My sincere apologies on your last point!
I was kidding about me having unbiased opinions.
I definitely have strong opinions regarding MSU basketball and how it is distinct from Michigan basketball. But that does not mean I would not be interested in knowing if you, or anyone else, takes actual issue with my assessment by providing your own: a) assessments of MSU basketball culture in general and how it is “different” and why it is “different”, as well as, whether or not it is different in a good or bad way; and b) Your own assessment of the last 3 minutes of the first half of the OSU game. Simply pointing out that there are basketball fans complaining about officials everywhere is sort of uninteresting to me.
On the other hand, I am very proud of the culture around Michigan basketball. Part of that culture, spreads down from JB, the players, and trickles down to the fans. So when Dylan sort of accuses me of whining about their whining then it does resonate with me a bit and forces me to think about it. It makes me want to take the higher road. I mean, yeah, I am over the top, and maybe not in a good a way, but the rivalry is epic, in large part, imo, because IZZO and JB are so different! Our teams are so different…I choose Michigan.
Anyway, today, based upon Dylan’s comment, I have decided, moving forward, to try to think about the Michigan Versus MSU rivalry less in terms of Good versus Evil in a Star Wars sort of way where the goal of the good guys is to “disable” the Death Star sort of thing. Haha. Rather, I am going to try to take a more enlightened approach. We are still the good guys but more in a karate kid sort of way where victory is less like the scene where Ralph machio crane kicks the cobra Cai kid in the face and more like the scene where “our” Mr Miyagi gets the better of the evil sensei and “honks” his nose.
Toward that end, I am interested in what other people think MSU’s weaknesses are. How can JB topple state again? It would be awesome if it happened again this Saturday…But how might JB and the team find a way to do it once again?