May 28th, 2011 at 8:43 AM ^

Did you even go to U of M ?  Well, if you did, surely you wouldn't be gloating about this... because OSU is the yang to our yin.... the greatest rivalry in sports requires a strong equal.  Off the record, I want OSU to beat every team, and then lose to us, year after year after year.

However, most of the crowd here seems to be either the lowest rung of the alumni, or Wal-Mart wolverines, who went to to the likes of Western or a community college.


May 28th, 2011 at 9:52 AM ^

Did you ever get that feeling? 

And for the record, I am not pompous enough to try to define Michigan Fandom for everyone else. That kind of hubris would make me look like an unbridled jackass. But if I DID, I would imagine that attempting to define others as "the lowest rung of the alumni, or Wal-Mart wolverines," would be one of the surest signs that we don't want you.

You're making the rest of us look bad.  Stop it.


Blue in South Bend

LS&A, Class of '05


May 28th, 2011 at 10:25 AM ^

(Engin '90) I heartily throw my full support behind your position.

By the way, that LS&A degree must have taught you a thing or two about composition, because you're a fine writer.


May 28th, 2011 at 10:12 AM ^

How is that pedestal? All I and anyone asks for is a level playing field. seeing Ohio state get nailed will bring sort of a satisfaction similar to one receives when Microsoft got nailed in their monopoly trial.
<br>This is coming from a Michigan alum. You might want to tone down the ad hominem attacks towards your fellow wolverines.


May 28th, 2011 at 10:24 AM ^

I have two degrees from the University of Michigan.

I will derive a good deal of satisfaction if this thoroughly corrupt version of the Ohio State football program get what it deserves from the NCAA.

I believe that a strong and clean OSU football program is absolutely in the University of Michigan's best football interests, because our rivalry has been defined by titanic struggles between two top-echelon teams year after year.

None of these are mutually exclusive, a point that you appear to have missed.


May 28th, 2011 at 12:42 PM ^

one of the things about Michigan is that, unlike Ohio State, we have lots of rivals. MIchigan State and Notre Dame are also big rivals, not to mention the others, so we don't just focus on Ohio State. The Ohio State rivalry has become more of an issue for us recently because our record against Ohio State has been bad (to put it mildly). Since (including) 2003, we've been 1- 7 vs. OSU, 3-5 vs. MSU, and  5-3 vs. ND. (Looking up those numbers was depressing).

When I was at Michigan (1993-1996), we dominated Ohio State (3-1 over those years). The '93 game was amazing. The score was 28-0 and it wasn't even as close as the score indicated. I can't find a box score, but we ran for a million yards on Ohio State, it was sick.  That Ohio State team was really good, too.

Oh, I miss the Cooper years.


May 28th, 2011 at 10:25 AM ^

Seriously? This is the kind of arrogance that I was afraid of when I decided to go to Michigan. If these so called "Walmart Wolverines" have stuck with us through the past 4 years, I think they deserve to be called Michigan fans. 

Walmart Wolverines and lower tier alumni....psh fuck you 

M Fanfare

May 28th, 2011 at 11:43 AM ^

What do Fielding Yost, Fritz Crisler, Bo Schembechler, Gary Moeller, Lloyd Carr and Brady Hoke have in common with every "Wal-Mart Wolverine"? None of them have a Michigan degree. I welcome each and every person who wishes to root for my alma mater no matter what their association with the University is. Non-alumni fans are a blessing and an asset to the program.


May 28th, 2011 at 7:28 PM ^

Why we wouldn't welcome rather than look down upon non-alums who love the Maize and Blue is beyond me.

I'm sure there are tons of people who cheer for top-tier schools in SEC country and elsewhere who never get asked if they actually went to the school they cheer for.


May 28th, 2011 at 12:27 PM ^

those morons in EL or CBus use the term Walmart Wolverine... Where the hell do you get off talking down to anyone because they may or may not have gone to university they root for? Stop being an arrogant pretentious ass.

And I'm so tired of people looking down people who attend/attended Junior College, what's so plebian about getting your Gen-Eds out of the way for half the price? I'd argue some Junior Colleges are better than some 4-year schools. Not that it matters, when you graduate from said 4-year school your degree doesn't say "BTW, attended Junior College for the first two years".


May 28th, 2011 at 1:10 PM ^

but I will bet you I have as much, probably more, passion for Michigan athletics than you or anyone who has gone to the school. I've been watching Michigan since I was 8 years old. I'm that means I'm at 16 years watching now, compared to a lot of students who probably become fans when they attend Michigan.

Wal-Mart Wolverine? Oh, good fucking one. I bought my #16 jersey at the MDen, AT MICHIGAN STADIUM, after the Big Chill, which I purchased tickets to.

The lowest rung of Michigan fans is people like you, who like Michigan but act like Spartans.

Get the fuck off my (well Brian's) blog if you got a problem with me or anyone else here.


May 28th, 2011 at 7:34 PM ^

and as far as I'm concerned if you love the Maize and Blue and hate the scarlet and gray, as well as the green and white, you're in the family.

Seriously, with so many people out there who hate us, why wouldn't we be grateful for anyone who loves Michigan and cheers when they win?


May 28th, 2011 at 1:13 PM ^

1 - Michigania sounds like an idiot

2 - If a non-alumni UofM fan is considered a "Wal Mart Wolverine" to Sparty (and apparently some other idiots) then what would a non-alumni Sparty fan be called?  I assume there are a couple non alumni Sparty's that exist.  "Wal Mart Spartan"?  This is a serious question.