Clemson Executed Stormtrooper March Prior to CFP Title Game

Clemson Executed Stormtrooper March Prior to CFP Title Game

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Clemson Executed Stormtrooper March Prior to CFP Title Game

In addition to winning the College Football Playoff National Championship over Alabama on Monday night, Clemson demonstrated behavior that usually causes tiny brains to short-circuit and not-fully-formed intellects to have insane temper tantrums.

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I know, I know – Michigan defeated Michigan State 21-7 and Michigan State was limited to 94 yards, a program low that had not been “achieved” since 1947.

SpartansWire immediately paid tribute and respect to Michigan for the victory – the Michigan defense played a good game and it was a nice 21-7 win for a program that had been 3-8 against Michigan State in the previous 11 match-ups.

Here’s what we wrote immediately following Michigan’s 21-7 win –

https://spartanswire.com/2018/10/21/so-i-guess-this-means-its-a-rivalry-after-all/

So, don’t misinterpret – we recognize the fine win, we understand that the final score was 21-7 (not exactly the bludgeoning some narratives would have you believe but a nice win nevertheless), and that Michigan’s head coach wept and cried and wept in the Spartan Stadium locker room after the game due to the emotions of the moment.

What we will never understand, however, is how the Michigan people thought that it was normal and warranted and perfectly normal for one of their players to literally become unhinged since Michigan State did what it has done before every home game for 12 years by………..walking across the football field of its home stadium.

The Michigan player lost his mind, acted like a 7-year old who wasn’t allowed to play outside because his teacher called home and said he cheated on a spelling test, stomped and scuffed all over the home team’s stadium turf in a way that would make normal people wince and wonder if the player needed psychotherapy, and yelled and screamed and flailed all around and threatened to beat people up while having a temper tantrum of epic proportions.

Then, after the game ended and then again several days later, Michigan’s head coach acted and spoke as if his football team had been wronged because the home team dared to do what it has done before every home game for 12 years – as if the Michigan head coach is in any position to weigh in on what Michigan State should do prior to its home football games.

Then, the Michigan head coach said that Michigan State is “bush league” for the way the team did what it did (walked across its home football field in its home football stadium before the game just like it has before every home game for 12 years).

It somehow got lost or nobody bothered to mention that over the course of the 12 years when the Michigan State football team has walked across its home field in its home football stadium before home games, there has never been any type of incident of any kind with the opposing team.

I guess it was just a coincidence that two Michigan players were standing right in the way of the home team as it walked across its home field as it’s done before every home game for 12 years.

And I guess Michigan’s head coach is in the right for whining about it the way he did since he’s a Michigan Man.

But I couldn’t help but notice that some Twitterers saw that Clemson did exactly what Michigan State has done on its home football field before every home game for the last 12 years prior to last night’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

Did any Alabama football players have hissy fits?

Did any Alabama players lose their minds and control of their faculties due to the way the Clemson team walked across the football field?

Did an Alabama player run over the endzone where the Clemson font and logo was and did he stomp all over it and scuff it up and yell and scream and act like a baby?

Did Nick Saban whine and a stomp his feet and say that Clemson is “bush league” because Clemson dared to walk across the football field prior to the game?

I was watching ESPN’s Gameday on the morning of October 20th and the fellas immediately offered commentary and analysis of Michigan’s typical insanity just after it occurred at Spartan Stadium – they showed the Michigan State players walking across the field and then they showed the Michigan player having the epic temper tantrum.

As the footage of the Michigan State players walking across the field played, ESPN’s Desmond Howard said, with contempt, “What is that? What are they doing?”

Kirk Herbstreit immediately said, “They do that before every home game – that’s one of their game day traditions – they’ve done that forever…”

During the Michigan player’s temper tantrum, Herbstreit quickly scoffed, “And there you have Michigan being Michigan – that’s just what they do…..”

Not long after Stormtrooper Gate, we published this piece to make sure that people have an understanding of some of the under-reported facts related to the dynamics related to Michigan State and Michigan over the decades –

https://spartanswire.com/2018/10/26/stormtrooper-gate-one-last-history-lesson-for-now/

Not enough people bring this stuff up enough.

SpartansWire will continue to bring this stuff up when we feel like it.

And the way Clemson walked across the field in that manner brings attention to the fact that Michigan – as a football program, as a university – acted like the whiny, self-anointed people that they always have been this past October 20th in East Lansing.

Kudos to the Twitterer here and to the people who weighed in on this thing.

The insanity that occurred on the field at Spartan Stadium this past October 20th around 10a will forever be something that SpartansWire sees as typical Michigan behavior that Michigan typically managed to turn into a typical Michigan narrative since that’s what Michigan does.

I think Michigan State and Michigan play one another again next Fall.

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