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Bars, restaurants prep for Michigan/Michigan St. game

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) -- Like a sliced-up pizza, the state of Michigan is divided.

At Vitale's in Comstock Park Friday night, strangers could be seen disagreeing -- and sometimes, so were family members. Jim Bass is a Michigan fan, and his wife is rooting for Michigan State.

"State's going to walk all over Michigan tomorrow," she said.

"They're winning, undoubtedly -- they are 5 and 0 -- but they're not beating up on anyone," he responded.

The root of the conflict? "They don't have to beat up on anyone -- a win is a win! How many wins does Michigan have?"

WZZM 13 also found a waitress and a customer having a spirited debate.

"No Michigan fans!" the customer said to the waitress.

"Go blue!" she responded.

"We have't seen Michigan and Michigan State this good for a little while, so we're expected big crowds and hopefully a good game," said Agostino Vitale, owner of Vitale's in Comstock Park. "We have some food specials and some drink specials, and we have our whole staff on."

Pizza delivery drivers are psyched, too.

"It's going to be fantastic, it's going to be non-stop busy," said Donyea Robertson, a delivery driver for Vitale's.

Any staff that's not working on Saturday should have a good reason, said Vitale.

"I'll be at the football game, " said waitress Michelle Karas.

Vitale won't say who he is rooting for in the game. "I really probably shouldn't say, should I? I do have a side."

Either way, chalk it up to a big win for business at Vitale's.

The game starts at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Vitale expects the crowds to start an hour or two before then, so it's not a bad idea to get there early.