Lot of grabbing from Trae Waynes early...which is exactly how he covered at Michigan State.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) August 10, 2015
Every college tape I saw of Trae Waynes he couldn't keep his hands off WRs. I knew he'd struggle with the NFL's rules. Easy evaluation.— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) August 10, 2015
It's been well documented how aggressive MSU DBs can be and how much college refs allow them to get away with it, not so much for the NFL. Trae Waynes struggled last night in his first preseason game, mainly because he uses his hands too much. Darqueze Dennard struggled to make similar adjustments to his game last year as a rookie.
Of course, preseason and rookie caveats apply, but question is, does Dantonio's "mug em and hope they don't throw a flag" style make it harder for his players to succeed in the big league? If so, why do they continue to be drafted so high?
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Yeah, we're gonna have some fun with this. Look for the arc to continue next week.
I'd be remiss if I didn't use tomorrow's Friday Fun to take one last parting shot at Gordon Gee. Look for it on Twitter tomorrow morning!!http://www.theblockhams.com/2013/06/spartycant.html
THE BLOCKHAMS™ runs (typically) every week here at MGoBlog and on its official home page. Also, don't forget to check out the Friday Fun, my weekly single panel comic based on trending Michigan events, available on Twitter and the home page every Friday.
For those of you following along with The Blockhams, there's been some recent discussion about how the Blockhams lil bro Bump has broken away from being a simple Sparty cliche.
BUT... later today readers will see the MSU ribbing taken down an unexpected path in today's Blockhams strip, one that will continue into and conclude in next week's strips.
I have my own favorites when it comes to stories about Sparty fans and the things only they are capable of... but I thought it might be fun and interesting to hear from the MGoCommunity:
What are you favorite Sparty cliches? What stereotypes ring most true? Or which ones are just too bizarre to be anything but true?
The best ideas might be utilized in next week's Blockhams comics... and certainly it might be a fun thread to read on a quiet Thursday. Thanks everyone, and GO BLUE!
Today's post is now live... and now you can all possibly see where all this is going. Stay tuned for next week's unforgettable edition of...
And also, thanks for the responses this morning.
I am inspired.
Former MSU basketball player (and current Golden State Warrior) Charlie Bell showed up to court for his DUI hearing drunk. Way to show the judge you're sorry for your previous actions.
Keeping the MSU legacy alive.
So MSU's Tom Anastos has filled out his staff (http://www.detnews.com/article/20110425/SPORTS0202/104250393/1361/Kelly-Miller-returns-to-MSU-as-assistant-hockey-coach):
- Kelly Miller, former MSU player, 15 yr NHL vet. NY Islanders ass't coach 2001-3 (div finishes in that timespan, 5th, 2nd, 3rd). Most recently in "private banking".
- Mike Gilmore, volunteer coach for goalies. Also a MSU alum, most recently he was an "investment advisor". Volunteer coach at MSU in 94-96
- Tom Newton, retained from previous staff. Ass't for past 21 years to Comley & Mason.
So MSU will have great financial portfolios and tremendous representation by the coaching staff at alumni board meetings, but a solid checking line? No idea on Newton's importance in Mason's success or Comley's demise. That's to be determined...
Commence LOLZ Sparty. As was said in another thread, Penn St had a better hire, and they have 0 Div I wins to their name!
Don't forget to visit the Red Cedar Message Board if you really want to enjoy another classic Sparty Noooooooooo moment.
My favorites so far...
"Originally Posted by Venice Spartan View Post
Bottom Line; We have a better team than they do and we should have won that game
The slogan of MSU Football."
"Praise Allah for the FCS otherwise we would be 0-3 right now."