** Michigan State is Michigan’s little brother. I think is a pretty well accepted statement. After Michigan’s 28-24 comeback victory on Saturday, Mike Hart said,
“Sometimes, you get your little brother excited when you’re playing basketball – let them get the lead. And then you come back.”
Nothing wrong with that. It’s true. As the little brother in my family I can attest to that. Big brothers always win. (Well, until recently when I’ve become better at everything than my older brother) Michigan has won six in a row and 10 of 12 over MSU. Every time I talk to other people about Michigan-Michigan State, the little brother comparison is used. The best part is MSU’s coach Mark Dantonio’s response,
“Does Hart have a little brother? Or is he the little brother?”
What does that even mean. It’s like the third-grade kid response when someone insults you but also said the truth and you don’t have a comeback so you do the “I know you are but what am I” line. MSU’s quarterback Brian Hoyer said Hart’s comments would be bulletin board material. Really? You need that line as motivation? How about you put up the scores of the last six games. That should be better motivation.
** Speaking of college football, I wasn’t too bad on my predictions for the weekend. I only missed the LSU-Alabama game but Bama should have won. I had the Oregon, FSU, Kansas, OSU and Michigan wins. Yes you can use my predictions to your own benefits whenever you see fit.
** It’s Steeler week in Cleveland. I’ll have to say something about the game everyday. (Speaking of little brother/big brother comparisons, this is a pretty good example) For once, the Steelers game is about more then just hating Pittsburgh. It’s about that that too, but this game, as crazy at it sounds, has first place on the line. The Browns haven’t won in Pittsburgh since Tim Couch and Willie Green were playing. If there was ever a time for the Browns to beat the Steelers, this would be the time. The Browns are actually competitive so at least there’s a chance. Of course, seeing Roethlisberger throw 5 touchdowns in 13 competitions didn’t help the confidence level. I’m just hoping for a close game at the very least.
** ESPN’s E:60 is doing a piece on Kellen Winslow tonight. From what the Plain Dealer said about the story, it should be good viewing.
** So why did Curt Schilling get all high school girlie on his teammates writing them sentimental good-bye letters? He signed a one-year deal with Boston. Can athletes please stop saying good-byes and what not before they actually are gone? Brett Favre thought those letters were ridiculous. Wait until you actually retire, or traded or whatever before those good-bye interviews and stories.
** College basketball started last night with No. 3 Memphis pounding Tennessee-Martin (wasn’t he a country singer). Not going to lie, I know next to nothing about college ball at this point. That will change in the next coming weeks but I do know that Grand Valley State should never beat Michigan State like they did last night. The other thing I know it’s a back handed compliment to be named the Associated Press’ presseason All-America leading voter getting two years in a row, a la Tyler’s Hansbrough. I would think in this day and age of kids jumping at any chance to go to the NBA, no one would stick around for a second year after being a preseason All-America. That is, unless you aren’t that good, are white, and didn’t finish on the postseason All-American team.
** Just went outside to take a phone call and it’s snowing. Awesome.
** Did you know the PGA golf season just ended yesterday? I thought it’s been over for weeks. Whatever tournaments were held in the past two months must have felt like the NHL.