What an absolute piece of shit thing to say from a guy paid to cover college athletes and recruits...
Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
What an absolute piece of shit thing to say from a guy paid to cover college athletes and recruits...
Too bad the Spartans don't have a QB worth going after !!!
You win the Internet.
I just came here to post this. What a piece of shit.
Douches gonna douche
Typical mouth-breathing little bro bullshit.
This is pretty tame for Sparty. I once saw a Sparty fan punch another Sparty fan b/c he wanted Keith Nichols to start at QB over Cousins. Other guy disagreed...
Who is that guy?
He's one of their big media/recruiting guys, like Sam Webb, John Borton, etc.
Not to mention that his prepubescent nasal voice is overly nauseating.
Who the balls is Jim Comparoni?
Looks like he's the publisher of SpartanMag at Rivals, which means being a dickhole is probably in his contract.
Internet tough guy.
He's gonna hate it against Michigan when his team gets pwned by noted donkey haters Kyle Kalis, mike Schofield and Taylor Lewan.
I was thinking the same thing. He sounds so hardcore talking about someone else taking out Gardner, but if Devin was lead blocking on him then Jim would get pancaked on his ass and probably injure something in the process, too. What a little turd.
This pretty much sums it up. The past few weeks (and last year) fully laid bare the self-delusional nonsense that fanbase has been feeding itself since the Kirk Cousins high water mark set a few years back. Now that we've reclaimed their most fertile recruiting grounds and started playing defense, they are left with nothing but the realization that a return to mediocrity beckons. When that's all you've got left, you start grasping at whatever you can.
Haven't you heard? Notre Dame's defense, which was ranked Top 10 last seaosn and got them into the National Title game, is vastly inferior to Michigan State's defense and when Michigan comes to East Lansing, Sparty is going to shut Gardner and Gallon down and Calhoun is going to make Taylor Lewan his bitch. Done deal, it's science, folks.
Just about covers it. Well said.
Like when I used to pull the hair of the girl I liked in second grade. The only thing I could hope for was to get her attention, even if it was just her being mad.
Is that MSU tries to do exactly this when we visit EL.
One wonders if Borges will gameplan to save Devin's knees from the litany of expected cheap shots.
For taking the time to defend your beloved Spartans from the obvious blasphemy perpetrated by the posters on this here blog. Also for proving that spartan fans do have the ability to type paragraphs (I always thought that was an urban legend).
To make this easier for people to respond, I'll summarize your arguments here.
1. There was nothing wrong with what Comparoni said, since "Bust [knees] Doss style vs Willis McGahee" isn't explicitly banned in the rules.
2. Rather than talk on a message board, the ways to address this issue are to write a letter to Delany telling him that Quarterbacks (sic) should be untouchable or writing a letter to Hoke telling him that we don't want our Quarterback (sic) running around like that.
3. The reason that Notre Dame stopped the Michigan series is because it believes the MSU and Purdue games are more important than the Michigan game.
4. No top basketball recruit would want to play at Michigan.
5. No one in the Big Ten has a Heisman candidate, and Gardner isn't one because RichRod's exciting offensive players didn't turn out well.
6. Spartan Stadium is vastly superior to Michigan Stadium.
7. MSU football should be measured by its performance in the past five years against Michigan.
8. MSU thinks that it has rivalries with Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and Ohio State.
9. Michigan is not a traditional football power.
10. Michigan fans are pompous, delusional, misinformed, self-aggrandizing, and cognitively inept.
I was about to respond to some of your points individually, but #10 looked so awesome in the context of the rest of your pompous, delusional, misinformed, self-aggrandizing, cognitively inept claims that I opted for writing out the full list.
I assume a troll got caved, which is why you appear to be responding to me with a presumably contextually appropriate series of arguments that are now wholly inapposite?
If you view this thread on the app you can see the inflammatory posts (Android for sure).
Joe is this you?
If you're going to visit a new message board to leave a shoddy rationalization for terrible behavior, it's only polite to keep it under 1000 words. And, you know, vaguely on-topic.
Also, vis-a-vis the actual rationalization bit of your screed: arguments against intentionally injuring people McGahee-style don't necessarily rest on the NCAA rule book. Some minimal shred of morality might also enter in.
sparty rivals mod going to spart
They're scared. They saw what Michigan did last night to a pretty damn good ND defense and are shaking scared.
Their shit offense won't be able to move the ball since they can't even move it on a team that got destroyed by something called a McNeese State. Their kicker is garbage so they will be lucky to score period.
My biggest issue is this guy is paid much like guys like Webb, Lorenz and others. Should be held to a different standard. Taking shots at college athletes at the position he is in is aboslutely pathetic.
Dude shouldn't even have a job
not on the team, don't care.
I suppose that's why he went to State
and then waited a year to comment and that's what you come up with? I was expecting some epic gif or something similar!
If it is any consolation, after he typed that up, he did come over and spray my lawn with fertilizer and weed killer. So, at least he was on time.
pretty sure he mopped the bathroom floor in the McDonalds I was just at
to rivals. I would hold them accountable.
spart. Stuff like this is why the title litte brother will always be appropriate for MSU. He is probally just jealous that Michigan actually has a QB who can make plays.
Honestly wouldn't put it past Dantoino and his bands of goons to try and injure Devin though, they did resort to dirty stuff against Denard.
Yup, I wiould almost put money on them doing some dirty or questionable stuff. Especially when the game is in Lansing. I can't wait for their season to come crashing down. It will happen and they are on borrowed time with that offense.
Hoke will never say Sparty pulls some bullshit on the field (punching Lewan comes nowhere near twisting Denard's face mask like that). He will say rivalry games are physical, and Dantonio will chalk it up to his players being passionate. Face mask twisting and dirty bullshit isn't passionate, it's just dirty bullshit that I'm sure Narduzzi and Dantonio are advocates for during the Michigan game.
Obviously the comment is utter garbage, but it's presented without context. Did the other posters on the site shut him down at least? Occasionally you see people posting bullshit that ignorant here but it doesn't necessarily reflect on the entire community.
If he were some random poster this would not be an issue. The issue is that he is paid to cover college football and should therefore act with at least a slight degree of professionalism. If this were Sam Webb (who would never say something like this, hopefully) then I would hope not only that other posters would go after him, but that he would be fired, as I wouldn't want anyone whose name is frequently associated with Michigan (despite no official tie to the university) to utter such bile.
Spend five minutes at RCMB then come back and tell us that comment doesn't reflect on the entire community.
It's remarkable how indefensibly stupid comments and actions by members of rival fanbases provoke folks here to post garbage that is nearly as childish under the heading "stay classy". We should be above this.
I have a really hard time believing that M fans are classier than everyone else when people here post quasi-naked pictures of this week's bimbo, who apparently happens to cheer for our team.
Oh yeah, because men bonding over the attractiveness of some women is such a far stretch from men bonding over 11 guys moving an inflated leather ball down a field ...
I did hear something about "60 minutes of unnecessary roughness" once.
Good luck to MSU vs. Youngstown State next week. They're going to need it.
This is just some dipshit playing to his dipshit readers, but the MSU coaches don't seem too far removed from this philosophy. Hell, immediately after playing one of the dirtiest games I've ever seen in 2011 against us, one of their safeties said their goal was to hurt Russell Wilson the next weekend.
this is what makes me nervous about the MSU game. Pretty confident in UM odds given MSU's trainwreck offense, but dirty tactics possibly being used against a guy UM can't afford to lose makes me nervous.
Sparty it Buckeye?
Drew Sharp just voted Comparoni into the top 25 in the spot that should have been ours
On a side note, is this like the 5th different twitter name for Gardner? They keep changing his number and he keeps having to get a new handle.
As long as he doesn't change it to QB_Force. I'm happy
Hope he has fun breaking down Connor Cooks 65 yards of passing next week.
if he's getting paid in any way for football opinions or reporting, it should be terminated. period.
even if he's just some anonymous messagboard wannabe tough guy, there's no place for that kind of bushleague shit.
is a classless as this one, sure. This guy also isn't just a random fan saying dumb shit, though to be honest I had no idea who he was before this thread.
Well it's my opinion that you're an idiot. You can't be calling for someone's major injury when you work for a national football recruiting site.
If he were a bus driver or an office worker or a computer programmer or whatnot, then offering his opinion on a sports message board probably shouldn't lead to firing. But it's his job to offer sports opinions and analysis. Thus, it's entirely appropriate to hold him accountable for the content and quality of those opinions and analysis.
I'm not sure this comment is so reprehensible that it deserves a firing, but if Rivals decides that's not the type of opinions they want representing their brand, they should get rid of him.
Dude . . . calling for a player to be cheap-shot so as to cause injury is a little more than just "expressing an opinion."
Dude it's not like people are asking for him to get fired when he works at a bank or something. He gets paid to write about football and he just wrote about how opposing teams should purposefully injure a college player. Are you seriously this dense or just committed to this bs narrative of people being too pc?
Had to log in to say that you're a goddam idiot. Saying that's it's ill-advised to have your QB serve as a blocker is an opinion. Calling for someone to be attacked is like "limits-of-freedom-speech" 101. Get a clue. Jesus.
I could care less if he's fired, I just cancelled my subscription to Rivals, if he no longer works there I might think about renewing it.
So they know?
Fired? Yes. Emphatically. When you condone the injury of a STUDENT-athlete and get paid for it, you are remiss. For a blogger named "no joke its (it's) hoke (Hoke)" though, I'd expect that comment. Dumbass.
He's paid for his opinion on football and offered horrible commentary on football. I don't know how you could expect him not to be fired.
Do you hate it that in pretty much every other country, too, it's illegal to incite violence? Or just in this country?
You might prefer North Korea. I hear public figures can get away with threatening nuclear war without consequence!
"You might prefer North Korea"? That really escalated quickly.
he's free to have his opinion, and he could wish physical harm on somebody if that's his bent. stupid fans say stupid shit all the time -- it's not like it hasn't happened here. BUT, if he's being paid for football analysis or reporting by some entity with any interest at all in sportsmanship and fair play, yes, he should be fired.
even if his 'work' is for the sparty market, it can't be in the interest of whoever pays him for this 'expertise' to continue to do so after he has called for doing deliberate physical harm to players.
I don't understand this... Why would someone actively root against someone getting hurt? I mean, that's a bad vibe I don't want to be sending.
I guess if your offense sucks, drag everyone else down to your level by trying to injure their best players. Nice.
I can't wait to see opponent watch this week and read the write-up on them. Snark, snark, snark.
Shane Morris is better than Maxwell/Cook/O'Connor
Brian Cleary is better than maxwell/cook/o'connor
and I suck
You know what they say, cockweeds of a feather flock together.
Bill Simonson and Brent Musberger are neck-and-neck in the tournament of terrible. The winner will have to face off against Ed Farmer.
"cockweeds of a feather flock together."
I don't know who "they" is, but I'm going to say that all the time now.
What a classless douchebag. He's an embarrassment to all Sparties, which is about as pathetic as it gets.
Honestly, he should be fired. This just disgusting.
to UM. They wished for him to have a season-ending knee injury.
It all comes with the territory of dealing with dirtbag Ohio and State fans.
Those are fans. This is a guy that gets paid to analyze a football team.
I see that Jim Comparoni was a star student at the Cobra Kai School Of Ethics And Sportsmanship. That's a pretty disgusting thing to say, let alone endorse. In the event anyone is unaware, Jim Comparoni is the publisher of Spartan Magazine, so he leads that effort.
It will be sweet when the asshole suffers through Devin going crane technique all over Sparty.
Thanks I was wondering who he was.
Sweep the leg.
I cannot wait to beat those assholes again.
I vote mgoblog stops using rivals data until this jackwagon gets fired.
So I will chime in... "Get em a body bag. YEAH!"
Is a piece of caca!
Sparty recruiting for Rivals? Is that a real job or does he get to call himself that because its insignificance means no one will notice anyway? How do you google search and write about kids that are insecure and have a driving hatred of UM to target as recruits? Just legacy kids or is his "job" done a few hours into each year? Maybe he only seeks to write about recruits from Amish or Scandanavian communities that have no internet and think RichRod is still at UM?
Is he just bashing our QB because MSU doesn't have a QB to speak of? Or a running back? Or just an offense in general?
I think his opinion and recommendation encapsulates and summarizes the sentiment of Michigan State Spartan Football fans rather nicely, don't you?
"That's how we coach our players, so I don't get the big deal with his comment."
that one of the things he values in life is "being a father." Nice example for his kids, eh?
I wonder what he'd say if a Notre Dame player did what he advises to his son?
What an idiot. I'm not surprised by this kind of crap of Sparty.
Some from MSU are decrying the "Chicken Song" at the end of the game as showing institutional classlessness.
If we were to point to this (and Gholston's attempt to break Robinson's neck two years ago), they'd claim "That's different!" Then they'd have trouble explaining why.
Others have said it -- they are scared to death. Their football program really is at risk of sliding into low second-tier territory.
At risk? They're pretty much already there. Let's run through all the Sparty memes that they've been clinging to as proof that they are going to stay relevant that are quickly proving to be false:
Sparty will emerge from the OOC with a 3-1 record, but we should start taking bets on which also-ran Big Ten team is going to be the first to pull off the upset of MSU and shatter their tenuous hold on hope that their defense can lead them to a Big Ten title.
Beats them, followed by getting shut out vs Indiana.
on umgoblue.com's message board, and according to some posters there, I guess this kind of stuff has been going on for years at SpartanRag where Jim and Dorsey constantly make stuff up in their recruiting articles to take shots at Michigan in their articles. Probably hasn't been this bad, though. Sums up that screwed up fanbase.
Please allow him to stick around there and reaffirm all we know about east landfill. Week to week, this could be the best thing that happened to us/them in a while. Total piece of shit "journalist" fits perfectly for that standard.
Stay classy indeed.
I have no idea who this jackoff is, nor do I care to find out. So, I really don't care what stupid opinions he has.
of why they will always be our jealous, petulent, obnoxious, and disturbed little brother.
He'd say the same if it was Boise
All of this feigned outrage that a columnist said something salacious is bizarre
If he'd said something salacious, nobody here would be upset.
Yeah, this is pretty mean spirited. And besides, it would still be wrong if he said it about Boise St, Ohio, or the little sisters of the poor. Advocating for a team to injure a college player shows extremely poor judgment and doesn't speak well to character.
It isn't like he insulted Gardner or criticized his game--he called for an injury. The former is totally in bounds, the latter is not.
If you actually believe he'd say it about any other team.
Pardon my French but fuck this guy.
"Devin, It's nothing personal... it's just business."
This guy is totally going to lose his job, media types have gotten fired for less. Wow, what an idiot. You have a job where you get paid to cover your favorite team and you manage to screw it up. Can't wait to see what the Spartan fan base does after they watch Michigan win the first College Football Playoff.
...so does this guy support his team? No, he wishes ill on the team he hates. Classic Sparty attitude and insecure behavior.
Comparoni certainly lends credence to the opinions of people such as I who believe that Sparty always tries to intentionally injure whoever is playing QB for Michigan.
An opinion would have been:
"If Michigan keeps using Gardner as a lead blocker, he is going to get hurt, and that's stupid seeing how valuable he is."
What this douche-nozzle did was suggest that Notre Dame basically intentionally cheap-shot and attempt to injure Gardner (and ruin his career at the same time). That's not an opinion. That's a suggestion that a team intentionally injure a kid. Coming from a random fan that is fine. Douchy, but fine. Coming from someone holding a paid position? Crosses a pretty big line. I wouldn't employ him if I ran things, but given the class of assholes that are running things up in East Lansing under the king of all assholes Dantonio, they will probably give this guy a raise. Dantonio loves cheap shot football.
(Yes I know this guy doesn't work for MSU directly)
Dantonio really dislikes Comparoni, indirectly insulted him at their presser.
Dantonio said he'd take one more question, and it had to be about the defense. Comparoni gets the mike, asks about why so much shotgun. Dantonio sarcastically says how great it is to be up at the podium and get questions like this, then goes on to talk about his defense.
$10 says he is forced to apologize or is canned.
So what he is saying, if they had a talented player on their team, we should go after their knees and try to maim their player if given the opportunity. That is justice, baseball style. We can chop block any of their good defensive players if they try to make a tackle and play football. /s This guy is an obviuos asshole, should be let go by rivals, and if he isn't a mass exodus by any subscibers to rivals should ensue.
the moment you defended Comparoni's call to action for defensive football players to target another football player's knees and "bust them", referencing a football player (McGahee) who has suffered perhaps one of the most horrific and painful knee injuries in football history, not to mention several others afterward.
Subtract Michigan Wolverines out of it completely. Comparoni's comment "Make him/them pay" is probably acceptable on its own as a metaphor, but advocating intentional injury of another player (any player of any team) in the same line is juvenile, reprehensible and unsportsmanslike.
I find your argument invalid.
Notice that he ends the Tweet with "missed opportunity". As much as Comparoni lacks couth with the content and context of the message, this is just as off-putting of not moreso. Clearly the implication here is that the Spartans should be taking advantage of any opportunities to purposefully injure valuable players and to do so without getting penalized.
Looks like he issued a BS "sorry IF I insulted anyone" apology.
And failing miserably. The gist of his explanation is that he "thought he was only talking to 300-or so hard-core spartan fans". As if sometimes that makes it OK. Several years ago some guy from a major oil company - Exxon maybe - was busted saying ridiculously racist comments in a board room. I don't remember the "I didn't think anyone was listening" defense worked then... or now. Loser.