eh ... whatever
edit: not to your post itself (upvote!), but to MSU & whatever thoughts they ever cook up, ever
eh ... whatever
edit: not to your post itself (upvote!), but to MSU & whatever thoughts they ever cook up, ever
Nobody even knows who this guy is
In high school he was too fat and slow to run downt the court. He would just go wait at the other end during everyone's free throws instead of rebounding.
He was THE Pershing Doughboy
I know who he is - he's a guy who's lost 3 out of his last 4 games against UM.
It would be different if it came from a player who is actually good.
He should be agonizing over losing to Ohio. They still have a piece of the pie. We are in their heads and that will carry us to more wins in the future. With Green leaving, Izzo will have to coach all by himself. We are kickin their ass for years to come.
Seriously. Just like with Michigan getting into a BCS bowl over MSU, it was their opportunity that they lost. But instead, they blame it on Michigan.
Not sure why this was moderated as flamebait. I think Dudeness was taling about the MSU guy, not M. Hart.
If you are going to talk trash, you have to back it up like Mike Hart against MSU, and not be some scrub who rides the success of others.
Meh. He can throw his little hissy fit. The most I can see MGoBlog responding to this is via a Kork Coupons meme
MSU using "familial relationship" references is not insulting. Mike Hart coined a phrase. MSU players and fans can't even come up with their own material.
This is not insulting to Michigan fans. Those who it would offend know nothing of the history of the UM/MSU rivalry.
"Mike Hart coined a phrase"
He didn't, it started with Dantonio. Hart was throwing it back at them after kicking their heads in.
marky mark is a punk for picking a fight with Hart. Lil Bro will never, can never, be anything like us in any sport. Their school sux @ss. No one cares about lil bro. I just wish they would go to the big east so we dont have to think about them anymore. Shew shew lil bro. Get along.
I mean, I guess I can see how you'd feel that way about Hart's comment but I don't even care about "little nephews".
Nix's comment was just stupid because it doesn't even make sense - little nephews? - he just couldn't come up with any real coherent diss about Michigan.
It's probably tough to talk shit about your rival when you're busy choking on a 15-point lead.
Hilarious! "drug problem"...EL OH EL. They also don't get that bring this up after their game only perpetuates the Big Brother label; their insecurities, on full display.
Sparty Fail = Michigan Hail
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Seriously, nothing screams Little Brother more than saying "little sister" or "little nephew" or anything like that. Do they not realize this? Come up with something original.
Awww, Sparty thinks they can trash talk? How cute.
That doesn't make sense... which, in its own way, totally makes sense.
I don't really get it either. Does he even know what he just said? Is sparty our creepy uncle?
No, I believe Penn State is the creepy uncle.
^ this, I almost lost it in the middle of class after reading that
but Dantonio has the facial expressions and the body language of my extremely uptight aunt.
He definitely got us there
Michigan leads in the all time series. Nix said that to raise some eyebrows. Mike Hart actually believed what he said, and was right about it.
I'm outraged! RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!
1) Hart never called Sparty our "little brother." He used a little brother metaphor:
Sometimes you get your little brother excited when you're playing basketball and you let him get the lead. Then you come back and take it from him."
Minor difference? Perhaps. But yeah.
2) I'm sorry, Mr. Nix. I can't hear you over the sounds of this LARGE BANNER BEING UNFURLED IN CRISLER. You'll have to speak into the microphone.
to recognize a metaphor, did you? Hart even got a rise out of their coach! Of course, there are a few radio personalities that didn't understand it either.
A lot of people have already touched on it, but it cracks me up whenever I hear any familial reference now. Not only can they not produce their own material, instead of talking about their accomplishments, they are talking about Michigan. That makes a larger statement than anything Mike Hart could have said.
Since right after Hart said that a reporter asked "So you think of MSU as your little brother" and he says "Yep".
asked Hart, who responded with a quick yep. It wasn't like he had time to sit and ponder the implications, specifications and ramifications of his answer. He also said he thought of them in that manner, he did not call them "little brother".
I think the reporter got the metaphor and was asking him to confirm it.
But, neither here nor there at this point I suppose as it's already stuck - personally think it's great and sums up the relationship between the two schools quite nicely.
Weren't msu players saying in interviews the week before how michigan treats them like their little brother?
Hart said "Yep! (Lol) hey thats what they think so that's what I'm gonna think."
The "Little Brother" quote has stuck, and stung, because MSU really does feel like the little brother. They can call us what they want, it won't sting because, well, we're Michigan and they, well, aren't. Sounds crass and stuck up, but it is what it is. No need to respond to a player's juvenile attempt to get under our skin. The facts on the ground are, and will remain for the foreseeable future, in our favor. The most stinging rebuttal is silence.
Don't little brothers always copy off their cooler, older brothers? Not surprised at the lack of originality.
P.S. Derrick - When you've lost 30 lbs and you still look like THAT, something is seriously wrong.
If I'm a little nephew to Sparty then they are the creepy uncle that you don't feel comfortable leaving your kids with alone.
I look forward to when the derivative nature of this trash talk reaches the point where "They're like our fourth cousin's stepchild" is necessary. I'm guessing that will be the 2031 women's volleyball team.
What if he's not talking about the big 10 championship, and he's talking about a box of 1 dozen donuts instead?
and guess that Beilein is not going to trash talk back by joking with reporters about Nix's body size. Just a hunch.
Please. John Beilein is a grown-up and the head coach of a major college athletics program. What coach in that position would ever lower themselves to engage in a public trash-talking match with an immature 20 year old player.....
win or lose or choke they need to comment or involve Michigan, Can't even imagine living like that. Very sad .... but very funny.
Do you not realize that you're currently talking about them as well? The little brother thing needs to die. So too does the nonsense about us not caring about them at all, since this and infinite other posts clearly indicate otherwise.
Just because we don't really care about them doesn't mean we can't laugh at them.
THIS IS MICHIGAN
As a wise young man once said to another spartan..."get the fuck off my court!" He knew where to do his talking, and I think this team does too.
They can't try to piggy back off what Mike Hart said by calling them little brother. It just makes them look so stupid for trying to call us little nephew. This makes Sparty look like whinny losers. Pathetic and not original.
This makes Sparty look like whinny losers.
Well, if it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck.....
Mike Hart's career record against MSU: 4-0
Derrick Nix's career record against Michigan: 3-3
Ignore everything Sparty says.
that sticks in the craw like Hart's comment did. "Little nephews"? Not even close.
We've won three out of four and they lost a starter to a torn ACL yesterday. Would love to see them for this year's rubber match in the B1G Tourney final.
It makes more sense to talk about Michigan after losing 2 in a row, the outright championship and a player to an acl injury to end the season...
It just show their lack of creativity, and how much more they want to be like us. Little brothers always mimic what big brothers do.
(realizes the small possibility that Nix was referring to OSU, who they also share the title with)
I am pretty sure Nix came out with a tweet for the sole purpose of clarifying that he was referring to Michigan in his statement.
Har har. One of our guys says something insulting, so you call us the same thing except use a slightly more demeaning word. har har.
Nix should concentrate more on his game and his eating habits rather than what his team's failure did for us.
Oh yeah, well our dads can beat up their dads!!
1) I really don't care. Sparty can complain all they want, spartybutthurt, SpartyNO! Etc, but they have to deal with us being champs. Lovin it.
2) Hypothetically if I/we cared, wouldn't this comment be a little concerning? Not in a basketball sense, but in a familial sense. The point of "little brother" is to play on the stereotype of big brother beating up on little brother, which is often true in many families. If "little nephew" is being used in the same sense, then what does that say about Sparty uncles? Oh wait, nothing we didn't already know...
Hart's comment was probably ill-advised, but it came on the heels of Hart going 4-0 against Sparty.
Derrick Nix is 3-3 against U of M, with the rivalry turning from "hammer and nail" to "competitive equals." It comes off as incredibly lame and unnewsworthy.
But this is the dumbest shit ever posted about MSU on here EVER.
why this post hasn't been neg banged gang-style!
That Uncle Sparty sure is something. He cries when things don't go his way, is rude and interrupts other people in public and likes to set furniture on fire. Damn. I wish he'd go back to being that "hey kid, pull my finger" uncle I knew and loved.
When Mike Hart said what he said it was perfect, we had just ripped their hearts out, and what he said was implied, which made it that much better. Add in that it was Dantonio's first year, and he made such a big deal about beating us.
This is just blatantly trying too hard to get us back for something that still stings.
But hey, all State players look the same to me too
Google image search lied to me and I don't watch sparty basketball enough to know better.
so damn good?
While your point holds true for football probably, it carries no weight for basketball at all. The rise of 1 does not depend on the fall of the other. Case in point, Michigan does not have a single player on their roster that carried an MSU offer. MSU has Costello (incoming), Kearney, Byrd, Roe (left team), and Green that all had Michigan offers. With the contrasting styles the 2 coaches run and the fact that you need less players in basketball to do well, I don't see MSU's success diminishing with the rise of Michigan's success. If anything, both teams will be contending against each other for B1G titles in the next decade or so. Purdue, on the other hand is probably screwed for the next few years because they were banking on landing Dawson and Harris from their own backyard.
Or in other words... we're not arrogant, we're just better.
Again.....the first line in your post was: "Here's the thing...State has only seen improvement when (and because) Michigan is down."
If you don't want to focus on the last few years, go back to 1978. Michigan finished the season as #1 overall under Johnny Orr. MSU won the national championship the following year. So, I completely stand by my point that the rise of one has nothing to do with the state of the other. UM does not have to be in the dumpster in order for MSU to succeed or "see improvement" to use your own words.
What's the chances Nix was referring to Ohio State as his little nephew. He never menions Michigan by name, does he? And State's loss gave Ohio State a share of the title too.
To be so petty that, after winning a share of the B1G title, you start talking smack about your rival is just silly. I don't get that logic being displayed by Nix, but whatever. Be happy that you went from unranked to a top-2 seed in the NCAA tourney.
You got it backwards. Sparty did not run with "Little Brother." The media did, in part because it is an accurate historical depiction of the football rivalry. G
Guys like Nix reference "Little Nephew," and MSU fans chant "Little Sister," not so much to embrace being Little Brother, but instead to demonstrate just how much "Little Brother" is on the Sparty mind,and that they'll make every futile effort to reflect the monicker.
Just a giant, beautiful case of MSU umadbro, evidenced each time they try.
Further, UM being "Little Nephew" even in mbb is ridiculous given the overall basketball record remains:
UM 93 wins
MSU 74 wins
Asking us to embrace Little Nephew is massive derpage. Thus be negged.
The "Little Sister" retort is very Sparty. It makes no sense. How could we be the little sister of our little brother? It's like they searched for the first retort they could think of it, without even considering whether it would be a good one or not.
OTOH, if they were to call us "Big Sister," that would be somewhat clever and turn the "Little Brother" thing on its head.
Both names (little brother & little nephew) are stupid.
Why would we want to run with it? We don't consider ourselves underdogs in anything. You know, "Leaders and Best"?
Does RCMB remind anyone else of an Internet message board from the 90's? It looks absolutely archaic, not to mention the emoticons.
In other news, who cares about MSU.
Big Ten Champs!
It pleases me that Michigan earning a share of the Big 10 Championship hurts Sparty so much....and yes boys, Michigan did EARN their share of the title, no matter how much you try to spin the truth to suggest we didn't.
Enjoying our banner and enjoying the schadenfruede.
They were only pissed because it was true. No way is M little anything to MSU.
this reminds me of Jehuu Caulcrick talking trash about M football on his twitter a couple months ago...when his career record vs. M was 0 and 5.
First one says it is creativity, second one says it is stupid.
Derrick Nix ate the basketball
Derrick Nix should be happy that they got any of the big ten championship. They lost their last 2 and nearly lost to Minnesota too. We won 7 of our last 8 and lost to Purdue. MSU's the one that backed into a big ten championship
Why do I like this so much? Because it shows that their players are incapable of remotely original thoughts. It also makes me remember that imtitation is still the greatest form of flattery.
with a really forced analogy. Whatever.... Just glad sparty feels the pain. Love the glum banner ceremony.
I think they're more of the drunk uncle that hasn't done anything with his life and is usually the last to find out about family functions in hopes he doesn't show up.
It sounds like you have one or more of those in your family.
Mark Dantonio started it with his moment of silence comment anyway.