In all seriousness.....I always want them to lose.
OT: Rooting for Sparty this week?
Agreed. May the ghost of John L. Smith haunt them for all eternity.
It drives them MUCH crazier when you ignore them, as in "you clowns are the same mediocre self-imploding prison team you've always been, so why would we pay attention one way or the other?"
Get it? Their OBSESSION with beating Michigan and their joy-porn whenever Michigan loses to anyone goes completely unrequited. We are TOO BIG to even care!
I hope we cut them off at the legs next week, regardless.
cheer for Sparty?
I am cheering for Wisco and against ACL's in general in that game.
Really, cheering against ACLs? Classy.
You might want to ease your way in around here broseph.
I am rooting for "SPARTY, NO!!!"
I never root for Sparty honestly, with the possible exception of Bowl season, when the overall conference strength is always questioned and judged.
On a variety of hands:
Hand 1 - I hope that they lose in some sort of humiliating fashion. I just can't get enough Sparty NOOO!
Hand 2 - I'm not exactly a big Wisconsin fan either, you know.
Hand 3 - Anything that helps us win against Sparty is good, so if they're flat, that'd be awesome.
Hand 4 - But you KNOW after we beat Indiana this week, everyone is going to say, "Well yeah, but they did that last year. We still don't know if they're better." If MSU loses to Wisky, then when we trounce THEM, people will still say we haven't shown anything.
I like Hand 4. It leaves something for us to prove every week.
Michigan will always have something to prove this year. Then it's all about revenge!
This is the RichRod Revenge Tour.
I would much rather see Wisconsin lose than MSU lose. Wisconsin fans are rabid (moreso than Sparty fans) and I love to see their downtrodden faces when they lose. Also, a MSU win sets up an interesting matchup between undefeated teams (assuming Michigan wins). That said, I hope Sparty loses, and loses BIG!
Plus I almost want to be the one to burst the Spartan bubble. There is only one first lose and I want use to hand it to them.
My self respect is worth it.
with the creepy eyes post here.......
That looks like it may come dangerously close to Ann Arbor... maybe a slightly smaller one?
Nope. I can't stand hearing them talk. It doesn't matter about what. I just don't like their fans talking. The only way that they stop talking is if Michigan kills them, and they end up with a losing record. I hope they lose every game in conference.
Wisconsin or MSU? Seriously though, we all know MSU fans NEVER stop talking. Even if we beat them, they'll start talking about basketball season...
You don't know Dantonio, do you? That guy is just like the fans. He would sacrifice this game to beat Michigan in a heartbeat (uh...no pun intended).
I agree that that would be the best case scenario, but that is wishful thinking at this point.
It's a rivalry game, I highly doubt either team comes in deflated or flat coming off a win OR a loss.
You mentioned Michigan specifically by name four times, so this is not OT.
But no, not rooting for Sparty.
After the last couple of years my hatred for them has surpassed the hatred I have for OSU and is equal to my disdain for Notre Dame.
Shhh,That is what they want to hear, they want to be our biggest rival instead of our little brother.
No. Nope. Never.
Why? Why ever write a post with words like "Sparty" and "root". Where's Ben Stiller when we need him. No. Never.
My dear sir, the reason to write both "Sparty" and "root" in the same sentence is obviously to facillitate usage of the word "against."
I doubt Sparty could win this game, and they probably know it. Instead of wasting their time, they'll probably sacrifice this game to spend more time looking at UM.
I can never bring myself to root for MSU
NEVAR! Fuck Sparty. All of them. I will see them in hell!
Haha, that's a good one.
i root for sparty in the same manner i root for tOSU, I like the idea of an undefeated match-up when we play our rivals. that way theres more schadenfreuda when we win.
it doesn't help much that 2 of my brother-in-laws are sparty alums though :-(
Including every game they play in, every coin flip, their wallets on the way to the game, and their tv remotes.
Except, perhaps, a ND loss. ND should win this week, so I am rooting for Bucky to run over, around and through the MSU lines without mercy.
I want sparty to lose every game. I like being able to brush them off as second or third tier garbage. I want to be able to say to MSU people. "Oh, I'm not from here, I don't know much about MSU, is that a junior college?" Or maybe, "Oh, you go to MSU, thats great. Who is your big rival? Toledo?"
But the results of a football game should have no impact whatsoever on whether you should brush off MSU as second or third tier. Whether we win our game with them next week or not, we will still be the University of Michigan and they won't be. Impartial parties outside the state know the difference and no single game will change that regardless of how much Spartan fans want to believe it will.
That said, I want to see Michigan give them a beatin' next weekend, but let's tend to the Hoosiers first....
The point contained in your post just might be the only thing that has gotten me through 3-9 and 5-7.
This wk MSU will realize their RB's won't run all over everyone, and cousins will be eaten alive by Wisconsins Dline
I've got a lot of good friends from UW, and they are much "better fans" than your average crappy Sparty. I realize they are playing on the road, but UW's city and football environment/stadium are 1st class. If Michigan miraculously disappeared, or had never existed, I might be inclined to be a Badger man. So I hope they kick the shit out of MSU tomorrow.
I'd rather wisco win. I mean, lets be honest, we have a lot better chance of beating MSU than wisco, so we'd rather have our losses to top 10 teams.
root for Sparty. Even when they play ND, you should root for the earth opening up and swallowing both teams whole first.
"I hope they stop making Jello Chocolate Pudding Packs this week."
*shudders at the very thought*
**even if I haven't had one in probably three years**
I hope they lose and lose big. I want them to be beaten and bruised both physically and emotionally. I want to walk in to work and not hear a single peep about Saturday because of the embarrassment laid at their fans' collective feet.
So, to answer your question specifically, no. I will not be rooting for Sparty on Saturday.
Absolutely not. Sparty will never be rooted for. Unless its a non BCS bowl game versus a SEC team or USC and in which Sparty is 6-6 or 7-5 entering the game.
the guy's a dead beat with an arrest record and when he comes over he drinks all of my beer and ruins my couches.
So my support is limited to a yearly Christmas card. (I usually mail this to Ford Field c/o Little Ceasers Pizza Bowl)
I normally root for the B10 team. When Iowa was playing Arizona, I was rooting for Iowa. But I'll never root for MSU or OSU. During the MSU - ND game, I was rooting for ND. Screw MSU and OSU.
FWIW I think Wisconsin is going to beat Sparty this weekend.
in years past i probably would have ahd sympathy and figured that by them beating wisky the chances of wisky and sparty both ending up with worse records than us was increased (due to typical sparty downward season spiral), but they have grown so obbnoxious that i now hope they lose every game.
yakkity sax on both sides in a game that leaves them both defeated and flat, questioning their abilities and unsure of the future.
Ideal scenario for me would be an MSU 'win' with a score of 14-12 (yes, MSU safety in there) where they only win b/c Wisconsin whiffs an easy field goal to end the game.
In short, i want them to play like sh*t and escape with a win and come into the M game all kinds of paranoid about which MSU team is going to show up before giving us all a lot of 'NOOOO, SPARTY!!!'
The only time I root for Sparty is when they play Notre Dame. And even then, I don't feel good about it.
beats them soundly. Think there's a possibility that will happen.
...Go Wisconsin... Raise your banners high!
Sparty. That is all.
That's a great way to look at it.
Never cheer for Sparty...never!
I don't care if they win or lose. If they win. It doesn't matter. If they lose, I'm not going to feel any better about it. Michigan State means nothing to me.
My point is that my rival plays Illinois this week. Go Illini!
I want MSU to win tomorow because it will make beating a top-20, undefeated team next week a little sweeter.
Exception being overt tanigble benefit for us if they win (see MSU/Wiscy 2004)
I guess if they were playing against Space Nazis I'd root for them.
that Michigan State fans aren't obnoxious? they are just as if not more obnoxious then Wisky fans. especially the last 2 years.
the high school teen movie. Here we invite the unattractive dorky chick to the homecoming. Tell her she was a write in candidate for homecoming queen, get her hopes up, then TOTALLY embarrass her and point and laugh. Next week Sparty talks themselves into being relevant and ascending to the heights of non-mediocrity and then we get to send them crashing down to earth....all that being said most important for us is taking care of Indiana
Seriously, what is it about MSU athletics that makes the players think this shit is okay? Beating up engineers, frat boys, now THIS?
Man, fuck sparty.
The analogy that comes to mind with your comparison is holding an entire religion accountable for the actions of a few bad apples. Won't go into specifics to avoid starting political discourse, but we all know what that means.
like there is any other answer than F No! I would be perfectly happy to see Sparty lose every game every year from now till the end of time. Why would I ever want them to win?
There's another football team in the state of Michigan?
I root for Sparty in out of conference games. Other than that I really don't care whether they win or lose. As long as Michigan wins, it's fine with me.
Hell fuck no.
Lloyd Brady would be ashamed of me if I rooted for Sparty.
Actually, yes, I am rooting for Sparty, although I won't be too broke up if they lose. But I'd like them to win. Next week's slate of games + undefeated Michigan + undefeated Sparty + rivalry game = maybe College Gameday in Ann Arbor, for one thing. Even if not it'll make for a big, big stage. And then the beatdown Sparty hopefully receives will be even sweeter, like pouring chocolate milk and powdered Quik on Cocoa Puffs.
Unlike Sparty, who not only roots for us to lose, but to suffer serious injuries, I just don't want them to win. As a matter of fact, the more heart breaking the loss, the wider I smile.
Fake FG Pass in OT?
Have you ever been to a game at Camp Randall? The fans are crazy (maybe obnoxious is not the best word to use). Not as ridiculous as OSU fans, but definitely moreso than MSU fans because I view the MSU fans as little brothers that like to puff out their chests and talk tough when everyone knows they cannot back up their words. Wisconsin, on the other hand, have a history of beating Michigan at Camp Randall and breaking their bleachers in the process:
On October 30, 1993, the Wisconsin Badgers football team upset the Michigan Wolverines 13–10. As the final gun sounded, students began to charge the field to celebrate, but were blocked by the guardrails surrounding the field. The crowd in the back, not fully aware of what was going on at the front, continued to move forward, now being aided by gravity. As a result, those up front got caught and were pressed against the rails, and then were trampled as the throng spilled onto the field. 73 students were injured, six of them critically.
"... now being aided by gravity." Really? So gravity was just chilling out and then saw all those Wisconsin fans and jumped up and said "Fuck Yeah, watch this shit!."
I don't want to face an unbeaten team. I'd much rather face a team soul-searching after a tough loss.
Last year MSU also came into the Michigan game soul-searching after a tough loss to Wisco. It was more of a rout than a tough loss, really. Be careful what you wish for!
You all profess to hate Sparty, yet you would decline a chance to beat a 5-0 and highly-ranked MSU team with delusions of grandeur, instead favoring a win over a 4-1 team that has just dropped several spots in the polls.
By that logic, you're all still disappointed that the undefeated John Cooper teams that we beat under Lloyd weren't 4-6 coming into our games with them. That certainly would have made our victories more noteworthy.
yet you would decline a chance to beat a 5-0 and highly-ranked MSU team with delusions of grandeur, instead favoring a win over a 4-1 team that has just dropped several spots in the polls.
I have to say that this is also a factor in rooting for Sparty, they have a history of epic collapses, which are always more fun when they start from extreme heights.
I guess you're rooting for a 12-1 Spartan team.
There are 3 things I can't do in life:
1. Win the lottery
2. Go to a Michigan game where I remember the first quarter
3. Ever root for OSU, ND or MSU
Apathy - MSU wants us to want them to lose - they want to be on equal footing with OSU in the hate department. I think we should just ignore them and treat them winning/losing with absolutely nothing. They win - don't care, they lose - don't care. It will piss them off so much more if we treat them like Minnesota as opposed to tOSU :)
Is when their players make the news or when they are playing against Michigan. Too early for me to have a rooting interest one way or the other where they are concerned.
I really don't care as we play both teams eventually. A Sparty win would set up our game next week nicely though.
Non-conference - Yes, because duh.
Bowl game - Yes, because duh.
Conference game against crappy teams - Yes, so they won't be seen as a total loser of a team when they play Michigan, just perpetually mediocre.
Conference game against good teams - No, because it's Sparty and we never want them to have any real success.
Conference game against Michigan - If you have to ask...
Note: When I say "root for MSU" in the context of bowl/OOC games, I really mean "root for that team that happens to be in our conference."
My schedule shows that MSU is playing Wisconsin. However, you have asked whether I am rooting for Sparty. That must mean that they are playing the University of Nazi-Terrorist-Klansmen-Child Molesters. I didn't realize that U of NTKCM was on their schedule this year. As that apears to be the case, I'll probably root for Sparty. After all, they are playing child molesting Klansmen who are also Nazis and terrorists. However, if, by chance, the Wisconisn Badgers show up, I'll probably have to go with the Badgers. Yeah, that's what I'll do.
In an ideal world we could beat all of our rivals at their highest respective rankings of the season. I draw the line at rooting for Sparty in a bowl game or in some situation where it can make the Big 10 look good. For now, do whatever you want Sparty, cause you're going to get beat by us next week.
Not like it's going to happen this year, but who do you guys root for when Sparty plays OSU?
Not our rival.
i'm hoping for epic irony. they lose in overtime on a fake field goal. that would be the ultimate sparty no moment.
I never cheer for sparty...i want them to lose every game. I HATE MSU!
+1 for posting an adorable cat picture, and having another adorable cat picture as your avatar
I would rather have a root canal with no novocain or nitrous.
The sooner Sparty's collapse starts, the better.
I like seeing them lose as many games as possible and not being bowl eligible.they just embarrass the big ten in bowl games every year.whens the last time they've won like 2001?
I really don't care as long as Wisconsin roughs em up. Gameday probably isn't coming here anyway
This game may be close through 3QTRs but Sparty's D will get worn down by the WI O line and running game. I see a WI 38 - MSU 31 final. Sparty's D will be sore and lethargic coming into the big house next weekend.
I don't think State will win this weekend, nor do I want them to win.
Bleh! Rooting for Sparty? Ummm... NO!
I would not root for Michigan State in almost any circumstance. Obviously I'm no fan of Wisconsin either. Whatever outcome will be better for Michigan is the outcome I want to see. Not really sure what that is. Can we PLEASE beat MSU this year!
As someone who actually graduated from MSU, I don't see myself rooting for them until after the UM game. I don't want MSU to have any momentum going into that game. Afterwards, I may indifferently "root" for them against certain teams.
Two words: Hell no. I hope Wiscy demoralizes them in their house. Fuck that smash mouth vanilla shit and put those bastards away. We've seen it time and time again; they start off 3 or 4-0, and then crash and burn. Not only that, but they don't play OSU yet again, so that is one less loss they will receive.