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Mark Ingram probably laughed the entire game while watching his Tide roll the Wolverines.
Mark Ingram is proud of where he's from.
The Flint Southwestern grad grew up in the Flint area, loves his hometown—which has signs on highways celebrating his 2009 Heisman Trophy—and is actually a fan of Michigan State.
Well, he was when he was a kid.
During a phone interview a couple years back, Ingram told me that he had Spartans bedsheets as a child. Didn't we all?
His father, Mark, Sr., was a star receiver at Michigan State, too. So, naturally, playing the Spartans in the 2011 Capital One Bowl was a treat for Ingram, who dismantled his father's alma mater in a 49-7 victory.
Well, needless to say, Ingram was against another Michigan team Saturday (he couldn't personally do damage to it, so why not do the next best thing?): the Michigan Wolverines, who lost 41-14 to Ingram's college team, the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Ingram caught a little flak from Twitter users who questioned his Michiganderism (is that even a word?!) Some users poked and prodded Ingram, saying that he's from Michigan and should cheer for the Wolverines.
(Mark Ingram's Twitter @Mark_Ingram28)
Ingram, though, had to remind certain people that yes, he is from Michigan, but he played at Alabama.
Kind of a no-brainer. But some people just don't get it.
Ingram thoroughly enjoyed watching his Tide shell the Wolverines, Tweeting phrases like "Roll Tide," and proclaiming that Michigan "wasn't ready" for SEC greatness.
He was right.
Michigan residents, whether serious or not, should have laid off Ingram during the game. Why wouldn't he cheer for Alabama? That's where he won a national title and Heisman Trophy. Tide fans adore him; many think he's the greatest running back to ever play at Alabama.
He's from Michigan, but he belongs to the 'Bama faithful.
And don't worry, Mark. Flint-area Michigan fans aren't mad at you.
Ingram's ties to Michigan (he was recruited by Michigan State) mean nothing when Alabama plays a Michigan-based school. Ask Michigan State. What, did Spartans fans and Michiganders expect him to take it easy during the Capital One Bowl?
So, why would Michigan residents be upset with Ingram for "not supporting his home state" by rooting against the Wolverines?
A bit unnecessary, wasn't it?
Live game blog shows a photo of Ingram's suite which he posted on Twitter. Also, on his Twitter, Ingram talks about sharing a suite with Wolverines fans and giving them lively debate.
Follow Bleacher Report's Michigan Wolverines football writer Adam Biggers on Twitter @AdamBiggers81