Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
because their fans, students and alumni seem to make it a life's goal to "hate" everything that has to do with the University of Michigan
because they haven't put together a winning streak against us in over 40 years
because they have only beaten us 8 times in the past 30 years
because they are "Moo U"
because "Ann Arbor is a Whore." Seriously???
because MSU girls are way hotter than Michigan girls
because Michigan girls are ugly
because MSU is a waaay better party school than Michigan
because "I got into Michigan, but chose to go to MSU because...."
because East Lansing has no personality
because Mark Dantonio led a "moment of silence" when Michigan lost to AppState
because Mark Dantonio really dissed Mike Hart (about his height). Snap!!!!
because of Mark Dantonio's constant scowl
because Mark Dantonio hasn't won a game since his contract was extended
because Mark Dantonio "owns" the state of Michigan
because Mark Dantonio is a guy with a lot of class
because the "Pride comes before the fall"
because they are 1-3
because they have the third best QB combo in the state of Michigan (Stafford and Culpepper actually won a meaningful game)
because they have no wins in the last five games against FBS opponents
because they show up for big games
because the Ingham County Prison Warden is Dantonio's own Mike Barwis (here's to you, Glenn Winston)
because they've made it to four Rose Bowls in their illustrious football history
because they love to remind us what their profession is :"Spartans, what is your profession!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
because real tradition is "Hail to the Victors" and winged helmets, not some Hollywood movie released in 2006
because Plaxico Burress, Mark Ingram, Charles Rogers and Andre Rison
because shooting yourself in the thigh at a club in NYC is soooo Michigan State
because I can't believe that any recruit would want to play receiver at Michigan State anymore
because Brian Hoyer has reached the pinnacle of his football career. He's Tom Brady's backup
because of Jeff Smoker and his Scarface ways
because TJ Duckett had a tongue ring
Again. Because TJ Duckett had a tongue ring. hahahahaha
because they can't wait until basketball season starts (Izzo is the shit, I'll give them that)
because of this: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Michigan-State-s-taunting-is-expensive-and-a-li?urn=ncaaf,117593
because only at Michigan State are you able to add time on to a game clock in order to give your team a chance to win
because we show them no "respect"
because I always have to justify my degree from UofM to state fans when they find out I'm a Michigan fan...what the fuck?
because a Sam's Club Spartan is a lot worse than a WalMart Wolverine
because I have this game circled fourth most important on our schedule every year (yep, JoePa's third)...heck maybe even fifth or sixth depending on how good Iowa and Wisconsin are
But most importantly, I love Michigan State because they are my baby brother. No matter how annoying, obnoxious or hateful they get, I will always love them and pat them on the head when they do well.
Atta Boy Dantonio.......Good Luck on Saturday!
Is this arrogant? You bet it is...I'm a Michigan Man and we own this state, don't let anyone else tell you otherwise
Brian Brunner is a hell of a qb. Much better than Nichols.
Brunner also graduated after last year.
Holy triple post
Dan Lefevour and no backup is a better tandem than Nichol and Cousins.
Dan Lefevour and no backup is a better tandem than Nichol and Cousins.
This is what MSU does to me. I become what I hate
The hate is strong in this one... I love it.
it's hurtful to those only children such as myself who never understood a brother's love. i tear up at the realization that MSU still feels a bond i will never have. i agree so much with this comment. how about we call them "underwhelming family member" to be PC?
This being MSU weekend like most UM students/young alums I made the trip to EL every two years that we played them in football. I went up there in 95, 97, and 99 and have three distinct stories to tell. One good, two bad. See if you can tell which is which.
1. One year 8 of us were at a chill house party sipping drinks in the front yard. Two really cool bike cops come up and tell four of us that they are going to give us open intox tickets because we were drinking on public property. They were exactly right, four of us basically had our back heels on the sidewalk and the other four had their entire shoess on the lawn. Ticket cost us $150 each.
2. In 1997 a handful of us were watching the game at some MSU students' house while they were at the game. After we won we moved their speakers into the front windows that faced the street and played The Victors very loud. When they returned home they were not pleased that The Victors was playing through their speakers and into the street. We also decided to not let them in right away so one of them proceeded to kick down his own front door just to turn off the song.
3. One year we were all watching the game at a friend's house. After the game was over most of us starting to pass out watching the late games. I woke up to see some guy on top of my passed out girlfriend basically trying to molest her.
Good times in East Lansing!
Edit: I had the years wrong. It was 95, 97, 99 and not 97, 99, and 01.
1. They're not in Ohio.
2. Cousin CMU owns them.
3. Smoke Green Snort White.
edit: make that uncle
Aww hell, that doesn't make any sense genetically. I just hate MSU (but in a loving sort of way).
I love MSU for their inferiority complex and righteous indignation.
If Michigan State had more confidence and self respect they would not care so much about how they were perceived by UofM and others.
Crying about a lack of respect is a sure-fire way to avoid getting any. Because nobody likes a whiner.
Anyone remember that "Riot Watch" website someone set up during the final four? That was fairly entertaining.
led vs. lead
you typed a lot of "becauses" in that diary. I'm betting you got about half way thru before wishing you'd put that word in the subject line.
I laughed when the original poster said he had to say that he got a degree from Michigan...That always pisses me off..Stupid msu douche bags... Just because i didn't go to a school, i can't be a fan? I'm 27 years old... I have been watching Michigan football nearly all of my life. A good 20 years or so of watching Every single football game Michigan has played. I go to a couple games a year. My room growing up was filled with winged helmets, maize and blue, and dreams of going to see a game in the big house. (i grew up about 8 hours from Ann Arbor)... So 20 good years of watching Michigan every saturday...buuut. i didn't attend Michigan, so i'm not a fan? Or i'm not allowed to be a fan. Go F yourself. Hail to the Victors!
They can't seem to admit the obvious inverse: what about all the fans they've collected through basketball who never went to MSU?
I am so indifferent to that school that I can't even hate them. To hate them would mean that I think about them, care about them, acknowledge them as anything more than Coach Beilein's problem, and most of all worry about them.
MSU thinks we are their biggest rival. They circle US on their schedule because they are content with going 1-11 as long as they beat us. Sorry, but that feeling isn't reciprocated. Go Blue!
Haha.. That is so passive agressive, I Love it.
Next time you run across a OSU fan, tell them MSU is our biggest rival and validate it with the "in-state" argument. They bite on that often. I did it once to a random OSU fan sitting at the bar at Applebees where I was picking up my take-out. He left his beer (and tab) behind to tell me how wrong I was all the way to my car. The bartender and a few others were right behind to be sure to collect on their tab. Yeah, that was a fun time.......
"because a Sam's Club Spartan is a lot worse than a WalMart Wolverine"
owned by the same company, but the sentiment is appreciated.
Awesome list, I'd like to add one:
"because we got Beilein and Rodriguez from West Virginia and all they could get was the concept of burning couches."
I've always sort of liked the "Ann Arbor is a whore" one. I don't know why.
A fan of the fact that every Big Ten school thinks they invented that saying and how "awesome it totally looks in our colors?"
the best t-shirt i've seen in a long time...
"If Ann Arbor is a whore, how come you didn't get in?"
"because they love to remind us what their profession is :'Spartans, what is your profession!!!!!!!!!!!!!'"
One more loss to CMU and we're letting "little brother" knows he was adopted
I'm convinced the "did you even go to michigan?" argument is taught at one of their classes at MSU. Last year at the Big House the woman if front of us threw out the standard "You probably didn't even go to Michigan?" so I asked her if I was allowed to root for Michigan back when I was a kid and hadn't attended college yet, or if I was supposed to just not watch football until I went to school? She gave me the "You're a dick" look and ever said anything to us the rest of the game
I've heard the "did you even go to Michigan?" questions asked by MSU fans for years. Cheering and loving the Maize and Blue is open to everyone, not just students/alumni. What about those who went to Kzoo College or Hope? Or (what a shock), what about those hard working citizens who never went to college? Are they banned from watching college football and having a favorite team?
For the record, I did go to UofM and love it when ppl from other schools cheer for us as their favorite team.
Also, this "did you even go to Michigan?" question really reinforces their little brother status
I had a variation on this last year. A particularly loud Sparty girl asked me point blank (well, almost, I may have been saying less than flattering remarks about Ringer) if I even had a reason to go to Michigan. Uh, really? So I told her the top programs I came here for. She told me MSU had great programs too. Anything I said from then on was met with, "Yeah, we have a great program in ____."
For our supposed academic arrogance, it's amazing how often it is the Sparty in question that plays the academic card.
"Buh-buh-but I got into Michigan!"
Sure you did.
My BIL is in a mixed marriage--his wife roots for MSU. Last year for Christmas I got them two hideous garden gnomes wearing opposing gear, envisioning many hilarious scenarios where the MSU gnome would end up headfirst in the birdbath while the U-M gnome smugly looked on, etc etc. Yeah, we don't get out much.
Sadly, the joke is on me because I ordered the gnomes online, and am now in some database as someone who buys MSU gear and I keep getting email offers from the vendor to buy more MSU swag. Despite having also bought a U-M gnome, I am not flooded with offers of Maize & Blue stuff.
I think I got two MSU offers in the last few days, so it must be a big week for unloading that ugly green on whatever product can be painted with it.
I'd like to add Tony Mandarich to the list of embarrassments that MSU football has produced.
This post has made its way over to spartan tailgate. hilarious.