By: Evan Jankens

Michigan State hosts John Bonamego’s Central Michigan Chippewas Saturday afternoon in East Lansing. Many expect it to be a blowout.

From my 32 years living in southeastern Michigan, I’ve learned if you go to Central, Western or Eastern Michigan University, you usually are still a fan of Michigan or Michigan State.

Chippewas’ head coach John Bonamego doesn’t want to see Central students wearing green and white though.

“If you’re not wearing maroon and gold you’re really not with us,” he wrote.

Those are strong words and I don’t really agree with him. Just because you go to a college doesn’t mean you have to be a die hard fan for their athletic teams. Imagine if all Michigan fans had to be grads? The Big House would be the empty house.

Because I went to Macomb Community College, does that mean I can’t support the Michigan State Spartans — the team I grew up loving?

What are your thoughts on Bonamego’s comments? Should Central students only wear maroon and gold or should the coach grow a thicker skin?


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