about RR threads, why the fuck is there a thread on scoreboards being installed at spartan stadium. who gives a shit. this has nothing to do with Meechigan.
At a time when the University of Michigan spends hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars per year advertising the fact that it's a global educational institution that is busy establishing connections with people and institutions all over the world, we have supposed fans of that UM's football team whining over posts about a competing institution hardly an hour away.
I want to know what Rich Rod thinks about the new scoreboards at Michigan State. Rumor has it that Urban Meyer's obvious cheating will be reported on them as will live footage of the Sandusky trial.
There. I think I covered all the favorite non-Michigan popular board topics.
Is Yuri Wright gonna be at the announcement?
the latest Jersey Shore episode
Sparty can't read.
Like putting make-up on your ass. The scoreboards and video boards look ok....but terribly out of place. The rest of the stadium is so shitty, old, etc. They should update the rest of the dump first. Maybe put a real surface since they have proven THEY can't even grow and maintain grass well.
But yes, let's put new boards in.
I loved it when they had their football schedule,along with phone number for tix, on mountain dew pop cans......pathetic.
With regards to the turf, what are you referencing? They just got new turf this year, and it takes a couple years to fully take hold...
out of the buckeye book of tricks too
Simply put, a grass field is an inferior playing surface. Have played on grass and field turf, and the turf is far surperior......less injury, better drainage, more consistent surface, easier upkeep.
Didn't know you got new grass...was at a high school playoff game there and the field/stadium was awful ...a big ten disgrace. We have small high schools around here with better playing surfaces and nicer looking stadiums, seating, and concessions. I am not a picky eater, but the food even sucked.
Maybe this version of your turf will be better....we'll see. Nice scoreboards, now fix the rest of it.
FWIW, Spartan Stadium had all of it's grass removed or destroyed during the U2 concert last summer. Part of the contract was that U2 paid for new grass to be installed. That grass was grown in Colorado (I believe from the same plots of land that grow ND's grass), shipped in cold trucks rolled up strip by strip up to Michigan, and then laid out over the summer. Yes, the summer, as in little to no rain. If you recall this past summer had a wet July and then nada. The school was worried about it's quality going into the season. It proved serviceable but as the season wore on the grass wore down, which is why it looked so ratty at the end. Give it a year or two to really grow and flourish and it will look fine. Certainly better than some NFL fields (PIttsburgh comes to mind).
So in short, don't worry about MSU, kthanks.
Can't we just give them our old ones? That's what big brothers do.
Haha, how'd that game work out for them? Spartan revisionist history.
to change them every couple of years?
I'll give 'em this, those mockups make the actual functional part of the scoreboard (i.e., time, scores, timeouts, etc.) look infinitely better and user-friendly than what our boards finally ended up with this year.
I get the idea behind the eye-popping graphics and the size of it all, but at the end of the day, a scoreboard is a scoreboard, and should be able to give me that kind of stuff in a decent format.
That being said, I love when Sparty gets a chip on their shoulder and has to do something because we just did.
You mean like when we approved our addition? Er...no...wait...MSU did that first...that's right.
sorry, see below.
...because trash woud still be flying around into your face.
We need to slap little sister back into her place at the bottom of the pile
Ads for the new score board are already paid for, they've been leased for the next millennia by defense attorneys from Ingham county and non-flame retardant couch from True Valve.
This is why softball is a clown. He continues to use the little brown statement while embarrassing the rest of us. Ugh.
Dude, msu had outdoor hockey before us, night games before us, and even winged helmets before us if you want to go that far back. So lets not tread iinto originality territory.
The front is a hard leather piece common for the day. They do have a single "wing" running down their helmet, but they have that in the modern age as well. If you're going to say MSU had winged helmets before we did, you also have to claim that they currently wear winged helmets.
As to the other things, think what you will, but I know that they weren't the first to either play football at night or hockey outdoors (an NHL match was even staged outdoors in 1991).
beachbum69, who is this "us" you refer to?