Michigan State Football Excelling While "Others" Have Lost Touch with Reality

Francisco E. VelazquezCorrespondent IJune 15, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 25: Head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans shakes hands with head coach Rich Rodriguez of the Michigan Wolverines after a Michigan State 35-21 victory on October 25, 2008 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Note: This article is a response to another article on Bleacher Report titled, "Andre 'Bad Moon' Rison Has Lost Touch with Reality"

For Michigan Football Fans, it is a splendid read by a good writer. For MSU fans, here is my response, in support of good 'ol Sparty:


Oh, I'm sorry. I must have mistakenly thought that Kevin Grady, Mike Milano, and Rich Rod weren't class acts either. But, if you think Michigan players don't do stupid things, hey, you must be right.

Yes...of course, I'm being sarcastic.

You see, many Michigan State fans will shake their heads when a current or former Michigan Wolverine does something stupid. Most will make a comment like, "They are showing their true colors" or "That's the difference between East Lansing and Ann Arbor."

Michigan has always had a problem playing second fiddle to Michigan State in years MSU dominates both on the field as well as the court. Always.

So, when they lose to MSU and fail miserably at trying to reach a bowl game/Sweet Sixteen, etc., they find the most ridiculous angles to take on MSU athletes. consequently, there are sad attempts at relieving themselves the shame of losing to their "little brother."

So when MSU blew out Rich Rod and UM in the Big House a year ago, UMich was really pissed, and continues to be pissed, because they can't believe it's true.

So when former Wolverines do something stupid, like driving under the influence in the "hood" that is Wyoming, Michigan...or outright lie to their former employers and lead a historically good program into the ground, boy, is it news.

What's strange is, these players don't lack talent, they just lack some type of gene above the neck that has an adverse effect on, not only making right and wrong decisions, but being humble, good losers.

In other words, Wolverines being spoiled little brats...with a ton of class, though.