Monday, November 05, 2007

Next on CBS: Big Brother!

So apparently Mark Dantonio doesn't take kindly to Mike Hart referring to his program as the little brother in the state. I don't know much, but I do know that it is HI-LARIOUS to watch a rival coach have Mike Hart get so far into his head that he feels the need to comment on it at his press conference two days after the fact.

Let's just run through a little time line of sorts to provide a background to this and some other nonsense.

September 17th, 2005 - Michigan State beats Notre Dame and proceeds to plant a flag at midfield in South Bend (HT for the reminder of this to MGOBLOG).

September 1st, 2007 - Mark Dantonio offers to have a moment of silence for Michigan after being informed that they just lost to Appalachian State. Here's a thread at the RCMB pretty much dedicated to how awesome that quote was and how much they love their new coach.

October 30th, 2007 - Coach Dantonio, the same guy that installed a clock counting down to the Michigan game before the season even started, asks his players if they are ready to stop bowing to Michigan.

November 3rd, 2007 - Michigan beats Michigan State 28-24 on the field, once again coming from behind to beat MSU in dramatic fashion.

November 3rd, 2007 - Michigan celebrates the victory by having a mock moment of silence on the field for the Spartans and then bowing to Dantonio.

November 3rd, 2007 - Mike Hart in the postgame press conference...
"I was just laughing," Hart would later say about the crazed crowd when MSU was leading. "I thought it was funny. They got excited. It's good. Sometimes you get your little brother excited when you're playing basketball and let him get the lead, then you just come back and take it back."

November 3rd, 2007 - Jehuu Caulcrick's postgame press conference where he whines that "You don't have to rub it go off the field, you celebrate with your don't try to rub it in, that's a lack of respect". Sorry Jehuu, after planting a flag at midfield you aren't allowed to complain about this EVER.

November 5th, 2007 - Mark Dantonio goes off about everything except the beating his team took in his weekly PC...
“I find a lot of the things that they do amusing,” Dantonio said on Monday. “They need to check themselves sometimes. But just remember, pride comes before the fall.” Dantonio also addressed Mike Hart’s comments after the game in which he referred to MSU as the “little brother” of U-M. “Does Hart have a little brother or is he the little brother?” Dantonio asked. “I don’t know, he’s…” Then Dantonio placed his hand up to his chest to illustrate Hart’s stature.

I mean where do you even begin commenting on this stupidity? Caulcrick having the stones to criticize the way Michigan celebrated their victory after his showmanship a few years back? Dantonio making fun of Mike Hart's height two days after the game? Anybody having the balls to criticize Michigan's moment of silence after the wise cracks coming from the MSU side when Michigan lost to Appalachian State? It's insane. The entire Michigan team from coaches to players kept the mouths shut all season long regarding MSU. They didn't say a word about the Spartans, while MSU continued to take little shots here and there. Then Michigan wins (AGAIN) and let's the Spartans know what they thought of their antics before the game and the entire Spartan world takes offense to this?


Don't whine about being called Little Brother if you can't stop obsessing over every little detail of your latest loss to Michigan. Don't go bragging about how Michigan will get theirs and about the latest round of revenge you'll be seeking next year after Mike Hart tells you all about what he thinks of your program. Guess what, for the rest of his life he's 4-0 against Michigan State with a pair of 200+ yard games on the ground and a pair of 100+ yard games on the ground. From here to eternity, he can always point to the scoreboard.

Oh, and it might help if you got a head coach that didn't insist on trying to piss off Michigan. I got news for you, taunting them in the papers and threatening swift revenge next year isn't going to make winning any easier.



Blogger Matt R. Horon said...

hahahaa, All I could think about after reading "(AGAIN)" was the Mike Valennti rant about how Sparty blew their lead against ND two years ago.

My roomate, another huge UM fan, play ed the audio of the rant after the game and we pretended Valenti was talking about the latest Michigan State joke job to UM. At least in between the ND parts...

Good post, excellent point about Mike Hart having the scoreboard on his side: he's going out undefeated against MSU: let him talk.

The spoils go to the Victors (AGAIN).

Tue Nov 06, 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

after reading this all i can think about is how this is the Enough said. Maybe if you stopped whining about what dantonio said then there wouldnt be anything to whine about. Just win with class and walk away. If state starts something be the bigger team and just let it go, you dont have to run it in their faces with the bowing and the mock moment of silence, and the mike hart laughing about msu taking the lead. ALL CLASSLESS remarks. What state said was never classless, if you took it that way, so be it. It just shows how unclassy michigan and their fan base is.

Wed Nov 07, 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Steve said...

Talk about character or lack thereof hiding behind the name Anonymous. Great blog, full of truth and reality. Nice to get a good dose of that for once.

Wed Nov 07, 06:34:00 PM  
Blogger Your Big Brother said...

Anonymous PLEASE!

moo-u was running off at the mouth for months.. jeu chockworth said "it felt like we won two game" after ASU game, Dumbtonio said, we should have a moment of silence", Shane said he was on the sideline after msu went up 10 with 8 mins left in the game and the players said, " remember where you were when we beat UM". So please save your self-righteous BS towards UM fans and apply it to dumbtonio, who's a 51 year old man attacking a 21 year old kid! BTW here a link for you so you can see what the rest of the world thinks of MD.

Wed Nov 07, 06:45:00 PM  
Blogger robert paulson said...

Listen, I don't have a problem with people being turned off by the mock moment of silence or Mike Hart's little brother comments. Whatever floats your boat.

HOWEVER, I have a huge problem with Dantonio being such a pussy about it (and just lump Caulcrick in with him). Flag planting? Taunting Michigan in the media? They've been running their mouths about Michigan for way too long and then they aren't man enough to take it when Michigan beats them on the field and lets them hear about it afterwards? Tough crap in my book.

Dantonio loves to joke about Michigan, but he can't take it when they joke about him. AND AFTER THE DAMN GAME WAS OVER! If you can't talk after you win, when can you?

Unfortunately for Dantonio, he just decreased his chances of ever beating Michigan. And as for his little snippett about this just being the beginning, well, it might also be close to the end for him if he doesn't stop whining. Isn't Perles the last MSU coach to stick around for any period of time?

Wed Nov 07, 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great blog ... poor moo u !
bob maison

Wed Nov 07, 07:58:00 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

anonymous (not you Bob Maison), do you really wanna talk about class? I'm a Michigan student who was at the game in East Lansing and class is the very last word I would use to describe the MSU fans, students and campus. You all need to stop being hypocrites.

Go Blue

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