When it comes Michigan-Michigan State, it seems like everything is turning into a rivalry.
Even the student newspapers have it out for each other, as The Michigan Daily, Michigan’s student newspaper, and the State News, Michigan State’s student newspaper, wrote columns outlining why their paper is better than their counterpart.
Needless to say, they don’t pull any punches. Read the column in its entirety here.
The Michigan Daily goes first, and boldly writes: “I think I speak for your entire campus when I thank you for reducing your print publication to two days a week. The world can only handle so much mediocrity.” The Daily then proceeds question the State News’ journalistic integrity and objectivity, ending the column on the only positive saying, “I’m sure you’ll all have nice children some day.”
After The Daily’s column, the State News’ column follows, flaunting the publications awards and honors while pointing out the Spartans recent football success compared to the Wolverines. The writer even got a Trey Burke jab in, saying The Daily writers “get their work done while eating in cafeterias their own former basketball golden boy described as serving ‘jail food.'”
Of course, this all in good fun and isn’t remotely serious, just like most rivalry week traditions.