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06/08/2018 - 12:13pm Really devastating. Love his…

Really devastating. Love his books and his shows. Struggling to get my mind around this one.

06/07/2018 - 5:58pm Strip away names that would…

Strip away names that would reveal who you root for, and (save for being uniquely focused on how special your school and alumni are) the Michigan fan base on this site is indistinguishable from that of any school/blog.

 

WHAT I THOUGHT THIS WAS A SAFE SPACE

06/07/2018 - 5:57pm Strip away names that would…

Strip away names that would reveal who you root for, and (save for being uniquely focused on how special your school and alumni are) the Michigan fan base on this site is indistinguishable from that of any school/blog.

06/07/2018 - 11:55am It is a conspiracy theory…

It is a conspiracy theory and frankly it's absurd on its face. Don Izzo and Godfather Dantonio have the prosecutors on the take, huh? Do you know how fucking stupid that sounds? How stupid it is?

It's truly disheartening (in a bigger "human condition" kind of sense) to witness the lengths you'll go to mentally, to try and process the fact that these two men have had your number more often than not on the athletics field.

06/06/2018 - 7:58pm I find it perplexing that…

I find it perplexing that you believe the MSU Athletic Department holds some sort of imperious sway over the Prosecutor's Office. You may want to ask William of Occam if he has a spare razor he can lend you.

Back when I was a prosecutor, "weird" plea bargains like this usually meant a weak case or a complaining witness who balked at the prospect of taking it to trial. I'm not familiar with the finer details of this one, so my comments are meant in a more general sense; certainly not speculating about this case specifically.

Here's an interesting article on the psychology of conspiracy theory belief... hope you don't find it too familiar.

“Conspiracy theories are for losers,” says Joseph Uscinski, associate professor of political science at the University of Miami and co-author of the 2014 book American Conspiracy Theories. Uscinski stresses that he uses the term literally, not pejoratively. “People who have lost an election, money or influence look for something to explain that loss.”

05/26/2018 - 8:28pm It’s almost like Durham Blue

It’s almost like Durham Blue went into cryo-stasis during the last year of Carr and was thawed out *this morning*

05/26/2018 - 8:24pm *ahem* I can vouch he is not

*ahem* (re: the “Sparty troll” allegation) I can vouch he is not one of ours, and also it’s sort of pathetic/flattering that people around here hurl “sparty” as an epithet to dismiss anyone with an opinion they don’t agree with.

Given that Sparty is a title of esteem, it just seems counterintuitive ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

05/26/2018 - 8:06pm Is hat... Bob Saget??? If so,

Is that... Bob Saget??? If so, all the lolz

01/12/2018 - 3:36pm Snyder wasn't a

Snyder wasn't a co-cordinator. Tressel and Barnett were co-DCs. Snyder coached linebackers and special teams in '16 and both were pretty bad.

 

Yes, Warner caught most of the heat; Barnett also got his share. People went back and forth on both of those guys. Snyder was the one case where pretty much every fan who cared to weigh in on staffing said "this guy needs to go."

01/11/2018 - 9:41pm We could have fielded an

We could have fielded an entire team of scapegoats, after that season...

01/11/2018 - 6:29pm If there was one

If there was one universally-reviled, “must fire” scapegoat after going 3-9, it was Snyder. People argued about whether the OC or DC should go, but there were zero spartan fans in Snyder’s camp 12 months ago.

Just FYI.

01/02/2018 - 7:01pm You were duly forewarned that

You were duly forewarned that it's just getting started.

 

;) I think you guys will bounce back just fine next year, truth be told. Too much talent there, and Jim didn't forget how to coach.

 

I think you'll see a big improvement in WR play as guys get more mature, and I expect the OL will be shored up as well with an offseason of conditioning, getting healthy, and introducing some new guys off redshirt, etc (I have next to no working knowledge of your roster, just broad assumptions that tend to hold true). You guys will be fine.

12/27/2017 - 12:38pm I didn’t tell anyone how they

I didn’t tell anyone how they should feel; I shared my point of view.

As for your notion that it’s “your” board and just my being here is an affront, well that’s a disappointing point of view. What is the damn point of anything if we refuse to entertain or engage with an even marginally contrary point of view? Is this place intended as a strict safe space for Michigan fan groupthink?

If we are so precious that we can’t even handle this mildest type of “challenge” without defining it as trolling... *sigh*

12/22/2017 - 10:06pm May I suggest:a) MSU had to

May I suggest:

a) MSU had to play well enough for that “fluke” to be of consequence, right? Had you been up three scores, none of it matters. So we did something right.

b) good teams capitalize on moments of chance opportunity. bad teams wonder “what if we had...”.

One of our two fan bases spends an awful amount of time talking about “almost” this and “a foot away from” that and “a fluke and a rainstorm separating us from” whatever. It’s actually pretty nuts how you guys do that. In 2012 we lost all those games by like 3 points each, but we did not torture/soothe/delude ourselves in this way. We were just pissed and kinda defeated. Your fanbase appears immune to defeat, as if you perceive each loss as merely a stolen or unrecorded win.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I sincerely don’t mean to troll. These things seem obvious to me. Clearly they aren’t, to many of you. I’m trying to understand.

12/22/2017 - 9:49pm Interesting analogy. In my

Interesting analogy. In my memory of drunken weekends visiting friends in Ann Arbor, typically, we Sparty meatheads were more of the alpha types focused (speaking in broad stokes here) on shotgunning another beer and getting laid, while you guys spent more time dissecting Kant and Kierkegaard until only the fuglies were left in play.

Jokes aside: it sometimes surprises me how many of you are *actually* and *literally* incapable of conceptualizing that MSU (or really, any non-UM school) can be compelling to someone for any number of legitimate and non-nefarious reasons. Not. Everyone. Will. Pick. You. It doesn’t mean they’re stupid, or on the take.

This is where where that reputation for arrogance comes from. Gentlemen, please. I’m cringing on your behalf.

11/05/2017 - 1:11am had the good luck of crap weather

(*weather cunningly jinxed to hinder OSU only) and the added witless fortune of Connor Cook being a last minute scratch. We forgot that detail, huh ;)

I’m not mad — I drunkenly bet the money line on State instead of the spread that day at the Wynn ‘book, BEFORE learning Cook was out. We partied like rockstars that night. To dumb luck!

Many references to MSU culture, thuggishness, dirty/lawless etc. obviously it doesn’t look that way from where I sit, ok chalk the combined opinion gap up to bias in varying degrees all around. But no mention that I’ve seen about the culture at OSU? Or what kind of stories trail Urban and his players through his career?

On topic: 1. Urban 2 Dantonio 3 I don’t care, the rest of them

10/25/2017 - 4:06pm Devastating

I'm a football season lurker, never registered before, but I was moved to comment today. So sorry to read this devastating post; I can't even imagine the anguish you and your wife are enduring right now. 

It may seem hollow or trite for me to suggest it, but I have to maintain faith that time will eventually heal even this deepest conceivable wound. I'm sending you and your family all the love I can muster, via the intertubes.

Makes everything else seem entirely trivial, doesn't it? I only hope some of the words of support you see here, from this community are at least a partial boon. Hang in there brother.

 

//reactivates cloaking device

10/25/2017 - 2:58pm I think OSU is going to make

I think OSU is going to make a big statement in a closely watched game. PSU does seem to have some magic going this year, but I'm reluctantly forced to predict that Urban's particular brand of Dark Arts will prevail at this late juncture in the season.