Usually a fan of the blog, but Rittenberg should not be linking hackjobs like:
"More than 1,000 days have passed since Michigan State lost to archrival Michigan, Tony Paul writes in The Detroit News. "
A.K.A. they've beaten us TWICE in a row. Why link this garbage? They cite two sports -- football and basketball. Our basketball team has been largely irrelevent for 15 years, thats not news.
In terms of football, they beat the worst michigan team ever in Ann Arbor, and then needed overtime in East Lansing to beat a Michigan team with a freshman QB that finished last in the Big Ten. 2 wins over two of our worst teams in the past 40 years is not worth such a ridiculous write-up. I guess counting by the days makes a 2 game streak seem worthwhile.
Fail on you Rittenberg for linking this garbage. I know you check Mgoblog sometimes so hopefully you see this thread and avoid similar failures in the future.
EDIT: Concerning people who say since the article is factual it isnt fail, here are my main two problems:
1) It measures only two sports, one of which we haven't been considered the favorite in for 15 years. This is extremely misleading and Michigan has had big wins in other sports against MSU (like in hockey).
2) In the one sport where we do have a superior program, it uses a measurement for time that is completely absurd. Why would you measure an annual football game in days? Thats trying to make a non-noteworthy streak into something bigger than it is. To me, that's akin to saying something like "I make 6,000,000 pennies a year in salary" to impress a girl when you make $60,000. It's ridiculous and not an appropriate way to measure this streak.