Obviously the MSU Opener @Wisco is a big one for Sparty. Depending on how it goes... it could lead to a real interesting game verse Michigan the following week.
I dont think there will be much joy in the EL, if the matchup is MSU (1-3) v. UofM (4-0). So it is safe to say that this is a really important Big 10 opener for the current "owners" of the state of Michigan.
Obviously I think Michigan fans have to be pulling for Wisco, a MSU team on a 3 game losing skid, would be a nice 5th opponent this year - not to mention a good match for our first road game.
One great quote...Talking about the last INT and Kirk Cousins.
"Whoever is talking out there like that, the end result is if he would have scored they would be talking about him like he is Joe Montana. Rather than Joe off the pickle boat."
Apparently according to:
Historically, a fishing boat that would fish for pickled herring would come in to dock last. So "coming in off the pickle boat" or "falling off the pickle boat" would mean that you're the last to find something out or that you have come in last place.
I guess this is a good phrase for an "off the pickle boat sparty" to know.
For those of you with Rivals - http://michiganstate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=992080