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Ohio State Brings Back Orlando Pace's "Pancake" Heisman Campaign To Disparage Belgium, Waffles

One of the running jokes in the Twittersphere over the last few days leading up to the US men's national soccer team's matchup with Belgium has involved a breakfast mainstay, Belgian waffles, and how Americans should "boycott" them. Today, Ohio State men's soccer decided to join in on the fun with the help of Ohio State football legend Orlando Pace. The Buckeyes decided to tell people not to eat waffles, urging them to pass them up for pancakes.


— OhioStateMen'sSoccer (@OhioState_MSOC)

EAT pancakes. Not waffles.

— OhioStateMensSoccer (@OhioState_MSOC) July 1, 2014

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During his time in Columbus, Pace became well known for his pancake blocks, so much so that he earned the nickname "The Pancake Man." In a famous video, Pace showed fans how he makes pancakes -- both on and off the field -- as he campaigned to win the 1996 Heisman Trophy.

The USMNT will take on Belgium today a 4 p.m. in the round of 16 of the World Cup's knockout round.