The Rose Bowl Will be 80% Green

December 28, 2013 at 9:50p    by Jason Priestas    
Spartan fans be errwhere.

According to Scott Westerman, who holds the cult-like title of Head Servant for the Michigan State University Alumni Association, this will be the distribution of fans at the Rose Bowl. That's a lot of green.

Michigan State last played in the Rose Bowl in 1988, while Stanford, a team that struggles to sell tickets for big home games, is back in Pasadena for the second year in a row.

Source: @MSUScottW


4thandinches's picture

At least they'll have their fans behind their back. 

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

sivaDavis's picture

B1G teams like to take over California stadiums. Sorry Cal fans, too soon?

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good." - Woody Hayes

TMac's picture

I hope the scoring is 80% Green!!  Go Sparty!!

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

It would be a huge win for the B1G if Sparty can pull it off!  Looks like they will have a huge backing of their fans there!  WOW!
Go Bucks!  Beat Clemson!!

Baroclinicity's picture

Good for them.  Go green!

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Rocket Man's picture

It'd be great if the B1G could get two BCS wins in the last year of the system.
Go Bucks!

Never put off 'til tomorrow what you can put off indefinitely.

Baroclinicity's picture

We're going to need it to salvage the conference again, as it looks part way through the Michigan game...

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

DefendYoungstown's picture

My 4 tickets went to Sparty fans this year. Last year when wisky and stanford went I was close to eating my 4, wisky fans started taking the rose bowl for granted and stanford fans just don't care...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

cinserious's picture

What, Jesse Palmer just don't care?

Gone ham, be back soon...

TBDBITLinWIScantSON's picture

Stanford, like their bay area Cal brethren, are too busy winning at life. I hope MSU wins the actual football game.


Hovenaut's picture

I keep looking at the back and forth about rooting for M...igan for the good of the conference.
I cannot do it, I know it doesn't help Ohio State.
However, I do find it easy to root for Sparty and Dino - they've earned it. I really think they're going to give Stanford a heckuva game, and their fans deserve it. 

"'s what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

Baroclinicity's picture

I agree, Dantonio has a lot to do with it....

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

DefendYoungstown's picture

Agreed about rooting for the ttun, I can't do it for the life of me.  I keep telling my son who is almost 4 that we hate ttun (I think to myself should I be teaching him to hate ttun then I tell myself, it's only ttun so it's OK). He knows we dislike the lakers and ttun.

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

cinserious's picture

My daughter is 10 and I've raised her since she could walk to hate TTUN. She could care less about sports but learned a valuable lesson this year. She insisted on betting me $$ for THE GAME. She gave up the cash without a hitch but deep down inside, she learned who the real winners will always be. (plus I made her take back all the awful things she said about her home state)
Life lesson learned. FOR LIFE.

Gone ham, be back soon...

KBonay's picture

My cousin, who is a MSU grad, was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma this year. It's a cancer that is very aggressive and incurable. While the loss in the B1G championship sucked, I believe in the greater cause. He will get to see the first Rose Bowl of his life. 
Go Sparty!

BABuckeye's picture

Stanford has about 14,000 students per year; about half undergrad and half grad students. Since 11% undergrad and 43% grad students (1/4 of total) are from other countries, it is likely they do not even understand American football, let alone care about it. MSU has been averaging more than 45,000 students, and 3/4 are from the mitten state. Simply put, MSU has a much bigger alumni base.  Add families of students/alumni, and local sports fans, and the Sparty fan base gets even larger than the Cardinal fan base.  I suspect the family of a brilliant engineering grad student from some "-stan" country does not care about the Rose Bowl or "Junior" enjoying campus life, or supporting "Junior's" school...they just want Junior to create the next Google.
So, "Opulence, [they] has it!"

buckeyewalker's picture

Buckeye here from a B1G family- my dad is a wildcat and my brother a Spartan (mom went to western illinois, heh). My dad used the Rose Bowl's prediction reservation deal (pick a team, pay a deposit, guarantee a face value ticket if that team makes it to the Rose Bowl) on all three teams this year, so all four of us are going to see the B1G game in person! I'd love to see my Buckeyes in Pasadena, but Sparty is easily my second favorite B1G team and we'll be lending full throated cheers to them along with the rest of the Green Monster. O-H-I-O and GO GREEN, GO WHITE!

buckeyedude's picture

I hope I'm wrong, but I think losing Max Bullough is a very bad omen for MSU. It's not like he was just another player on that team. He was the veritable leader on the #1 defense in the nation.
Go B1G.



fanfarris's picture

people of Stanford are too busy making money and running the country .They really don't care about sport much until they leave office.And then maybe watch one game a year.


703Buckeye's picture

John Elway and Andrew Luck beg to differ.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

TheSpiteHouse's picture

It seems like Stanford's been to a lot of Rose Bowls lately. Does Stanford need a change of scenery?

fanosu99's picture

I'm sure that gas a little to do with it but they do t travel well anyhow

ATXbucknut's picture