Sunday, October 28, 2007

It's Sparty Week!

Michigan's first important rivalry game of the season (sorry ND and Illinois) is this weekend in East Lansing, and HSR would like to educate you about Michigan's upcoming opponent.

Michigan Agricultural College was founded in 1855 by the U.S. government to promote the advancement of cow grazing, manure farming, and rioting. Sometime between now and then, the Aggies set up goalposts on a cow pasture, and football was born.

The school fight song was penned to pay homage to their Fighting Farmers of the gridiron. An excerpt went like this, and we are not making this up: "Its specialty is farming, but those farmers play football."

Over the years, the Spartans have found several innovative ways to lose games:

  1. General soul-crushing collapse
  2. Field goals in overtime
  3. Braylon Edwards:
  5. Asking Drew Stanton to run the option in Hurricane Katrina
  6. Six-touchdown blowouts two days before the coach is fired, followed by press conferences where the reporter asks "do you still have control of your team?" And he responds with "I don't know."

Here's hoping we can add more to this list next week. Go Blue!

(HT: Blake T.)


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Geoff said...

Jeff Smoker used to have a pretty big quack problem.