Every now and then, things happen that transcend your sports fandom.
Sometimes you see / hear / experience something so great that it doesn’t matter who created it.
That’s exactly what happened to me this week.
After defeating Stanford to win the Rose Bowl, the Michigan State football team, led by coach Mark D’Antoni, celebrated the victory in the way that all 18- to 22-year-olds (and their coaches) should…..
…….by inviting Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan into their locker room and absolutely SWAGGING out to his song “Type of Way”. You know, the guy with albums aptly titled Still Goin In and I Go In on Every Song.
I’m serious. This is one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen.
Some notes on the video:
(1) Rich Homie Quan dancing in the middle of the circle holding up the Rose Bowl Champs hat feels incredibly appropriate.
(2) Best dancers (in order of skill): D. Hicks (#2), Dude with Four Arm Bands, Connor Cook (#18), Scrawny Guy with Oversized Shoulder Pads and Backwards Hat, Chubby Dude Who Knows How to Drop It Low.
(3) The kid breaking it down. The elderly couple getting into the mix. It’s all too much.
(4) LOVE D’Antoni (in the white long-sleeve shirt) in the middle of the circle helping to kick things off. I’d play ball for that guy.
Also, it should be noted that I attended the University of Wisconsin, so I’ve spent years cheering against Michigan State almost 100% of the time, especially in football. Yet I still love this video. Why?
Because it’s awesome. Every fan base in America is lying if they tell you that they don’t secretly wish this was their team. It’s the purest form of joy and celebration. A bunch of college kids celebrating what will probably be the biggest sports moment of their entire lives.
And not just celebrating. GOING HARD.