The better team won both games this season.
well that's just, like, your opinion, man
The better team won both games this season.
The better program won both games this season.
Fixed it for you.
And better uniforms and better haircuts and better health (obviously) and better colors and better school and better strength coach (who's been getting tons of mentions on the air, thanks to beefing up Stauskas and LeVert)
Well, maybe not the uniform part. Those yellow highlighter uniforms are pretty awful. And years from now, when we see replays of them, I think we'll all be a little embarrassed.
Accordingly, the better internet community was treated to victory.
just an awesome day!!!!
That's good because I definitely didn't want to lose to the team leading the league in stupid looking facial hair.
WOOOOOOO! GO BLUE!!!!
Have to admit, I thought we were going to lose big in this one.
Gotta ask...how did you think that? Michigan has been phenomenal at home the last few years and after dropping the stinker to Wisconsin, I thought the general consensus was that we were going to play hard.
Hindsight is always 20/20 but I think most of us were expecting a dogfight, and a win for the good guys.
Their tears of unfathomable sadness are so delicious.
Canuck day in Ann arbor. If anyone sees Mrs stauskas after the game, wish her a good day and give her a donut.
dirty talk, that's his mother for Christ's sake...
To give her a sandy Eskimo...
or dirty Sanchez.....
better be a tim horton's donut.
Weirdly aroused by this graphic?
Did you ever find bugs bunny attractive when he put on a dress and play a girl bunny?
I'll admit it: the moose is pretty hot!
what a Rack!
Or are you from Canada?
The latter would strongly imply the former.
She's hot and she has doughnuts. What's weird about finding that arousing?
....oh, never mind!
Love me some timbits. Great win for Beilein and the boys. Go Blue!
I sent a Spartan family member a simple text at the 30 second mark: Hail to the Victors
We had no communication before, or leading up to the game. the reply: Suck Cock!!!
You stay classy, Sparty.
Your mother is a Sparty?
"Please go easy on us today. We are suppose to be a final four team."
bigtime today. I wonder if he will bolt to the Pistons? I do not want to be anywhere near Cedar Grove tonight.....burn things and flip over cop cars.
That raised my hatred of him to a new level.
That kid is such a punk. The fact that he wasn't even on the freaking court when he started that nonsense is what put it over the top. And yes, that totally should have been a T.
Caris in the first half, Nik in the second.
Glenn pulled down some huge rebounds and fought hard at time under the boards. Got rewarded in the end with the alley-oop.
And it's amazing how neither Horford or Morgan fouled out in that game. It took every foul in to quell Payne. That was impressive tag team D.
SWEEP MUPPETS, BABY!
Horford fouled out with two minutes left.
That's what was so amazing about it!
I heard that six Spartans were taken away in ambulances to deal with hangnails, toothaches, and corns. One of the rough and tough Spartan players is also is rumored to have eaten really hot soup yesterday and have burnt his tongue--Izzo privately has said deciding whether that player would suit up or not was the second hardest decision of his life.
Izzo then wept for three straight hours until Dickie V. arrive to console him.
Man, that's so much more fun to write after a season sweep!
The slapping on the floor wasn't to pump up the defense, it was to pop both dislocated wrists for all five players back into place... the toughness on that team is remarkable
Sometimes I wonder where the reputation came from.
"Well the whole game turned on that horseshit technical Payne got for hanging on the rim. Levert did the same thing and didn't get t'd up. And Dawson didn't play"
Seriously you could probably go over to rcmb and play bingo with those sentences.
Enjoy the water cooler chatter tomorrow, friends.
I gave my sparty friends props for winning the Rose Bowl for the first time in 3000 years. But do you think they will give us credit? I am not expecting any but I sure will rub their noses in my waste.
Umm, Rose Bowl Championship =/= Regular season basketball win
I would, but I don't live in Michigan and I therefore very rarely happen upon any Sparty fans.
Dos a cero
Love this from RCMB
"I just want to totally destroy all my earthly possessions right now. I had to live with scum arrogance in the 70s that was absolutely intolerable....rub your nose it kind of arrogance by the Detroit press and everyone remotely related to that phony "academic" school and now its 6 out of 8 and Izzo does not get let off the hook on this... NO more free ride for him ...Adjust to the modern game!!!!! quit pining and talking about MAteen..... its starting to sound like what we had to go through in the 70 and 80s in football with talk of Bubba and Webster etc.
nom nom nom
Head on over to RCMB and taste their tears if you get a chance.
Lock down city. Excuses galore.
What's your excuse this time? Adrian really didn't make all that much of a difference, did he?
I was wondering if it was because of home court advantage or because Payne played and they were closer to full strength.
Izzo said he got "tired"
He should stop doing pull ups on the rim then.
Hey, show some respect. It is spelled Adraeioun. His parents really like vowels.
Hi Ho Hi Ho off to RCMB I go...
We've won 6 of the last 8. We have better young players. Better recruits. Tide is turned, I dare say.
Selling jeseys in East Lansing, I tell ya.
It's a good start.
I think we should just call it spartyfreude at this point
Get the fuck off my court
Hard to believe that was three years ago already.
Loved when Izzo ran into the ref on the court and the ref shoved him back to the sideline. Get the fuck of the court guy!
He should have T'd him up. If you actually have to physically move the guy out of your way...
I think the boys are starting to step it up, as of this game. I saw confidence and comfort with taking contested shots, starting midway through the first half... something I haven't seen in a while.
Let's keep this train moving!!
Belein did some good adjustments to get nik some easy ones early then after nik started driving to the hole it was game set match for his confidence. Then the three goggles came out and it was (billy packer voice) OVAH!
we own it.
Are you runing in safe mode? Or is that windows millenium?
I admit that I laughed at this one from Tony Gerdeman of the Ozone...
Still a valiant effort by Michigan State given all of their injuries. Plus, their injuries. And then you add in their injuries. Pure grit.
— Tony Gerdeman (@GerdOzone) February 23, 2014
It amazes me that so little is made of Mitch McGary ' s injury. We would legitimately be a Top 5 program with him.
Appling in particular needs to stop emulating John Cena all the time.
It's still real to me, dammit!
That insufferable woman doing that tribal scream thing during every Michigan free throw deserves to be judo chopped right in the damned throat.
That was SO ANNOYING!!! The worst part, is that it seemed to work at first. I wanted an usher to kick her out.
What a great game. I love everyone!!! I'm out.
Sneak peak of Izzo's press conference :
Word is that everyone on MSU's team was held back by "hurt feelings" today. After the loss, Izzo state he was unsure of whether he'd be able to field enough players to participate in future Big Ten games after today's new rash of Spartan injuries. "It's tough I tell you. Haven't seen this many hurt feelings in years....We're hobbled. But I don't want to make excuses. But seriously, Keith Appling was crying in my arms after the game. It's gonna be tough for us to compete with so many injuries"
Sprained vaginas take at least 3-4 weeks to heal. But don't worry msu has a crack training staff that will get them ready. Until the next loss.
"sprained vagina's" and a "crack training staff".......thats pure gold.
Your mom's got better in about 5 days.
Been awhile since I've made one of those jokes.
Big win, GO BLUE. Can't wait to see the Coach Bacari Twitter blitz.
competitive and not so one-seded?
Hell no. If they're going to have our number in football, I'd like to be able to return the favor in basketball. A game they care much more about than football.
Football is by far more important to them, right now anyway.
Only until they get more competitive in BB and we start winning in FB again.
A game they care much more about than football.
I'm guessing, not so much right now.
Probably depends on who you ask. Some fans might be more geared towards the football team right now since its clearly on the rise, while you've got other fans who will always be bigger basketball fans. At the end of the day, MSU is a basketball school.
Just asking since I missed the game... Anything changed with the Youtube account?
Honestly, pretty definitive wins in both games. Crazy how things have changed.
Also, will MSU fans stop talking about Appling's wrist injury? I'm sure he's hurt, but at some point you have to stop slapping the floor and either sit him for a couple of games (and not have him play against Georgetown for 38 minutes) or stop using it as an excuse for this team scuttling. What's Harris's excuse?
I had been told that once Payne got healthy, MSU would win by 15+. Hmm.
He did have a sweet 1992 style Shaq dunk that cost his team a point and a possession.
What a great win for Michigan. This team continues to fight and do us Proud. Great day to be a Michigan Man :)
not having a healthy Payne was the only reason UM won in E.L. When he returned, MSU would beat Michigan by 30 in AA.
Now that Michigan has won again, it was Dawson's injury that provided the Wolverines a win.
You know....because Dawson is like LeBron but only more awesome-er.
I wonder what that whiny little shit izzo's excuse will be now.
You had your love child, payne, and you STILL lost. Oh, and it was by MORE than when you didn't have him!
denzel valentine is a punk who likes to talk trash 6 minutes into the game. russell byrd is still a scrub player and likes to punch Michigan logos because he can't play with Michigan.
3 in a row.
6 of the last 8.
Oh, and even if sparty makes the Final Four (they won't), their little final four streak will live, but a new streak was born on 1/25/2014. Oh yes. Senior classes at state who will leave with a LOSING record against Michigan.
izzo is now 6-6 against John Beilein and has been swept by Beilein TWICE in four years.
Make all the excuses you want, state. Facts are facts.
MSU is a joke. Screw them.
Their Final Four streak has already ended, you know? They were not in the Final Four last year.
they need to make the final four this year so that their seniors would have played in a final four. all of izzo's players who stayed 4 years have made a final four. it could stop this year.
appling and payne will be the first.
We out scored MSU 11-0 after Appling and Harris slapped the ground to start the 2nd half.
I love when Sparty does that ridiculous floor slap. It's just code for "Michigan is about to go on a run". It works (doesn't work?) every time!
Michigan State isn't a good team. Izzo is the biggest crybaby in America.
Not a good team?
It's easy appearing to be gracious in victory. Try doing the same in defeat once in a while.
What a putz.
He's one of the most classless coaches in all of sports. It's too bad many people kiss his *** in the media (and even on this board at times).
Izzo reminds me of Alabama fans. Very classy when they win but acts like a whiny jackass when they lose.
... was the Sparty smack talk from the bench. Trice? Valentine? One of those two-time losers this year. Schadenfreude indeed!
he even experienced an official crew that hosed MSU - hope they play at Cameron in the near future.
Way to go Blue. Absolute dominance after the slow start and Izzo knew they were punished enough with 90 seconds left.
"shut up you little boys. We are still the premier sports program in the country. How many people would be happy with top 3 in fball and bball?"
One Rose Bowl and top five football finish and that makes you THE PREMIER sports program in the country. Let's ask Stanford, Michigan, and even OSU what that means.
Top 10 programs in both football and basketball? Probably
Anyone else think this might be the best MSU basketball team we see in the next few years? Harris is a top 10 pick on several mock drafts, and would be crazy not to leave for the NBA. They lose Payne/Appling to graduation. Their 2013/14 recruiting classes don't have a Gary Harris like difference maker either. This may be Izzo's best year to move on.
Hey Sparty, why don't you slap the floor some more the next game again Michigan ya freaking tools- I hate you guys!
The Only Colors game thread actually has less intelligent posters than the RCMB, at least for this game. Gotta love the "scUM" count. Yeesh.
A few good quotes from RCMB:
"Schilling actually wasn't an abortion today."
"Costello played like complete dung beetle ass."
Those guys are craftsmen of the English language.
Oh man, last four games are so winnable. Outright B1G title tantalizingly close. Please close out strong fellas!
Enjoy the win and move on we've got a trip to west Lafayette against a team desperate for a win they have got to be focused. Honestly there is no excuse not to sweep the last 4 games I would be disappointed if they didn't. GO BLUE SWEEP!
I am noticing Sparty nation all just talking about football now. Pathetic bunch.
We have done the same plenty of times.
State realizes that we are better than them at basketball. I love it!
This is a crazy reversed world we're in right now
Football is reversed, but basketball is returning to the normal state of affairs. Prior to Ellerbe, we were usually the better program. Even now, after the lost decade, we still lead the all-time series by like 20 games.
Which apparently Mitch replicated at one of the last TOs (did anyone snap a photo of it, he didn't point it in the direction of Section 114?)
What I love most of this win is tht when we swept them in 2010 the argument was that MSU wasn't very good and granted they weren't. Many UM fans wanted to sweep a good MSU team. Beilein has beatn them 6 of the last 8 meetings, he's developing talent to send to the NBA, he's winning games that count ie final fours, and he's out recruiting them as well. Nuff said!
2011 was the other sweep. 2010 was the last time we lost to them at Crisler, when we missed the tip-in at the buzzer. (Even then, Beilein outcoached Izzo - his crappy team took Izzo's Final Four-bound team right to the wire, and he drew up a beautiful play for the final shot, but it missed.)
Really hope Hoke was taking notes. U have to outplay them mentally and physically and no excuses!!
Remember how Russell Byrd was talking junk after the last game, saying how this one was going to be totally different?
The dude chipped in zero points and played sieve-like D on LeVert.
Dude got beaten three times off the dribble, the last one resulting in an and-1 and a childish punch of the basket support.
He was also the instigator in the double tech call in the first game. Here's a guy who has contributed basically nothing of value, unless you count unwarranted shit-talking, in which case he leads the conference.
Thanks for being you, Russell.
I was just watching the highlights from the game on ESPN, and noticed that Nik has huge scratches on both of his arms. Anyone else notice this? Kinda shows just how badly they hold and hand check him throughout the game yet he still went off in the 2nd half.
I also saw Nik showing the refs during the game. They all clutch and grab Nik.
I noticed one on his right shoulder during the game when he was shooting a free throw. Yikes!!
I noticed he did NOT join the team warmup after the half. he sat at courtside.
so far it's pretty much just "we beat them in football, and went to the rose bowl"...
so basically there has been a paradigm shift? Michigan State is now Michigan of the day's of yesteryear, and Michigan is now Michigan State of day's of ye old past?
In the days of yesteryear, we were better in both sports. They were better than us in basketball for the decade that we had Ellerbe and Amaker, but that's it.
Arrogant michigan fan but they should hang the #4 in the Breslin rafters and in a year, put a statue of Richrod.up at spartan stadium...
that was an enjoyable game to watch.
Anyone know where I can find a replay of the game? Trying everything I can think of with CBS website/app, ondemand, etc. and no luck...
Looks like it's airing tomorrow on BTN at 5:30 pm.
I didn't realize btn aired games originally broadcast on cbs
If you have BTN2Go, they should have it up as well.
It is also on the BTN 2 Go app or website commercial free. I just watched it. Great way to end the day.
Word on the street is that all MSU players will be receiving Purple Hearts at the the end if the season for their courageous efforts.
have subs. Nah! Let him figure it out.
I wonder when Izzo starts getting heat for his record against us. Sparty's can't be too happy.
One of the biggest trash talkers lost a bet and came in sheepishly wearing a Michigan shirt. It was awesome.