Pat Forde is suggesting that the M-Purdue rivalry will be one of the ten best in 2009. My response: huh? Yes, there was the elbow to face, but I didn't notice much bad blood between fan bases afterward. If there's any top ten current rivalry in the nation featuring Michigan, I'd think it's with State.
Purdue - Mich basketball rivaly?
Eh, there might be something there. The teams are very similar, we split home victories with them last year, and we'll both be at or near the top of the conference next year.
In fact, basketball games against Purdue will probably more important and more exciting than basketball games against Ohio State in the upcoming year.
That article was stupid for Pat Forde, which means that anyone with a functioning brain could come up with something more intelligent than that utter crap.
After reading the article, I've also concluded that Forde is stupid. Everyone has forgot about that elbow. Everyone. Nobody cares.
But I do think there will be some heated battles between up and the boilermakers.
Still, THE rivalry in the B10 this year will be M-MSU
Seriously, didn't Kramer himself say he thought it was just a basketball play and didn't seem to have any problem with it?
Should be good games simply because both teams should be good, not anything to do with carryover from that accidental elbow.
He not only has a clue about college sports, but his nack for picking things to write about makes him look like a chimp.
He wrote an entirely different article on college football rivalries that are "hot for 2009". Now while he lists the OSU-Michigan rivalry at 7 which is reasonable for 2009, he lists other rivalries such as Washington-WSU as ones to watch. Last time I checked both those schools shared a combined 2 wins last season. I wouldn't even read the article, I just posted it for citation and reference.
I can see an assination plot in the near future against this fucktard. Really no college basketball game in bigger than UNC vs. Duke (I hate both and I still look forward to the game.)
Ahhh dude, we aren't planning the revolution here at mgoblog. Lets not use the term 'assassination plot' even when joking. Check out the WLA for that.
Or least least I think you meant to type assassination. Welcome to 2009, please get a spell checker.
I have a spell checker, knew I had spelled it wrong, and frankly didn't care you got the gist of what is was saying.
Tell me, why should we care very much about what you say if you don't care how you say it?
You don't have to care. Away from the computer I don't care what any of you say either. I'm going to state my opinion whether you approve or not. I don't know why everyone on here resorts to attacking each other. I'm just another Michigan fan just like you if I wanted a grammar lesson I'd go back to high school. Does Brian pay you to go around the website and correct people's grammar?
I only made a comment because you used the term 'assassination plot' in a positive way. WTF man, this isn't nam.
The Novak elbow against OSU is more likely to cause bad blood next season, Novak's was flagrant.
Actually, I thought the article was remarkably insightful and refreshingly honest, mainly for its take on Maryland fans.
How on earth does Purdue get into two of the "top ten rivalries?"
I think some hookers in West Layfayette gave Forde a few too many freebies.
It's not just "two good teams who play each other". Honestly, Purdue's probably MSU's fourth rival, tops (MSU-Wisconsin has ten times the bad blood and recent history, and that didn't even get a mention).
And anyone who puts UNC-Duke somewhere below #1 has no freakin' clue.
I'm paraphrasing the discussion here, but here's what I wrote in my blog from The ESPNU CFB Podcast, where they discussed the top ten list. Why they talked about bball on a football podcast is beyond me.
Pat Forde: “I’ve got Michigan/Purdue as my number ten rivalry. Largely because I think both teams are on the road to being good. Michigan’s on the road to coming back with Beilein. But also because of the flying elbow of Manny Harris probably lingering on the mind of Purdue fans.”
Andy Katz: “I can buy that, John Beilein’s team got a bad rap last year for flying elbows, he took great offense too. They had multiple incidents, the Zach Novak incident at OSU was definitely flagrant. He was on the free throw line and threw it out. The Manny Harris was more debatable. I do think Michigan and Purdue will be squabbling to get behind MSU in the Big Ten. It will be a highly anticipated game. I saw John Beilein and Matt Painter and I don’t think there’s anything between them and I didn’t see them throwing out elbows at each other.”
Pat Forde: “Both are highly respectable coaches and I believe the fans will be fired up for this matchup.”
Pat Forde doesn't know what he's talking about, and besides Michigan basketball is biggest rival with state.