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Jonah's Jabs: Spartan football is weak

Jonah Unger

Jonah Unger

By Jonah Unger
Staff Writer


The Michigan vs. Michigan State game was quite boring this year. State decided to only play football during the first few drives. Michigan won the game easily, 29-7, at the “Big House” in Ann Arbor. 

I drove an hour to my father's house, just to watch a scrimmage. Most believed the Spartans were going to lose, but to score once in the first quarter, and then call it a game is pretty ridiculous.

Watching my dog chase a squirrel in his sleep was more entertaining than this.

Another thing that was ridiculous was how the Spartans played so weak. They had Michigan players thinking they could take them on one against five, as evidenced by the post-game fight in the tunnel to the locker room.

Jokes aside, I think what happened Saturday was unacceptable. No matter what got said, Michigan’s Ja’Den McBurrows did not deserve what happened to him. Five Spartan players ganged up on him and were punching him.

Many people are saying McBurrows deserved it, and I agree he deserved something for being dumb enough to run into the tunnel with angry, embarrassed college athletes. That being said, one against five is ridiculous. It’s a good thing he was wearing pads. 

The Spartans have suspended four of their players for their parts in the fight. I think it would be right to also suspend McBurrows for instigating the whole thing. But I don’t see that happening.

If only one Spartan had attacked him, then I could see the Spartan getting suspended as well as McBurrows. Instead, he did not even have a chance to defend himself against five players.

That just goes to show how weak the Spartan football team is this year. Although the whole team wasn’t involved, the whole team will be affected.

I guess the only positive thing is the Spartans weren’t very good prior to the suspensions, so I don’t see it making any difference on the field.

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