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News Michigan Loss to Michigan State

  1. Oct 27, 2014 #1
    History lesson from BIG BROTHER to little brother: What goes around comes around. :mad:

    MICHIGAN: GO BLUE

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  3. Oct 27, 2014 #2

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    Yeah, one of these days we'll get those guys from Moo U. They've had a pretty good run the last several years, though. :H
     
  4. Nov 1, 2014 #3

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    Do I even want to know what the hell you're talking about?
    Michigan is the state. How can it lose to itself, and what does it even have to lose? All that I can think of is when it lost terribly to us in the war of 1812. I still don't know why we gave it back, but given the bankruptcy of Detroit it was probably a good idea...

    (And what do cows have to do with it?)
     
  5. Nov 1, 2014 #4
    I'm talking about a (American) football game that took place recently between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. A few years ago, one of the Univ. of Michigan football players referred to Michigan State players as "little brother." This got the people at Michigan State very angry. Michigan has lost to Michigan State several times in the past few years, partly (presumably) because this comment incensed the MSU players. The term "what goes around comes around" is an idiom that reminds one that if your team is better than another team now, some time in the future the other team will be better, so don't rub it in now.

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  6. Nov 1, 2014 #5

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    :DD

    A ":p" smilie would have sufficed, Chet. My whole post was facetious. While I don't watch sports if given the option (and when I do it's Canadian ones), I figured that you were referring to one or another flavour of that. (I didn't realize that Michigan had enough smart people to support 2 universities, but that's just based upon the representatives that I've met on our side of the border.) I actually spent '65—'78 living just outside of Windsor, 35 miles south-east of Detroit.
    I'm familiar with the term "what goes around comes around", although I've always found it a bit trite. It refers to karma, as in "I'm sorry, but my karma just ran over your dogma."
     
  7. Nov 1, 2014 #6

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    Michigan State U was founded (in 1855) as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan and still has an agriculture school (more precisely, a College of Agriculture and Natural Resources), which the U of Michigan does not.
     
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  8. Nov 1, 2014 #7

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    Oh, okay. That makes sense, and I now consider the original "Moo U" comment funny. (It's a bit too late to lie down and laugh my guts out, but I am retroactively amused.)
     
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