Since those bastards in EL have had and extra week to stock up on couches and gas mask, let’s reflect on why we hate on Hate Week.
#1 Spartan Bob
While the game was closely-played throughout, it is the game's conclusion that is most remembered. On fourth-and-goal, with one second remaining in the fourth quarter, Michigan State quarterback Jeff Smoker threw a touchdown pass to running back T. J. Duckett as time expired to win 26-24. The clock had run out of time before the last play of the game took place, but with one second showing on the clock, the Spartans were allowed to have one last play. Regardless, following the game the Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr chose to file a petition to change the way the game time was kept and the NCAA now keeps official time on the field.
#2 1974 Rose Bowl.
On the day after the game, following a conference call, it was announced that Ohio
Statewould play in the Rose Bowl instead of Michigan. Schembechler was furious at the call, referring to it as "an embarrassment to the Big Ten Conference" and claiming "petty jealousies" were involved. Schembechler went on to demand changes to the Big Ten's policies regarding post-season play. Schembechler was particularly bitter because his 1973 team did not lose a game and was not rewarded with a bowl assignment, and remained angry at the vote until his death in 2006. Schembechler also claimed the Franklin injury was just an excuse, since Ohio State's strength was a running game and not a passing attack.
It was rumored that Michigan State University voted for Ohio
Statein retaliation for Michigan's "no" vote in 1949 against admitting Michigan State to the Big Ten. This charge was never substantiated. For months afterward, Ohio Statenewspapers would be flooded with letters from angry Wolverine fans, and threats of lawsuits.
Deep thought of the day by Silkey Johnston, " I hate you. I hate you. I don't even know you, and I hate your guts. I hope all the bad things in life happen to you and nobody else but you."