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For me, I was 8 years old and just getting into football and figuring out the difference between college and pros in 1987 when MSU was dominating. I became a fan because of that and never wavered. That's also why I chose to go to MSU over UofM.
Grandfather was an All-American cross country runner from 36-40, now in MSU HOF.
Father and Aunt went to MSU.
I went to MSU.
Brainwashed since birth, just like my kids.
because my girlfriend is. this way we can do more things together.
It's in my blood. My great gandfather was one of the first two football All-Americans at MSU. I have all sorts of family that has gone to MSU including my dad and grandfather. I've lived as a Spartan since the day I was born and I will die as one.
Born that way.
I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this.
Because I like suffering through every Fall. It makes me stronger.
Parents graduated from MSU, it's where they met. I went to MSU for undergrad and law. My brother also has an MSU undergrad degree.
Runs in the family, wouldn't want it any other way.
BS. It's a choice you actively make. You don't just wake up and go "i think i'm gay now", it's a choice.
wait what? wells?
youngblood96/viggo martyr/jargon: tRCMB's answer to Vidkun Quisling and Fred Phelps.
Because of Stan Washington and Clinton Jones.
For the sex
My first piece of clothing as a baby had a Spartan S on it. You could say I was conditioned, but in many things I ended up rebelling against certain things my parents tried to force on me. This I stuck with, because I genuinely love MSU.
Because that's where I went to college.
Long-winded, but here goes: My parents came to the US in 1987. My mom and dad had both gotten college degrees in the homeland. My dad essentially went through his medical residency three different times, as each country the moved to refused to recognize the degree(s) from the previous. Our family of 4 lived in a one-bedroom apartment until I was 6 years old as my mom was getting her Associates, working full-time, and my dad was completing his residency at UofM.
Michigan took a chance on my dad, even though they weren't sure if he had the right credentials to be accepted to the med school. I grew up loving UM - my brother went there for undergrad, and my dad worked there as a physician. My parents never let me forget how much an education meant to them, and how much it should mean for me. The place that gave me my education will have my loyalty until I die.
tl;dr - Immigrant parents say "education is badass." MSU gave me my education = Royal is a Spartan fan.
One word.....Respert. Growing up with my 2 best friends being UM and ND fan's, I looked for something different. Tuned in to a Saturday afternoon game and witnessed Respert launching balls from all over the court and was instantly hooked. Die hard ever since and will debate to the death with anyone who questions the Green & White. Its a full blown sickness now. GO GREEN!!!!
Parents went here, sister went here and I just recently graduated from here. Have lived in the area my entire life and grew up attending and watching MSU sports since I was too young to remember. Family has had hockey season tickets since before I was born so I have been to hundreds of MSU hockey games.
There really was never any question as to where I would go to college.
It feels pretty cool to be so strongly connected to MSU. It's been a huge part of my entire life.
went to school there.
I was out of state and didn't have any connection to MSU until I applied there (and going here was one of the best decisions I ever made)
I do remember watching the flag plant game and loving all the butthurt from the domers following it, even though at that point I didnt know I was going to State yet.
Go Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, and Pioneers.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand
September 30, 1995 vs. Boston College...
First College football game. I was hooked.
For the love of Trevor...™
Started a job at a Home Depot my freshman year of college (2003-2004). A co-worker asked me if I was a Michigan or Michigan State fan. I told him I didn't follow either team. His family holds season tickets and I was invited to the Michigan @ Michigan State game in January of 2004. We watched MSU beat the piss out of the Wolverines. The whole experience was incredible. After that, we attended a few high school games to watch MSU recruit Drew Neitzel dismantle his competition. I was hooked.
Despite the torture early on, I started watching and attending MSU football as well. My former co-worker is still one of my closest friends.
Bro, that is a good story. Seriously.
I've never known differently. My grandparents went to MSC. My aunt is the greatest influence on me. Was friends with Bob Apisa and John Engler while at State.
Unfortunately I didn't take school seriously. I am a MSU "fan" and not a Spartan.
All brothers and sisters went there. Cousins. Uncles. Aunts.
And I go here.
"If you're worried about Wolverine fans, just move to Pasadena. You'll never have to deal with 'em."
When I was little, I thought Michigan's jerseys were ugly as hell, and for that I hated them. I was informed shortly there after that MSU was UM's rival, so I started rooting for MSU.
Over the years, my love for MSU has grown along with my hatred for UM
Born in Lansing, my entire family are massive MSU fans except my uncle who moved to Ohio about 10 years ago and changed teams. My wife got her Masters in Agricultural Economics from MSU. Big thing for me was growing up my family cheered for MSU, everyone I met that cheered for Michigan seemed to be giant assholes. Must be a wolverine thing, it starts young.
The first time MSU basketball aired in France the French surrendered to Tom Izzo just to be safe.
This sounds like self-loathing, but as a child, I used to want to root for the underdog, which was usually MSU. Then at some point I became a full-blown Spartan fan. Then college sealed the deal.
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