Michigan likes to point out the insignificance of Michigan State and how little the rivalry with the Spartans means to the Wolverines. So when a skywriter spelled out "GO BLUE" above Spartans Stadium on Sept. 14 -- when MSU was playing Youngstown State, not Michigan -- it sort of disqualified the notion that Michigan doesn't care about State. As it turns out, the university itself paid $6,700 for the pro-Michigan message in the sky, according to the Detroit News.
Yep. Go Blue. Above Spartan Stadium. @ pic.twitter.com/j0osLyrXss— Trevor Parks (@YSUSID) September 14, 2013
"Nope, we don't care about the Spartans, don't even think about 'em. Know how we're going to prove it? We're gonna rent a damn skywriting airplane to paint 'GO BLUE' across the sky the next time Michigan State has a home game. That'll show 'em how little we care. That's how a Michigan Man does it."
Sure, Michigan-Ohio State is a bigger deal, but it's OK to admit you have negative feelings toward your in-state rival, Wolverines. You've played them 105 times, after all. Negative feelings toward rivals are part of what makes college sports fun. Embrace it.