Neither Michigan nor Michigan State will be playing in the College Football Playoff this season. To be honest, neither team even sniffed the CFP this season as the Wolverines finished the regular season 8-4 and the Spartans rebounded from a 3-9 season a year ago to finish 9-3 in 2017.
But that does not mean the fans of Michigan and Michigan State will have to wait for unitil the 2018 season to watch their program play again.
On Sunday, the college football bowl schedule was released and unranked Michigan will be headed to the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 to square off against the unranked South Carolina Gamecocks while No. 18 Michigan State will play in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 28 against the No. 21 Washington State Cougars.
Following the announcement of the bowl matchups, many Michigan State faithful hopped on Twitter to share their displeasure in their bowl destination.
Let's start with 97.1 The Ticket's Pat Caputo, who everyone knows is a Spartan slappy, even though he denies it.
Another classic example of Michigan overrated & MSU underrated: MSU has much better resume in every way yet gets selected for lesser bowl than UM. Part of long pattern of undue entitlement for Michigan, but MSU has invariably gotten last laugh where it matters most – on the field
— Pat Caputo (@patcaputo98) December 3, 2017
Oh, and this salty MSU fan actually took the time to tweet out this winner.
Just sent a complaint to @outbackbowl and @Outback that I will never eat at an Outback again. The food is worse every year and they showed they are want branding lies over quality. I encourage @MSU_Football and Spartans to #boycottoutback. East Lansing Outback should be empty.
— Matthew Wigent (@mwigent) December 3, 2017
Even Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio even seems a bit peeved, even though he claims to be happy with the Holiday Bowl berth.
Dantonio on being bypassed by U-M for Outback: Says he will just focus on getting ready for the Holiday Bowl and continuing to beat Michigan.
— Matt Wenzel (@mwenzel2) December 3, 2017
This guy wants a damn explanation as to why Michigan State is playing in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 28 and Michigan gets another New Year's Day bowl. (Notice, he is pissed because he included “WTF” at the end of his tweet, always a sign of anger)
Someone explain to me how Michigan State is in the freaking Holiday Bowl in mid-December and Michigan is on a New Year’s Day Bowl? WTF
— Murray Sales (@msales05) December 3, 2017
Well, you wanted an explanation, here ya go, courtesy of @JDue51 on Twitter.
Wanna know why you're going to the Holiday Bowl? pic.twitter.com/R2Q2i26X98
— Due# (@JDue51) December 3, 2017
Now, we know that video is a bit misleading because the weather was AWFUL that day at Spartan Stadium but there is some truth to @JDue51's idea.
Michigan has always been a bigger draw than Michigan State and will likely always be a bigger draw than Michigan State when it comes to attendance and viewers on television. Therefore, it should never come as a surprise when the Wolverines get a New Year's Day bowl over the Spartans.
That being said, let's be honest, both the Holiday Bowl and the Outback Bowl are completely meaningless bowl games and Spartans fans should be happy they have bragging rights for the next year over Michigan, regardless of which bowl each team plays in.
Oh, one more thing…
San Diego is MUCH nicer than Tampa, anyways. Just saying.