I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
From Vince Lombardi to a Michigan State Spartan by Yolanda Gibson
If Vince Lombardi was here, the vision would be very clear,
Let His Spirit resonate in your ear.
That Man should never walk in fear,
Throw that football like it’s a spear, to make sure your opponent knows you are here
The best decisions your coach will make,
But only GOD knows the Spartan’s fate
Michigan State came to set the record straight
Wearing the S on your chest already made you great.
When you run the course of this Rose Bowl Game,
Remember the rules are never the same, let them know you came to fight, and catch every football in sight, for the love of the Green and White.
Stomp on your opponent like he is the devil. Especially at this Championship level. By putting your Nike cleats to the metal. Spartans win and never settle.
If you lose, you are to blame; no man can put a Spartan to shame
Because it is in your heart
A Spartan’s work ethic sets him apart, playing football is a gorgeous art.
So you must put everything else aside, and show them what it means to have Spartan Pride.
Take the Michigan State lessons and glide,
Across the field in that Pasadena sunshine
And always remember that you will reap
If and only if you don’t win to defeat
You wearing the S means you are blessed
With the courage of a Spartan, who will never be disheartened
With foolery of before Game sin,
Go to sleep because a Spartan’s mindset is to rest and win.
Walk across the Red Cedar if you must, and always remember in God a Spartan trusts.
You better fight; you better fight, all through the game Spartan's are known to Fight!
Fight for the only colors, Green and White…on the battle field victorious.