It's a really good thing that you took the time to click on a board post titled "Greg Johnson on MSU recruiting" and then beyond that you took the time to tell everyone your thoughts on the board post you clicked on. Thoughts that you had no interest in the very topic you clicked on and commented on! Very Meta of you.
Greg Johnson On MSU recruiting
and it pisses me off. Especially with all the NBA threads. I get that some people don't like the NBA. So why do you click on an NBA thread, and tell everyone who is there (ya know, to discuss the NBA) that you hate the NBA! Good for you!
I agree with your point. However, this thread is not about the NBA so I will say that the NBA sucks and don't care about it. Unless Darius Morris is playing and the Lakers are getting smoked by the CLIP-SHOW! My new second favorite NBA team.
You're like one of those annoying trolls on the Freep who just comments on articles so he's the first one to comment. Amen to moderating.
I did not get any of what you said from the article. Seems like normal fluff piece.
Perkins, Lawler, or Madaris would be pretty good pickups for them. Not really seeing the alleged despair.
While meant to be a fluff piece, if you're "in the know," the article is hilarious. If you're just a passing Sparty fan who doesn't follow this stuff, you'd be like, "uhh, ok," and leave the article alone.
The article is a joke b/c, if its accurate, Sparty is "going national" by offering guys who are (1) committed elsewhere, and/or (2) being chased by the biggest fish. The names listed in the article are nobodies. (Until they twist Shane's facemask in three years.) So the State of State recruiting (see what I did there?) is: "Well, our recruiting pretty much sucks."
And the bit about Urbanski changing the landscape? There was NO MENTION of UM cleaning up like 8 of the top 12 recruits in the state, or whatever it is. That is far more devastating to Sparty than Urbanski.
So I do think the article is a wonderful insight into some Sparty mentality, at least of that one journalist -- "All is well, all is well." When it's not.
If you're "in the know" or not the article is a pretty basic recuriting article. There is no mention at all about sparty "Going national" (and I kinda wish that line would die already. MSU fans aren't making that claim anymore I haven't seen one make it in awhile) It's simply an article about what's going on and who they are chasing... nothing more
And the reason why there wasn't any mention about UM is because Meyer literally just got a commited recurit from MSU. There is a direct reason for a reporter to ask that exact question. Talking about Michigan recuriting when nothing on that front has really changed would be pointless and pretty random.
I was hoping for a MSU Recuriting article that I could actually poke fun at. All I got was a basic MSU Recuriting article... I am disappoint.
MGoBlog, not MSGoBlog. Also, "Blog" is in replacement of "Blue", not "Green" or "GreenAndWhite".
The "sportswriters" from GR Press are completely useless when it comes to anything involving sports. Greg Johnson, Brian VanOchten, David Mayo. I see these schmucks around town and they are exactly that, a bunch of idiotic schmucks.
VanOchten is easily the worst of the bunch. I worked at the Whitecaps and he'd come in to his "press parking spot" in a Corvette like he owned the place. Dude, you cover low-A minor league baseball. Mayo is a pot head. Johnson is OK overall -- does a decent job compared to Mayo and VanOchten.
David Mayo was the only readable scribe of the bunch. Probably BECAUSE of the chronic.
I would be a lot more suspiscious of a writer who tries to convince people that he never tried smoking pot than one who got caught with a few plants around the house. That gives Mayo the unofficial title of "GR Mlive writer with the most integrity."
I don't read mlive or a2 dot com anymore, but I am assuming that BVO still has a combover that looks like a thrift-store yarmulke. When someone is that disingenuous about his hair, and thinks the public is so stupid that they don't realize he is bald underneath, it is really difficult to believe anything he writes.
As for Johnson, he is one.
I've never seen him in person, but holy hell, what is the deal with that thing???
How many factual and grammar errors can you find in this snippet from the article?
Michigan State coaches reportedly were disappointed, but ready in case it happened. They have reportedly stayed in contact with defensive ends Kisima Jagne of Chandler, Ariz., and JaMichael Winston of Mobile, Ala.
Chandler is verbally committed to Colorado, but apparently still open to pitches, and Winston is a Arkansas commit still taking official trips
The city of Chandler, AZ is committed to Colorado?
Still open to pitches.
If that's not oversigning, I don't know what is.
"reportedly, reportedly, apparently"
The author seems very sure of his statements and really gives the reader confidence in his insights.
Also, the last sentence.... "but" before the "and" in the sentence - that there is some fancy writing he done learned...
How many factual and grammatical errors
All of them, I think.
"and Winston is a Arkansas commit"
Very well written!!
err... I mean it was wrote good!
This chart I prepared shows how badly in-state recruiting is going for MSU:
Somehow I never got to your chart...
I believe both need to be resized. I can't see either well enough
Right-click, View Image
another picture of that Lucy chick? Ridiculous.
If they are recruiting Toledo, Ohio, does that mean they are finally recruiting nationally?
Nearly every player is Ohio, Michigan, PA, Indiana
All of their 4-5 stars have been from the midwest.
As a resident of the Toledo area, I will say this: this place is bursting with so much culture and diversity, you could almost claim that if you recruit the area, you are recruting internationally.
I love 1 sentence "paragraphs" and 6 "paragraph" articles...
This honestly does not worry me. The way I see it, MSU and us have completely different recruiting bases, in a way. We generally seem to get a classier kind of player, and I can't really imagine someone who goes here going there, and vice versa. That's why I think OSU will hurt MSU's recruiting more than we will, because they go for the same kind of kid. In general, anyone who chooses one of those schools over Michigan probably wouldn't have fit in all that well here, anyway.
That is true but you also have to remember they *develop* said talent pretty well, nothing against our coaches but its all about the kids and how they respond to the coaches as we could put the same kid in our system but he may never grow and develop throughout his years.
We are a school that kids from all over the country would want to go to. I love that we have that national presence in recruiting
So Dantonio is recruiting guys who are committed to other schools??! OUTRAGE
I'd bet 90% of MGoBlog users know more about MSU recruiting than Greg Johnson of the GR Press.
Bagging on Sparty when we haven't beat them in 4 years is weak.
Contrived bagging on Sparty, like this, is even worse.
First, their recruiting class so far, even with the loss of Pittman is still solid.
1. Looks basically like our closing recruitng class last year, but they still have 2 months to add to it.
2. Also someone mentioned MSU not being a national recruiting brand, yes they may not be a OSU/Florida/ND/Michigan, but they are getting recruits from everywhere. Which is great for the program and the brand of MSU. Of their 21 commits, 5 are from the state of MI. 23% of their recruits are from MI. 4 out of OH, 3 out of WI, the rest are from places like NJ MD CA GA Canada FL. I'd say Sparty is doing OK when it comes to recruiting and recruiting nationally.
Other than that, who really cares as long as Michigan wins in the head to head against recruits in our own backyard. The only thing I'm worried about is ending this rediculous losing streak to sparty.