Petition for MSU night game next season

Submitted by TXWolverine44 on February 15th, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Saw this petition getting kicked around on the interwebs and thought I'd post to see what the board thinks. Personally, as awesome as the night game was against Notre Dame, I don't really want an entire day for sparty juggaloes to get drunk and destroy our beautiful campus. Thoughts?





February 15th, 2012 at 11:37 AM ^

There is no need to validate their existence with a night game. You handle the rivarly games as follows: beat ND & OSU, ignore MSU. - It's really the best way of dealing with them. 


February 15th, 2012 at 10:19 PM ^

So, the other in-state school that belongs to the same conference that we do who has played us over 100 times and beat us 4 years in a row is not our number 2 rival? But ND, who we've played about a third as many times is our number 2 rival? Time to sober up, MSU is the number 2 rival. If they weren't, RRod might still be the coach.


February 15th, 2012 at 3:22 PM ^

Not sure if you'd call that a "pipeline" per se. In any event, they've been doing okay with that level of talent and still, doing so is the exception rather than the rule. 


Nebraska over the past 10 years or so has been recruiting about the same level as MSU but out of Texas. Now even that will dry up as that talent will end up at up and coming schools down that way such as TCU and Houston since those schools still play their games in in the south central United States unlike Nebraska. 


In any event I'm assuming what you mean is that in the choice of "Michigan State or noone" you'd choose "no one" since you clearly don't think that Michigan State will be very competitive going forward.


February 15th, 2012 at 12:39 PM ^

You know what I hate? Saying "they would have went to the Rose Bowl any other year than 2011." It is what whiney Spartans say who are butthurt about having the best 4 year span of their lifetime and still not going to the Rose Bowl. These are the same people who bitch about Michigan going to a BCS bowl when they weren't eligible. Guess was 2011 and they didn't go to the Rose Bowl. Again. They will deserve our respect when they stop judging their success on what Michigan does every year.


February 15th, 2012 at 11:38 AM ^

Not in favor.  I frankly don't trust the MSU or OSU fanbases to come here and behave themselves for a night game - and I especially wouldn't want to have to go to EL or Columbus at night.


February 15th, 2012 at 12:15 PM ^

Why I don't like the idea of a night game against Ohio or MSU.  After the MSU game last year I almost got in a fight with a State fan, and he was obviously trying to get in one with me.  I was able to get away from the guy, but I couldn't help to think it would be much worse after a night game.  After 7 more hours of drinking, the fans would likely be a lot rowdier.  I liked the idea of doing the game against Notre Dame, because the fans are still very dedicated, but they're less aggresive than MSU and OSU fans.


February 15th, 2012 at 11:39 AM ^

I'd love to see a night game against them next season. This is the game I want to come to all the way from Tennessee, and it would be even better at night. 


February 15th, 2012 at 11:40 AM ^

But I'm in agreement with you- after their last visit under the light of day, I can't imagine them running around town in mass after midnight, after having a full day to drink. Get them home by nightfall.


February 15th, 2012 at 11:55 AM ^

How about a petition for no more noon games? Allows students to get up and allows for everyone to eat a quality lunch and not breakfast before the game. 1 and 3o clock games are perfect.


February 15th, 2012 at 12:30 PM ^

I lived in Seattle for 5 years and loved watching the games at 9am on Sat morning. Get up, roll down to the Rocksport and have a large omlette and watch the game. No waiting nervously for kickoff. Then party down all day after a W.

I don't understand why everyone thinks noon is so early. Especially the students who just have to walk over to the stadium.