Making good on the Michigan State blog bet

EAST LANSING, MI - AUGUST 31: Le'Veon Bell #24 of the Michigan State Spartans looks for running room during a third quarter run while playing the Boise State Broncos at Spartan Stadium on August, 2010 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

I bet SB Nation's Michigan State blog that Boise State would win, and since they didn't, I am paying for it by opening up our treasured blog to an outsider. Fortunately, they are nice. Here is the post, courtesy of our new friends/oppressors at The Only Colors.

Now, I don't know what other blogs usually put here. Actually, I just realized there's usually nothing here, as you guys never lose games.

I've never been one to rub in a win. The victory was all that was desired (and Le'Veon Bell did enough on his own). I was impressed by the Boise State turnout in East Lansing, and, by most accounts, everyone was pleasant with each other.

The only thing I care to do in this space is share some MSU history. While Boise State is currently in the golden era of the program's history, MSU's came half a century ago.


The Spartans didn't actually join the Big Ten for athletics until 1953, after decades of push-back from the University of Michigan. For more on that (and why MSU fans will never let anything go), check out this awesome post TOC writer Heck Dorland wrote last year.

MSU football claims six national championships: 1951, 1952, 1955, 1957, 1965 and 1966. That 1966 regular season ended with the "Game of the Century" against Notre Dame at Spartan Stadium - A 10-10 tie between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country.

Sharing the state with the winningest program in college football history is obviously hard to deal with, but MSU football does have a storied history of its own. Mark Dantonio has brought back that pride among fans, and the future is bright.

I'll finish this with some videos of old MSU football. I always love these old reels, and imagine some of you do, too. See you guys in 2022!

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