Saturday, October 3, 2009

MSU 26, that other team 20

MSU dominated that "maize-and-blue" team today.  Almost twice as many yards and had the ball for almost twice as long.  They even overcame the refs, as is always necessary when facing that other team (seriously, how many personal fouls can you call against a team in one game? - and the last couple were simply outrageous!).  And yet, even though they completely dominated, like in so many games of recent years, they didn't put 'em away when they had the chance.  Watching that other team march down the field to tie the game brought back the "here we go again" feeling.  That's an eerie feeling for those of us who bleed green.  It's definitely not good for the blood pressure.  So, memories of dominating that other team only to blow it at the end were dancing around in my head and stomach until Forcier threw that interception in OT.  Huh?  Wait a minute, here.  Maybe we're not going to blow this one!  All we need is a field goal!  Then, we lose nine yards on first down.  Uh oh.  Please don't tell me we're going to blow this one.  Come on, boys.  Just gain a few yards and give Stenson a chance to kick the game-winning field goal.  A ten yard completion on the next play.  There you go!  Good job!  Now just run it to the middle of the field and give Stenson a shot.  Don't fumble!  The snap - it's a hand-off to Capers.  Good, hang on to the ball.  Get it in position for the kick.  What?  Wait a minute here.  He broke a tackle.  There's daylight in front of him.  Go, baby, go!  TOUCHDOWN!!!  THE SPARTANS WIN!!!  Going nuts, but waiting to see if they threw a flag on the play.  Not in full celebration mode yet.  You never know when you're playing that other team.  No flag?  Okay, now it's party time!  SPARTANS 26, that other team 20!  It's over.  Bragging rights for a whole 'nother year!  This is awesome!  Come on, sing it with me:

On the banks of the Red Cedar,
There's a school that's known to all;
Its specialty is winning,
And those Spartans play good ball;
Spartan teams are never beaten,
All through the game they'll fight;
Fight for the only colors:
Green and White.

Go right through for MSU,
Watch the points keep growing,
Spartan teams are bound to win,
They're fighting with a vim!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
See their team is weakening,
We're going to win this game,
Fight! Fight! Rah! Team, Fight!
Victory for MSU!


Jon Bakker said...

Wow! 'That other team' ought to come play CMU. If MSU can beat them by six, surely CMU could win by eight!! :-)

Seriously, congrats on a big win for the Spartans!

Rev. Luke T. Zimmerman said...

Well, since both teams couldn't lose, I guess it's better that State won......

Seriously, it's always good to see the weasels from that school in Wasthenaw County lose. Now they can only claim to be the 3rd-best football team in the Great Lakes State!

sag said...

I tried to sing the song but it just didn't sound very good. Maybe if I could actually sing.

IggyAntiochus said...

Perhaps this will help!

They seem to be singing "MSC" for the school's earlier moniker, but I think we all get the picture :)