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Michigan State drops hype video for heated in-state rivalry

The Michigan vs. Michigan State backyard brawl known as the "Battle for Bunyan" is upon us. The winning team of this largely unpredictable down-the-road rivalry takes home a literal four foot tall Paul Bunyan carving.

Although the teams have only battled for Bunyan 67 times, they've met 112 times starting in 1898. The trophy itself might be comical, but the rivalry is nothing short of intense. This is a fact that is not lost on anyone, like the video says, "You all know the story we don't like them, they don't like us..."

Is the anything more Michigan State than a football hype video being narrated by legendary Spartan basketball coach Tom Izzo?

Probably not.

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