landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Is that something you really want to be advertising?
There's no reason to slander the people of Jersey Shore like that.
maybe the situation can. That guy is horrible. Nice move MSU.
well, we're gonna have a lot of OT threads around here now.
Watch what you say about "Jersey" anything. Some people on this board will hate you forever if you say anything negative about their home state.
Not true. You can say whatever you want about them because they don't read this site. It's GTL, and blogging is not on that list.
If you say anything positive about Jersey, anyone on the board from NY will laugh at you. So better to be neutral I guess.
When I was at UofM I tended to like the people I knew from Jersey a lot more than the people I knew from Long Island. How's that for a backhanded compliment?
I'd just like to point out that of the original cast only Sammi was actually from New Jersey. Everyone else, except Pauly D, was from NY.
And I'd just like to point out that they all feel more comfortable spending time in NJ than NY, where one imagines they fit in better.
But they choose to live elsewhere...
I'd just like to point out that it's kind of weird that you know that..
With an internet connection it's possible to know just about anything.
I do not know who "Sammi" is, nor do I care enough to Google it.
"Jersey Shore" people...... as in the show named "Jersey Shore." They are different than people from New Jersey.
The people on "Jersey Shore" are trashy. The people in NJ are pretty much the same as anywehere else in the U.S. (some good, some bad).
"The people in NJ are pretty much the same as anywhere else in the US (some good, some bad)."
The nicest possible thing you can say about New Jersey, ladies and gentlemen!
Not so. Fun jabs or rational criticisms are fine. But when someone makes blanket statements about the entire state you just shake your head. It would be like only visiting Detroit and telling everyone that Michigan is a post apocalyptic shithole. Simply not true.
That said, I enjoy your analysis on recruits.
Yeah really you need to visit Flint, Saginaw and....oh wait I'm not helping am I?
It's just a Jersey thing.
I now hate the OP (not kidding).
By the way, the Situation was paid $5 million and is estimated to make $10 million in 2011.
The more interesting question is how much (and why) did MSU pay him?
It's not that great a place. Go ahead and bash. As long as you're not from Michigan. I love the university, but the state isn't the best of places.
Say what you want to but Michigan the place is Michigan footballl. I wish everyone who thinks Detroit sucks would just stay out of our lakes and rivers so I can go camping with out a bunch of people from down south, back east or Chicago bothering me. A great deal of the wealth of our nation was built on the backs of the people of Michigan and now everyone sees fit to kick us when we are down. Do you think there would be a University of Michigan as we know it with out Detroit? The money that the working people of Flint and Detroit brought to Michigan is what built the university; the money they earned filled the 100,000 seat stadium. As us true Michiganders say if you don't like Michigan go fuck yourself.
I think too many people generalize the entire state based what they hear about Detroit in the news. The whole state is not crumbling cement and poverty.
Better than Jersey
I can't think of two entities more deserving of each other.
Some of the stuff Hollis says is just appalling. I remember one along the lines of "i'd rather have a history of success than one good season" during basketball season. This was obviously a slight against Michigan but I chose to take it as him being upset with MSU football.
Its embarassing as hell for MSU that their AD is twatting about some D-list celebrity attending their games. You'd think that there are much more famous people that attend a game than that dude. Not to mention the fact that the AD actually took time to twat about it. What a goober.
I really, really wish that "The Situation" was "D-List". Sadly that's not currently the case.
Why the desperation from MSU?? Is it because they have season ticket packages on sale now and it is mentioned in the Big 10 blog on ESPN??
Nice job not being able to sell all of your season tickets after coming off a 1/3 of a Big 10 championship
To be fair to Sparty it'll probably be 1/2 of a big ten championship when all's said and done.
Because even their own fans know it was an anomaly in an otherwise mediocre existence.
He is an absolutely perfect representation for them. I love it.
ITS T SHIRT TIME
Strike me dead if DB ever tweets something like this.
Nothing but class, and it makes sense with The Situation's ties to MSU.
Maybe they will give him an honorary degree!
Im figuring on classic sarcasm...but since I don't follow this clown's bio, does he have any connection to msu?
This is laughable, but honestly it's not as bad as Rutgers having Snookie as a speaker at graduation. That university has lost all credibility in my mind.
Except their speaker was Toni Morrison... http://commencement.rutgers.edu/speaker-honorary-degree-recipients
But snooki was there shortly thereafter and was paid more money than Morrison.
Only in America
Snooki was paid something like 30k from some "entertainment" fund which the students were allowed to use as they saw fit. I suspect you don't actually know how much Morrison was paid.
Well, if the students wanted to pay Snookie more that makes it all better.
EDIT: Nervermind, I was right.
FWIW, Snooki did speak to Rutgers students but no at graduation. In fact, Rutgers paid Snooki $32,000 (more than Morrison) to give these gems to the students:
Snooki's final words for Rutgers: "I love you bitches!"
Snooki and her sidekick, comedian Adam Ace, brought eight students on stage to teach them the "Jersey Shore" fist pump and her signature "tree branch" dance.
When asked her inspiration in life, Snooki said: "Being tan. When you're tan, you feel better about yourself."
Her parting advice to Rutgers students: "Study hard, but party harder."
Hmm, guess she didn't do graduation, but she did get paid more than Toni. Still think that quote is hilarious.
If you want some good fun, watch The Situation "roast" Donald Trump.
My IQ just dropped about 30 points after listening to that blather.
Is this what Dantonio means by recruiting nationally ? ;)
New Jersey--every member of whose family went to UM with that brush? Bl*w me, then tell us where you're from. Yours is my nomination for lamest, least useful diary of the week.
EDIT: Given that Michigan is a school with a far better reputation, far wider reach, I'll bet there are a lot more people from the East Coast like me in Ann Arbor than E. Lansing. Basically, you numbnutz diary is propounded on this idea: hey, some guy from N. Jersey will be at MSU's home games this year. Let's use it as an opportunity to trash the state!
P.S. I really DO want to hear where you're from, mean-ass.
Seriously though what is with the NJ insecurity complex? Rip on PA for being Pennsyltucky and everyone from PA will laugh our asses off*. For some reason it's pretty much the Jerseyites that aren't secure enough to take a joke about their home state.
Feel free to trash to us, we always need new material for things like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhFHqNKnfes
*While secretly wishing we'd give the middle of the state (minus the turnpike) to West VA to get them out of our hair.
It's an outsider/insider thing. If you're from the area or know it well I can laugh all day about it with you. That's probably because you have some insight in just how shitty it can be. But often comments ragging on Jersey come from people who've haven't spent a significant amount of time there and have no insight on it. I object to the lack of originality more than anything.
And it's silly to pretend this kind of defensiveness is peculiar. Michiganders can be hyperdefensive about Detroit. Edit: Cue aratman's comment above, "As us true Michiganders say if you don't like Michigan go fuck yourself."
It is duplicitous to love a school and hate the state that at some level funds it. People tend to get defensive about the place that created them see Irish, Italians, Russians and all others. Michigan is a great place because it is my home. That might not make it a great place for you but it does to me.
I didn't tarnish you. I was clearly referring to the people on the show (and their wanna-be imitators), not people from the state of NJ as a whole.
Calm down. I never trashed the state. Be a little more secure and confident next time.
(Unless this is all some schtick and you are just kidding.)
But I'm with the poster above--a serious lack of originality here. The Jersey Shore thing. . . played. The funny thing is that Jersey is generally one of the wealthiest states, more f'd up because of its snobby suburban thing than the shore. The shore is great--I spent many summers of my youth there. Peace.
I lived in NY for 3 years, but never made it to the shore. My wife and best friend are both, coincidentally, from the Philly area and used to go to the Jersey shore in the summer with their families. They liked it a lot.
My sis-in-law is from Red Bank. And she's a very classy lady. So...I dunno about the whole Jersey Shore meme.
Why are people goin all aggro on decent Jersey folk? It's like they got a beef with Jersey or something. What's up with that? You know what OP? You're nothin but muff cabbage. We're coming after you, OP. We fight descrimination. It's a Jersey thing.
Don't knock the Jersey shore. There are plenty of very nice, not at all trashy, places at the shore that had their name ruined by that stupid show.
Overheard on campus: "Dat's AWESOME! He's the ULTIMATE BRAH! Maybe he'll come back to our house and we can watch 300 together!"
Well played, Mark Hollis.
This thread ended up being much better than I thought it would be.
As a resident of NJ I can state that it is worse here than what is seen on the Jersey Shore.
The Jersey Shore does not show the high taxes, congestion or Super Fund sites
I approve of mocking the state
I just followed the link to see whether it was Hollis or the OP who didn't know how to spell. Three guesses what I found . . . .
Cool story brah
Dave Brandon is a genius
... v. our live wolverine mascot.
Tell me you wouldn't pay thousands of dollars to see that...
they'll make him valedictorian