I've dealt with the singing of the fight song over the phone two years ago. But it sounds like a lot of you living in the state of Michigan have dealt with magnitudes worse than I've experienced. Your story?
What's most obnoxious State behavior of a personal relative, friend, or co-worker?
I'd say it's them giving me a daily reminder of the last time Michigan beat Michigan St. in football or basketball.... Ya, that's it.
all year outside of the bulding, constant reminder, i hate it
Isn't "obnoxious" and "State fan" redundant? I don't have a most story but I just find all of them, and I have family and friends who are, this way.
Wal-Mart Wolverines because we both went to the University of Detroit, but are huge Michigan Fans.
Brother in law went to State and is a huge fan, but the kicker is, he walks around 365 days a year with an ND hat on and a Sparty Shirt. I am NOT lieing.... he is a HUGE ND Fan, in addition to being a State Fan.
i kid him that is' just his way of covering himself, in case one of his teams sucks each year. He claims int's because of his Irish Decent. He's a piece of work!
I have an Irish decent, but that causes me to hate myself partially the week of the ND game.
That is kind of ironic given that ND probably has one of the largest non-alumni/student fan bases in the country. So if anything deserves the Walmart moniker, it should be the Wal Mart Domers.....
Every MSU/UM game day for the last 8 years I have received calls to my cell every hour with the MSU fight song.
That is annoying. However, the most annoying part is that the guilty Sparty has not fessed up and not one of my Sparty friends has told me who is responsible.
You know there is this thing called caller ID, you should try it sometime.
Even Stupid Sparties are capable of "blocking" the i.d. as an Unknown Caller
don't get their calls answered at our house, especially the week of MSU or OSU games. Everyone who might need to reach us in case of emergency knows this, and knows to leave a message.
My mom graduated from MSU and she thought the United Kingdom was one of our seven continents so dont ever underestimate the stupidity of MSU alums.
I don't work with Spartans: they work for me, and they're too afraid to say anything. So nothing there.
All my relatives are either too smart to root for MSU, or too dumb to get in there so they have no opinion. Also, we'd disown/never talk to them, so it's a moot point.
All my friends are Maize and Blue because we appreciate intelligent conversation, good beer and wine, and we don't light things on fire randomly when we don't get what we want.
So I have nothing to tell.
That's very telling...
they light things on fire when they get what they want too.
who posts on my facebook wall regularly with the number of days since UM beat State in either football or men's basketball.
I usually counter this behavior with a hockey reference, which usually garners a "try a sport that matters!" non-argument.
Whenever I bring up PREWB stuff to State fans, the most common response is something along the lines of "At least OUR coach isn't a criminal!" which just makes me laugh because the people in question are literally too stupid to insult.
Being told that they're out to hurt Robinson.
Only MSU fans would want Denard hurt. Even they know that's pretty much their only chance of stopping him.
IU students. Those bastards cheered pretty hard when he went down.
My jaw literally dropped off of my face when I heard the IU section go wild when Denard went out for his annual three plays per game. They also cheered pretty loud when they held him to like 4-5 yards per play.
Yes, it literally dropped off of my face.
My girlfriend pointed out the cheering when he went down and I actually tried to convince her that no one would be that classless. Sure enough I heard it the second time I watched, and it just makes me sick.
Agreed. Even my OSU friends don't want Robinson hurt. They want to beat us at our best, just like we want to beat them at their best. That's what separates the UM v OSU rivalry from UM v MSU rivalry-ish game.
Rooting for State.
Probably for the better, you wouldn't want to get a VD
state grads aren't smart enough to work w/ me.
I just had a guy bitch to me about the "plyon call" UM got in 2008. He said he was just hoping for a clean game with no shenanigans.
After conceding that was a horrifically egregious call which had in actuality no bearing on the outcome of the game, I simply mentioned that we know the clock will work properly because the NCAA changed the rules thanks to Spartan Bob.
He's a typical fan (of any team really)....we tend to remember the injustices against our team but seem to forgive and forget those our team benefited from.
Seeing as how UM wasnt involved, I didn't touch that issue with the two ND grads I work with. I STILL get monthly comments from them about how Armando Allen didn't go out of bounds last year.
Thats why they only bring it up once a month.....they like to let it die only to ressurect it again
I'm a banker and I have to help one particularly snarky State grad... In Columbus, OH of all places. Like I didn't already have to deal with all the OSU homers.
I've found that when I do not engage in obnoxious behavior myself, I don't get much in return.
The Christmas card we got in 2001 with the Spartan Bob scoreboard picture on it. Still makes me sick to my stomach thinking about it.
They forget to give me change
But mostly breathing.
My ex in-laws are Spartans (great folks, btw). They get together with a Michigan family each year for the game. Over the years there have been many practical jokes back & forth before the game, including this gem:
The night before the game, the UM grad spray-paints eleven chickens GREEN, and puts them in my in-laws' yard in a crude, 8X8 chicken-wire pen. True story.
It really annoys me when I order a pizza with pepperoni and mushrooms and the State grad that makes it uses sausage and mushrooms. That really chaps my ass.
And then the other State grad says my pizza will be delivered in 20 minutes, but it really takes 26 minutes, and then he can't calculate the 50% discount I'm taking on that pizza. That really chaps my ass too.
And then later, when I'm at the bar, and the bartender/State grad, despite doing a good job pouring me a fresh pint, takes my current pint with an inch and a half of malty goodness still left in it. God that pisses me off.
I deal with on a consistent basis is my neighbor. And every thing I can't stand about him - typical conservative Dutch bigot/hypocrite, evangelizing with beer on his breath, bler bler bler - has nothing to do with MSU.
But I lump them together anyways. It's easier mentally.
shame on me.
A girl just told me she didn't like my Michigan jersey, because of the player it represents. I am wearing #3, so natually I thought she was just confused and thought that was Woodson, so I asked, "who do you think it represents?"
She replied, "Mike Hart." ...............wow. I mean if you don't know the numbers of players on the other team that's fine, but don't act like you do and then be horribly horribly wrong
maybe she thought it was a statement that you were saying that MSU was the number 3 college in the state behind Michigan and Central?
What do you have against Michigan Tech?
#3 in Football....
I have nothing against Michigan Tech, had many friends that went to school there. My dad and cousin went there. It sounds like a fine school that I had no desire to go to.
I was making a joke.
I don't know why we keep having these dumb threads. Post your favorite stupid Sparty tricks. Post the most annoying things you've read. If I wanted to be pissed off by more retarded Sparty behavior than usual, I'd just go read that shithole the RCMB for an hour.
The Sparties on the radio are by far the worst.
I don't listen to sportsradio in Metro Detroit at all anymore, other than Tigers or Red Wings games while they're being broadcast. Pat Caputo, whose homerism is fine when he's talking about any of the local pro teams, turns into vitriol -- or did c. summer 2009 when he said on a Limbaughean evening call-in session that "I just love making Wolverine fans squirm," forcing me to pull over in rage, and turn off Detroit sportsradio for good. You know all the others, especially a certain moronic prick in the afternoons. I don't listen to any of them anymore because of how much they rag on Michigan.
How many cities are there in the country where one half of the fanbase gets hated on so consistently by the entirety of local radio?
This drives me absolutely nuts. I'm a major hometown sports fan, and yet there's no sports radio I can listen to without hearing "Walmart Wolverine" repeated ad nauseum between long segments of utter B.S. about my team's head coach. At least markets like Chicago and New York have multiple stations for their split allegiances. Detroit has one of the most storied programs in college football, yet the local sportsradio is entirely made up of anti-Wolverine polemics.
Most likely it's my dad, an MSU alum, yelling at me every time they win in any sport over Michigan. One of my favorite Michigan moments was when Michigan was down 28-7 to MSU and I had him yelling at me every second only to see Michigan come back and win overtime. LOVED IT.
My next door neighbor and one time 4.0 student at MSU, Charles Sassafrass, once shit in some Michigan napkins that he bought at Wal-Mart and set them ablaze on my front steps. He wanted to show me how important the upcoming Michigan, Michigan St. football game was. The next Saturday he was up on his roof fiddling with his member and complaining to his malnourished son about how his dish network didn't have the game on. I said, "Charles, it's mid July, the season is a long way off. Zip up your pants and come down from there." Needless to say he had a hard time with that task, and fell to his death. He was buried with a big foam finger with Sparty stenciled on the middlemost digit. Now his son runs the family lug nut twisting business.
Nothing is worse for me than logging on facebook and seeing all my MSU friends update their profile status to say Sparty on. First of all, that is dumb. Second of all, they are glorifying their school as a party school instead of a fine academic institution that you should pride yourself on.