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|1 day 11 hours ago||Ushers||
Some of you guys have to do saints work, especially in the student section. If you happen to see this I'm curious if you've seen a change for the worse in the attitudes of fans. From my perspective the stadium experience has become worse since seemingly anything goes now a days.
|1 day 11 hours ago||2009 Utah||
It was hotter than hell but it was nothing compared to the heat inside me for the Michigan fan screaming at the Michigan players. I sat in section 24, about 5 rows from the sideline and this loudmouthed asshole was screaming obscenities at the kids on the sideline and they heard him. A number of them turned around and he just kept at it until I finally lost it. He wanted to fight me and the guy behind me right there and I was ready to because he was just vile. So that takes my top spot for worst experience and I've been to Spartan Stadium more than once.
Number two would be the 2008 Rose Bowl. The amount of frat bros was insane. For the added joy of it add in the stadium is 80% USC fans and of those 50% were band wagoners plus the thrashing they gave Michigan made for a shitty event.
|1 week 6 days ago||haha!||
Screw you UCLA! That's what you deserve and I'm glad the kid changed his mind and went elsewhere. Sure the recruits can be annoying but there are schools so sleazy it serves them right. I know the Weber thing but I would have liked to have seen him move on from OSU to any other school just to make a point. If he's cool with it though thats all the really matters.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yost over all!||
What a fantastic venue and I agree it trumps Michigan Stadium and Crisler.
|1 week 6 days ago||Bingo!||
|1 week 6 days ago||Nope||
Pete Rose is a hall of fame player. I don't care about his managerial career where the betting took place as it is completely separate from his achievements as a player.
|1 week 6 days ago||Rival Coaches||
I like Dantonio, Meyer and Izzo. I respect what they do and love what they bring to our games against them.
|1 week 6 days ago||+7||
For the the things I'm with you on. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
I like LeBron and think he's about as good as you can get as modern day pro athlete. If his worst offense is "The Decision" then he's pretty much a saint.
Jalen isn't great but I actually like him better than Desmond and I thought it was funny when he harassed when Gameday was at MSU.
|1 week 6 days ago||Bowl Games||
I honestly don't think your bowl game opinion is unpopular outside of the NCAA and Bristol, CT.
|1 week 6 days ago||Got that right||
MLB doesn't want him in the hall but they have no trouble trotting him out to promote their "All _____ Team" every few years. I could see banning him for ever for altering games but from what I understand there is zero evidence of that. People already have forgiven Ryan Braun who in my veiw is the biggest piece of shit playing because of how he smeared the sample collector claiming he was anti-semitic. He's far worse than Bonds, Clemons and McGuire but his misdeeds are almost forgotten now.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||For sure||
I don't know if you've been on MSU's campus lately but the super wealthy Chinese and Korean students have a collection of Porsches, Audi's, F-150 Raptors and there are a few Lamborginis as well. One of them is covered in a chrome vinyl wrap. It's like that at UCLA as well but it's harder notice since there are many more of them to begin with.
The reason for that is cars like that are much more expensive in China so when they leave the US they can ship their car back to China. Once there it can be sold on what they call the "grey market" for at least what they paid for it here if not more so it's essentially a free car.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not surprised||
Never trust anyone who tucks their hockey jersey in. Ever.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Rex||
I think he's a good coach but the Jets have been a consistant cluster in every postion above him. When Michael Vick is an option at QB and the Geno Smith you're screwed as a coach.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||?||
All vandalisim is the same and it's all stupid, selfish and reckless behavior regardless of the circumstances.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yup||
I remember something like that too.
Just look at the faces of a lot of college coaches during their bowl games, they look just exhausted. I've driven by the football building at both Michigan and MSU early in the morning and have seen the head coaches parking spot filled. Then driven by both in the evening and the same nice SUV's were still there and that was in the spring. Even the number of games is getting closer to the NFL since OSU and Oregon played 15 games last year.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||+1||
And not wearing a shirt.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Disagree||
I completely disagree about the NFL being more of a grind. While I acknowledge I haven't coached in either the NFL or NCAA I don't think Jimmy is in touch with reality when it comes to the gap between the elite and the rest of college football.
There is a reason teams like Boise St., Ole Miss, Michigan State, and Arizona win 10 games, knocking off programs like Oklahoma, Alabama, Michigan, and Oregon. Its because that gap that existed in his days at Miami are long gone with scholarship reductions and TV exposure. Kids across the country now see teams they never would have before like Boise, Oregon and MSU every week while in Johnsons time teams like Miami and Michigan were only on TV maybe 4-5 times per year.
Jimmy Johnson hasn't been part of the year long grind that is modern recruiting and fundraising either. Sure there are "dead" periods where the coaches cannot actively recruit but I believe they can call the kids coaches and parents. All teams now recruit nationally where that wasn't so much true when Johnson coached so while there a more resources for todays college coach they are now spread across the country. Yeah, he's talked with Urban Meyer but to him the grind isn't a big deal because he's been at a while and is used to it. So if Urban tells him he spends a lot more time with his family now than at Flordia I bet it's still not as much as Johnson thinks.
It sounds like Jimmy is trying to get some attention by saying things that are very debatable.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Not the first fetish||
It's similar to the weird short sleeves thing with Brady.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Matt Cassel||
Granted he went in the 7th round but he never started a game let alone beat Alabama or win a NC as a starter. He had attempted fewer passes and never threw for a TD in his career at USC. Cardale Jones looks like a 6 time Heisman winner compared to Matt Cassel comming out of college.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Arizona depth chart||
He was the 3rd or 4th QB on the Wildcats depth chart behind a redshirt freshman starter, a senior USC transfer and another freshman. He's probably an ok QB but not a power 5 conference starter. A place like Nevada, UTEP, or Fresno St. look as if they would be a better fit than any decent team on a major conference.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||This might be weird but...||
I look at it somewhat like a family. Coordinators and position coaches are kind of like an uncle that you trust and can have a more relaxed relationship where the head coach is more like a father figure. Someone who will handle discipline/accountability, take on the big issues with you and someone who you respect but still have a little fear of and is clearly in command.
I've read about guys at other programs talking about how their HC was like a father and how they were a little bit afraid of him but loved and respected him. That's what made them play hard for the HC because they didn't want to disappoint him.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Keep, bring back, delete||
Keep the BBQ for sure as it has been very helpful to recruiting and other schools are now doing something similar.
Bring back accountability. If it takes season long captains, getting chewed out on the sideline a little, or in practice just do that.
Delete the Legends jersey. Keep the lockers and whatever else goes into it but on Saturday just have the kids wear THEIR numbers.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||For sure||
Those should and will stay but I don't think they should have to be a special event like in the past. I would be completely ok with it being used in a practical way like early in the season when it's 90 degrees during the day. Just use it on a power 5 non-conference game like UCLA or Oklahoma.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||'05-'07 student section||
Agree on that point. It seemed a bit lame back then but right now it just looks stupid.
There was a small but vocal group that tried to get a "First down, fuck yeah!" chant going for about half the year in 2006. It grew for about 3 weeks and was rightfully crushed.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||No clocks||
At least no dedicated clocks for two teams. If they just used a clock for each opponent thats ok, but I would say the clocks for MSU and OSU have been pretty ineffective given that past few years. I'm sure there are other ways to motivate the kids and I'm sure Harbaugh has his own methods which likely will be much different than Bradys.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Stake||
I didn't have an issue with Hoke calling Dantonio and apologizing but the statement released to the public was way too much. In fact it was really strange. Few coaches would have allowed that and if Hoke didn't want that out there it wouldn't have happened. It should have just been between Brady and Dantonio instead of a public affair.
The worst part of the whole thing, worse than "pussification" was the "I think I was aware but not fully aware" statement.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Good Game||
I root for all the Big Ten teams in non-conference games especially given how down the conference has been the last few years.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Weeelllll||
The Yellow and Blue is name of the alma mater.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed!||
It allows MSU to retain it's successful defensive staff which is good for incomming recruits. Also, MSU does not have the financial resources to miss on a coaching hire. You could argue the years prior to Dantonio put them behind financially for his first 4-5 years as the head coach. MSU cannot really afford to take many chances with things going well on the field and in the donor base. Bennett has been highly regarded as a coach well and is one of their lead recruiters so it makes sense on many levels.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe not here||
But it's happend on other posts already and friends I've talked to. Some have Michigan "in the hunt" for next year. I get the excitement but we as a fan base have been excited before and have been let down. Thats all I'm saying and I get some people don't like that but it's just how I feel.