this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Sparty Rose Bowl AD Running on DetNews Today
Dewey was from my home town. So close to having a president from Owosso.
Moderate:informative to you good sir. I never knew he was from the Flint area. Learn something new everyday.
He also went to Michigan and wrote for the Daily.
This internet thing's a small place. I am also from the greater Owosso metropolitan area.
That's funny. Owosso being described as a "metropolitan area". Which hectare?
Well we do get a tiny yellow square on the map so it must be true.
North side, east of 52.
Hey, I am also from the Greater Owosso Metropolitan Statistical Area, Easton in fact, close to New Lothrup, graduated from Owosso High School. Live in Virginia now.
Though I tease her that Corunna has the Meijer and the nice courthouse. Heading up for pre-Christmas stuff, hoping for a trip to Sir Pizza (divy but good!)
I'm from Owosso as well. Quite a gang here. Nothing better than a Sir Pizza cube pepperoni. That is about the only thing I miss from Owosso. It battles my brain daily along with a Count of Antipasto slice. Sad day when that went away. Great pizza but so, so, so inefficient.
i've driven through Owosso, does that count?
You want good pizza, I'd recommend Main St. Pizza in Corunna. Just down from the Cavalier Bar.
Still odd that he ended up the governor of New York though.
i married a chick from owosso. one of the brazil sisters. the internet is so small.
Holy cow what a place we have here. Roma's pizza behind the "Capital Theater". Geezo. About 1/3 of the population has left Owosso, I think. I am from the Brad VanPelt era, his bro was my best friend, used to sleep over there a lot.
I went to Brad's wedding so maybe we've met. His wife was my babysitter when I was a little one. I used to go to Roma's for a bacon pizza a lot when I was young. That was before Sir Pizza came in and I made the great discovery of pepperoni.
A college pal of mine married Bill Roberts, he was from a pretty big family in Owosso as I recall. Of course I'm about 75 years older than all of you.
Edited because it would help if I actually got his last name right.
Well now that you got the last name right! I did know a couple of Roberts, but it's a pretty common name.
For anyone actually from Owosso, or anyone who can identify with small town gossip and trivia, there is a Facebook page named "YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM OWOSSO IF... ". It is very amusing to read many of the same experiences people had and reminisce about some landmark businesses that are no longer.
One of the funniest things about going to school in Owosso was all the boys going to swimming classes in Junior High and High School COMPLETELY NAKED. I, for one, didn't think anything of it because you just did what you were told to do. Apparently this was anything but common, in fact people have tried unsuccessfully to find ANY other school system where this was done. You had to strip down cue-ball naked, go thru the cold showers that spit out sharp pellets of ice, then go to the pool area and line up, everyone just shivering. It was cold. There wasn't too much shrinkage because packages were already quite small in their natural state.
Guess we were just lucky that Jerry Sandusky wasn't our gym coach.
...for the win. Went back to visit this past summer just after the Curwood Festival. A great place to be from.
Al Gore hadn't invented it yet
Best. Screen capture. Ever.
Didn't those guys learn anything from the Big Ten basketball championship banner thing a couple years back?
Wow, that "fan" is some creepy stuff. Put that on a billboard.
Put that on a billboard.
I want to bear your child. Some mornings just make me so proud of the MGoBlogosphere.
I wonder if a Michigan fan ran the ad - payback for all those personal fouls. Nah...we got our payback in sugar.
I'd be so peeved at the Detroit News for that. Obviously you get your ad ready to go before the outcome. You trust the paper isn't going to make you look like an idiot by running it when it shouldn't.
I can't laugh too hard at MSU because it could just as easily be us on the bad end of such a gaffe.
it is also running on the MSU to Outback story.
That is some serious FAIL... but I kind of love it.
you deserve well more than a fake 5 points for that.
It can be deduced beyond a reasonable doubt that the travel agency that makes money off of MSU travel packages has at least a few MSU fans making decisions for them, like the decision to run this ad. They had to get their ad ready ahead of time, and they did. They ASSumed that their great and beloved Spartans were going to the Rose Bowl.
In other words, they did what Sparty always does: they severely overestimated their place on the food chain. This ad is merely another case of Sparty getting exactly what they deserve.
Work filter blocking... Really could use a good laugh from over here in the Czech...
nope, he didnt hit him
Dewey beat Truman too, right? (That was a Chicago paper, but I forgot which one.)
Edit: must have been in the first post... the picture doesn't display for me, for some reason.
msuspartans.com still has a "Buy MSU Big Ten Champs Gear" ad that pops up, too.
I love these guys. Enjoy the Alamo Bowl!
Florida grows oranges....California grows oranges so therefore they are almost the same state right?
i work in advertising. this is clearly the fault of the detroit news for running this.
I look at advertising. This one is hilarious.
A Wolverine in the News ad department, perhaps?
Since 1970, Michigan has made 15 Rose Bowls. Sparty? Well Sparty would've doubled their appearances during that span had they not blown it this weekend. They'll always have 1988! Dantonio still needs to get over that hump to earn a spot as an MSU Trustee after he retires.