#BTNLive crew on Michigan State's Denard tweets

The Michigan-Michigan State rivalry is a heated one, to be certain, and the last thing it needed was fuel added to the fire. The rivalry may have been taken to another level Saturday night. You see, during Michigan’s 41-14 season-opening loss to reigning national champ Alabama, Michigan State players went to Twitter and tweeted critical comments about Denard Robinson and the Wolverines. Watch our #BTNLive crew discuss the issue now and see some of the tweets in this post.

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Listen to Tuesday’s entire #BTNLive episode:

And here are the Michigan State tweets:


[MLive.com: Denard Robinson the object of schadenfreude from rival Michigan State players]

Several tweets were deleted, as well, like these:

“Is this guy really a QB I’ll say my mans (walk-on Tommy Vento) is a better QB lol. S/O to my boy vento by the way.” – LB Denicos Allen

“DENARD IS SOOOO BAD! And it makes me feel so good.” – Safety Kyle Artinian

“I can play quarterback for the school in blue. (Le’Veon Bell) for heisman > the other guy in the great state of michigan.” – LB Jamal Lyles

Denard’s thoughts on the tweets? Here you go:


Your Opinion?
Show Comments (7 Comments)
dmon on 9/4/2012 @ 9:28pm EDT Said:

I think the media needs to ask itself why is this an issue? Is it an issue because it involved UM? Would this be talked about if it was about University of Minnesota? I think not. I am so tired of UM’s influence on the media. UM uses the press to protects its brand and the reporters seem oblivious they are being used.. It’s like all the reporters are lemmings when UM calls. It’s so sad. What has happened to journalistic integrity.

BTW, if any journalist responds, please tweet it and don’t list UM as it might cause a national uproar. Um can’t beat you on the field but they can beat you in the media.

John Pando on 9/4/2012 @ 9:29pm EDT Said:

Bo Pelini banned twitter for his players during the season. I believe he was proactive and right on!

Ashly Ochsner on 9/4/2012 @ 10:44pm EDT Said:

Ask Bo Pellini how he manages twitter amongst his team. Its a realy simple solution.

Mike Conway on 9/5/2012 @ 7:38am EDT Said:

Giving your enemy billboard material is not smart, even if it is true. Taking away twitter for the season is not a bad idea.

Josh on 9/5/2012 @ 12:50pm EDT Said:

I LOVE dmon’s post!!!! Common sense doesn’t count in the game of pulic perception though. (see Notre Dame)

SalimB (@Salimb) on 9/5/2012 @ 1:30pm EDT Said:

Yawn! Big ten Network is about as good as FOX NEWS for being fair and balanced. First off, as Dmon said in the above comment string, this is only news because it involved the sacred UofM. Over 100 Division 1 players made tweets about the Alabama blow-out on twitter including comments about Robinson’s play. It would take one intern an hour to find that information. Second, way to forget to mention Denard’s own Twitter issues from last year. BTN always wants to paint Denard as this “great guy” but easily forget he was boinking two women at the same time and one hacked his twitter account to let the world know he’s a DOG. No mention because they want to cover-up his squeaky clean image rather than doing some real journalism. Third, way to discuss how twitter is impacting recruiting – some in-depth journalism there guys! Take a look at some of the twitter accounts of some of the most sought after high school recruits and see what goes on in that realm (easy examples @SuccessfulQuon or DeAnthony Arnett last year). Try and be better journalists than TMZ for once!

Justin on 9/5/2012 @ 2:09pm EDT Said:

God forbid some college athletes talk smack about their arch rival. Where was/is the outrage over Mike Hart’s “little brother” comment? Oh that’s right he’s talking about seniority in age (according to Dinardo). The only reason this is a big deal is because they dared to talk smack about Michigan. Now the media has something to talk about other then how terrible M looked even though anyone that has followed the bigten in recent years knew Michigan was in trouble this year, especially this game.