The Blockhams in "NEVER TRUST A SPARTY"

Submitted by Six Zero on November 7th, 2012 at 8:12 AM


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Don't know about the rest of you... but I had a hard time feeling good on Saturday night, even after a strong win that spoke very well about the program.  First, watching Notre Dame "un-lose" their game in triple overtime was just plain disturbing.  But even worse was the whole experience of 'rooting' for Michigan State to win, and ultimately being let down by their shortcomings and occasional ineptitude.

And, of course, it cost us dearly.

So even after the compelling performance by Devin Gardner against a pesky Minnesota team fueled by overconfidence and a sidelined Shoelace... going to bed after the Bama-LSU game still felt like... a loss. And I wanted to address it in this week's strip, even if it meant digging up emotions I've since moved on from.  Apologies if it's done the same to you.

On Thursday Tom... wakes up.


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Feat of Clay

November 7th, 2012 at 11:36 AM ^

In other "never trust a sparty" news:  I hope you saw that the break that the police got in the I-96 shooter case was that the gunman was driving a car with a Spartan vanity plate.



Mich Mash

November 7th, 2012 at 11:16 PM ^

...Six Zero.  At first I felt that the overall feel of the comic was a bit condescending, but after the explanation at the end, I realized that 1) it was intended to come off that way and 2) it nailed my feelings from Saturday night through Sunday to a "T".  Well done for helping me understand what I was thinking, but not comprehending.