January 04, 2012
After the Wolverines won the Sugar Bowl on a game-winning field goal in overtime, Michigan State's leading rusher took to Twitter to blast the Spartans' rival for its lack of road games, fortuitous conference schedule and beating an 'average' Virginia Tech team.
Seems like bitter biscuits considering the Spartans 11-win season had some pretty fortuitous moments that led wins, including a Hail Mary pass against Wisconsin and a missed field goal by Georgia in the Outback Bowl.
Don't hate on Michigan because they were selected for a BCS bowl game and Michigan State wasn't. The Wolverines finished four spots ahead of the Spartans in the final BCS standings thanks to an imperfect system. Yes, the Spartans beat Michigan and finished ahead of the Wolverines in the conference standings, but Michigan had better numbers in both human polls and the computer rankings.
It is what it is.
Bell is a perfect example of why players should stay off of Twitter. Instead of basking in Michigan State's first bowl win since 2001, he's too busy hating on his cross-state rival's success.