Time to Recognize MSU is Legit

Submitted by dieseljr32 on October 17th, 2011 at 2:51 PM

I know that every Michigan fan considers OSU to be the biggest rival but I think it's time for MSU to be held in the same regard. They are a bunch of thugs that are coached to do anything possible to gain an advantage over Michigan.

Say what you want about morals, but sometimes you do have to play down to your enemies level. I do not condone William Gholston-esque style of football.  Michigan State was a zillion times more aggressive in this game because they absolutely hate Michigan.  I don't feel like the hate is reciprocal.  Obviously Brady Hoke and Company want to beat MSU but until the aggressive nature of this game is met by the Wolverines in a professional manner, the Spartans will keep having their way in this rivalry.

 

Comments

MichDomer

October 17th, 2011 at 7:02 PM ^

Michigan State's defense is legit. Overall, they're an above average team.

Their offense is mediocre, and it all starts with the offensive line. They're simply not that good. If you watched the Notre Dame game, it got so bad that MSU had to resort to holding Aaron Lynch to keep him away from Kirk Cousins. He was in the backfield on virtually every play. 

blueinwinston

October 17th, 2011 at 7:34 PM ^

I hate that we have to look back beyond the recent past to show that MSU isn't legit.  The fact is they beat us the last 4 years and OSU has beaten the last I don't know how many times.  MSU is good right now.  It pains me to read the Little Brother comments or the comments about "we're recruiting now and normalcy will return in a year or two."  F that.  It is always next year for us.  No one ever considers the fact that Dantonio has changed MSU.  I think he has.  He may be an ass but he's a good coach and he makes damn sure his guys are ready to play us.  They get up for us, even if it means sacrificing the next game.  I wish we had that intensity.

Dezzy

October 17th, 2011 at 7:49 PM ^

"Woops, I just pissed off the mgoworld."  - dieseljr32 in a message he sent me

I'm afraid to take him with me to the Purdue game next weekend.  Don't kill us if you somehow figure out who we are, and see us at the game.

Anyways, it is indeed time to move on.  I don't really care about anything regarding MSU until December 9th/10th when we play them in hockey.

septemberhe16man

October 17th, 2011 at 10:28 PM ^

Is it always "WE'LL GET EM' NEXT YEAR!!!"? This isn't your daddy's michigan team. You can stop jerking it to Charles Woodson pictures from 20 years ago anytime. MSU is here to stay

MGoSoftball

October 17th, 2011 at 11:21 PM ^

they win the B1G Championship and win the Rose Bowl.  Then maybe, just maybe, I will call them half way legit.  I wish they moved to the MAC or Big East, and we only played them once every 5 years or so.  No one cares about msu.

Tater

October 17th, 2011 at 11:27 PM ^

Let Sparty win 33 more in a row to tie the series.  Then, maybe, they can call themselves "legit."

Michigan is their only true rivalry game.  Michigan has three true rivalry games.  Sparty won their Super Bowl again.  Big fucking deal.  It doesn't make them "legit."  They need to at least have a few good years in a row before they can be considered "legit."  Staying within 41 points of Alabama next time might help their case a bit, too.