Michigan Just Got Beat By Their Little Brother, Again, and the Social Reaction Was Immediate

By Johnny Ginter on October 31, 2020 at 4:52 pm
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan just lost to Michigan State, 27-24.

In a total vacuum without years of Michigan arrogance and Wolverine fans attempting to cover their failures against Ohio State with a semi-acceptable record against Sparty, this would be a frustrating but not devastating loss. Remove the context of a heartening win against Minnesota last week, take away Jim Harbaugh's urgent need to win any game of importance at all, ignore that Michigan is sliding into historical irrelevance faster than like, I don't know, Syracuse or something, and this most recent loss to a rival is bad, but fine. It'd be fine.

It's not fine. Michigan is in a bad place, which is very funny. We'll be back on Monday to break the whole thing down with Threat Level: Michigan, but for now, enjoy these extremely fun and good social media posts about what we just saw.

Last thing: this isn't tempting fate. If Ohio State loses to Penn State tonight, that'd be terrible and bad. But understand that you, Buckeye fan, can succor yourself with many many years of fond memories of wins over rivals, a strong belief in the direction of the program, and a future bright with fantastic recruits you can feel confident will be developed into stars.

Michigan can't do that. Sucks to suck.

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