PHOTO: Did ESPN troll Michigan with this Michigan State headline?
If you’ve followed Jim Harbaugh over the years, you know that he has a signature saying. It’s not completely original, but Harbaugh seemingly made it his own.
Following a win, the Michigan coach will belt out the phrase, “Who’s got it better than us?!” Upon which, the entire team fires back with, “No-body!!!!”
See for yourself here:
So when ESPN did a story on Michigan State’s dominance in football and basketball, it used Harbaugh’s go-to victory call…in the headline.
Is this an attempt to troll Michigan?
It’s worth noting that the story does zero trolling of the Wolverines. Not that it needs to, but it doesn’t even point out the epic scoop-and-score in Ann Arbor that helped Michigan State end up in the College Football Playoff.
The headline, of course, was not made by anyone with a Michigan State bias. That didn’t stop Michigan State football’s official account from tweeting out the story using the in-question headline.
— Spartan Football (@MSU_Football) December 15, 2015
Michigan beat reporter Nick Baumgardner provided what would be the best subtle response from Harbaugh:
Harbaugh now has to focus on getting Michigan to "reach higher" at the Citrus Bowl. … Right?! (see what I did there?)
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) December 15, 2015
Even though they won’t face each other on a football field for another 10 months, it’s nice to see the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry hasn’t lost any juice.