Congrats on the win. Great game. Awesome that this rivalry is relevant now. In football and basketball. Next few years are going to be absolutely great.
Enjoy Paul Bunyan (only for a year ;) ).
See y'all February 12th. I'm excited already.
Relevant? Coming from a Sparty? [Redacted]
[ED:BISB - joyous day or not, asshattery will not be tolerated]
I thought the OP was classy until I saw the relevant part. Come on man.
I was talking mostly about us lol.
But I think your post would have worked better with a comma after "now", rather than a period. It makes the first sentence look like this game made it relevant, where a comma makes it sound like the rivalry is relevant in all sports now, which it is.
But tonight you probably would have gotten shit on anyway.
about this so-called "rivalry" except a hand-full of Michigan die-hards and the entire sparty nation. Other than that, no one cares about moo u. This game gets trumped by Wiskey and Minny for ABC.
Now I will say the best staee player was the punter. His punts were high and he pulled off the fake punt very well.
No one cares about this "rivalry" because it is not a rivalry. It is a meaningful Legends division game so it is important. However, it is not a rivalry.
Yeah, it's not a game where you'd storm the field after winning or anything like that.
Your remark is assinine. The OP has been a reasonable contributor on this site for a long time. His comments have been - and remain - welcome. Yours, however, could stand some improvement.
That's not what many posters on this thread are saying
Yes, the OP has been a reasonable contributor and there is no reason he won't be in the future but to call the Winter Blue's remark assinine is an overreaction. You could not surmise that the OP was not referring to today's game as being the defining moment of "relevant" whether he meant it or not. You're comment is out of place and unnecesary. If you truly believe it was assinine you have stooped to his level.
I didn't stoop to his level, because I didn't use profanity in any way.
I may have overreacted myself but I standby the rest of my comments unless you correct me again as you rightly did here.
The rest of your comments aren't at issue. I just thought that the original remark made - which I labeled "assinine" - was pretty dickish. The Spartan dude didn't seem like he meant any harm, and to basically get told to go @#$% himself seemed way out of line.
Yeah, really classy there. I know it's redacted, but no need for that type of internet tough-guy talk.
Relevant now? Why was the game on BTN then?
Anyways. Paul is here to stay. For many moons.
As for basketball season, Michigan is now a machine. They are at the point to where they aren't rebuilding, they are reloading. I'm salivating at the depth on this team. Should be fun.
Noticed you didn't bring up hockey playing in three weeks. Not surprised given what's transpired recently.
I don't watch Hockey. College nor Pro.
It is just eerie how much this man = Dantonio
We can certainly hope for it, but as we haven't been to the Final Four in "many moons", let's not count our chickens just yet, mmmkay?
I said nothing about the Final Four. I said the program is a machine and is reolading with great talent. (Exit: Darius Morris, Enter: Trey Burke)
Plus a B1G Championship, being featured on college gameday and having a ton of nationally televised games this season speaks volumes that this program isn't ON it's way back. It's back.
The most relevant rivalry game to appear on Big Ten Network. Your season is in the shitter. GTFO.
Again, nice to see that MGoBlog has its collection of internet tough guys.
UM won. Be happy. Spartanfan has been a good contributor here; no reason to not be able to handle a gentle ribbing.
I don't know why Spartan fans are looking forward to basketball season when I look at what Michigan is bringing and State isn't.
(I know the Big 10 and the basketball rivalry will be fierce.)
Because they all listen to Mike Valenti's radio sermons and he claims Michigan is nothing special this year, and that their recruiting class is average at best.
Sam Webb, a very pro UM radio personallity, treats MSU like Valenti treats UM. The point is that fans on the radio are still fans. Valenti is very even handed and rational at most sports, except college athletics, where his fandom comes out. I won't hold that against him, as pro UM fans would do the same thing
when the Tigers lost to CWS he proclained the Tigers "dead", "terrible" "Leyland must go". He alsow said the "You will never get by the Yankees"
Valenti is a loud mouth, blow-hard. Webb is at least level headed.
than we are. Next year's game may be hotly contested, too. After THAT, yes, they may slide back into mediocrity.
They certainly seem to have little fan support NOW. . .
A vanquished opponent came to offer his congratulations and take his lumps. This takes the kind of cojones few would offer. As for the "relevant" part, he wasn't talking about Michigan being relevant. He's saying that the game more important than it has been in decades past.
Good on ya, Sparty. See ya next year.
Hey, he could have posted the same in any number of threads about the game. Instead he started a new thread... with provocative wording. I can understand why people might view his post as trolling, and respond accordingly.
It takes internet cojones...What are those worth? For the record I have the biggest "cojones" because I'm calling a respected mod out. Yes, "He's saying that the game [is] more imporant than it has been in decades past" but that clarification was made after the original statement and you can't assume that based on the original post.
Because I have read everything that has ever been written in the history of things, and am now the perfect arbitor of intended tone of internet statements.
I have no reason to doubt you at all.
If you're bowl eligible. The only easy win Sparty has left is Minnie.
Congratulations on a hard fought game. Not an easy one to take, and certainly not easy to come here after a loss. Catch 'ya next year.
I think I know what you wanted to write, but - woah - reconsider the use of that word.
I think that he meant that now that both teams are solid at the same time, and either team is capable of winning the game, the rilvary is relavant again.
I agree with that. MSU ain't going away. As long as they are in our division, they will be a key game each year. No, they won't go on any more streaks of 4 in a row while we are sleep walking, but they will not be the Sparty of old either.
Like I wrote, I understand the point he was trying to make. It was probably the punctuation error (?) in his statement that made the word "relevant" seem like a left-handed (or even off-putting) remark.
Like many have posted on this site in the past "Kill Grandma" =/= "Kill, Grandma". Punctuation saves lives.
It's a short trip back to East Lansing, a shorter trip back to mediocrity.
seem to grassp the fact that you have to have player that can make plays. Dantonio cant recurit and dispite what the rcmb says, they do NOT recruit nationally. Check the facts.
I know that 2 and 3 star players can be coached up. But Dantonio has proven himself to be just an average coach. He cant wave a magic wand and get a team full of 5 star players.
The wonderful thing about data is that history is the best teacher and the data always regresses toward the mean. As long as sparty continues to recruit 2 and 3 star players, they will fall back into mediocracy.
Go blue? I'm not sure how to handle this!?
@Spartanfan123 - Back atcha. Good game and (possibly) good luck against Nebraska. Any hope that Max Bullough goes pro next year? (pleasepleaseplease)
Dont worry, we have 2 more Bullough's in the pipeline. One's a freshman, one's a 2014 commit. All play LB. Love that family.
Looking at the direction two programs are heading, nobody hear really worry about mini Bullough's that you guys are bringing in. They will hear about good old days MSU beat Michigan from his brother.
I can't here you.
Max is the real deal, the best of the Bulloughs, and the youngest one will not play at MSU (I've seen them all play).
The world honestly needs more fans like this and less like the one who I saw get pummeled after doing something extremely stupid...
Basketball will be fun this year.
Awww, your emoticon makes your douchebaggery cute! Have fun trying to rationalize your loss. Get ready for more.