January 4th, 2012 at 3:05 PM ^

When OSU or ND beat Michigan, their fans, generally speaking, act ike they've been there before.  They offer some ribbing and move on.  MSU fans?  There is no moving on from anything when it comes to Michigan.  Your players are still crying about some phantom BCS snub, which is fueling the fire of their mindless minions.

Hardware Sushi

January 4th, 2012 at 10:54 AM ^

When you either grew up with Sparty fans or currently work and live with Sparty fans, you're sick of the bullshit they've been spewing the past month.

I don't blame those guys one bit for that sign. I'm sick of hearing about it from my MSU friends from home and I live 8 hours away from Michigan. MSU fans suck to be around.


January 4th, 2012 at 10:23 AM ^

in light of Coupons essentially crying to the media about Michigan (and bowl selections) after losing to Wisconsin.

Michigan fans care about Sparty only because Michigan's dominance over Sparty has been temporarily paused.  Sparty obsesses about Michigan whether it  loses or wins the Michigan game.  The sparty players' tweets show as much.


January 4th, 2012 at 9:20 AM ^

I can't even accurately decribe what I felt when they cut to the sign. I hated it. I hated it in 100 different ways. If any of you four involved are reading this blog, please know that I hate you.

Making a sign about a team were not playing, a team that has beat us the last four years? and one that isn't even our primary rival? Thanks for making our fanbase look small and weak on a very national level.


January 4th, 2012 at 6:05 PM ^

Cousins cried and directly called out Michigan's BCS eligibility.   I'd say our appearance in said BCS game has context.  Your suggestion that, to make fun of sparty, we must only be playing sparty is based on what? 

Making fun of an opponent is one motivation to poke fun.  Another motivation to poke fun: a senior QB (also a captain that leads by example) crying after a game--that Michigan didn't even play in--about the possibility that Michigan gets picked for a BCS bowl game.  His crying is what is "completely out of context."  The fans' sign is in direct response to Cousins.  Hence it has context. 

Think about what you're writing: If sparty had played Michigan in the BCS game, Cousins would have in fact likely not cried about Michigan's BCS eligibility.  The sign would then make no sense and not be funny.

The sparty players are acting like their "leaders," Cousins and Dantonio.  They're obsessing about Michigan and crying when the masses don't follow sparty "logic."


The sign was a joke and pretty funny at that.  What about that can't you understand? 


January 4th, 2012 at 9:21 AM ^

That signage was pure awesome. Especially after Cousins crybaby ass comment.

Someone please call DeAnthony today so we have another reason to cheer.


January 4th, 2012 at 10:44 AM ^

but I laughed my ass off when I saw it...just went to a level of creativity with the sugar bowl theme and the party comments...bottom line, sparty controlled their own fate, beat whisky and you play in a bcs bowl. Sorry you suck. Come fall of 2012 let team 133 make that sign irrelevant!


January 4th, 2012 at 9:27 AM ^

I was not really a fan. I love schadenfreude, but I prefer to enjoy with a quiet smile, and not rub it in. Plus, having not beat them in four years makes it a little hollow. Also, I kind of view MSU as my pet cat: sometimes she knocks shit over just to get attention. You have to ignore them, or it validates their stupid behavior.


January 4th, 2012 at 9:25 AM ^

I mean, I get that it could be seen as not having class or being Sparty like, but it's only because they thought they should have been in this specific bowl over us and said we didn't deserve it. Had state gone 8-4 or whatever and someone made a sign dissing them I would have thought it to be idiotic, but given the specific circumstances, I think its justified.


January 4th, 2012 at 9:32 AM ^

everyone places such a premium on beating state, regardless of their winning we are still a far superior University in every regard.  Why the football game determines this to some of you is baffling.....


January 4th, 2012 at 9:32 AM ^

The sign was PETTY and  low wattage... which PRECISELY defines spartan fans vs the true wolverine fans. the true wolverines don't revel in sparty's misery...they simply are too busy preparing to win championships.   Spartan's essence is founded in that small pettiness. They'd rather that we lose than they win. Believe it.


January 4th, 2012 at 9:34 AM ^

I was really upset when I saw that. We're at a BCS bowl, concentrate and enjoy that. It's a shame that our third rival has won forty percent of the games in the last decade but we'll take care of that in time.


January 4th, 2012 at 12:10 PM ^

I thought it was humorous. Lighten up. Kirk Cousins (along with several Spartan players via twitter) used his opportunity on a National stage to disrespect Michigan and 4 Michigan fans were using their only chance on a National stage to give it right back. The main difference: 4 Michigan fans versus a 5 year full ride scholarship player who is supposedly the posterboard for integrity at MSU- ha! We won. Stop focusing on insipid things that really do not matter. kids will be kids. right Kirk?

Wide Open

January 4th, 2012 at 9:46 AM ^

At first I was like hurr SpartyLOL.

Then I was like wow isn't that petty as hell.

Then I was like it'd be funnier if MSU hadn't actually won their bowl game this year.

Then I was like oh crap, we might not even win our own bowl game.


January 4th, 2012 at 9:46 AM ^

But I thought it was kinda clever.  But you have to think audience.  Sure, well informed fans knew of Spartan comments.  But that's was probably 5% of the people watching the game.  

It was just confusing to most people including my father -in-law grad who asked me what that was about.

Sure, I care about MSU when I'm playing them or recruiting against them.  But not IN- GAME vs another team.  This is like the old MSU joke they would rather seem Michigan lose than win themselves.





January 4th, 2012 at 10:43 AM ^

Fans of Michigan made a sign responding to Cousins tears about Michigan getting selected to the Sugar Bowl.  In contrast, Sparty players were talking shit about Michigan in a game (BCS sugar bowl) they weren't even playing in.  What's more motivation for next year's game?  Four fans talking a little shit, or four players talking plenty of shit???


January 4th, 2012 at 9:49 AM ^

The sign was funny but the Sugar Bowl was not the place to flaunt it, especially in the middle of a tight game. I know I didn't need another hypocratic "pride comes before the fall" coming from the mouth of Dantonio in case our luck ran out, which thankfully it didn't.