Those Lovable Michigan Scamps

Well, according to more than one Deadspin tipster a highly involved(and evolved) prank was executed on the MSU student body over the weekend during Saturday's Michigan State/Michigan basketball game. Some students at the University of Michigan posed as Big 10 interns to distribute cards to unsuspecting Izzone darlings which were supposed to say "GO STATE." Instead, they said "GO BLUE".(The above picture is what it was supposed to look like.) One of the pranksters has given us full detail of how this time-consuming, maniacal prank was executed. Apparently, 625 members of the MSU student body held up the phony cards at one point, dumbfounded by the cruel Punk'd-like ruse set upon them:

"A ton of planning went into this (I spent a hell of a lot more time on this over the last week or so than I did on schoolwork), so I was a little disappointed with the actual outcome. We didn't have them hold the cards up for long enough, which made it tough for people in the arena to figure out what they said before the students took them down again. The cards weren't big enough, but that was because of cost reasons. And finally, you can tell in the pictures that a few people in the U moved around, and they completely mangled our E."

Damn E's. Read the full report after the jump and look at the actual picture, which, unfortunately, don't showcase the prank very well. Just read the Green sections on the high res picture and you can figure out what's going on. Kind of.

Those Lovable Michigan Scamps

A few friends and I tricked the Izzone (MSU's student section) into holding up a card stunt that said "GO BLUE" before yesterday's game.
I snuck into the Breslin Center with 3 other UM students about an hour before the gates opened posing as Big Ten interns. We got in through an access tunnel and past a security desk without having to say a word.

When we walked out onto the court there were already a few doze Izzone members there passing out their materials. We talked to them
for a few minutes, letting them know about the Big Ten promotion that
was going to happen; they were all pretty excited, to the point of
offering to help us pass out the cards. We passed out 625 cards in
total. During the National Anthem, 625 Michigan State students held
up cards that they thought spelled out "GO STATE"...unfortunately for
them, it was "GO BLUE." A ton of planning went into this (I spent a hell of a lot more time on this over the last week or so than I did on schoolwork), so I was a little disappointed with the actual outcome. We didn't have them hold the cards up for long enough, which made it tough for people in the arena to figure out what they said before the students took them down again. The cards weren't big enough, but that was because of cost reasons. And finally, you can tell in the pictures that a few peopl in the U moved around, and they completely mangled our E.

Regardless,I still feel that we owned the Izzone.