Michigan State Uniforms to Feature Leonidas Quote at Thermopylae


Or at least, this is what they wear in the most militaristic city-state in human history. What King Leonidas said to the Persians at the battle of Thermopylae (no, it was not “Tonight we dine in hell!” or “then we shall FIGHT in the shade”) will now be inscribed on the Michigan State Spartans jerseys.

“Molon Labe,” the Spartans’ defiant challenge to the Persians translated as “come and get them!” is seen on the back of the collar. The Spartans are one of nine teams chosen to wear the innovative Nike Pro Combat system of dress for the 2011 season.

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