this guy evidently hired to work for AD
Roger Clemens + English = gold
Anyhow, about a month ago I am sitting in O'Hare waiting for a flight to Iowa City. Two PSU fans were sitting in the waiting area as well and talking about their trip to Iowa City to watch the game. The person next to them happened to be an Ohio State fan (who did not attend the school by his own admission early in the discussion) and the three of them started talking about attending games at other Big Ten campuses.
I deemed Angry Birds on my iPhone much more interesting than these fools until a certain game was mentioned. The PSU guys had also went to Ann Arbor to watch the UM/PSU game in 2005 and was deemed worthy of a recap since it was the last time they had been to Ann Arbor. The worst part of the game was, gasp, that the clock operator put time back on the clock after the game had ended which allowed Michigan to run another play to win the game. The OSU fan started experiencing the vapors and I felt he may faint dead away (use your best Southern Belle impersonation when you read that line) due to the thought of such cheating.
At that point I wanted to say "actually that only happens at Michigan State" or "I believe you are incorrect sir", but I had just unlocked another level on Angry Birds and figured stupid is as stupid does so it would only be a waste of my time. I deal with enough nonsense in any given day.
I hadn't been in contact with Cyrus Hobbi in awhile, but I spoke with his head coach today and he updated me about where Cyrus is at.
Cyrus is wide open right now, and he plans on announcing his decision at the Under Armour All American game. Michigan has done a great job recruiting him, and he was really impressed with his unofficial visit. He's trying to schedule an official visit out there right now, but that probably won't be until after our season.
Hobbi's team is 6-2 with 2 games left, and then they head to the playoffs, so it may be awhile before he takes the visit. His coach also updated me on a 2012 prospect on their team, that happens to be Cyrus' best friend, DJ Foster.
Foster is a 5-foot-10, 180-pound athlete that plays both ways for Saguaro. Coach Sanders said he's a lock down corner, and probably the best athlete he's had in a long time. Michigan hasn't offered yet, but they are hoping to get one from Michigan soon. UCLA, Oregon State, ASU, and Arizona have all verbally offered so far. He's a name to keep an eye on.
99' PSU game on ESPN Classic right now
I would first like to give thanks to jamiemac for giving me the idea of an O/U for this week with ....DENARD....
- Yards: 450
- TDs: 3
- Threads started with his name the week after this game: 10
- INTs: 1
Oh, and I won't bet. Class starts in 12 minutes, no time.
Funny story on Deadspin involving alleged "cockblocking" by Manningham while a student at Michigan. My favorite part of it is when Alan Branch steps in to "protect" Mario: "Watch yo'self." Deadspin is such an f'ing cesspool.
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State Athletics Director Mark Hollis announced Friday, Oct. 29 that the Spartans have signed contracts for a three-game series with Boise State. The Spartans will kick off the series with Boise State on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in East Lansing, Mich. The 2012 season and home opener will be televised nationally by ESPN.
Michigan State's 2012 seven-game home schedule features Boise State, Notre Dame, Eastern Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa, Nebraska and Northwestern.
The second contract is for a home-and-home series, beginning Sept. 17, 2022, in the 33,500-seat Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. The Broncos will make the return trip to Spartan Stadium on Sept. 16, 2023.
"We're extremely excited about this special opportunity to kick off the 2012 season with a nationally televised game against Boise State, the nation's winningest football program since 1997 (140-31, .819)," Hollis said. "As we try an innovative concept with a Friday night Labor Day weekend game, we couldn't pull something like this off without campus-wide cooperation.
"Since Michigan (K-12) schools don't begin fall classes until after Labor Day, high school teams will play their football games on Thursday that week, making this is a great way for our fans to kickoff the holiday weekend. By scheduling the Boise State game on a Friday night, it's also our hope that the tourism industry will receive a positive bump since most fans will now have the opportunity to make plans to enjoy the entire Labor Day weekend."
Michigan State has compiled a 6-2 record (.750) against current members of the Western Athletic Conference (1-0 vs. Fresno State, 4-1 vs. Hawaii, 1-0 vs. Idaho and 0-1 vs. Louisiana Tech).
In the last 18 months, Michigan State has announced home-and-home series with West Virginia (2014-15), Alabama (2016-17) and Miami-Fla. (2020-21) as well as the extension of its series with Notre Dame through the 2031 season, with two-year breaks in 2014-15, 2020-21 and 2026-27.
"With teams like Boise State, West Virginia, Alabama, Miami and Notre Dame on our future schedules, our fans can look forward to a lot of special game days in Spartan Stadium, as we continue to bring the top programs in college football to our state," Hollis said.