Tom Izzo Happily Helps Judge Mathis Troll Ohio State (Video)


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We’re used to seeing Tom Izzo angry on television. The cameras love to catch the Michigan State basketball coach fuming in the heat of battle moments. We don’t often see him smiling on TV, but he certainly is here, during Thursday’s episode of Judge Mathis. 

On the December 7th edition of the program, Tom Izzo makes a special appearance in the courtroom. Have a watch of the clip below as Mathis reveals that his daughter was a student assistant to Izzo at Michigan State, before going on to law school and becoming a lawyer.

Izzo doesn’t speak in this specific clip, but his presence in the audience provides ample opportunity for Judge Mathis to troll the Buckeyes supporting man who is appearing in his court room.

Izzo sports an ear to ear grin while Judge Mathis extols the virtues of MSU basketball, mentioning the high graduation rate for players, including those who have left early for the NBA. Mathis also points our how regularly Michigan State beats Ohio State.

MSU has won seven of their last nine against OSU. Michigan State leads the all-time series 73-58.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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