|01/23/2015 - 12:40pm||There is no WalMart Wolverine||
From one first time poster (or close enough) to another: The term WalMart Wolverine exists only for our rivals to try to demean a chunk of our fan base. If "WalMart" fans do exist, then every single school in the country has them. Every single school with an athletic program worth a damn has a larger fan base than they do student body and alumni base. The only difference between "WalMart Wolverines" (if we must) and "WalMart Spartans" or "WalMart Buckeyes" etc. is alliteration.
But none of that matters. College sports are bigger than student bodies and bigger than alumni. College sports rival professional sports, and in many cases surpass them. But no one would ever ostracize you from being a Red Wings fan if you didn't work for the team, or criticize you for being a Lions fan if you didn't personally know one of the players. There are literally thousands of reasons people become fans, and being a student or alumni is only one of them.
Whatever your reason for being a Michigan fan, its not a wrong one. I am an alumni of the University, but if for whatever reason we found ourselves at a bar in Columbus during The Game, it doesn't matter if you're a student, an alumni, or a fan for any other reason - I'm buying you a beer because we are one in the same, we're Wolverines.
|03/12/2011 - 12:29pm||Royal Oak, MI - Blackfinn||
Not sure who keeps this updated, and it probably doesn't matter since almost everything could be a Michigan bar in the area, but I went to Blackfinn in Royal Oak, MI a couple weeks ago after seeing it on this list. I walked out after about 30 seconds because all of the bartenders were wearing Michigan State gear. I'm not sure how it got on this list, but it is one of the most MSU friendly bars in the area
|03/09/2011 - 12:05pm||USC vs Cam Newton||
Yes, but the difference between USC and Cam Newton is what KNOWINGLY happened. Cam Newton got off scot free based on the fact he did not know what his father was doing. Everything here points to the players knowingly did it AND the coach knowingly brushed it under the rug and tried to hide it for a full season.
If that isn't screaming for a harsher punishment I don't know what does...
|02/27/2011 - 10:49am||What a Prediction||
I'd just like to take a moment to point out how dead on that prediction was at just about every level. Well done there.