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Monday, May 2, 2016


One reason this web site exists is to counter and dispel the popular mythology that the University of Michigan is "so much better than" Michigan State (in many things, not just major sports). As long as the Michigan Mainstream Media Machine insists on perpetuating pro-UM story-lines over pro-MSU story-lines and/or the TRUTH, we will present alternative viewpoints of reality. We will always be "fact-based" in our process.

The football series between MSU and UM is 

By beating Michigan in 2015, Michigan State Football has now pulled EVEN with UM since the turn of the new millennium. As you can see below, the series is tied, 8-8 beginning with the year 2000:

(We extended the definition of "century" to include the year 2000, even though some would claim that year belongs to the previous century. We refuse to "fudge the facts" just to make our side look a little better.)

We are also pleased to report that the MSU Football Team has out-scored the UM Football team in games played since the year 2000:

The overall football score this century is
MSU 378, UM 376

That's pretty close, right? So we don't need to have Spartan fans everywhere woofing it up on the Bluebloods, especially after they almost beat our team on the field last year. Let's keep it real, okay?

But we also don't need to take a lot of crap from fake-fans and bandwagon-jumpers, and especially, the sports media. We don't need to sit quietly while our team is pushed into the ditch, just because vested interests favor the rich kids in Ann Arbor. Yes, they have a lot of money, and yes, they spend it wildly to promote their interests, but NO, THEY ARE NOT SUPERIOR because of their wallets.

It shouldn't matter how much they spend to buy their coaching staff, nor how many planes they send up in the sky to write snarky messages, nor the size of their crampy stadium, nor the extent to which they will throw wheelbarrows full of cash into their "non-revenue sports". None of that makes them "better than" everybody else.

This is the essence of the primary message that Mark Dantonio has brought to the table in this public debate between public institutions. Enough with the "little brother" crap. Enough with looking down on the color green compared to the color blue. Let's keep it real, okay?

People can look at numbers in different ways. Most people who want to identify a trend-line in any aspect of life will take a snapshot of the present moment, then look backwards in time until they see a pattern emerging. The result is considered the "current trend".

Others, like Michigan Football fans, will establish their trend-line by starting at an arbitrary date two centuries earlier, then add-in whatever just happened in order to make only a microscopic revision to their "pattern". The UM "All-Time Wins Record" is a trick, designed to keep everything looking just the same as it did in 1935 or thereabouts, no matter what happens in the present-day reality.

The series is actually tied since 1998 (9-9). This is a much more relevant measurement than starting in the 1800s before rugby had developed into modern football, with forward passing and scoring systems that resemble what we see today.

So the new "water-mark" in the rivalry series, including the most recent game, shows that the game record between MSU and UM is TIED going back nearly two decades. Wolverine dominance was largely a feature of the 1970s-1980s, not including the pre-war era when all games were played in Ann Arbor. Let's keep it real, okay?


 ****** The purpose of this web site is to expose the mainstream media bias that consistently portrays Michigan in a favorable light under any and all circumstances. We present current facts and review historical records to show that UM is not all they are cracked up to be. This process involves information that is negative by nature, offered as a counter-balance to the biased picture we all see on a regular basis in the mainstream media. These negative facts may involve Wolverine teams, players, coaches, administrators, and/or fans. We are here to prove that Michigan is NOT AS DIFFERENT as they want us all to believe.


  1. One minor nit to pick. In spite of popular favoritism with zeroes, the century and the millennium began on 1/1/2001.

    Prior to computers, there was no 0 AD or 0 BC. It was added in shifting the BC dates because the archaeological software was not designed to handle the transition from 1 BC to 1 AD.

    I believe the Naval Observatory is a credible authority on this.

    1. Maybe infatuation would be a better word than favoritism. Superstition plays into it as well.

    2. Yup, got it. That's why I added the disclaimer right below the large graphic.

      I remember the debate over this "way back when" and I take no side in the confusion. I will even concede your point, even though many don't count it that way.

      If the century/millennium started on 1-1-01, then the series was tied before the last game, and now MSU would be ahead since then, or again, tied since 1997. I'm literally throwing them a bone with this one, just to circumvent the ensuing claims that I'm "padding" our record.

      (That archaeological software was so clunky, eh?)

    3. YES! Those are two great words to describe it, maybe a little better than favoritism. Definitely infatuated, definitely superstitious!

    4. Yes, I saw the disclaimer and posted anyway. Fine print is usually not read. :-)

      As to clunky software, remember a guy by the name of Bill Gates who stated that no one could ever need more than 384k bytes of hard drive with a PC?

      The same guy who put the date information with a 2-digit year that ended up a major to-do called the millennium bug? Almost crashed the financial industry over that minor short sightedness.

      Then there was the Pope who decided to have 2 consecutive Jubilee Years to mark the beginning of the millennium. The first to sate the superstitious and the second to get it in the correct year.

      The point being, if this is to be factual and correct, then it should be factual and correct, and that includes how to read a calendar.

      I, for one, am tired of entitling the ignorant and you know exactly what I mean.

      GO STATE!


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