this may be of some local interest
My quick take: Gholston should be suspended for this week's game against Wisconsin. His conduct in both cases is completely unacceptable. If Michigan State doesn't step in, which wouldn't totally shock me, the Big Ten should do so.
I agree that a one game suspension for Wisky would be about right. Love how he says that Dantonio doing nothing wouldn't shock him.
I didn't see last week. I hope they steadied that camera.
I don't post on here much and I'm sure I'll get severly negged for this also does not help I'm form Ohio but nevertheless I need to get this off my chest. For those of you who keep posting that Spartan fan has an inferiority complex I just don't see it. They've beaten us four times in a row there is no need for them to feel inferior any longer. We are inferior to them right now and until we find a way to beat them we will continue to be so. They have better talent and clearly are more physical and take this rivalry much more seriously than our coaches ande players The only inferiority I see is from our fan base. All the whining about the late hits needs to stop it happened. Stuff like that happens in every game its football for god sakes.
Also the thing that bothers me most is all of you asking for Wisconsin to crush Michigan State for us. That's not what Michigan does. We are better than that. That's the Michigan State of old would do that and hope Ohio State would come beat us to make their pain feel a bit better. Michigan should never ever take the position of looking for someone bigger and better to take care of business that our team could not take care off. It sickens me I've never seen a teams fans whine and complain so much about a couple personal fouls in a football game its about as obnoxious to me as the personal fouls themselves. Go ahead and neg away and call me a troll but thats how I see it.
We still have a great shot and having a wonderful season and beat Ohio. I believe we should focus on that more than a couple late hits and Wisconsin handling our business.
("America Needs Farmers")
A very good post about some very determined Iowa fans spending a VERY significant amount of time and effort to show their patriotism (and support) is posted here.
From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the volunteers taped down the cards to each of the seats. Because of strong winds Saturday, additional tape had to be used. The volunteers were taxed, and needed every available minute to finish the task.
I don't know where the thread went, but here is the story about what Lewan supposedly said to Gholson on Saturday. This is taken from an MSU message board. The reason I am posting this is I didn't want anyone to think that the rumor that was posted here a few minutes ago is in any way true. It is not.
This story is a non-story, and the media is kind of shamelessly trying to keep this one going. I really hope this puts it to bed once and for all.
William Gholston was called "Tom" by Lewan during the game (he mentioned that in the post game). Some in the media are taking this as a racial slur as in "Uncle Tom". That is not what actually was meant when Lewan said it. From last weeks Red Cedar Rumblings (sorry for quoting paid content, but I think it's worth it so that this story dies):
**Will Gholston was a Michigan fan growing up. He was also close to committing to the Wolverines at one point during his recruitment … until a fateful trip to Ann Arbor.
"I was there on a recruiting trip," Gholston said. “They were calling me Tom and junk. That messed me up. I was sitting there talking and they keep saying, ‘Tom.’ I was looking back like, ‘Who is this guy talking to, my name isn't Tom?’ After that I started coming back to Michigan State a lot.
“It made an impact. That wasn't the biggest part, but how can't you remember my name? Call me William, Will, or call me ‘2.’ That's cool, too. Not Tom. My name doesn't even start with a ‘T’. I was going to Michigan a lot. Michigan was high on my list for a while. It was like Michigan and Michigan State, neck-and-neck. They were in my top three. That freaked me out. They didn't even know my name and I had been coming up there for three weeks. I was close to going to Michigan."He was trying to get under Gholston's skin by calling him something that he knew bothered him during his recruitment. Not a racial slur.
Forgive me if this was covered on here previously, but I came across a wonderful Twitter handle today http://twitter.com/#!/MorkDan7onio
Read the previous tweets. They will do wonders for your day.