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Posted on Mon, Aug 9, 2010 : 7 a.m.

Michigan, MSU football basking in mediocrity?; Boise State players banned from Twitter and more

By Kaleb Roedel

Detroit Free Press columnist Drew Sharp poses the question: (Between Michigan and Michigan State football) who's 'little brother' right now?

Sharp's opinion?

"Actually, they both are," he writes.

Sharp further explains, "Michigan and Michigan State approach the beginning of fall practice this week with similar self-imposed constraints, both pathetically comfortable in the delusion that the Big Ten mediocrity is somehow worthy of acclamation."

Keeping the family hierarchy analogy, Sharp later states, "Ohio State is Big Daddy", noting Jim Tressel is a combined 14-1 against the Wolverines and Spartans.

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Boise State head coach Chris Petersen directs his team during the opening day of NCAA college football practice, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, in Boise, Idaho (AP Photo/Idaho Statesman, Chris Butler)




Tue, Aug 10, 2010 : 2 p.m.

Fact! Drew Sharp is right and the truth hurts doesn't it? Might I suggest that just post lies or positive soins on everything rather than the truth, would that make you all happy. After another 5 win season they could write how succesful the season was and how Rich Rod is the greatest.


Mon, Aug 9, 2010 : 4 p.m.

mgobluegold... Is this a UM website? Or is this an ann arbor news site, that has a sports section? I didn't realize that this was supposed to be a pro-ann arbor website... but rather a website to post news/sports/entertainment/etc articles.


Mon, Aug 9, 2010 : 2:02 p.m.

This article and reprint is exactly the reason Terry Star21 and others left this site. This isn't Michigan Football, it is harass Michigan Football. In my opinion, shared by others I am sure, you have non-Michigan supporters writing articles, reprinted at times by non-Michigan reporters, commented on by 85% non-Michigan supporters - some whom just want a stab at berating Michigan Football. Professionals would argue this is freedom of speech, freedom of opinion, and I most heartily agree - but this is not Michigan Football for Michigan Faithful. I respect the staff for letting me post this - gonna miss some of those good-ole Michigan Football supporters on this site. GO BLUE...!

Jaxon Boyfriend

Mon, Aug 9, 2010 : 1:22 p.m.

As much as this is very poor writing and judgement, one thing stands out, if Tressel ever lost to both Michigan and Michigan State in the same season, the OSU faithful would oust him - that is OSU attitude in the truck driving local.


Mon, Aug 9, 2010 : 7:38 a.m.

Another low quality journalism piece from Drew Sharp we've come to expect from the Free Press. The only thing he seems to be doing here is "rubbing salt in the wounds" of both schools. What's the point in doing this? He even swats down the Big Ten too. Had a bad weekend Drew? He does get the Big Daddy analogy right with Tressel though. Lloyd Carr's daddy while he was coach was in Columbus.