Tailgaters filled up the International Center and MSU bookstore more than the parking lots to stay warm and dry.
Spartan Stadium sold out for the first time this year. Even the aloof students finally showed up.
Gallons and gallons of hot chocolate and coffee being poured. Ice cream sandwiches were not in demand even though MSU now makes their own at a whopping 110% fat grams per serving.
First it was the U-M marching band (not bad but most likely Reese Puffer would beat them in competition) then it was the Spartan marching band getting the fans on their feet. And the smart fans never left their feet.
Then the moment we were all waiting for: The football game to start.
U-M took an early 3-0 lead but that my friends was the only lead they would see for the rest of the game. In as many years I have been a Spartan fan, I have never seen an ass-whipping like this. It was U-M’s worst loss in team history and there were so many records broken, even the statisticians couldn’t keep up. Brady Hoke, gloveless, hatless, jacketless and headset less walked around the entire game patting his players not on the back but on their ass like they did a good job. If Hoke was brought on to toughen U-M, many would have second thoughts. Seven sacks and –48 net rushing yards.
Now if Conner Cook completed just half his wide open passes, the game would have been put away well before the end of the third quarter. But MSU always finds a way to add drama to its games and finally, and I say finally, this time they didn’t blow it on stupid personal fouls or dropped punts. They played a full 60 minutes and it showed.
With MSU beating U-M that last 5 out of 6 meetings, perhaps the rivalry has little meaning anymore. Can you imagine the OSU score when they get done with the Wolverines? However truth be told, the rivalry will always exist because there are more cocky U-M fans in Michigan and the USA than Spartan fans. And the victor loves its bragging rights for the year.
Bet against us now, and pay the price.
Michigan football is in big trouble. However If they can win one more game this year, let it be this Saturday at home vs. Nebraska. That’s the minimum little sister can do for us.