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|3 days 3 hours ago||Wow, getting gashed now.||
Wow, getting gashed now.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Uh-oh, someone had trouble||
Uh-oh, someone had trouble with the snap.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Yes, I should have phrased||
Yes, I should have phrased that better. I meant dominant on the scoreboard, but you're correct, the wheels definitely aren't coming off because Wisconsin's pulling them.
|3 days 3 hours ago||I was worried about an||
I was worried about an unexpectedly dominant Wisconsin performance costing me some sleep this week, but nah, fuck it, I'm cool with a full-on wheels coming off for Sparty right here.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Not at all trying to get||
Not at all trying to get political, but one of the anthem-protest MSU players being a guy who was arrested for brandishing a gun in public kinda seems like the most Sparty thing ever.
|5 days 2 hours ago||That pic simply never gets||
That pic simply never gets old, and one of the funniest things about it to me has always been the appearance it gives that Morelli's teammates are just walking off and leaving him on the field.
|5 days 7 hours ago||I was always pro-Brady||
I was always pro-Brady when he was around, but I have to admit the caveat that I was a junior and senior in high school when Brady was the starting QB. I wasn't as knowledgeable about the game then and thus didn't appreciate the x-factor that was Henson's athleticism, so to me it was simply the no-brainer of the veteran vs the freshman. Being from a different part of the state, I also didn't care as much as many others did that Henson was from "right up the road", which I think a lot of outside observers overlook when trashing Michigan fans for their "treatment" of Brady - any fanbase is going to pull for the local kid. And despite not having great knowledge of the game in general, I did read the Athlon preview every year and remember reading in 1995 that Brady was coming in somewhat touted, so I figured that potential was eventually going to show itself.
And yes, I was at the Syracuse game in '98 and remember the booing - I had just always assumed it was for the team in general, particularly the defense for their utter inability to even look like they belonged on the same field as McNabb in that game.
|1 week 1 hour ago||One thing||
One thing that's annoyed me a bit this week...why isn't Iowa getting as much shit as Michigan did in 2007? OK, so Michigan was ranked a whole eight spots higher and NDSU is likely on their way to a FCS six-peat as opposed to a mere three-peat as was App State. Is that really that huge of a difference? I realize Michigan is traditionally a bit more visible but it felt like there wasn't much ado over this, almost like it wasn't even all that shocking. Just thought it was kind of weird.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Always interesting to me when||
Always interesting to me when a poster who says things that "confirm" cherished Sparty stereotypes of Michigan fans also happens to have joined this board the week of a Michigan-MSU game, or in your case, the very day of the worst Michigan-MSU game ever.
But I notice weird things.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||I don't think he'll be||
I don't think he'll be Maxwell bad, but he won't be Cousins or Cook either. They'll find a way to be at least a decent team, they always do under Dantonio. I wouldn't get too excited yet. Remember early on in 2013, when Michigan started off with a blowout win over CMU that looked very much like this past Saturday's game, followed by the exhilarating win over Notre Dame next week, while Sparty could manage only one offensive TD against South Florida? Boy did that season eventually take a turn, for both programs. Fortunately I don't think either team will be remotely comparable to where they ended up that year, but Michigan still has to go into East Lansing and win, which was never easy even during the 40-year BoMoLlo domination.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||2014. The Dave Brandon Big||
2014. The Dave Brandon Big House rematch was their first game as an FBS team.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, in the event App St||
Yeah, in the event App St manages to pull this out, I'll look forward to hearing about how it's still "like nowhere near" 2007 because Michigan was ranked a whole 4-5 spots higher and App St were only about to three-peat as FCS champs as opposed to having moved up to the big, bad Sun Belt conference.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I think my favorite||
I think my favorite progression has been "LOL no way he goes to Michigan, man you guys are so arrogant to even think he would with all the other options he has" --> "Who gives a shit he went to Michigan, dude sucks, most overrated nobody in the history of football" from the same person a few months apart.
I experienced this with both Harbaugh and Rashan Gary.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||SEVEN years in a row I was||
SEVEN years in a row I was either deployed, on duty, or, after transferring to the reserves, had drill the weekend of the MSU game. Seven years in a row. I always found a way to watch, though. A couple times involved some minor bluffs and contrived "coincidences" but nothing ever too crazy, I did take my duties seriously. Also led to some pretty late nights on the other side of the world.
EDIT: I don't know how I forgot this one...the day of the 2012 game against MSU, I had to attend a relative's wedding in Columbus, OH. I waited until the last possible minute to go back to my hotel room and change into my suit so I could sit in the Buckeye-packed bar around the corner in my Michigan shirt to watch, as I believe it was on BTN which was not available in the hotel.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know. I feel like if||
I don't know. I feel like if they lose to MSU (and I don't think they will) it would at least be very close, possibly even another crazy ending. Harbaugh would look merely snakebitten as opposed to outmatched like he'll look (not to me, but "national perception", et al) if OSU and Meyer boatrace them again. 2-8 against Dantonio would make for another insufferable year for those of us living in Michigan, but 0-5 against Meyer? Look, I can't emphasize enough that I know we're talking bamboo shoots up the fingernails vs electro-torture here. But if we can only have one, I think we really need the win over OSU. Beating MSU would be ending a nightmare, but beating OSU at the 'Shoe would be the true statement that Michigan is "back". I know it'll be the tougher of the two and I want them both, but if that's not an option...
EDIT: also, the wording. The OP asked which would make me happier. That's a no-brainer. True joy vs mere relief at last? Easy.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Which was itself a response.||
Which was itself a response. As was the "moment of silence", which was what initially set Dantonio off. At this point it doesn't matter, but the way he's acted the last few years after his self-righteous indignation that day marks him as an utter hypocrite. And, as has been pointed out in another response, he got down in the dirt with a 21 year-old.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Mostly accurate, except the||
Mostly accurate, except the part where you make it sound as though Michigan players initiated the trash talk.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Yup, I can definitely||
Yup, I can definitely remember having to hear shit from State fans for Michigan losing the Rose Bowl when they themselves lost to Michigan and didn't go to a bowl or played in a shitty one. A few times. Listening to you piss and moan about one year of it doesn't really inspire a lot of sympathy, Spart.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Why? A beloved coach said it||
Why? A beloved coach said it and it became a motivational/inspirational rallying cry. Should Notre Dame get rid of their "Play Like a Champion Today" sign because they don't win every home game and certainly don't win a championship every year?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Multiple non-American friends||
Multiple non-American friends of mine made a big deal out of it when we took the bronze in '04, crowing about how it was the start of a decline. They've enjoyed the reality check.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Look, we get it, OK?||
Look, we get it, OK? Especially after a cursory glance at your posting history. Much more subtle than the blatant troll, more the, "Guys, I'm a Michigan fan, I swear, I'm just going to post on EVERY thread about MSU pointing out what hypocrites 'we' are. Go Blue, though, forrillz."
People are going to talk about Michigan State when dumb things like this book happen, OK? Kind of like how there's a thread at RCMB anytime someone predicts anything better for Michigan's season than 0-12 and Harbaugh leaving for the NFL by October.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Wow, will definitely miss||
Wow, will definitely miss that familiar voice at halftime. I remember way back in the day when they had him on ESPN National Hockey Night too, such a nice counter to Barry Melrose. And of course when he, quite visibly angry in the immediate aftermath, rightfully called some Pistons fans "punks" the night of "Malice at the Palace". Always a steady, balanced presence. RIP
|10 weeks 5 days ago||My "boy" Draymond? I think||
My "boy" Draymond? I think you might need to reread my post.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||At least you can tell this is||
At least you can tell this is a Michigan board with all the "Let's wait for facts to come out" and "Let's not go calling him a thug yet." Were this a Michigan player with the same amount of time elapsed, RCMB would be citing the fact that he hasn't been sentenced to prison yet as proof of the complicit Blue Wall media and their Michigan allies in the criminal justice system, Federal government, and probably Illuminati.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Good God. The man is either a||
Good God. The man is either a masochist or simply has no memory. Six years for a 32 year-old is terrible. Here we are. Again.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||From what I hear 'round the||
From what I hear 'round the campfire it sounds like maybe the big question is will this schedule feature Steven Stamkos wearing the Winged Wheel? I'd love the signal that they're trying to go for it all, but I don't really feel the Wings are only one player away from contender status, even if that player is elite. The young pieces it will cost (assuming it's a sign-and-trade) would constitute a big risk if it's not guaranteed to make you a contender.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I agree O'Connor won't be as||
I agree O'Connor likely won't be as good as Cook, but they'll find a WR who wasn't very heralded before, they always seem to. Yes, Burbridge was a blue-chip recruit, but he wasn't really on the radar much his first few years in EL, so I consider him unheralded relative to how his final year went. Lippett as well.
That said, I think our DL will crush their OL, barring ours being a M*A*S*H unit.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Riley Bullough actually going||
Riley Bullough actually going there with the "disrespect" tweet. Unreal. A few years ago I finally came around to having to respect Sparty because of their undeniable on-field successes, but their incessant off-field bitching and mouth-running really does just give it all right back with me. What a trash fanbase and program.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||It's frustrating to watch the||
It's frustrating to watch the youngsters sit because Blashill and Holland want to play "low-event" hockey. I played and I definitely get why you want to try to win 1-0 and 2-1 games when you're going to be outgunned, but when that's not working you might as well unshackle the kids and let them learn and grow.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||I was at Game 7 against St||
I was at Game 7 against St Louis 20 years ago. That is the gold standard for sure. Not even the Colorado games I went to had the same feel as that one.