Maryland already knocking Little Brother
Can we just acknowledge that SPARTY NO has returned this season and it's glorious? It was on the verge of becoming irrelevant.
SPARTY NO, THANK GOD I MISSED YOU SO MUCH
Returned? You watched the B1G championship game last year, right?
Let's not forget the part where they whined afterwards about the unfairness of being lowered in the rankings because they lost the game.
Anyone have a link to that great meme thread with Kirk Cousins (I believe it was him, some State player) complaining?
But it doesn't matter, basically none of the pictures show up anymore
I saved about 1/10th of them: http://mgoblog.com/content/dear-diary-cuts-kork-coupons
I'm hoping for a first class SPARTY NO! moment next week. Failing to become bowl eligible by losing to Minnesota would be an all-timer for sure.
Michigan State needs a cross-divisional rivalry with Rutgers though, because their fans have evolved to have analogous traits.
BOOM BIO 171'd!
Seriously. East Lansing is like the Jersey of Michigan.
Is that why The Situation is such a big Spartan fan?
Battle of the skirt wearing mascots
better shape. The Scarlet Knight has flabby arms and looks like a molester.
< bro > I'd molest that. </ bro >
Edit: Mod help please. There is no bold tag in my post anywhere. I don't know what's going on here.
It's a pointy bulge, but bulge nonetheless. I think that registers as worse than a camel toe.
</b> fixed again?
Why aren't you smiling?
The Scarlett Knight looks like something a mongoloid kid put together at Build-a-Bear.
If you can't make your point without belittling one it doesn't need to be made.
the Rutgers cheerleader on the left look like she is packing a penis under her skirt? Is Rutgers where the Crying Game was filmed?
Ok, the Brady Hoke picture underneath that comment took it from funny to hilarious.
the picture is obviously distorted. That cheerleader is HOT.
With the dueling mascots, in those colors, a Christmas date should also be protected by conference bylaw.
And they both have Jersey boy Mike Valenti in common!
How apropos that you would use a prison analogy when discussing Sparty.
Both schools are familier with crabs.
Might to be generous to call Illinois a basketball school at this point. They should just be The New Northwestern School
University of I Miss Ron Zook.
Northwestern's football team is way better and has been for a decade.
We have had some really great athletes at NU in the last ten years! I'm watching two on MNF right now. Not saying NU is better than M or anything but NU has been a steady bowl participant non-doormat for 10 years and won all or a share of 3 B1G titles from 1995-2000.
</b> test to stop the bold!
True of the past decade, but when was the last time NW won a title? 2000, and it was shared. Illinois won the B1G outright in 2001 and is far superior in basketball.
Minus the ridiculous academics, great location off a lake, and a beautiful campus, but athletically...yes
I always thought MSU was a basketball school no jokes intended.
Yeah I think most Sparty fans I know would admit that they are in fact a basketball school... It's pretty obvious.
The answer varies with who you ask:
If you were to ask someone from the MSU Athletic Department they would tell you it's a football school as that is the greatest source of revenue and largest focus of expenses for the University.
If you were to ask the average sports fan from a national persepective, they are a basketball school. They are known as being more competitive in bball than they are in football.
If you were to ask a Spartan fan, they would tell you they are a football school if they understand the extent to which the football progam is the school's main priority (based on finances) or they would tell you they are a bball school if they understand that the school has had more relevant success on the hardcourt.
Allocation of money and key component of reveune=Football school
When I was in school they sucked at both basketball and football. They were a hockey school! The post Fab 5 era allow them a window into basketball success.
So they got that goin' for them
Meh-ryland Terrapins. That's how I feel about them.
Then as it became clear it was a real story I realized that I'm a DC-area resident. WooHoo!
I overheard a Maryland grad today say something to the effect of
"Every couple of years, we'll sell out FedEx field and make a ton of money playing Michigan.
Too bad we'll get crushed and the stadium will be filled with more Michigan fans than Maryland fans."
Well, if I was against Maryland being added to the BIG 10 now they're pretty okay in my book.
Stick it to 'em Terps.
They left Purdue off that list.
Purdue the neglected redhead step child whose brothers are ND (football) and IU (basketball)?
This thread is a good reminder that, even if another 19 teams across 7 time zones join the Big Ten and we only play a given team once every 28 years, all teams will share a common bond of laughing at sparty.
Maryland = Baby seal clubbing just waiting to happen... In football of course
"I could certainly get used to going to Bloomington and beating Indiana in their pomp, or extracting yearly revenge on Michigan State for the shot that ended Greivis Vasquez's career." - from the TestudoTimes
I like how this guy thinks. I have to say, I would chuckle if a Maryland fan brought out a sign in East Lansing with a nice, snarky reference to Korie Lucious, who shot that three-pointer. Perhaps something of the "Have You Seen This Man?" variety....
This should go in the divisions thread, but it's already buried, so I'll post this here.
The Godzilla vs. King Kong divisions:
Our King Kong division will add unc and UVA in the near future
Unfortunately that will make that sketch nc17
I think you're mixing up the locations of UVA and VT. VT is the one inside King Kong's dong.
South Bend is being T-bagged by Godzill
Actually, King Kong looks like Patrick from (star fish character?) from Spongebob
Why is all the text bold? Why is the Big Ten becoming the Big 14? Why is Jim Delaney our conference commish?
When I was a kid, the only sport in which MSU was arguably better than us was hockey, and then, fortunately, Red Berenson showed up and put an end to that nonsense.
I have absolutely nothing to offer in this thread but damn I've wanted that particular font in the past and couldnt get it so now that it seems to be mandated here i'm in.
I'm not gonna lie: I will be rooting for Sparty in every one of these matchups.
Thats because you are a bitter uva fan, but its ok I'm not sure why a uva fan has an inferiority complex towards md but it certainly seems you do.
Correct, I'm not sure why I would have an inferiority complex, or why you'd think I'd have one. You're basically only extending a perfect streak I have going, which is that every single encounter I've had with a Maryland fan has been horrible. Talk about two fanbases that deserve each other.
That's a school established by one of the greatest minds of the 18th century. Maryland, that's a school famous for Len Bias, Under Armor and Gary Davis. Big Ten fans are gonna literally be blown away in College Park. I'd much rather see Michigan play at UVA's Scott stadium. This is coming from someone with an affection for the Beltway. UVA is a way better fit for the B1G.
You see what Delany has reduced us to? We're saying that schools that would never be considered a good fit for the Big Ten would be a better fit than f*cking Maryland.
I'm beginning to think that Jim Delany hates us.
He doesn't hate us. He just loves money.
What's your deal?
Just kidding- but seriously, I can't recall, did you go to both schools? If so, which did you go to grad school and for what? I went to M obviously, and have applied to both for b school (not sure I'll get in to either, but hey, giving it a go!)
Went to UVA for undergrad. Have never attended U-M. I am a Wal-Mart Wolverine who simply rooted for U-M since I was very very small. Good luck on business school, I think both schools are pretty much the same in terms of quality and selectiveness. Both extremely hard to get into.
Whatever. I'm still pissed that we're adding these two mediocre schools. I feel blindsided.
Maryland and Rutgers are not, and never will be, legitimate members of this conference. They are interlopers, as far as I'm concerned.
you could mount a pretty legit argument that Sparty was a worse addition than Maryland at least
Sparty has been a member of the conference for sixty years. In sixty years, I'll get over Maryland and Rutgers if I'm alive then. But for now, I'm pissed.
Good show, Maryland. It's like prison. Shank a guy on the first day, and then things will be alright.
Maryland is the east coast version of little brother. Msu:U of M = Maryland:Duke
IMO a more accurate example of the relationship would be a Texas/TAMU, and sure looks like that is working out for TAMU. Maybe Sparty to the ACC would benefit them also.