"Liar, Liar, Vest on Fire!"

M Man's picture
September 27, 2011 at 11:59a
7 Comments

Well it is Sparty week for you, my 11W friends.  And as part of my continuing efforts to contribute meaningfully to this really excellent blog, I would like to help you all get your hate up for the visitors from E. Lansing on Satruday.

Some of you may remember this story from last winter; a billboard appeared on I-94 near Detroit Metropolitan Airport, which happens to be not all that far from Ann Arbor.  Somebody snapped a cellphone camera photo, posted it online, and it became an instant college football blog classic.

In no time flat, the headline became "Michigan Fans Purchase anti-Tressel Billboard."  And why not?  You think of rivalry, and you think of trashtalk.  You think of big rivalries, and you think of trashtalk on a tactical nuclear scale.  And in the loosely-sourced world of the blogosphere (which is only slightly less loosely-sourced than, say, ESPN, Sports Illustrated or some of the Detroit newspapers), what you automatically presume is that, "Aha!  Michigan anti-Tressel billboard = University of Michigan anti-Tressel billboard."  You would presume that; and you'd be wrong.

Enter MGoBlog.com, and the story gets very much more interesting:

http://mgoblog.com/content/tressel-billboard-not-our-fault

As per usual, Michigan State fans are responsible for the stupid billboards.

You're welcome.

The comments, scattered throughout the blogoshpere, were very much more interesting.  Hate, it seems, rules the college football world.  While Brian Cook and some of his select cognoscenti seemed very peeved that such a stupid and tactless stunt could ever be associated with the Maize and Blue and were relieved to prove its true provenance, there seemed to be a sizable contingent of Walverines(!?) that liked the damned thing and wanted to take credit for it.  And at the same time, as soon as anyone floated the presumption that "Michigan" was responsible for the billboard, Spartyland went into attack mode, ridiculing the billboard as the product of an altogether too-long losing streak.  Not realizing that one of their own had created it.  "The enemy of my enemy is still my ememy, cuz they are all my enemies" I suppose is how that one goes.

Have a nice weekend!

Comments

Scott's picture

A good reminder for why we don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan.

 

Go B1G.

Class of 2008

Menexenus's picture

+1

Real fans stay for Carmen.

klfeck's picture

+2

Kevin

OH!!!!!

Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University

BED's picture

+50,000,000

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009

TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Dear ungrateful bastards up north,

You're welcome for Dantonio (Zanesville, OH) and Hoke (Kettering, OH).

And for about half of your starting traitors players.

Sincerely,

Buckeye Nation

Scott's picture

Strong. +1,000

Class of 2008

jenks's picture

Im from Kettering. We went to the same High School (decades apart). It's not so bad.