What a bunch of perverts, with an obvious case of penis envy.
this may be of some local interest
What a bunch of perverts, with an obvious case of penis envy.
Just wait until we take them down in the Big House this year. TO think we were so close last year and we've only improved!
The Big Ten better be On Notice!
why were you negged for this?
i like your enthusiasm...+1 to you sir.
I'm only salty about that shirt because I would otherwise think it was funny.
Wait, we are rivals with Iowa? When did this happen? Aside from the past two years, this was usually one of the gimme games on our schedule - sort of like Purdue, Eastern, Western and Central.
From my experience, most teams in the B10 considers us a rival of sorts. I had a GF that went to Iowa and everytime I visited during the Michigan game, they were brutal. Total inferiority complex. Being from Illinois, most UofI fans consider us their biggest rivals. Looks like they forgot to tell UM. Wisconsin fans hate us just cuz, Penn State fans have a lot of animosity towards us due to their 9 game losing streak (you think we have it bad against OSU), and our lack of interest in IU, PU, and Northwestern pisses them of. Otherwise our natural rivals are always on tap (Minn, MSU, OSU, Notre Dame).
The Illinois thing is hilarious. Illini fans seem genuinely convinced that we consider them an archrival. No amount of explanation seems to suffice.
Our UPeePee is clearly bigger than their UPeePee.
Also, so what's wrong with that? It's perfectly natural, dude.
some Michigan fans dont like Michigan fans.
That made me laugh a little bit!
I don't care if I get negged. That is hilarious.
That shirt is hilarious
They really do hate Michigan. Many of them consider it a rivalry game. I had to explain to many a hawkeye that we were not their rival. Try again. Its a fun city, though. Good bar scene - not much else to do.
Penn State fans
don't know what's funnier: the shirt, or the first iowa commenter that didn't get it...
On the other hand, rumor has it BlackHeartGoldMember still thinks we're cool.
of the hatred Iowa had for us until I moved to Chicago. Whenever Iowa fans ask where I went to school they get this look of disgust and take it upon themselves to explain how much they hate Michigan. It's actually pretty surprising that they consider us one of their top rivals. Congrats Iowa fans for not even being in our top three...
To be fair, other than Indiana fans and non-engineer Purdue fans, living in Chicago I've yet to meet any other Big10 fan that doesn't act like that....
I've never heard of this 'Iowa' you speak of.
I don't think you know the right Iowa fans. They hate Wisconsin, Northwestern, and Minnesota much more than they hate Michigan.
Also, that shirt is like a year old man.
Edit: And they hate Iowa State the most. I forgot about them, but then again, its so easy to.
I feel like Iowa probably feels like a poor man's Michigan at times. Not so much anymore since RR came in and changed the system. But they we kind of modeled after us. Even Ferentz was talked about coming in to coach here when Carr left. Plus we all know they are good buddies.
Both of us have been to an equal number of BCS bowls this decade. They've actually won one. I'd venture they probably have a better overall record from 2000-2010. I'm not sure looking at them in a parochial fashion makes any sense.
Well obivously not current history. UofM lately is a poor mans UofM. I was just thinking overall big picture. Buuuut, If anyone disagrees than I take no responsibility for anything I have said on this thread. :)
From 2000 to 2009:
From 2000 to 2007:
Man, 8-16 hurts...
If you're going to talk shit-talking from BHGP deathly serious, you need help badly.
That post is a year old you silly geese
Get in line Fockers.
By my calculation (re: ra-tard) Iowa should hate UM 9th worst of all the BT foes
MINN 70 L's vs. M
MSU 67 L's vs. M
ILL 66 L's vs. M
OSU 57 L's vs. M
NW 52 L's vs. M
IND 51 L's vs. M
WIS 49 L's vs. M
PUR 41 L's vs. M
IOWA 40 L's vs. M
PSU 10 L's vs. M
But after much pondering I have them tied for 2ed.
2 Everyone else.
Don't look at total wins or losses. Look at the winning percentage. If you look at the records, you'll note that we've played OSU, MSU, Minnesota and Illinois far more than all the rest. (The Big Ten used to allow four protected games a year; since 1993 it's been two.)
Hence the ra-tard part. You want in depth numbers ask the mathlete, I shoot from the hip.
ILL 73.6% (91xplayed)
IND 85.0% (60xplayed)
IOW 76.3% (55xplayed)
MSU 68.1% (102xplayed)
MINN 73.7% (97xplayed) by jmblue calculation I suppose.
OSU 56.6 (106xplayed)
NW 76.8 (69xplayed)
PSU 66.6% (15xplayed)
PUR 74.5% (55xplayed)
WIS 78.5% (63xplayed)
72.9% of the time, it works every time...
Pretty much every school in the Big 10 think Michigan is their huge, if not #1 rival.
I remember going to a game at Illinois one year and every single student was wearing a "Muck Fichigan" shirt. It was a shirt w/ the entire schedule on the back with the Michigan game highlighted as the big one.
It literally made no sense to me. I kind of felt bad for them. Also, Champaign smells like cow shit. So they don't have a lot going in their favor...
I've considered Iowa my favorite non-Michigan Big Ten team for awhile now, and this shirt confirms it. They are like the crazy cousins you never see but always pull bizarre pranks at the family Christmas party.
Interesting hearing others' take on Iowa fans and their so called rivalry with us. I went to the game last year and found their fans to be incredibly hospitable. They were really, really, nice. I had many conversations with Hawkeye fans who welcomed us there. I asked one guy about this and he said that they like Michigan, but they all hated Ohio State. We instantly bonded off of that statement.
That's some wardrobe-defining garment, right there... *rolls eyebrows*
How does one roll their eyebrows and what does it imply?
And it means:
-we're looking at naked girls pillow fighting... from a ladder
- I'm about to smash this guitar
-I'm going to slurp this jello
-someone just asked a Samurai to cut something
-I didn't miss our wedding on purpose
in addition to a host of other meanings
Clever. I was also amused that they don't realize that the blue is the Upper Peninsula. It's also fitting that the colors are maize and blue and not green and white. gotta wonder if any msu fans will have hater envy.
Not at all.
It's that handjobs are funny.
We in interestingly-shaped states scoff at you rectangle-dwellers. Haw Haw!
Why is this a big deal?
about Iowa or the shirt (besides M fans who live in Iowa, I guess)?
Yes, Seth, t-shirts poking fun at "rival" schools are amusing - please see this link:
And, further, I don't believe anyone (including myself) is considering this a "big deal." Apparently, everyone does it in some fashion or another - as an example please see this link:
I live in Des Moines and I can tell you that for whatever reason, Iowa fans have it out for the Wolverines. That tee-shirt at BHGP has been around a couple years now. I think it got much worse after Michigan landed Adrian Arrington out of Cedar Rapids. That really stung the Hawkeye faithful. Anytime I ask someone around here why Iowa fans hate Michigan, I often get some sort of smart ass response in line with what the T-shirt says. Very seldom can anyone give me a legitimate, well thought response. Quite frankly, I think it is jealousy.
... a problem with iowa or wisconsin fans on the ESPN boards, and ive never seen a badger troll before. they usually stay on their own boards and only say stuff about us when were playing each other. Now OSU and MSU fans are a different story, it seems that whenever adam writes something on his BT blog the first comment is usually from a state fan whos trolling. The difference between the fan bases is the badgers are good, but they know that before 1990 they were nothing, and MSU is still in denial.
You post on the ESPN boards? Why on earth would you subject yourself to that?
Don't tell Wisconsin... Good Lord, all my Chicago-based Wisco fans want so badly to have a real rivalry with Meeeechigan. I've probably gone over the whole "get in line behind OSU, Notre Dame, and MSU" thing 4 dozen times.
Iowa and Wisconsin sure don't seem to give a shit about each other. And why should they?
...but the bottom line is that Michigan fans don't care enough about Iowa to make a shirt about them.
It is true. My GF went to Iowa and her whole family almost dis-owned her when they found out I went to Michigan. So I asked why they hated UM so much,and their answer was "they win too much." The best part is I now have them hating tOSU more than they originally hated UM.
where statehood is concerned. And some of the people on that board obviously haven't heard about the UP--or certainly don't recognize it in the hands of the big mitten (where it looks perfectly happy and healthy, btw.)
your haters are your biggest fans..
It really gets old with some of these fan bases. My fiance' has a cousin at Iowa and he tried talking to me about Iowa one time and I was like .... I DON"T CARE.
OSU is our Rival plain and simple sprinkle in some Lil Bro and ND and we are fine. I know we are supposed to hate the Gophers as well but can we really hate them? They are so bad.
See for me Penn State fans get under my skin. My father and my father in law to be are Penn St grads and most of my good friends our as well. Growing up in PA I had to go to plenty of PSU games and its a great game day but after hearing for 18 years of my life how great Penn St is I went and slapped the family in the face and went to Michigan.
I really never took shots at my father or grandfather and friends during "We Own Penn St" but now that they have 2 in a row on us they make sure to let me know how bad Michigan is and how great they are.
I would like to beat Ohio St this year but if for some reason we can't a nice 14 to 21 point win over PSU would be good for me along with a major beat down of Lil Bro and 9 wins.
Also I willing to bet anyone we beat Iowa this year I just have that feeling that if we don't make stupid plays and cover the Tight Ends we should win this game.
To be fair, at least Iowa has had some success against UM and can make a claim that both schools are sometimes challenging for major bowl bids and/or conference crowns. MSU hasn't won a Big 10 title in 2 decades, and yet they claim that they have some rivalry with UM because they reside in the same state.
I live in Madison and get a lot of hate from Wisconsin fans trying to prove that they are somehow better than Michigan based on the last couple years. I think we've beaten on them so much that they don't know how to act when they win against Michigan, they almost feel sorry and apologetic.
Remind your neighbors that we beat them in 2008 with easily the worst team Michigan has fielded since football fields were green.