This Thanksgiving, think of Sparty

Submitted by shikselover on November 17th, 2008 at 4:38 PM

Wolverine fans: as Thanksgiving approaches, let us be sure to take a moment to remember our fellow Michiganders who are not so fortunate this time of year.

Times are clearly tough in parts of the state, and while our 3-8 record may be depressing, we need to take a moment to put it in perspective…particularly in light of the tough times Michigan State graduates face…

Lacking more content to meet the 200 word minimum: I close with these sacred words:

...And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this Thy hand grenade that with it Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits, in Thy mercy." And the Lord did grin and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats and large chu...

And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it."



November 17th, 2008 at 7:07 PM ^

I have no problem dissing Sparty, but this post is just plain wrong. Have you no shame?

The guy you show in your blog just happens to have an "S" cap on. He could have just as easily worn a "M" cap. Would you have made this post in that case? I think not.

Pick on guys who say "bro"? Sure. Pick on the big fat idiot Michael Moore who wears that silly "S" hat? I'm totally on board.

But pick on some guy who's down on his luck, and do it in the spirit of "M" sports? Totally wrong.

I have no idea why this guy is in the situation that he's in, and I'm not going to judge him.

I'd suggest that this Thanksgiving you head on down to that food kitchen and maybe serve a few guys who are down on their luck and wearing "S", or "O", or even "M" hats. I suspect that after this experience, you'll be a bit more sympathetic towards folks who are having a hard time, regardless of the reason why.


November 18th, 2008 at 9:58 AM ^

I am truly fascinated by this response, particularly the judgement that: dude who posts picture of down-and-out guy in spartans hat must be insensitive rich bastard who cares nothing for poor people and does nothing for them.

Rather than detail why this is not true -- because I really have nothing to defend in terms of what I do on behalf of those less fortunate or my exposure to them on an everyday basis, other than to say: dude, you are truly mistaken -- I'll just point out that one can both be a charitable, sensitive, generous person toward those who are in need *and* manage to find a bit of humor in even the worst of situations.


November 17th, 2008 at 10:17 PM ^


I work in a Thanksgiving soup kitchen in Detroit every year. We see plenty of Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State, Central Michigan gear. I seriously doubt anyone really cares what team's colors they're wearing at that point. Here's hoping people less fortunate than we really do have a happy Thanksgiving.

Clarence Beeks

November 17th, 2008 at 10:41 PM ^

It's amazing how many people here have absolutely no (read: zero) sense of humor. Anyone who thinks that the OP was actually talking about the particular guy in the picture needs to (1) get a life, (2) get a clue, and (3) get over yourself.