Congrats Michigan

Submitted by spartanfan123 on October 20th, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Congrats on the win. Great game. Awesome that this rivalry is relevant now. In football and basketball. Next few years are going to be absolutely great. 

Enjoy Paul Bunyan (only for a year ;) ). 

See y'all February 12th. I'm excited already. 

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October 20th, 2012 at 10:05 PM ^

Everyone needs to chill the eff out. It's only gunna get more difficult from here. You really think next year will be easier?l Toss up at best. Michigan will be lucky to stay even where they are now without denard next year.

Be happy with what you have. Not what you want...

gobluehtown

October 20th, 2012 at 10:10 PM ^

once he is gone, borges can go all into to the new system. Don't get me wrong, I love denard, but the fit with Borges is suboptimal to say the least. The o-line and wr's add more talent than now and the rb's and tight end will only improve. not sure how it gets more difficult when the #spartandawgs will continue to fall behind in recruiting and have ol' crabby snaggleteeth as their coach. if they don't make a bowl this year, pressure on dan7onio will only increase.

turd ferguson

October 20th, 2012 at 10:09 PM ^

I'm in the "no need to be a dick to this guy" camp.

For what it's worth, I was impressed by how cleanly both teams played today.  Maybe the personal foul on Lewan scared everyone (that the refs would be quick with flags), but I thought that was totally clean, physical football.

gajensen

October 20th, 2012 at 10:27 PM ^

This rivalry is only relevant as it is, to me, because of the behavior of your fanbase the past few years.  Once the buzzing of you mosquitos completely dies down I'll stop wanting to swat you.  

DonAZ

October 20th, 2012 at 10:30 PM ^

I saw no sarcasm in the OP ... on the contrary, my first reaction was it was a classy, gracious act.  That's an increasingly rare thing in this day and age ... it seems we should applaud it rather than condemn it.

As for the use of the word relevant ... that could just as easily be an admission that MSU didn't dominate relatively recently (before past four years) as it could be a comment on Michigan's play these last four.  And let's face it ... the game was damn competitive.

Truth is, it does the Big 10 and the state of Michigan good to have these two teams competitive.  A B1G with four or five teams really in the mix any given year serve the conference well.  Of course, so too will some bowl wins ... but that's another discussion.

 

DonAZ

October 20th, 2012 at 10:52 PM ^

If you're logged on, you should see a little green triangle up and a red triangle down in the OP section.  Numbers for votes up or down should be present.  Click on the triangles to register your vote.

FrankMurphy

October 20th, 2012 at 11:07 PM ^

Spartans played a tough, clean, hard-fought game. Both teams left it all out on the field. As much as I can't stand Dantonio, he really knows how to get his team up for this game. This is how the rivalry was meant to be played.

Can't wait till the next one. GO BLUE.

aiglick

October 20th, 2012 at 11:10 PM ^

Thanks so much. It was a stressful game but very well played on both sides. Very glad to see limited injuries and personal fouls. Good win for the program but the season is not over for either team still a lot more to be done.

Looking forward to the basketball games.

Have a great night everyone and be safe.

AlbanyBlue

October 20th, 2012 at 11:28 PM ^

The way his statement is worded, or more to the point, punctuated, can explain the angry replies. That is, the statement reads as "oh, you finally won after five years, now the rivalry is relevant", as in, MSU was so much better in the last four, that it wasn't even a rivalry.

Now, if you take out the period, it reads as "hey, it's great that all the games will be hard fought, in football and basketball." This, of course, is a fair statement.

Hopefully, this is how the OP meant things. If not, it's damning with faint praise.

CLord

October 21st, 2012 at 2:50 AM ^

Your post is about as genuine as someone telling me I look good... for my age.  As in, relevant NOW? If you look up "Relevant" in the dictionary you can see a Sparty fan regarding the Michigan game. 

 

Wolfman

October 21st, 2012 at 4:42 AM ^

the six years prior to your four game win streak, you were completely irrelevant? Shit, you really didn't have to visit this site to make us aware. Irrelevant, huh? We just became the first team to win 900 cfb games, and the trivia question will be, "Which Big Ten team did Michigan beat to accomplish this feat?  You know the answer.. We have no intentions of joining the Ivy League. We took a vote and decide to stick around a bit.  Actually LMFAO more I think of this post. A Sparty informing us we were relevent again. Damn, having a fan of such a traditional power makes me feel so damn special. Where the fuck were you last year when we were in the BCS bowl game? Even when we're down, we're up your ass. That's gotta sting.

 

Try,try, try as hard as you will. I don't even dislike Sparty. Your coach, however, is a narcissistic ass and the only two times he's smiled during the past three years is when he called the fake fg against ND and the fake punt tonight, both plays that reflected directly upon him. Thanks for the welcome back. I would have thought that would have come last year while we were preparing for Va. Tech.

 

jcouz

October 21st, 2012 at 8:40 AM ^

This game is only a rivalry for me from the standpoint that I had to listen to so many Sparties talk crap when they beat Michigan for the past 4 years.  I also had to listen to them talk crap when Michigan lost to any other team.  In fact, I had to deal with them being happy on days when they lost to their opponent and Michigan lost too.  Winning the game yesterday gave me a feeling of relief, not joy.  Beating "little brother" is expected to me and not celebrated.  It was a relief to break the losing streak yesterday to end that embarrassing 4 year streak.  Now Sparties everywhere can get a dose of reality about how "relevant" their program is.  I do have to admit that I am somewhat embarrassed that our student section ran on the field after this game.  I understand that it was a climactic ending and all but to me...rushing the field after beating Sparty is expected and certainly no reason to run on the field.

bronxblue

October 21st, 2012 at 12:16 PM ^

UM is now 1-4 against MSU in the past 5 games.  A fan comes here, makes a slight dig seemingly pointed at the fact that the "rivalry" now means something to UM fans because they won - and don't act like there haven't been UM fans who have knocked this game for the past 4 years - and has a good attitude about it.  Then a bunch of people are posting "oh yeah, suck it you loser" and "derp GTFO derp derp" while at the same time pumping up this site as "better" than RCMB or other fans' sites. 

UM won on a last-second FG in a heated game.  A play here or there and UM would have lost.  I know this doesn't apply to anyone here, but act like you've been there before and accept the congrats, the slight dig, and move on. 

 

BlowGoo

October 21st, 2012 at 3:43 PM ^

Thank you for the words of congratulation. Great game all around!

Oh, and thanks for babysitting Paul. We hope he wasn't too much trouble staying with you while we were remodelling his room. But Paulie (when you've known Mr. Bunyan for as long as we have, you can call him that, too) is back home where he belongs, and all is right in the world.

I sincerely hope that Michigan State stays very good, performs well in the rankings, and remains always a field goal worse than Michigan.

Forever and ever, amen. :)

One last thing: in all seriousness, my youngest child wanted to know why you guys were dressed as Christmas ornaments when we hadn't even had Halloween yet. So you might want to do something about that next year!