MSU’s men basketball team went on the road to Des Moines, Iowa for the first round of March Madness against Bradley University on Thursday.
But not every Spartan drove across the country to watch them play. While some fans prefer to fly or drive to away games, some prefer their favorite chair at the bar.
Spartan fan Tim Courser said he sits in the same spot and orders the same food at the bar of Buffalo Wild Wings every week. This week he arrived a little bit earlier than usual to beat the crowd and catch the game.
“I got here about, probably 12:30,” Courser said.
Courser said he only went to MSU for a short period, but he is still a true Spartan fan.
“I’ve lived here all my life, I’ve grew up in East Lansing,” he said.
About ten minutes away, at the Hall of Fame Cafe, the Spartan fan spirit was even louder.
Joe Madden said he has been a Spartan since birth and the history is rich in his family.
“I’m a Michigan State fan first and foremost,” Madden said.”I just love the place and sometimes I can’t help myself because of that.”
The crowds were loud in every bar you could think of in East Lansing. But Hall of Fame Cafe host Ally Frankovich said she’s kind of immune to it.
“It can get a little stressful and busy when there’s a wait but it’s fun to work here. it’s always loud and there’s lots of people,” Frankovich said.
Spartans in East Lansing left the restaurants and bars on a happy note after a nail-biting defeat against Bradley. Courser said he hopes they go all the way.