"Though I received no official response to these sophisticated and elegant tweets to the Illini Athletic Department, I would like to think that Beckman spent the evening prank calling everyone in Illinois named George McLellan and then ordering an absurd amount of hats off an internet haberdashery to hoard in his home's hat annex."
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|2 days 6 min ago||Some awful comments||
Some on here (and in life itself) are very sad, little people using a day when a man has died as a forum to point out all of his faults. I have feeling it may take countless days to point out all the faults of such callous people. People who feel as if they have some duty to take to their keyboard and diminish a mans life over a pro football team as if it were important.
Just because something may be true and you say it does not it justified because as with anything there is a time and a place and this is certainly not the time.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm for it...||
But it must be done in a manner that is logical. For example, I think players should be able to negotiate the length of the season and new rules added or old rules amended but there needs to be a clear set of boundries of what would be allowed through collective bargaining and what isn't. The only way to get there would be to sit down and draw up a "constitution" if you will with the NCAA, student athletes and a impartial third party.
On a side note:
Personally I would like to see the season brought down to 10 games with an 11th game being a bowl and then the championship game being the 12th. Playing 14 games is too much for 18-19 year old kids that have other responsibilites besides football and puts a lot of wear and tear on their bodies. When a 20 year old that has played almost 2 full NFL seasons wants to go pro people blast the kid for not getting his education and feel he should stay in school and get beat up a few more years and then go pro. I believe if the NCAA reduced the number games more kids would complete college, pursue more difficult degrees and come out of the college experience in a better postion post football than now.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Not just Baltimore||
Pretty much the enitre NFL and sports media world raved about about him being great leader and how inspirational he is. ESPN (of course) was the worst of them especially after they announced that he would be joining the network after the SB. Ray Lewis is shady at best and personally, I find his whole schtick to be phony but well thought out and executed.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||Good call||
You appropriately did not use a "s/" for sarcasm as this is probably true.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||Dumb||
To me, I just find really cheesy and don't really see what it's purpose is other than to whore out for more cash. It's stories like this that give me a sick feeling about where college athletics are and where they are headed. Next thing will be some donors name on the backs of the jerseys instead of the players.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Seems like it||
Jake Butt's ACL tear is the 9th incident since spring of 2011 according to Nick Baumgardner on Twitter.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||NCAA||
The NCAA is a joke and this just adds to it. They claim they are all for player safety and thats is what the rule is about so players don't have as many plays on their bodies. This was the reasoning for the running the clock after the kick and what did the NCAA do after that rule? They added another game. Now teams that play in their conference championship game and a bowl game play 14 games, just two short of what most NFL teams play. Starting next year the two teams playing in the national championship will have played 15 games so this is just another fake attempt by the NCAA to care about the student athlete or aka cash cows. Look for the NCAA to ok going to a 13 game regular season schedule soon.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||I was thinking the same||
Have the skywriters write pro Daily slogans all over southeast Michigan which now includes East Lansing.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I have a few||
I like to follow a school from each major conference and cheer for them to give bowl games a little more meaningful as well as just to make random games more interesting for me.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Cedar Village||
That apartment complex and the surrounding ones are the source for almost every act of stupidity out there and it's a damn shame. Regardless of sports and the blind fandom that can cloud even the most rational being, MSU is a great school with a beautiful campus and an really good people. Hopefully they catch the coward and can give back some piece of mind to the Spartan community.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Fair||
Now it's a matter of the university and the athletic department coming clean which in all honesty, given the info we have I'm a little suspect on.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed!||
I also attended the game and sat in the nosebleed bleachers on the end furthest from the Michigan bench. Having attended the Minny game earlier this year (recon mission!) I concur with how much more amped the Izzone and Breslin in general was versus Michigan than the Gophers. I would compare it to a game at Michigan Stadium versus ND under the lights to say, Wisconsin. The crowd was very much into the Minny game but nothing like Saturday night but that was expected.
One thing I noticed at both games is the level of crowd interaction was impressive with few fans not engaged in the game. I remember this one older lady, maybe early 80's was getting down with the chants, singing the MSU fight song and just really animated. They showed her on the screen at the Minny game a few times and once Saturday night. It would be great to see Crisler bring some of that in a few weeks!
I had couple fans, likely students who gave me the "fuck Michigan!" and one guy in my section who was a little mouthy at first but a couple MSU fans told him to zip it. The guy I sat next to was a MSU fan and we had a great talk during the game and he was very complimentary towards our basketball team. He experessed disappointment for McGary being hurt and thought highly of the job Beilein has done. No one gave me or my buddy a hard time the entire game and few along with they guy next to me said "great game" or some variation of that after it was all done.
All in all everything was fine and didn't have any trouble other than a couple knuckleheads but I've had those at Michigan games and they were Michigan fans. Breslin is great enviroment for college basketball which makes getting a W there even better.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Minnesota||
I live about halfway between A2 and EL so I take in the occasional Spartan basketball game. When I was at the MSU-Minny game on Saturday Valentine had a terrible sequence that included a pass out of bounds and a foul on the other end because of bad defense. Izzo pulled him off the court and when Valentine came off Izzo tore him up on his way to the bench. Once Izzo had the play set as Minny shot free throws Izzo had an assistant run the team while Izzo sat next to Valentine with a dry erase board and coached him. They sat there for about 4 MSU possesions, about 3-4 minutes going over plays. After that they laughed an he put Valentine right back in. So I'm guessing they have a unique relationship where it's not as toxic as it looks.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||It's comical||
If the Lions won the Super Bowl (work with me here) with Tressel on the staff I'm pretty sure most of the anti-Tressel hire people would be wearing the crap out of Lions gear.
If Tressel can help the Lions then great. It's a pro football team, not a beacon of morality. There are players that have done much worse than Tressel yet people still buy their jerseys and cheer the teams they play for. He didn't cheat on his wife, beat her, stab people or get multiple DUI's. He was the coach at Ohio State and some people actually believe that is worse than any crime mentioned. To those people I feel pity for because their own moral standards are beyond repair.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Devin Gardner||
I say that because what ever Al was doing last year wasn't working anyone really but especially Devin save for the Ohio State game. That poor kid got hammered every week so I think Nussmeier will help him out a lot.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Jesus...||
Welcome to the board. Yes, that is sarcasm.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe Al is gone?||
Better check his office at Schembechler hall!
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Will Call||
Stubhub has a "will call" station where you pick them up. I actually used it for the Nebraska game this year after picking up tickets for $22 a piece. For that game it was near Crisler.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||This meme needs to die||
Michgan was NEVER out-recruited by Michigan State, even when the "evil" Rich Rodiriguez was in Ann Arbor. In fact, Michigan had the second best recruitng class in conference every year under Rodiguez behind only Ohio State. Something that has happend for the past 15 years.
This is something the "Michigan Man" and "MANBALL" set keeps hanging on and it is simply not true. Michigan has consistantly had better recruits than Michigan State but just have not gotten the job done against them and others. Dantonio is taking 2 star and 3 star recruits (Dennard, Bell, Greg Jones, to name a few) and has had three 11 win seasons in 4 years.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Kind of||
I won't be rooting FOR them but I will not root against them either. So many MSU fans have foamed at the mouth for any and every Michigan loss and many here took them to task for that. In fact, that was one of the traits that made them "little brother" so I refuse to cheer against them.
In an ideal world Michigan State continues their trend upward and Michigan finds way to win some games and beats them most years.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Next year||
Starting in 2014 the B1G and Pac-12 will match up in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego and the Fight Hunger Bowl in San Fran. If this schedule would have been on place this year, Michigan would have likely played Arizona. So next year it's actually quite possible.
|10 weeks 23 hours ago||Forgot about FG's||
I also think they're pretty good at punting too.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||David Pollack||
One week on Gameday David Pollack asked a question that I feel is a great one. "What does Michigan do well?" Desmond tried to answer but really couldn't but I can. The answer is on the field, Michigan does nothing well and showed little improvement from week to week. In my veiw, the team that took the field on Saturday night was not any better than the team that took the field in September and that is what worries me. If they did lose the will to fight, the team we saw Saturday might be worse than the team that touched the banner against Central Michigan.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Ha!||
My brother did that to me a few times! It was crazy but it worked in video game land.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||The cure?||
Less shirt sleeves.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||He's a gunslinger||
The posts here will be intersting after every game he starts because as a gunslinger I can see him making great pass and some you just can't believe he even attempted.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Long answer is...||
Weeeeellllll, we did not execute.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||look at the bright side||
At least this team lost in the B-Dubs bowl and not the pizza bowl because they wouldn't have beaten Pitt or Bowling Green either.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Haha!||
If that were true I would feel sorry for the poor bastard that crossed those two guys!
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I've noticed that too||
When I was shopping some MSU stuff for some family members I noticed that the coaches shirts were all a rubbery, screen print for the swoosh and spartan helmet. Same for the lettering on the MSU shooting shirt as well and Nike is just as guilty of using the same or very similar templets for multiple schools as well. Every schools shooting shirt is the same design with different colors and different rubber logos.