…and this is what I’d like to get back to–which I admit is still a hijacking of the thread and subject to Dylan jettisoning these posts into the void–moreso than Coach B’s record vs. Sparty. Even in Michigan victories, State’s M.O. is to play so physically that only the most egregious fouls are called, whether a result of ref intimidation or Sparty taking advantage of refs’ inclination to not give a player their third foul in the first half or fifth foul in the second half.
This is why I felt compelled to respond to GTFOMC when he said “MSU looks very beatable if refs are willing to call fouls when they occur.” That’s a statement that shouldn’t need to be said but makes perfect sense to those of us who have watched too many games where Sparty has been allowed to play like that one spastic kid we all played against back in middle school.
Anyhoo, I’m cool with us all going back to taking B1G-ACC games this week.