Start of Bowl Season Open Thread/New Mexico/Potato/New Orleans Bowl

Start of Bowl Season Open Thread/New Mexico/Potato/New Orleans Bowl

Submitted by M-Wolverine on December 17th, 2011 at 1:55 PM

We'll see how it goes. If there's a lot of interest, or a lot of other posts shoving it down the front page, we can do one for each bowl.  If it's a slow day, this can take care of all 3 bowl games today.  It's not like it's the Rose Bowl or anything today.  Though I am anxious to see the offense of Temple. I hear their OC is pretty good.  And SDS later should look familiar.  Ohio/Utah ST? Yeah, I got nothing.  But that doesn't have to matter in these threads.  It's for the fun, the love of college football. And werid JHackney pictures.  So come one, come all, come Blue Dragon, and let's enjoy the cheesy greatness/awfulness of the bowl season.

 

Edit: We've had 3 new threads since kickoff, and 10 still below it on the front page. I'm not bumping stuff for a new thread for each of these bowls. Someone might on New Year's Day or something.  If a mod wants separate threads for these, be my guest, just seems a waste of space. If something groundbreaking happens that bumps this off the front page, we probably won't care about the bowls anymore anyway.

First game going well..I gave the points.  We'll see about Utah State and SDS later.

Good luck to Wayne State!

Good luck to Wayne State!

Submitted by Buzz on December 17th, 2011 at 9:12 AM

I almost transferred to Wayne State in the late '80's from a public college in Northern California. 

This would be really nice for the school and the city.  Best of luck to the TARTARS. (I refuse to call them the Warriors, I'm sorry.)

EDIT: For the benefit of the non-Michiganders/non-Detroiters on this board, Wayne State is a school in Midtown Detroit.  Their football team is playing for the D-II football national championship today against Pittsburgh State University (Pittsburgh, KS).

2011 Defense Highlights

2011 Defense Highlights

Submitted by Thorin on December 17th, 2011 at 8:09 AM

UPDATE II: Re-uploaded.

Track list:
1. c-sick - chicago juke anthem
2. jensyao - test beat 9
3. jensyao - test beat 11
4. c-sick - instrumental
5. jensyao - exam

Judging from his youtube subscriptions, I'm guessing jensyao a local kid. These tracks were recommended to me by the guy who did the Denard eating videos.

UPDATE: Had to delete as the audio matched third party content. I'm re-uploading with different tracks now.

OT: MSU football players get better education in prison

OT: MSU football players get better education in prison

Submitted by CalifExile on December 16th, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Plaxico Burress has learned that prison has benefits. He discovered that he enjoys learning through reading.

"It was one of those deals that kind of grew on me," Burress told Newsday. "Ever since I went to prison and in my spare time, I try to read as much as I can. Having a lot of time, I found something that became something I love to do. And that's gather information through reading, expanding my knowledge. I never would have known that if I didn't go through what I went through."

"Reading never would have been on my radar," he told Newsday. "Now my wife comes into the room at night and I'm reading my book, she just starts laughing. It's something that gives me peace."

The article is at http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/dish/201112/nfl-star-becomes-bookworm-a…

The article reaffirms my faith in humanity.

M Coaches Are Level 5 Leaders

M Coaches Are Level 5 Leaders

Submitted by smotheringD on December 16th, 2011 at 5:11 PM

I was on my way to a conference out West Tuesday and was skimming the chapter in Jim Collins' modern business classic, "Good to Great" on Level 5 leadership.  Collins' team of "blue chip" graduate students invested on the order of 15,000 hours of research identifying and examining 11 companies out of the Fortune 500 which demonstrated exceptional performance (3x the market average sustained over a 15 year period).  The data showed empirically 6 common characteristics that operated in all the great companies, one of which being "Level 5 Leadership".

Level 5 leaders are unique in that they combine extreme humility with tremendous, even fierce, passion for their company (team).

When I got off the plane, who did I see on the shuttle but none other than Coach Funk.  I got behind him on the escalator and congratulated him on a great season, exceeding all expectations.

He immediately corrected me, "Well, we had a couple weeks there when we should have played better and we didn't accomplish our main goal...but recruiting is going well and we still have Virginia Tech..."

These guys are Level 5 to the bone.

Fitting in countable hours, Ohio's new S&C coach makes players work out at midnight...

Fitting in countable hours, Ohio's new S&C coach makes players work out at midnight...

Submitted by iawolve on December 16th, 2011 at 4:44 PM

A quote about the new S&C coach coming from Florida:

"Marotti is known for having players haul rocks, flip tires and work out at midnight."

 

 

I hope someone is filling out CARA forms properly, don't want to be a repeat offender. MSU should try this since it would cut down on the midnight beatings of fellow students. Isn't that annual event coming up soon? 

 

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-ohiost-strengthcoach&active_dimension=carousel_ncaaf_top_headlines&ysp_frm_woah=1

Sugar Bowl Wallpapers

Sugar Bowl Wallpapers

Submitted by turtleboy on December 16th, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Slow day on the Board. Looking for something good to set as my computer/phone backdrop leading up to the Sugar Bowl. Found a few passable screenshots, some plain, one funny, one in honor of the recent Virginia Tech tragedy.  Wondered if the MGoCommunity had any of their own to share. Enjoy!