As the recent episode of "Spartans Looking Dumb" comes to a close with the frat-whooping players getting charged, I was wondering if we had a legitimate consensus for the reasoning behind that "University's" ability to produce so many embarrassments. For other examples, I don't think we need to look far. Professional football player who shoots himself in the leg in a club with an unregistered weapon, this guy, Zach Randolph, to name a few. Is it consistent cabin fever, stuck up there in farmland? Do they all want to get back to the days of burning couches and therefore make bad decisions to reminisce? Standard Spartan jealousy?
Michigan State Debauchery: What's The Deal?
Its boring. I've got an aunt that has lived up there (still an M fan)for 25+ years and, well I have visited on purpose twice. Both for Christmas. Drive in and get write back out.
Yeah, I don't want to go there if I have to write my way out. That could take a while.
You could hit a punctuation mark...and it would be all over...period.
Symptoms of the Inferiority Complex include: acting out violently, targeting students taking harder classes than you, doing drugs to forget said Complex, and also shooting oneself in the leg in the hope that the experience in jail will be better than the one at MSU.
I didn't think they knew how to write up there...
...they can't get out
I think the problem is that (at least lately) when Sparties go wild, they do so in hilariously public and outlandish fashion.
Case in point: Mike Milano gets in a fight with a guy, and punches him. Glenn Winston gets in a fight with a guy, and organizes a field trip with ten of his teammates. In broad daylight. With ski masks.
(FWIW, I initially read that title as "douchery." I like my title better.)
Have you ever been there? Its like Beer Fest II on a football weekend. Ask kids considering MSU why ... the parties will be on alot of lists. No surprises here why they have issues. There are issues at every school but why does MSU take things to new levels. I'm done. Where's my couch?
Ever see this video? Listen to the song, hilarious.
why do the spartans hate stop signs so much?
They despise authority :)
STD's from the women?
I keed, I keed.
I think it is a couple of things.
First, campus wide, East Lansing is pretty boring but is close enough to Lansing to get serious drugs. Just add alcohol and a very tightly packed student body, and the drunken fest just flows. Once MSU got a rep for burning things and near riots, that bred more of the same.
Add on the fact that MSU sort of anchors the bottom of the CMU/WMU/Ferris State out of control weekend drunken fests. My nephew was at CMU until last year, and the students and hangers on from all those schools rotate on Thursday to Sunday weekends to see just how drunk and rowdy they can get at the next U on the list.
As far as athletes...this is more of a guess on my part but it seems like MSU wants to be the lead team in a state where they are choice number two, in a region where they are choice number 8 or 10. That, I think, causes the coaches to take on thugs who really shouldnt be in college. Add in the drunken party campus, some worship from the other students, and coaches that forgave and forgot some fairly serious crimes earlier in the year, and last year, and things went downhill fast.