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|2 weeks 2 days ago||I do find it really||
I do find it really refreshing to hear how many top recruits are responding to Hoke's sincerity and honesty in the process. I also find it encouraging, because if there is one thing that I don't get from Meyer, it is sincerity. From what I have seen and heard, he comes off like a used-car-salesman - slick, blessed with the gift of gab, but always working an angle and putting on a show. Sure, he is selling a pretty flashy used car, but you can't fake sincerity (by definition), and some recruits are starting to see through it.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||SLC is only a 5 hour drive||
SLC is only a 5 hour drive from Boise. Maybe I will need to take a road trip.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Suck it, Sparty.||
Suck it, Sparty.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||That is the only way to get||
That is the only way to get anything done. Don't give the zebras a chance to screw us.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Die in a fire refs, DIAF.||
Die in a fire refs, DIAF.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||http://www.cbssports.com/coll||
Look at the shot chart. With all of those misses in close and only ONE was a shooting foul? Not fucking likely. Or the play where McGary picks up the loose ball and gets his legs cut out from behind while being shoved from in front? Not a foul?
Look, we lost this game by missing some gimmes and by not fouling before the game-tying 3, but this football on hardwood shit is ridiculous. It is like watching the NHL during the clutch-and-grab era. Watching the refs allow physical (read: illegal) play negate talent doesn't benefit the game or the fans. I would rather watch top talent making great plays than watch sloppy garbage plays grind out a win.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I have heard of basketball on||
I have heard of basketball on grass, which is pretty fun to watch. Football on hardwood, however, is quite painful to watch.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||The fact that a person took a||
The fact that a person took a picture of an event that was witnessed by 110,000 in person and millions on television doesn't mean that they own all rights to that event. There is a world of difference between using that exact photo itself and making an artist's rendering of the event.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||He hooks the defender EVERY||
He hooks the defender EVERY TIME!
|22 weeks 2 days ago||What does it take to draw a||
What does it take to draw a foul on them? Clearly an elbow to Burke's jaw isn't enough.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Not bothering to recruit OL?||
Not bothering to recruit OL? That staff was pervious ideed.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||He can really slice through||
He can really slice through the offensive line to make tackles.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Most likely he is frustrated||
Most likely he is frustrated at having to jump around to different conferences just to try and find quality competition. Right after they agreed to move to the Mountain West, the MW lost some of its best teams. Then they agree to join the Big East for football and then the BE implodes. I do feel bad for BSU because they missed a chance to play the big boys in a bowl game at a time when they actually could have competed with them.
Hopefully they will make a good hire to replace him. Even before BSU became my hometown team, it always kind of bugged me that so many people were so hateful towards a team that had marginal talent and still managed to go toe to toe with many of the big boys.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||While I am more than happy to||
While I am more than happy to see Sparty choke, Boise State might be better than people think. They just beat #11 Creighton 83-70, with Derrick Marks scoring 35 in the process. Then again, had Marks not fouled out against MSU they might have beaten them too.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||In order for that fable to||
In order for that fable to apply, wouldn't he have to be something that we desired? I think it is pretty clear that he is a good coach and that he is a dick. Perhaps he would have been a better hire than RR, but then Michigan might not have ended up with Hoke or guys like Denard.
That being said, I for one am really looking forward to Alabama's riveting 3-2 win over ND in the NC game. Should be exciting stuff.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||And now they get to play USC||
And now they get to play USC without Barkley. I guess it is just their year.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||If it is all but guaranteed||
If it is all but guaranteed that they will end up with great coaches, how did they end up with such terrible coaches? Of course they can only go up in the long run, but that doesn't mean that they will end up with great coaches this time around or that it won't take a while for them to get back to where they want to be.
Also, while we have some capable backs, it is not like anybody has a stranglehold on the RB position.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||What is the point of replay||
What is the point of replay if the results are just as arbitrary as the calls on the field?
|31 weeks 3 days ago||So is it mandatory that||
So is it mandatory that whenever a team has an opportunity to help Michigan (NW, MSU, PSU) they must do whatever they can to crap the bed? I hope that PSU can get something going here.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I just want them to beat||
I just want them to beat them, but I guess if they beat them AND eat them, then that would open the door for Minnesota or Iowa to beat them too.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||First I have to root for a||
First I have to root for a Sparty victory, and next week I need to pull for Penn State? Curse you ulnar nerve!
|32 weeks 3 days ago||If they were playing us they||
If they were playing us they would have gone for it, no doubt. When did Dantonio become such a pansy?
At least we can take solace that if MSU is going to lose, they will do so buried under an avalanche of mental mistakes.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||On the bright side, we||
And my first double post to top things off. What a nut-punch of an evening.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||On the bright side, we||
On the bright side, we haven't scored a TD in two weeks and we still went 1-1.
Honestly, that is the best spin that I can come up with for this one.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||State played a tough game,||
State played a tough game, and they have a good defense, but they are also very, very one dimensional. One of their longest plays from scrimmage was the fake punt, and another was a play that should have been blown up for a 20 yard loss. They also fumbled twice inside their own 20 yard line in the 4th quarter, and were very lucky to recover both. They got plenty of breaks and bounces in a very ugly game.
Dantonio is still a douche, and considering the relative trajectories of the two teams, this may be the closest that Sparty gets for a while.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||I did not expect Minnesota's||
I did not expect Minnesota's women's hockey team to be hotter than Notre Dame's cheerleaders, but there it is.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Right on. Having done some||
Right on. Having done some prosecutorial work, and having seen a variety of prosecutorial styles, I would say that the best prosecutors are those that can read the situation and adjust the punishment accordingly. For a felony the person can and should pay restitution to the victim. Then what? The best prosecutors are those that know how to seek just stiff enough of a penalty to get the guy's attention without ruining his life and destroying his future prospects. Some guys (or girls) walk into court with a ton of swagger, and all they are doing is showing that they really don't understand the seriousness of the charges. Other guys can barely look you in the eye and are very humble, and you can tell that they are already scared senseless by the severity of the situation. I am far more likely to be willing to give some slack to the latter guys and come down hard on the former. My goal is to give people the best chance of remaining compliant with the law going forward, and that varies depending upon circumstances.
Take a good kid that made a mistake, and hammer him with all kinds of severe punishments and a criminal record that will follow him his entire life, and you will end up making it more likely that he gets into trouble down the line. Give him a chance to pay his debt to the victim, and to prove that he has seen the light (by withheld judgment, expungement, or whatever a state may call it), and he will be more likely to use the whole process as a learning experience.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||I agree. A lot of people||
I agree. A lot of people like to say that the law is the law and there are no exceptions. Of course many of those same people's lives would have turned out very differently if they had been caught at the time that they were doing the dumbest thing that they have ever done in their lives. In a completely apolitical sense, think about the fact that our last three presidents have all admitted to using illegal drugs at certain points in their lives. Had they been arrested for doing something that everybody knows that they did, they would never have become president. Rather than take potshots at Clark based on our limited knowledge of the circumstances (debating about the number of games is legitimate, though), we should be happy to know that Hoke believes that he has done enough to get through to Clark and help him be a better man.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Air Force was running||
Air Force was running hurry-up nearly the entire game to prevent us from making defensive substitutions. Is that cheating too? No, it is how the rules work. Similarly, if you get a snap off, there is no replay. That is also how the rules work. Should Devin have stood up after the non-catch and waved his arms to indicate that the pass was incomplete? I am all for having integrity, but you don't have to do the referees' jobs for them.
Since we got screwed on half a dozen non-called illegal motion penalties on them, I would have called it even.
Also, Devin is 8 feet tall and a great leaper. Hopefully next time Denard puts the ball up higher and doesn't make our newest WR have to dig it out.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||MSU scored 17 points against||
MSU scored 17 points against a defense that returned two starters. MSU won by being bigger and stronger than BSU, but that advantage is not going to carry into B1G conference play. There were a ton of chances to nail Bell for big losses, but BSU's defense missed a ton of tackles. BSU's offense did nothing but give the ball back to MSU over and over again, and MSU scored a whopping total of 17 points. Michigan scored 14 against one of the top teams in the nation with future NFL stars all over it. It is way premature for MSU to be doing too much chirping, because if they played Bama the way that they played BSU they would have been shut out.
Also, as far as the MSU defense goes, there were a lot of plays to be made against them, and Southwick just didn't have the comfort level in the offense to capitalize. BSU has won in the past by out-executing more athletic and more talented teams. They simply couldn't maintain that level of execution with only a couple of returning starters on both sides of the ball. It remains to be seen as to whether or not MSU's defense can maintain what they had last year. They will still probably be good, but they may drop off a bit against real competition.
Finally, the OP shouldn't hold his breath waiting for MSU to learn how to win with class. Class has never been their thing and probably never will be. Dantonio is a bitter and angry guy and doesn't care how his team looks to the rest of the world as long as they win. And just like you don't see really wealthy people always talking about their money, the most talented teams don't need to talk about how good they are. MSU can't "act like they've been there" because most of these kids weren't alive the last time that MSU was an elite team.