If you were in East Lansing this past weekend, you probably noticed some odd wordage in the sky.
During the clear, near Fall day, the words ‘Go Blue’ appeared written above the Michigan State stadium as they took on Youngtown State. The ‘Go Blue’ was obviously in reference to rival Michigan, something a Wolverines fan likely paid for, right? Not exactly.
Paying for it was the University of Michigan athletic department, according to MLive.com:
Suzanne Asbury-Oliver, who runs Oregon Aero SkyDancer skywriting with her husband Steve, told MLive the Wolverines’ athletic department hired her business to put Michigan slogans into the air above Ann Arbor then East Lansing on Saturday.
Michigan athletic department spokesperson Dave Ablauf acknowledged his department paid for Saturday’s skywriting but said no specific locations were targeted.
“We hired the skywriters to canvas southeast Michigan with slogans and numbers prior to our game last Saturday,”he said in a statement. “There were no locations targeted.”
A little good natured ribbing never hurt anybody, right?
For those that missed the writing: