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81% in poll show UM/MSU fans didn't enroll in the school they cheer for.
LOL

Reason you can't talk reason into those fans they don't really know what they are talking about when it comes to the campus and the education they are only concerned with football.

http://www.mlive.com/sports/index.ssf/20...rts_f.html
02-07-2011 07:06 PM
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RE: 81% in poll show UM/MSU fans didn't enroll in the school they cheer for.
Actually, 81% of those polled didn't go to either school, but aren't necessarily "fans" of UM/MSU. The true percentage of non-alum fans is 68%.

Quote:Of those polled, 81 percent said they have never been enrolled at either school, and among the non-alums group 35 percent said they were Michigan fans and 33 percent Michigan State fans.

I'm surprised at how close the 35% vs. 33% percentages are. It just doesn't seem accurate to me. It's always seemed that if a kid grows up, doesn't attend either school and latches onto one of them, far more of them "default" to UM than those that follow MSU, especially among males.

The only conclusion I can draw is that a lot of the 33% have kids that go to MSU. MSU has far more in-state students than Michigan does. Maybe if you remove "parents of UM or MSU students", the gap would be a lot wider.
02-07-2011 07:45 PM
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RE: 81% in poll show UM/MSU fans didn't enroll in the school they cheer for.
"Of those polled, 81 percent said they have never been enrolled at either school"

I caught that too...tricky statistics...it should read...of those polled, 81 percent said they have never been enrolled at the college the pledge their allegiance towards.

At any rate it exposes our states wonderful Wal-Mart Wolverines and SuperCenter Spartans.
02-07-2011 08:44 PM
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RE: 81% in poll show UM/MSU fans didn't enroll in the school they cheer for.
(02-07-2011 07:45 PM)Motown Bronco Wrote:  Actually, 81% of those polled didn't go to either school, but aren't necessarily "fans" of UM/MSU. The true percentage of non-alum fans is 68%.

Quote:Of those polled, 81 percent said they have never been enrolled at either school, and among the non-alums group 35 percent said they were Michigan fans and 33 percent Michigan State fans.

I'm surprised at how close the 35% vs. 33% percentages are. It just doesn't seem accurate to me. It's always seemed that if a kid grows up, doesn't attend either school and latches onto one of them, far more of them "default" to UM than those that follow MSU, especially among males.

The only conclusion I can draw is that a lot of the 33% have kids that go to MSU. MSU has far more in-state students than Michigan does. Maybe if you remove "parents of UM or MSU students", the gap would be a lot wider.

I'm not. We're talking about bandwagon fans. No one has bandwagoned onto the UM basketball bandwagon since Steve Fisher left town, and a decent chunk of those Walmart Wolverines quietly replaced their UM gear with MSU stuff midway through the 3rd quarter of MSU's 3rd straight win over Michigan in football.

If Michigan returns to perennial top 10-15, the split will widen again.
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RE: 81% in poll show UM/MSU fans didn't enroll in the school they cheer for.
I would have thought the gap would be wider because MSU is easier to get into. It is easier to get to go to MSU if that is the school of your dreams and you can get rid of the Wal-Mart tag you can now walk as an alum. Just tells you how many people don't go to the school they cheer for.
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RE: 81% in poll show UM/MSU fans didn't enroll in the school they cheer for.
In other news, ice is cold.
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RE: 81% in poll show UM/MSU fans didn't enroll in the school they cheer for.
In a similar story, 81% of WMU students have never attended a game at the school they currently attend.
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RE: 81% in poll show UM/MSU fans didn't enroll in the school they cheer for.
(02-12-2011 11:21 PM)KazooChip1 Wrote:  In a similar story, 81% of WMU students have never attended a game at the school they currently attend.

And 87% of CMU students graduate illiterate and go on to be web board trolls by cutting and pasting their responses from others.
02-13-2011 11:38 AM
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RE: 81% in poll show UM/MSU fans didn't enroll in the school they cheer for.
I don't see what the big deal is about Walmart Wolverines, I suppose because I am the extremely rare Walmart Bronco (I went to GVSU). I don't know, what do you guys think? Should I give up my bronco fan status and just be exclusively a Laker man?
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RE: 81% in poll show UM/MSU fans didn't enroll in the school they cheer for.
Quote:In a similar story, 81% of WMU students have never attended a game at the school they currently attend.

And this differs from CMU how...?

Quote:I don't see what the big deal is about Walmart Wolverines, I suppose because I am the extremely rare Walmart Bronco (I went to GVSU). I don't know, what do you guys think? Should I give up my bronco fan status and just be exclusively a Laker man?

Rooting for both schools isn't what earns you that moniker.

If you actively rooted against GVSU while endlessly praising the athletic/academic prowess of another school you didn't attend to them, then it shouldn't be any surprise if your fellow Lakers alumni don't show you much love.
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RE: 81% in poll show UM/MSU fans didn't enroll in the school they cheer for.
(02-13-2011 05:26 PM)BroncoFaithful Wrote:  I don't see what the big deal is about Walmart Wolverines, I suppose because I am the extremely rare Walmart Bronco (I went to GVSU). I don't know, what do you guys think? Should I give up my bronco fan status and just be exclusively a Laker man?

I'm a Wal-Mart Bronco, too! Welcome to the club!
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RE: 81% in poll show UM/MSU fans didn't enroll in the school they cheer for.
The REAL Lakers are located in Sault Ste. Marie.
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RE: 81% in poll show UM/MSU fans didn't enroll in the school they cheer for.
LSSU is an embarassment to the name Laker..... GVSU beats them at everything, EVERYTHING! (Although I agree that Lakers is a dumb mascot for a school on a river and 30 minutes from a lake)

I always thought it would be cool if the two schools had a contest, in which the two schools competed against each other in every sport they both field a team in. The school that wins the most gets to stay the Lakers, the school that loses has to change mascots. It would be a good way to start a rivalry, get students involved, and bring attention to some sports that may not get much viewership otherwise.

Same goes for WMU and Boise State.

P.S Sorry for going way way off topic
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Aha! Bronco5 resurfaces!
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(02-14-2011 09:21 AM)BroncoFaithful Wrote:  LSSU is an embarassment to the name Laker..... GVSU beats them at everything, EVERYTHING! (Although I agree that Lakers is a dumb mascot for a school on a river and 30 minutes from a lake)

Who cares? GV doesn't sponsor hockey.

Quote:Same goes for WMU and Boise State.

"Awful. Take a lap." -- Dennis Reynolds.
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(02-14-2011 11:54 AM)Charm City Bronco Wrote:  
(02-14-2011 09:21 AM)BroncoFaithful Wrote:  LSSU is an embarassment to the name Laker..... GVSU beats them at everything, EVERYTHING! (Although I agree that Lakers is a dumb mascot for a school on a river and 30 minutes from a lake)

Who cares? GV doesn't sponsor hockey.

Quote:Same goes for WMU and Boise State.

"Awful. Take a lap." -- Dennis Reynolds.

Well put sir, and the sunny reference made me chuckle
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RE: 81% in poll show UM/MSU fans didn't enroll in the school they cheer for.
From the same episode, the best Sunny episode ever:

Dennis: What the hell is that?

Kid: I don't know.

Dennis: That's diet.

Kid: (pause)

Dennis: Do I look like I need to be on a diet?

Kid: I don't know.

Dennis: Awful. Take a lap. (does the finger twirl)
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RE: 81% in poll show UM/MSU fans didn't enroll in the school they cheer for.
Wow, in today's "The Morning Sun", the Mount Pleasant Daily news, is this poll:

Quote:A new poll finds Michigan residents evenly divided between MSU and U-M fans. How does mid-Michigan weigh in?
O Green and White
O Maize and Blue


How insulting and depressing! I guess I could see the Kalamazoo Gazette running something like that, but I'm glad we have Graham Couch on our side.

Also in The Morning Sun today:

Quote:Breaking News:CMU to delay opening of College of Medicine
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