The Joys (and Pitfalls) Of a Michigan State Fan

Posted by Daniel McCarthy on August-21-2009 Add Comments

I can remember it like it was yesterday: 1994 at Spartan Stadium versus the Eagles of Boston College.

24-21 Michigan State

My first college football game. The chill in the air, the car ride to East Lansing as a 10 year old with my friend Ryan, his Dad, and uncles. The procession of cars on I-96, the small nondescript sign with the block "S" with the word, "stadium" and a simple arrow. 

I had grown up in a Maize and Blue household. I had rooted for Michigan like my father, I knew nothing else. I was unaware of Duffy, and Jud, Lorenzo, Bubba, and Kirk. I was never told of the Game of the Century, 6 National Championships, of Magic vs. Bird, of Ron Mason, or Sparty. I grew up with the Fab 5 and Michigan Football.&n...

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