I thought the Sparty sign flashed during the game was fairly creative.
I cringed. Felt Sparty like. More worried about them then the game at hand.
Same here. For all the people on this blog who say things like "we don't curr bout Spartah!" there seems to be a lot of people who care a lot about Sparty.
People who claim they dont care are either blind or delusional. Coming from the basketball side of things, until recently Izzo had had his foot on our throats for the better part of 15 years.
Nobody believes you. You might as well quit pretending.
you live and are from. I'm not from and don't live in Michigan and don't really care about Sparty. I'm sure it would be different if I was from/ lived in Michigan. I don't work with or see any Spartan fans, so it's asy not to care.
I would guess this is true for a vast majority of people from outside the state of Michigan.
I think Notre Dame is closer to Michigan State than to Ohio State in terms of how much we care about our opponents
When OSU or ND beat Michigan, their fans, generally speaking, act ike they've been there before. They offer some ribbing and move on. MSU fans? There is no moving on from anything when it comes to Michigan. Your players are still crying about some phantom BCS snub, which is fueling the fire of their mindless minions.
When you either grew up with Sparty fans or currently work and live with Sparty fans, you're sick of the bullshit they've been spewing the past month.
I don't blame those guys one bit for that sign. I'm sick of hearing about it from my MSU friends from home and I live 8 hours away from Michigan. MSU fans suck to be around.
as long as we're beating them. i care when we lose.
I agree - kind of bothered me. Just seemed petty and irrelevant. My guess is that it was a couple of drunk brosephs who thought it would be a hoot.
I didn't care for it.
I can't even accurately decribe what I felt when they cut to the sign. I hated it. I hated it in 100 different ways. If any of you four involved are reading this blog, please know that I hate you.
Making a sign about a team were not playing, a team that has beat us the last four years? and one that isn't even our primary rival? Thanks for making our fanbase look small and weak on a very national level.
Look like a sparty
They're obsessed with us. They have a hard-wired inferiority complex about all things U of M related. They measure their self-worth by comparing themselves to us. Let's not start returning the favor.
Because it was completely out of context. If we had actually been playing Sparty, it would have made sense and it would have been funny. We weren't even playing a game in the state of Michigan. It was cheap.
no other statement here has come closer to the feelings i had about those signs, than yours.
But if you didn't like that sign please reach down and make sure you still have testicles. Class is what RVB said in response to the Cousins comment. Fans are allowed to be rowdy/classless occasionally, especially if it gets you on TV.
because of a sign at a bowl game...you probably had traces of that before you saw the sign
That signage was pure awesome. Especially after Cousins crybaby ass comment.
Someone please call DeAnthony today so we have another reason to cheer.
So you would have us stoop to their level? Grow up.
I was also very disappointed in the sign. Wheres the class?
I was not really a fan. I love schadenfreude, but I prefer to enjoy with a quiet smile, and not rub it in. Plus, having not beat them in four years makes it a little hollow. Also, I kind of view MSU as my pet cat: sometimes she knocks shit over just to get attention. You have to ignore them, or it validates their stupid behavior.
I mean, I get that it could be seen as not having class or being Sparty like, but it's only because they thought they should have been in this specific bowl over us and said we didn't deserve it. Had state gone 8-4 or whatever and someone made a sign dissing them I would have thought it to be idiotic, but given the specific circumstances, I think its justified.
Some people on this board take themselves way too seriously. The sign was funny and relevant given all the crying Sparty did before and even during the game.
I thought the sign was pretty good.
everyone places such a premium on beating state, regardless of their winning we are still a far superior University in every regard. Why the football game determines this to some of you is baffling.....
no? Or any rival.
Ripping a sign you were holding.
Anyway, the sign made me titter, but then I realized that it was stooping to Sparty's level.
...of a sign by a Spartan fan.
Too bad it wasn't that - I'm glad I missed this sign during the broadcast. Why M fans would want to focus, even in jest, on a team that we're not even playing is small-time to me.
I was really upset when I saw that. We're at a BCS bowl, concentrate and enjoy that. It's a shame that our third rival has won forty percent of the games in the last decade but we'll take care of that in time.
Not a good way to act. Not particularly clever. Not something to be proud of.
Sign makes no sense in the context of the Sugar Bowl.
Those people involed in making that sign should not be allowed in michigan stadium ever again. If it was you, you are a loser!
Worry about us!
I thought it was humorous. Lighten up. Kirk Cousins (along with several Spartan players via twitter) used his opportunity on a National stage to disrespect Michigan and 4 Michigan fans were using their only chance on a National stage to give it right back. The main difference: 4 Michigan fans versus a 5 year full ride scholarship player who is supposedly the posterboard for integrity at MSU- ha! We won. Stop focusing on insipid things that really do not matter. kids will be kids. right Kirk?
At first I was like hurr SpartyLOL.
Then I was like wow isn't that petty as hell.
Then I was like it'd be funnier if MSU hadn't actually won their bowl game this year.
Then I was like oh crap, we might not even win our own bowl game.
But I thought it was kinda clever. But you have to think audience. Sure, well informed fans knew of Spartan comments. But that's was probably 5% of the people watching the game.
It was just confusing to most people including my father -in-law grad who asked me what that was about.
Sure, I care about MSU when I'm playing them or recruiting against them. But not IN- GAME vs another team. This is like the old MSU joke they would rather seem Michigan lose than win themselves.
The sign was funny but the Sugar Bowl was not the place to flaunt it, especially in the middle of a tight game. I know I didn't need another hypocratic "pride comes before the fall" coming from the mouth of Dantonio in case our luck ran out, which thankfully it didn't.
Translate that, 82!
That sign was just those four botards channeling their inner sparty.
I have to say I was very dissapointed when I saw that. Why don't you four just start calling each other "brahs" and take 300 level classes in couch burning and get it over with. Shame on you for embarassing our university.
Holy crap, look all these holier than thou people.
It's not a big deal. It's a football game. So you poke a little fun at a rival who was whining about not making a BCS game. It's funny. It's fun. It's part of a rivalry.
Some people take this stuff way to seriously. Analyzing a sign in a stadium and trying to determine how it affects national perspective (very little), "the rivalry" (slightly), and if it is beneath us (who cares, it's some kids with a sign having fun?) is ridiculous.
What should be beneath Michigan alums/fans is disrespecting Sparty by saying they are not worth caring about/mentioning/acknowledging. If you want to beat your opponent, you need to respect them.
The series record comprehensively proves this.
I should let it go when Michigan fans wear a grey michigan shirt to a game against the school in ohio?
when did Michigan play Tiffin?
It wasn't out of line. The original OP said it was clever and then others including myself disagreed. The opinion that only 5% people watching understood the joke.
I respect Spartan players. Just not some of their fans
I didn't like the sign either. I agree that MSU is best ignored, but I really hated the sign because, seriously, "Spartan tears taste like Sugar?" Somebody was trying a little too hard.
That said, it's not that big a deal to me. So a few of our fans held up a stupid sign. Whatever.