"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|2 weeks 3 days ago||You're disrespecting him.||
You're disrespecting him. That's all he needs.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||When looking at currect NBA||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||When looking at currect NBA||
When looking at currect NBA players, I think it's clear MSU players are having success in the NBA. Draymond Green and Trey Burke have very similar expericecs--not hightly recruited, All-America, POTY, Final Four players. However, it seems Green has had the better NBA carrer so far. It's a pattern for MSU players. Izzo players might not get drafted as high, but they "stick" in the league longer and have better/longer NBA carrers.
Lastly, it all a nice thing to argue, but the real objective is winning on the college level. No contest there.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||MSU has one 2nd round this||
MSU has one 2nd round this year, and two first rounders last year.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||If they can't fit in at MSU,||
If they can't fit in at MSU, the overflow is near-by.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Your application for the Fun||
Your application for the Fun Police is in the mail.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, but we could drink when||
Yeah, but we could drink when we were 18.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||This MSU team has better||
This MSU team has better lines by far than 2013. There are NFL 1st rounders on both sides of the ball. MSU suffered a season ending injury to its best linebacker a couple of weeks ago, so that position group is scrabbling right now. It's back end has stars in the making--Montae Nicholson is a 6'2" sophmore safety with speed and is touch as nails, and Vayante Copeland is a rs freshman corner. I will eat this post if both aren't All-America by their senior seasons (if they haven't gone pro by then).
With that said, the 2013 defense was easily the best MSU defense since the mid-60s when five of the top 7 NFL draft picks were from MSU. There is no shame in not being as good as the 2013 team.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||As a friend once said, "none||
As a friend once said, "none of my fantasies involve football." Pretty much sums it up for me.
|8 weeks 7 hours ago||As one of the few Spartans||
As one of the few Spartans who come on her and (mostly) keep their mouth shut, I appreciate the classiness of the posts. While I don't represent the team in any fashion, I do appreciate sports fans who take no joy in seeing a young man lose a bit of his dream.
|8 weeks 10 hours ago||Baylor had to sell out with||
Baylor had to sell out with the pass because they could not run the ball. They had -20 yards rushing. Eventually, it cost them the game because they couldn't eat up the clock in the 4th quarter.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I'm a Spartan, but this made||
I'm a Spartan, but this made me laugh. Not only clever, but there's probably some truth to it. +1
|12 weeks 11 hours ago||Saban's ego needs to be||
Saban's ego needs to be stroked, early and often. He wanted a raise and the then current MSU, McPherson, pretty much told him to pound sand. Saban was a prick and McPherson was a corporate guy who wanted to see continued success from a guy he didn't much like. Saban didn't get the cash and bolted at the first decent offer his agent found him.
|12 weeks 13 hours ago||This is exactly it. Few||
This is exactly it. Few Spartans have issue with someone leaving for a better opportunity. But, to preach "Team," and then dump your "team" before the season is even over was low class. Saban even tried to take his coaching staff but none of them left--not knowing if/when their next job would be. Those assistants showed more class than Saban, and I'll always piss on Saban's memory for leaving before the season was even over. How would you like it if UM were to make the Rose Bowl then the week the game before Harbaugh jumps back to the pros?
One last poing, Saban had one decent year at MSU--he was less than mediocre otherwise. Saban has a talent for f**king up a sure win game every season or so. Remember that Auburn game? Typical Saban. Given the circumstances, few Spartans are sitting around crying and bitter that Nick Saban isn't here anymore.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, well what about the guy||
Yeah, well what about the guy in the red car? Nobody has seen him since.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||"You still receive all the||
"You still receive all the benefits of an athletic scholarship.."
Does that mean he still gets great seats at football games?
|15 weeks 1 day ago||All true, however no matter||
All true, however no matter how you cut it if you're .185 and drive off the road, you're shit-faced.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||MSU has no succession plans.||
MSU has no succession plans. I'm not impressed with their assistants--good assistants, not head coaching material, and I'm not sure some young "hot" coach is the way to go. Too many MSU fans think things will just keep rolling once Izzo retires. I don't see it happening. MSU caught lightning a bottle with Izzo--it won't happen twice in a row.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I'll eat Bo Derek's undies if||
I'll eat Bo Derek's undies if he ends up a Spartan. (Could be a win-win).
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Crean is deeply part of the||
Crean is deeply part of the MSU family, too. I want to publicly thank Indiana for hiring him. Lots of talk Crean would some day follow Izzo. Nightmare avoided.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||As an MSU fan, I get it that||
As an MSU fan, I get it that UM fans can't stand Dantonio. Dantonio seems to go out of his way to flip UM off when given the chance. If I were in your shoes, I'd proabably want to throw a bag of sheat at him, too.
However...MSU had the king of coaching pricks in Saban. Not only was the guy a total ass, he had (and has) a talent for pulling an incredible loss out of a sure win. That Alabama loss to Auburn was a replay of a few games he had at MSU. Saban has an incredible record, but he was "meh" at MSU. He had one decent season, and booked before the bowl game.
Simply, Dantonio is a better coach and a better guy than Nick $aban.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Darian Harris was the MSU||
Darian Harris was the MSU player.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Do you think they're little||
Do you think they're little brother, too?
|17 weeks 9 hours ago||Is this what they mean when||
Is this what they mean when saying, "he left it all on the field?"
|17 weeks 4 days ago||https://twitter.com/SWiltfong|
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Yup, I remember that one. I||
Yup, I remember that one. I was on a house tour and walked into the living room and thought the floor was a little shaky.
This was much bigger. I'm heading to Galesburg to loot.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Probably about a half hour||
Probably about a half hour ago. Mag 4.0 Near Galesburg, MI
|27 weeks 3 days ago||I heard on the radio today||
I heard on the radio today that Isiah Thomas was probably the only truly great NBA player Bobby Knight turned out.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||As a Spartan fan, I normally||
As a Spartan fan, I normally stay out of the conversations, but I'll throw my .02 into this one. I don't think MSU has an elite program--I think we have an elite coach. Jud Heathcote was an excellent coach who did a lot with limited talent. He got lucky with some recruits: Earvin Johnson, Steve Smith, Scott Skiles. For the most part, though, he had a solid--not great--program.
Izzo has taken MSU to a new level. We'll see if MSU stays there once he's gone. To me, it's not so much elite programs as elite coaches. 25 years ago, who could have seen UCLA becoming irrelevant (memo to UCLA, if you look down the bench and see Steve Alford as your coach, you're become irrelevant)? Look at Indiana without Knight (memo to Indiana, if you thought Mike Davis was a wack-job...).
So, the point when you find an elite program, look at the coach. Lastly, I think far too many at MSU take Tom Izzo for granted. To do what Izzo had done, with the resources available to him, I'd put him in the top 10 college coaches of all time.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Man, there is enough||
Man, there is enough butt-hurt in this thread to start a proctology clinic.
But, yeah, you guys figured it out--the fix was in for MSU. MSU got a 7th seed (AP #23, RPI 22) after finishing third in the B1G, just like Iowa got a 7th seed (AP OtherReceivingVote, RPI 43). Hollis thought by giving MSU a lowly 7th seed, he could set up the other pins in the region without the conspiracy being sniffed out. But, you guys figured it all out. Virginia, even though they were AP #6, RPI #7, they sucked donkey balls. Then, Okie, AP #13, RPI #18, were really chumps who liked fat women and cheap whisky, didn't even practice the night before because they got their pay-off.
But, that's the way it goes for MSU every year--the committee sets it up for a run. They've been doing it for 18 freakin' years in a row. Nice bunch. Try buying 'em some decent cigars and a bottle of wine once in a while. It works wonders.