With the bye week upon us, I'm not writing about Michigan this week, because everything's been said. So I'm choosing to write about another Big Ten team and my vision for their future. So I would not blame you, Michigan fan, if you chose to skip it.
|"You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain."|
"Lot of talk about Michigan State being unduly physical, even dirty. Whatever. I say embrace it as your identity.That's when it occurred to me, Wetzel is 100%, absolutely correct. This is exactly what Michigan State needs to do. They must embrace this role. They must become the Big Ten's bully, the most physical team, the dirtiest team in the conference.
Denard facemask twist was over the top. The other stuff, I don't know. MSU is never going to get a bunch of speedster, have to be tough.
Michigan State deserves whatever penalties and suspensions they get. Mentality of playing on (or over) the edge is working though."
The reason is simple: Michigan State's current national identity, as much as they have one in football, is built around essentially "Sparty, no!" That's not just with Michigan fans, when Rece Davis says it on College Football Final, you have an identity crisis. You will not embrace the Little Brother standard, and that's probably wise, because no one wins with that. But pure evil, goatee wearing evil, yes, that is what Michigan State football could be.
|Seriously Sparty, you know you want tell people to bite your shiny bronze age ass.|