October 23rd, 2011 at 12:23 AM ^

Sparty No is and always win be a meme. 1 game and 2 years of success don't take away 21 games over the last 10 years of Sparty No! When the game comes down to a hail-mary it means a few things; either a team choked away a lead, or it was a close game. And MSU almost choked away the game, this win doesn't change it. I'll give them credit, they capitalized on the various mistakes made by Wisky, but this doesn't erase the history of Sparty. And part of that history are various mid-season collapses, which very well could happen.

Just adding to the Sparty mediocrity, on the OU/TT game not once have they mentioned the UW/MSU game on any of the Gamebreaks. Freaking NASCAR is getting more mention than MSU

Look Up_See Blue

October 23rd, 2011 at 12:07 AM ^

I forget which play it happened but on sparty's last drive there was a terrible false start that they completely missed by the left tackle.  Also, the state wideout that caught the TD pass went out of bounds and came back in...I don't know the exact rule though.  The corner jammed him pretty good and may have forced him out...anyone know the exact rule?


October 23rd, 2011 at 12:11 AM ^

No need to be immature about it.

I don't think anyone is claiming MSU are world beaters this year, but they do have a decent team. A well played game by them. To be all upset because of that is a very Sparty-like thing to do. Give credit where credit is due.

Gorgeous Borges

October 23rd, 2011 at 12:12 AM ^

 No BCS for us. Not going to happen. It's either going to be Sparty and Wisco or only one of them.

Does Dantonio get hired in Columbus? Seems like the perfect guy for that job.


October 23rd, 2011 at 12:25 AM ^

Seriously, after what was said here last week, you can keep your congrats.  Some of you are bringing up some missed off sides in a pathetic attempt to cry foul.  We didn't commint one penalty--we save that stuff for your team.  We'll have more for you next year at your place. 

Hide your couches. 


October 23rd, 2011 at 12:32 AM ^

This is why no one likes you/sparty. Every single spartan fan has Napoleon Complex, you just beat the #6 team in a great game at home, and yet you are on a michigan blog....congrats you have the better team again 4 years in a row, but you guys will always be little brother when you acknowledge Michigan everytime you win a game when you aren't playing them.


October 23rd, 2011 at 12:28 AM ^

Never, EVER, congratulates those punks! In fact, why do we discuss them so
<br>much on this board?!?! WE ARE
<br>MICHIGAN! We shouldn't EVER spend this much time talking, posting, or even thinking about lil brother. ENOUGH ALREADY!!!


October 23rd, 2011 at 12:38 AM ^

Crazy game... At the same time, if I hear them bitch about how we were lucky against ND, I will be the first to remind them that it took them 2 interceptions, a blocked field goal, a safety, a blocked punt returned for a touchdown, the leading Wisconsin rusher missing 1/2 the game, the opposing team taking timeouts for them, and a 44 yd hail mary to win the game.

If all of these events occuring in a 60 minute span isn't lucky than I don't know what lucky is.


October 23rd, 2011 at 12:40 AM ^

I don't think we need to congratulate sparty on a win just so we can claim we're not as petty as sparty.  The nature of a rivalry is that we don't like them and want them to lose, especially when it benefits us. The fuck sparty and you got all the calls sparty nonsense is even worse though.  That IS acting like sparty. Both sides being presented in this thread are stupid in my opinion. But I guess that's what the blog is for.

Real Tackles Wear 77

October 23rd, 2011 at 12:42 AM ^

The only good thing about this thread is the talk about Hanes Walton, Jr. I propose we redirect all future discussion in this thread to him.

-He is the only professor I had that ended every class with "Go Blue!". 

-iWatches and BMWs

-Aww, shit!

-90m class never going longer than an hour

-His 15 books


October 23rd, 2011 at 12:44 AM ^

I'll never congratulate that ag school!  Any one of the top SEC schools will steamroll the fuck out of Sparty. MSU fans don't even know what the hell a good team is. I thought WI was but they are a slow, fat and flawed team!  Soon Michigan will rise above the top of the sour cream teams in this conference!


October 23rd, 2011 at 1:05 AM ^

Query. For people have had the luxury of not bring stuck at a wedding and could watch, did they win as cleanly as the stats indicate?


October 23rd, 2011 at 1:11 AM ^

concur.  dantonio is a douche but he is showing himself to be a good coach.  kudos to them, and it will just make knocking them back down that much sweeter.


October 23rd, 2011 at 1:46 AM ^

I just received confirmation from East Lansing that there are things burning in the streets. Although at this time, it seems to be contained to just chairs, and not couches yet. 


October 23rd, 2011 at 2:06 AM ^

Can't up this... I just seriously hate that program so much. Plus I got some friends that go to Wisconsin and I've been there so I had to root for them.


October 23rd, 2011 at 2:09 AM ^

Last week's game against them really ramped up my hatred of them, so excuse me if I am rude, but do we really need a thread congradulating them?  I mean, a thread that doesn't discuss the game in any way, but just gives them credit?

Fuck Michigan State.

maize and brew…

October 23rd, 2011 at 2:24 AM ^

If this thread was an actual physicle object that I could hold in my hand, I would crumble it up and cram it up your ass. I think too many people on this board attended way too many sensetivity classes.

Stephen Hawking

October 23rd, 2011 at 3:07 AM ^

There's no reason to give Staee credit. They won on a miracle Hail Mary. Sure, they played well enough to put themselves in position to win at the end. But anyone who has watched sports before can tell you that the better team doesn't always win.

If I was a State fan, I'd be ecstatic. But since I'm not, I'll cling to the rationale that they were lucky.



October 23rd, 2011 at 3:09 AM ^

They pulled out the win tonight regardless of the controversial reversal of the touchdown.  However, they still have to prove they can win on the road.  Going into Lincoln to face Nebraska won't be easy, and I expect Nebraska's defense to step it up a notch!!!!!


October 23rd, 2011 at 3:56 AM ^

Yeah, they're MSU and because of that I strongly dislike them, but they have the best Football team in the Big Ten. I hate saying it, and it's not just because I'm really drunk, but they're probably going to be the Big Ten champs this year. We can't catch them unless they SPARTY NOOOOO their last few games. They're not classy, but they did what they had to do. It disgusts me to say that.


October 23rd, 2011 at 8:08 AM ^

Ah yes, the famous "they just won a big game, they must be the best in the Big 10."  Wiscy has been destroying teams all year and just lost on a Hail Mary pass on the road.  Stuff happens.  I still think Wiscy and NU are the top teams in the conference, with MSU third.  Beating two teams at home, one with a fluke TD at the end and the other with a whole bunch of rough play and a gift-wrapped INT doesn't strike me as dominant.  


October 23rd, 2011 at 6:08 AM ^

Congratulations, MSU. You made fewer mistakes than Wisconsin, and indeed, capitalized on some of theirs. As much as I hoped you would lose, I must admit to chuckling a little bit at Bielema's odd version of clock management. Not impressed,  still think you're "little brother" based on general attitude, and at neutral site, you likely lose that game. Congratulations all the same though. *gingerly pats Sparty on  back,  then disinfects hand*


October 23rd, 2011 at 7:03 AM ^

Geez, I'd love to say it was not a TD, but he crossed the line with the football. As much as it sucks for Michigan fan, that was a TD. 

Hopefully MSU lays another egg like they did against ND. Still don't know how ND beat them. 


October 23rd, 2011 at 8:27 AM ^

MSU is better than us

this is not worth freaking out over

I don't understand how some of us (myself included at times) have gotten our self esteem as Michigan fans tied up in being better than Michigan State... let them have their time in the sun and just hope like hell that we get back there asap.


October 23rd, 2011 at 8:31 AM ^

dick head coaches in the B1G (probably the nation).  I was rooting for a bullet pass to Dantonios face, or a power sweep right at Bret, but neither happened.   I hate games like this, where I can't stand either team but I still root for both, when they play OSU.  With that being said, I hope Wisky rebounds and kicks the shit out of that school in Ohio next week...


October 23rd, 2011 at 9:16 AM ^

ESPN played the highlights and post-game interview with Dantonion again (and again, and again, and again) and Dantonio proclaims "What a great call by Roushar."

What a great call?  Really Mark?  GREAT call?!  It was a last second desparation "Hail Mary".  It's the same play every coach has ever called in every game if they're within striking distance of the end zone with time running out.  


October 23rd, 2011 at 9:37 AM ^

I did get a chuckle out of the students who thought "Free Willy" painted on their chests was a clever idea, though. I wonder how much beer at the frat house it took to come up with that. And if that was their best idea, I can only imagine what some of the others might have been: "our coach is a bigger dick than yours" --no-that would take too many people; "Tear off Wilson's head!"  --too obvious.  In a close vote, "Free Willy" beat out "Wuck Fisconsin," but only because they couldn't agree on how to spell it.


October 23rd, 2011 at 9:38 AM ^

I don't like Sparty or Wiscy.  Year after year, Wiscy plays cream puffs and then wonders why they aren't ranked higher.  Sparty is Sparty.  They both suck.

Having said that, both teams are very good, but with weaknesses.  Wiscy has a lousy secondary an overall average D. Sparty has an undisciplined secondary and  a weak O line that was exploited last night.

Regardless, that was a great win for Sparty.