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.
...the win and show some class. That game came down to the wire; a jock-knocking classic. Well played Sparty.
Everyone needs to chill the eff out. It's only gunna get more difficult from here. You really think next year will be easier?l Toss up at best. Michigan will be lucky to stay even where they are now without denard next year.
Be happy with what you have. Not what you want...
once he is gone, borges can go all into to the new system. Don't get me wrong, I love denard, but the fit with Borges is suboptimal to say the least. The o-line and wr's add more talent than now and the rb's and tight end will only improve. not sure how it gets more difficult when the #spartandawgs will continue to fall behind in recruiting and have ol' crabby snaggleteeth as their coach. if they don't make a bowl this year, pressure on dan7onio will only increase.
Why does this anger so many Michigan fans? No need to kick the dude for offering up some kudos
I'm in the "no need to be a dick to this guy" camp.
For what it's worth, I was impressed by how cleanly both teams played today. Maybe the personal foul on Lewan scared everyone (that the refs would be quick with flags), but I thought that was totally clean, physical football.
You call 68-32 relevant, your expectations sure are low.
It was a good game, and fun to watch. Both teams played hard and clean. Looked a lot like the Big 10 football I have always loved. Good luck with the rest of your games.
That was not fun to watch.
Game winning field goal at the end was fun to watch for me. The crowd seemed to like it too. For me, the number of points doesn't make the game any more fun. But then again, I like hockey and soccer.
This rivalry is only relevant as it is, to me, because of the behavior of your fanbase the past few years. Once the buzzing of you mosquitos completely dies down I'll stop wanting to swat you.
This is exactly what I've been trying to say for the past few years but I could never find the right words.
Takes guys to post as an opposing fan after a hard fought game. Kudos to you, man.
I saw no sarcasm in the OP ... on the contrary, my first reaction was it was a classy, gracious act. That's an increasingly rare thing in this day and age ... it seems we should applaud it rather than condemn it.
As for the use of the word relevant ... that could just as easily be an admission that MSU didn't dominate relatively recently (before past four years) as it could be a comment on Michigan's play these last four. And let's face it ... the game was damn competitive.
Truth is, it does the Big 10 and the state of Michigan good to have these two teams competitive. A B1G with four or five teams really in the mix any given year serve the conference well. Of course, so too will some bowl wins ... but that's another discussion.
how to figure this out;
can anyone tell me how to vote on a forum topic OP?
If you're logged on, you should see a little green triangle up and a red triangle down in the OP section. Numbers for votes up or down should be present. Click on the triangles to register your vote.
I saw them, but I thought they were just images there to explain the vote totals.
Spartans played a tough, clean, hard-fought game. Both teams left it all out on the field. As much as I can't stand Dantonio, he really knows how to get his team up for this game. This is how the rivalry was meant to be played.
Can't wait till the next one. GO BLUE.
Thanks so much. It was a stressful game but very well played on both sides. Very glad to see limited injuries and personal fouls. Good win for the program but the season is not over for either team still a lot more to be done.
Looking forward to the basketball games.
Have a great night everyone and be safe.
But if I were you, I would want your OC fired tomorrow. Guy is just brutal.
I dunno. The most frustrating thing to deal with for an OC is an inconsistent QB.
Thanks SpartanFan123. See you next year.
The way his statement is worded, or more to the point, punctuated, can explain the angry replies. That is, the statement reads as "oh, you finally won after five years, now the rivalry is relevant", as in, MSU was so much better in the last four, that it wasn't even a rivalry.
Now, if you take out the period, it reads as "hey, it's great that all the games will be hard fought, in football and basketball." This, of course, is a fair statement.
Hopefully, this is how the OP meant things. If not, it's damning with faint praise.
Let us be magnanimous!
Matt Wile's 48 yard field goal. I don't remember the last time we made a field goal of that distance...
Your post is about as genuine as someone telling me I look good... for my age. As in, relevant NOW? If you look up "Relevant" in the dictionary you can see a Sparty fan regarding the Michigan game.
the six years prior to your four game win streak, you were completely irrelevant? Shit, you really didn't have to visit this site to make us aware. Irrelevant, huh? We just became the first team to win 900 cfb games, and the trivia question will be, "Which Big Ten team did Michigan beat to accomplish this feat? You know the answer.. We have no intentions of joining the Ivy League. We took a vote and decide to stick around a bit. Actually LMFAO more I think of this post. A Sparty informing us we were relevent again. Damn, having a fan of such a traditional power makes me feel so damn special. Where the fuck were you last year when we were in the BCS bowl game? Even when we're down, we're up your ass. That's gotta sting.
Try,try, try as hard as you will. I don't even dislike Sparty. Your coach, however, is a narcissistic ass and the only two times he's smiled during the past three years is when he called the fake fg against ND and the fake punt tonight, both plays that reflected directly upon him. Thanks for the welcome back. I would have thought that would have come last year while we were preparing for Va. Tech.
and help your big brother out
This game is only a rivalry for me from the standpoint that I had to listen to so many Sparties talk crap when they beat Michigan for the past 4 years. I also had to listen to them talk crap when Michigan lost to any other team. In fact, I had to deal with them being happy on days when they lost to their opponent and Michigan lost too. Winning the game yesterday gave me a feeling of relief, not joy. Beating "little brother" is expected to me and not celebrated. It was a relief to break the losing streak yesterday to end that embarrassing 4 year streak. Now Sparties everywhere can get a dose of reality about how "relevant" their program is. I do have to admit that I am somewhat embarrassed that our student section ran on the field after this game. I understand that it was a climactic ending and all but to me...rushing the field after beating Sparty is expected and certainly no reason to run on the field.
In the recent past, it's pretty clearly a rivalry. Once we got another decade down with something like an 8-2 record against them, we can go back to confident assurance it isn't.
Seriously? What, are you 13 years old?
Hey at least the OP, offered congratulations. Has anyone ventured over to RCMB yet? I can only the imagine the vitriol being tossed around over there.
UM is now 1-4 against MSU in the past 5 games. A fan comes here, makes a slight dig seemingly pointed at the fact that the "rivalry" now means something to UM fans because they won - and don't act like there haven't been UM fans who have knocked this game for the past 4 years - and has a good attitude about it. Then a bunch of people are posting "oh yeah, suck it you loser" and "derp GTFO derp derp" while at the same time pumping up this site as "better" than RCMB or other fans' sites.
UM won on a last-second FG in a heated game. A play here or there and UM would have lost. I know this doesn't apply to anyone here, but act like you've been there before and accept the congrats, the slight dig, and move on.
Thank you for the words of congratulation. Great game all around!
Oh, and thanks for babysitting Paul. We hope he wasn't too much trouble staying with you while we were remodelling his room. But Paulie (when you've known Mr. Bunyan for as long as we have, you can call him that, too) is back home where he belongs, and all is right in the world.
I sincerely hope that Michigan State stays very good, performs well in the rankings, and remains always a field goal worse than Michigan.
Forever and ever, amen. :)
One last thing: in all seriousness, my youngest child wanted to know why you guys were dressed as Christmas ornaments when we hadn't even had Halloween yet. So you might want to do something about that next year!