BETWEEN THE TACKLES
This never happened
Apparently, beating the Wolverines in
overtime last season
wasn't enough for some Michigan State Spartan fans. This week at the
Big Ten meetings in Chicago much was made of the fact the Lloyd Carr
didn't give MSU Head Coach Bobby Williams a handshake after the game.
There's only one problem. Lloyd did shake his hand. See
the above picture. Watch the
Now I'll be the first to admit that it wasn't exactly a 'warm'
handshake. But it wasn't a snub either. A snub would have
been to ignore Bobby Williams completely. But no matter what
video shows the media seems intent to re-write history.
...They're still pouting in East Lansing because Carr
shake hands with Williams...(7/27/02)...
Who wrote this you ask? None other than the illustrious Drew
Sharp of the Detroit Free Press. I vowed to stop reading
Sharp (oxymoron?) long ago but
happened to run across this article while researching the upcoming Big
Ten season. You have to wonder if he even watched the game.
The Ann Arbor News also repeated the fallacy in its Friday print
controversy' is just another symptom of Spartan inferiority. Of
course, some Spartan backers will deny that any such complex exists.
But the reality is that some MSU fans have a chip on their shoulder
regarding the Wolverines. They don't feel that they get the
respect that they deserve. Wolverine fans find this humorous.
The truth is Wolverines fans don't
respect the Spartans. Why should we? Our all-time record
versus Michigan State is 61-28-5. Since 1970 Michigan is 24-8
versus the mighty Spartans. Two of their latest
2001) were dubious at
best. This Spartan inferiority complex even seeps into the
is earned not given freely.
Why Do They Care?
couldn't care less what other fans think about the Wolverines. We care what
we think and that's about it. That's the difference between
being number one and being an also ran. That's the difference
between being a Wolverine and a Spartan.
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