Michael Jordan retire?” brings up bad memories for Ohio State Buckeye fans.

“Ohio St. was subjugated by Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl on December 31, 2016; the final score was 31-0.”

Asking the question multiple times reveals multiple words that mean defeat. Trounced, pummeled, crushed and subjugated were all used.

Here’s the closest we’ve come to an explanation. An Ohio State offensive lineman named Michael Jordan was injured during the Fiesta Bowl and left the game early. Siri appears to be mistaking the basketball legend’s retirement with the football player’s early exit from a game. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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