Perusing some college rankings and I came across a list titled A+ options for B students. Sure enough on that list is our favorite little brother. I'll be sure to remember this next time the msu branch of my family starts running their collective mouth. My cousin even had the gall to tell me she got accepted to both msu and Michigan but choose msu. She has yet to present any evidence to this and until she does I won't believe it. Although it was fun visiting as an undergrad for various reasons.
The best advice my father gave me was don't have an intercollegiate family, marry a Michigan girl. Sadly he failed to heed his own advice and now a pet peeve of mine is dealing with family spartans. Especially when they say things like the education at msu is just as good as Michigan, both schools use the same textbooks, etc. With a family trip to Orlando coming up at the end of the month I know these topics will come up. I plan on showing these graphs to family sparty, should they mention anything this year, to visually prove that UofM is much more competitve.
In family sparty's defense, at least they love the state of Michigan and are fun to hunt with, go to Tigers/Lions/Wings games with, and they know how to throw a great 4th of July BBQ. My uncle is one the funniest guys I know, although this could be due to the fact that he married into family sparty from Detroit Mercy and isn't a big college football fan. This is more than can be said for my cousins that go to Cal-Berkley and Columbia. (my Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan is just as elite as your polisci degree from Columbia or Berkley) They view the state of Michigan and the midwest for that matter as Hickville usa and they aren't afraid to share those views.
Thanks for reading my Washington's Birthday/only guy at the office on a holiday rant. Does anybody else have a pet peeve about spartan family members. Any good stories about them?
As an engineer I was surprised to see Purdue on this list. I suppose college of engineering rankings are different from overall university rankings though.