2007: PRIDE COMES BEFORE THE FALLFrustration mounts in Ann Arbor under the continuing "Curse of Mike Hart" which is undoubtedly caused by the faulty pride of its namesake and the Wolverine Nation is desperately crying out to Mr. Hart to make corrective statements. Mike Hart's reference
to Michigan State being the "little brother" after the 2007 meeting led to Mark Dantonio's prophetic statement: "Pride Comes Before the Fall" (Click for Video)
Since then, the Spartans have snatched The Bunyan Birthright FOUR (4) consecutive times:
2008: BIG BROTHER
2009: BIG BROTHER
2010: BIG BROTHER
2011: BIG BROTHER
COULD MIKE HART EVER REALLY CONTAIN HIMSELF?"Nothing needs to be said to get you guys fired up -- after what you guys have dealt with the last two years and the disrespect throughout the country. You get four chances in your life to play this team. What does each and every player want their legacy to be because it starts tomorrow -- tomorrow we put little brother in his place." -Mike Hart, October 8, 2010.
CURING THE DELUSIONS OF THE WOLVERINE NATIONABC commentator Sean McDonough put it well in the October 9, 2010 telecast: "So much attention has been given to that Mike Hart quote in reference that Michigan State was their little brother, and right now, Michigan State is the Big Brother in that rivalry...and they're the Big Brother in football and basketball right now..."
WOLVERINE NATION: "MR HART, PLEASE...END THIS CURSE!!!"Desperate for solutions, the Wolverine Nation is pleading with Mike Hart FIRST to contain his pride and SECOND to issue this proposed statement which reiterates the exact sentiments relayed by Sean McDonough on national television: "This statement is made for the benefit of the Wolverine Nation. My name is Mike Hart and right now, Michigan State is the big brother in the rivalry between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University."
HARVARD ANTHROPOLOGISTS: MUST SAY MICHIGAN IS THE LITTLE STEP BROTHER
The Wolverine Nation reasons since Mike Hart caused the curse, only he can end it. It is rumored that Harvard Anthropologist Wade Davis weighed in respecting the "fall-back" school's proposed statement:
"It falls short much like the rejected admissions applications of those Ivy League Wanna-Be's" and, after rejecting the Wolverines' sophomoric superstition, added, "under Ancient Voodoo Tradition, several additional references would be considered absolutely mandatory: (1) Hart must must admit Michigan is the little brother in the rivalry; and (2) Hart must say UofM is MSU's STEP-brother since Spartans don't claim them as kin."
SPARTY'S WORD OF ADVISE TO THE WOLVERINE NATION...
The Wolverine Nation is losing focus and, perhaps it should just consider an internal statement that paraphrases the words of A Most Very Esteemed Member of the Spartan Nation (witless chum) : "[Just rely] on having a whole bunch of big, fast guys who are good at football." SO, SPARTY'S MESSAGE TO LIL STEP BRO BLUE: FORGET THIS CURSE NONSENSE AND JUST FOCUS ON GETTING GOOD AT FOOTBALL.