MSU AD tweet after the game...ooops

Submitted by pdxblue on March 5th, 2011 at 8:05 PM

MSU AD Mark Hollis Tweeted this after the game::


@MSUAD: When choosing between a great season and a great program, I will always choose the program. #SpartanPride


Lets just there is some abuse coming back.  He did try to backtrack later:


@MSUAD I have respect for every team in the #BigTen Conference. My reference is focused only on MSU. No disrespect intended


but I think the damage was done.


Let me go find my broom...



March 5th, 2011 at 8:14 PM ^

This is great. It just shows they have a schmuck at the top. I have zero respect for their football and basketball teams and coaches. Hahahaha Staee, even your AD is a joke.


March 5th, 2011 at 8:15 PM ^

What a tool. Sometimes I wonder if anyone, ANYone, on the side of the Spartans is capable of thinking and acting rationally WRT their athletic programs. DB may have a blog like a 15-year-old girl, but you would never see him pulling a gaffe like that.


March 5th, 2011 at 8:19 PM ^

Also, very surprised any AD would do something like that after a loss.  I am sure that he is proud of his program, but it comes across as petty and casts the school in a poor light.  Whole lot of whining coming out of EL after being beaten by the better team twice this season.  And it's not just the players - Izzo and Hollis are two of the most recognizable members of the athletics department and both are acting rather petulant. 

Sac Fly

March 5th, 2011 at 8:41 PM ^

The direct quote, but what he basicly said was that the big chill was great but the cold war was the greatest ever, and that every outdoor hockey game since than got the idea from them. It was so hard when MSU did it, but now anyone can do it because it's so easy.


March 5th, 2011 at 8:26 PM ^

"When you know what I know, it's easy to say that I have never been prouder of Coach Izzo. He believes in kids, families, and what is right."

He forgot to add, "He also loves Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet."


March 5th, 2011 at 8:29 PM ^

I only wonder why he backed off from it.  I agree 100%.  That's what I've been saying to the arrogant Sparties about thier first shared Big Ten football championship in 20 years.




and I mean it disrespectully.


March 5th, 2011 at 8:33 PM ^

in the D-Mo trash talk thread need to come over here. Difference? A sophomore player in the heat of an intense game, versus 2 grown men in Izzo (and his whiny post-game comments) and this assclown.


March 5th, 2011 at 9:04 PM ^

You guys got it all wrong. The tweet was made after the Alabama game this year referring to George Perles' days as coach.

hmmphh... This blog is usually big on accuracy.


March 5th, 2011 at 9:13 PM ^

Someone should keep this guy away from Twitter. His remarks come off as juvenile and bush-league ... not a good way to represent a Big 10 AD.


March 5th, 2011 at 9:50 PM ^

If you click the #spartanpride link it comes up "page does not exist". Just like spartan pride.

Just to be clear, there is no such thing as "spartan pride". There is only Michigan disdain from spartan fans. State could go 1-11 if football, 2-16 in basketball (conference) and it would be "a good year" as long as those lone wins were against Michigan.


March 5th, 2011 at 10:25 PM ^

And not to continue to harp on this comment, but Hollis is also the AD for a program that thought planting its flag in South Bend because it beat a couple of mediocre ND teams a couple of years ago was completely acceptable.

The FannMan

March 5th, 2011 at 11:58 PM ^

The best part was the next year when ND beat state in the monsoon.  Smith sent his captains out to 50 yeard line after the loss so the Irish couldn't plan a flag in retaliation.  Of course, ND had no intention of doing so b/c 1) they aren't that classless and 2) its only State.  So three or fourt Spartan players stood their with their cranks in their hands slowly realizing that they looked like fools.


March 5th, 2011 at 11:03 PM ^

He probably should have added that they have only been the better program for 10 years. If he was referencing the history of the two programs, our basketball team arguably has the better history. Although it is awesome he thinks so highly of such a small period of time that will undoubtedly come to an end when Izzo retires.