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02/15/2019 - 11:56am I wouldn't say I've been…

I wouldn't say I've been missing it, Bobb.

02/12/2019 - 2:53pm YUSS!!!

That way, if one…

YUSS!!!

That way, if one Electronics Boutique is sold out of Doom but not Command & Conquer, I can just hit up the other one on the way home.

01/29/2019 - 4:10pm Since the Emergency…

Since the Emergency Reduction of Operations commences at 12:00 am tomorrow, I'd say the basketball game is not in jeopardy.

12/26/2018 - 9:04am Username: I'll never forget…

Username: I'll never forget screaming this all season long, but especially in the tunnel leaving the 1998 Rose Bowl with a 21-16 National Championship win during my freshman year.

 

Avatar: Sam Sword was a beast and our leading tackler during that amazing season and Ian Gold arguably had a breakout year that year which would propel him to even greater stats in 1998 and 1999. 

12/21/2018 - 3:33pm "My therapist says, 'Suck it…

"My therapist says, 'Suck it, Trebek.'"

-Sean Connery

12/21/2018 - 2:02pm I won't believe it until her…

I won't believe it until her name is in the U-M Directory.

F5 for life.

12/21/2018 - 12:36pm Sneak peek at the syllabus…

Sneak peek at the syllabus shows that during weeks 8-10, a super secret guest from O-H-F-U who has a cyst on his brain will join for a deeper dive into "Honesty and Ethics in Modern Day Sport."

12/21/2018 - 11:22am MSU Administration, probably…

MSU Administration, probably: "Hey, I know how to put out this dumpster fire. Load it up with some tires and find some napalm."

12/12/2018 - 4:01pm My point wasn't about funds…

My point wasn't about funds flow; I know how a budget (including this one) works.

My point is that Warde Manuel, per his email, is using the $27.3M cost for scholarships to justify an increase in PSL and ticket prices. That makes it seem as though the department is struggling to cover the cost of scholarships, which is patently false. 

12/12/2018 - 3:13pm The AD's 2019 budget (see…

The AD's 2019 budget (see page 52) projects $52.4M in "Spectator admissions" and $30.2M in "Preferred seating contributions," with $27.8M (as Warde stated in his email) in "Financial aid to students."

While the AD is not paying itself, justifying increases in PSL and ticket prices to defray the "gigantic" cost of scholarships is ludicrous, to the tune of about $55M.

12/12/2018 - 2:42pm This is a total smack in the…

This is a total smack in the face for me.

--Athletic Dept. is projecting a $2.5M budget surplus for FY2019 (7/1/18-6/30/19), on top of the $2.5M surplus they expected for FY2018.

--The University just purchased Fingerle, ostensibly to further expand the Athletic Campus.

--I received no less than a dozen phone calls and emails *begging me* to purchase 2018-2019 season basketball tickets.

--I give a substantial portion of my paycheck back to the University to help fund vital programs for undergrads, staff, and programs that do enormous good on a shoestring budget.

--The Athletic Dept. was totally unwilling to work with me at the start of the season when I asked to add 2 football tickets to the current 2 I've had for 10 years, which are the nosebleediest of nosebleed seats in Section 6.

Yet, they continue to send these hat-in-hand emails with a subtext that if I don't suck it up, I'll be depriving some poor kid of an education.

I'm struggling to come up with enough on the "Pro" side of the ledger to outweigh the ~$3-4K price tag and the other items on the "Con" side.

 

 

12/11/2018 - 12:15pm Hey, if nothing else, looks…

Hey, if nothing else, looks like recreational marijuana in Michigan is giving people optimism. For what this state's gone through in the last few decades, looks like this initiative is already paying off.

Can't wait to start 2019 with the first leg of the All-Four-Professional-Championships-In-One-Year Tour!

11/21/2018 - 10:01pm "...I do believe that this…

"...I do believe that this year will still be a success."

-Mork D'Giornio, Head Volleyball Coach

 

*Dear Sweet Baby Jesus, please, please, please let Rutgers somehow win this game, so the new metric of "success" for MSU football is losing to a tire fire of a football team but salvaging an invite to the Little Motor City Pizza Bowl.

11/20/2018 - 9:40pm You're friends with Plaxico…

You're friends with Plaxico Burress?

11/20/2018 - 8:43pm Heh - let's see them copy…

Heh - let's see them copy this one:

OHOWIHATEOHIOSTATE

11/20/2018 - 7:41pm (No subject)

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11/20/2018 - 7:19pm He's climbin' in yo windows

He's climbin' in yo windows

He's snatchin' yo people up

11/20/2018 - 12:59pm In Ohio, "obstructed view"…

In Ohio, "obstructed view" means Billie Bob is shittin' in the cooler so you can't see how many Natty Ice Lights you have left.

11/20/2018 - 12:14pm I love that the directions…

I love that the directions to Columbus/Ohio Stadium from 1922 to eternity will forever be static, despite the introduction of horseless carriages, the interstate highway system, autonomous vehicles, and whatever Jetsons-type contraptions we're piloting in 2078.

South 'til you smell it; East 'til you step in it.

11/10/2018 - 3:01pm Oh Mork. Play for the tie…

Oh Mork. Play for the tie via intentional safety.

Ooooopppssssyyy.

Now you can play for an appearance in the Motor City, errrrr, Pride Comes Before the Pizza! Pizza! Bowl.

 

11/07/2018 - 3:53pm Can't wait 'til I can see…

Can't wait 'til I can see how I get to use my points!!

I hope it's not as crazy as Dave & Busters. I haven't spent the last nine years here to go home with three Tootsie Rolls that are so hard they could double as ammo during the Zombie Apocalypse.

11/05/2018 - 1:21pm Oh, that's the *spread*?!

I…

Oh, that's the *spread*?!

I thought it was the over/under on Rutger's total yardage.

I'd bet it's also the highest spread on a rival game that Vegas has ever seen.

10/30/2018 - 3:02pm I bet they had the same …

I bet they had the same "investigative body" that reviewed the Urban Liar case.

Nothin' to see here, ya looky-loos.

10/30/2018 - 1:19pm Somewhere Jim Leyland is…

Somewhere Jim Leyland is chuckling at this thread.

10/29/2018 - 5:16pm I don't know about salves,…

I don't know about salves, but Gold Bond always works wonders when my ass is chapped.

That's something you don't even need to pay in-state MSU tuition to learn.

10/26/2018 - 11:24am Boiler Up for a two-fer…

Boiler Up for a two-fer Rutger!

10/20/2018 - 5:17pm Endorse.

Endorse.

10/18/2018 - 11:23am Lil' bro; don't you know

 

Lil' bro; don't you know

 

Pride comes before the fall

 

Frito Lays cure all

09/14/2018 - 9:55pm username checks out.

username checks out.

09/12/2018 - 9:03pm Ah, I see a bagman came out…

Ah, I see a bagman came out of your dreams, and got you into a ("loaner," wink, wink, nod, nod) car.

09/12/2018 - 4:24pm If the leader of a certain…

If the leader of a certain country in Eurasia (hint: rhymes with Prussia) is on the board, I'd wager we've all kinds of dignitaries, celebrities, and entire sports *leagues* on the board.

 

Come for the hawt takes; stay for the POSBANGs.

08/25/2018 - 7:39am I don't know about 1976, but…

I don't know about 1976, but I still have a tape from December 1971 at Hill Auditorium. They covered "Run Rudolph Run."

08/24/2018 - 7:41pm Between his heart condition,…

Between his heart condition, memory loss, and verbal diarrhea, he's going to keel over any minute now.

08/24/2018 - 3:49pm Almighty. Dollar.

Almighty. Dollar.

08/24/2018 - 2:42pm "Better to be thought a …

"Better to be thought a (tone-deaf, inept, kowtowing to THEE) fool (of an organization), than to (issue a statement) and remove all doubt."

08/24/2018 - 12:17pm "Hope you remembered to take…

"Hope you remembered to take your heart meds today"

08/24/2018 - 12:13pm "It was a typo, you dolts…

"It was a typo, you dolts. We treat WOXEN with respect; don't give a fuck about WOMEN" - Urban Liar

08/03/2018 - 2:23pm Welp, if this Blue Ribbon…

Welp, if this Blue Ribbon Commission works as fast a Bob Evans, he'll have his pink slip before the Monday rush hour.

08/02/2018 - 4:01pm Please get a picture with…

Please get a picture with Cornholio.

08/02/2018 - 3:17pm Directions to Tire Fire:

Directions to Tire Fire:

  • South 'til you smell it;
  • East 'til you step in it.
08/02/2018 - 2:41pm Either that or he eats his…

Either that or he eats his liver with some fava beans and a nice Key-Ante.

08/02/2018 - 10:13am This will all be over as…

This will all be over as soon as the lawyers can figure out how to draft a buyout agreement with out using any words containing the letter "m." Because priorities.

08/01/2018 - 8:39pm And according to OSU's…

And according to OSU's directory, she is faculty. Under their Sexual Misconduct Policy, she has a higher burden of reporting (i.e., beyond sexual assault) as a faculty member.

08/01/2018 - 8:33pm And I think that's a big…

And I think that's a big point. She is an employee and is subject to OSU's Sexual Misconduct Policy, which requires reporting on violations of the policy, including domestic violence.

08/01/2018 - 8:28pm True - but that clause only…

True - but that clause only pertains to "terminating for cause under this Section 5.1 or Section 4.2." The clause about Title IX reporting appears in Section 4.1. I'd guess that they don't have the latitude or appetite to allow him to worm his way out of those violations, given what happened at PSU and Baylor.

08/01/2018 - 8:16pm To clarify - Meyer's…

To clarify - Meyer's obligation is to report any know violations of OSU's policy. Since he didn't report (and my guess is OSU or media has evidence that his wife told him or he otherwise knew about it - especially given Smith's history), that's what the institution can use as its cause.

08/01/2018 - 8:11pm I'm no MGoLawyer, but for…

I'm no MGoLawyer, but for those focused on Title IX, that's not what the clause uses for its basis. It says "any know violations of Ohio State's Sexual Misconduct Policy."

 

Based on OSU's Policy, domestic violence is considered "relationship violence" and "(a)ll such acts of relationship violence are forms of sexual misconduct under this policy" (p. 3).

 

I think he's toast. 

06/01/2018 - 3:22pm If Lewerke wins the Heisman, I'll expect to see...

...a newsfeed item that Cardale Jones was inducted into Mensa.

...a sounder of pigs flying over Battersea Power Station.

...little, teeny, tiny icicles dangling from Satan's balls.

05/04/2018 - 12:19pm Anyone have insight into no seat additions?

I'm wondering if anyone has insights into why the Athletic Department is prohibiting seat additions (with the exception of stranded singles)?

There are two seats in front of mine I've been trying to get for three years now. I see that they are availble in the upgrade system. However, per the FAQ and disclaimer when accessing the upgrade site, additions are not permitted this year due to "limited availability."

I know new season ticket holders are being told they'll likely get to purchase seats once the public period opens.

Seems odd that the AD would shut out existing (10+ year) ticket holders to accommodate new ticket holders who may not renew next year, may reduce their PSD, etc.

 

04/18/2018 - 12:10pm Soundtrack by Crap Stevens

"C'mon Ride the Feces Train"