For This Week, Everyone Gets To Be a Spartan


In a time that is economically and politically frustrating , not to mention depressing, Coach Tom Izzo has given us something special.

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Around 6 years ago they Announced that the NCAA Final Four would be at Ford Field; It seemed so very far away and distant. Fortunately for this state and city being granted this honor, we have something special about 75 miles from here… We have Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans Mens Basketball team. 5 Final Fours in 10 years and one National Title.

Don’t get it twisted, going to the Final Four is a *BIG* Deal. Schools put up a banner when they achieve it. You get a trophy for winning your bracket. You don’t put up a banner for losing a Rosebowl or Football National Title; Going all the way up to the Final Four is one of the hardest things to do in college sports, PERIOD.

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From this point on, it’s all gravy.

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And it’s *Something for everyone to enjoy*. It’s for East Lansing. It’s for Detroit. It’s for all of us. Not only will a National Audience get to see how beautiful a facility Ford Field is (as our Lions never fetch a National TV Game), the entire sports watching nation will hear the roar for the home team. I expect a churning, screaming sea of Green and White. I’m excited!

So for this week, you’re all welcome to the family.

This week, we’re all Spartans.
GO GREEN

GO WHITE

Reflect on what it feels like to be one of the greatest College Basketball coaches in history Coach Izzo… You deserve it.

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  • Give me a break

    I’m sure Michigan fans feel the same way. Sigh.

  • kevinferguson

    Well they were out in the second round.
    That’s the beauty of the NCAA Tourney… Everyone plays. It’s a true National Champion. No shared Titles, none of that crap.

    Be happy that someone is doing something to make this State look good in sports until the Red Wings play for the cup.