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11/05/2018 - 12:07pm He clearly isn't voting with…

He clearly isn't voting with any reason. A week after the blowout loss to Purdue, he moved them from 7th to 4th during a BYE week.

11/03/2018 - 11:04pm More like 10-12 weeks. There…

More like 10-12 weeks. There's a difference between a normal Joe Public recovering and a high-performance athlete. He's done till spring camp if its on the more serious side

10/29/2018 - 2:16pm Love their reflection of…

Love their reflection of their game against Iowa. "Penn State Shuts Down Iowa, 30-24: Photo Gallery".  Winning by 6 at home does not, by an means, dictate a shut down. I watched that game, they were lucky to have won. With the clock winding down the Iowa receiver didn't run his route and a pick was thrown on the goal line. That's damn lucky. Iowa would have taken the lead had they actually scored.

10/17/2018 - 11:42pm The funny thing is I have…

The funny thing is I have Michigan License plate holder and have had MSU magnet stickers on my car. Living in Lansing, I've had the stickers stolen twice, but never had anything happen to my M plate. Surprisingly, I've seen way more UofM fans here in EL/Lansing/Okemos than I ever saw MSU fans in AA.

10/17/2018 - 2:59pm UofM Alumnus. MSU graduate…

UofM Alumnus. MSU graduate student here to help you.

You can park in pretty much any open lot or parking garage. Check out the map here. https://maps.msu.edu/interactive/index.php

I've seen people park in lot 83 on Service drive, and that being about the farthest away you'd want to go if your walking. Lot 89 off of Hope I believe has shuttles and lots of parking. I'm not sure where most UofM/visitors tend to park though. Otherwise, you can head closer to campus and park in any lot. I'd recommend just driving east down Wilson Rd till you find a lot that's letting people in (there will be guys with vests to take your money). It's all campus coordinated.

It'll run you a few bucks, but that's like anywhere. Parking at the stadium can be a real hassle so I'd just avoid the congestion and park a little farther away. Alternatively you can park for free elsewhere in the city and take a bus in. For instance, if you want to go cheap, park in Frandor shopping center and take the the #1 CATA runs along Michigan Ave and Grand River, which would allow you to park for free farther away, but I'd generally avoid that if you want a more entertaining tailgate scene.

You say parking structures don't sound like fun for tailgating, but they're no worse than Pioneer parking lot. Concrete is concrete. From personal experience, I've only ever parked at Shaw parking structure. It was fine.

If you want to experience tailgating, you dan hover over the random parking lots. But I'd definitely say head to the Tennis Courts (directly south of the stadium). That's where you'll find some pretty raucous tailgating from what I've heard.

And, yes, alcohol is permitted on lots for tailgating and on campus, just not in any building.

After the game, if you're looking to celebrate our victory, you may want to check out Arcadia Brewery and Smokehouse on Michigan Ave. It opened like 3 weeks ago (still getting some kinks out, so may not have all the food) but beers were under $4. There's also Ellison brewery east on Grand River Ave, but it's small, really small and kind of in a warehouse area. Otherwise you can go watch the afternoon games at a place like Reno's (drive) or Harrison Roadhouse (walking distance).

09/23/2018 - 12:18pm QB Matt Stafford or QB…

QB Matt Stafford or QB Carson Wentz

Stafford likely playing from behind against a Patriots defense that got torched last week by Jax? Or Wentz returning from injury with a depleted WR unit

09/21/2018 - 11:22pm Yes, that would be 'culpable…

Yes, that would be 'culpable' by admitting fault. You are right, I missed that.

Although, I'd like to point out that there is nothing in this article that is new. Per an August 14th article from ESPN, the exact same quote can be found.

On Aug. 14, after ESPN reported McNair was admitted to a local hospital with a temperature of 106 degrees, Loh revealed preliminary findings from the Walters Inc. report and said, "the university accepts legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes that our training staff made."

 

09/21/2018 - 6:56pm Culpable does not mean…

Culpable does not mean legally responsible, so says the lawyer-wife sitting next to me. And the article never uses that word. Pretty much the only thing it said was "trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field." And we already knew that. To me, this looks like a classic case of a copy editor providing a title that doesn't quite match the article.

09/18/2018 - 11:44pm Not sure if already posted,…

Not sure if already posted, but Devin Bush appears to adjust his knee pads at 8:26. He makes some motions with his arms down towards his knees. Can only assume he's fixing something but it's a little zoomed out and also covered behind another player's helmet.

09/16/2018 - 12:37pm You are misremembering.

You are misremembering.

https://mgoblog.com/content/exit-aj-dillon

Watching an offensive player agree to play at Boston College is always a sad thing, but per Sam Webb they sold him on the opportunity to definitely play running back and Michigan said they said "90%" with a chance of linebacker

06/20/2018 - 3:35pm There are many issues I have…

There are many issues I have with Colin. But the fact that he is a blowhard that is just looking for click-bait is one. Starting rumors is not good radio or good journalism. It's pathetic.

http://awfulannouncing.com/2016/anatomy-of-a-dumb-rumor-how-colin-cowherd-started-harbaugh-to-the-rams-talk.html

06/19/2018 - 12:40am https://www.landof10.com…

https://www.landof10.com/wisconsin/wisconsin-football-dl-injuries-isaiahh-loudermilk-garrett-rand-graham-mertz-onwisconsin

 Yep, starting DE and 2nd NT

06/19/2018 - 12:37am Not sure I buy Wisconsin…

Not sure I buy Wisconsin. Didn't Wisconsin just lose two of their best D-linemen? I'm going to go look it up and report back...

05/29/2018 - 11:16am Can't be this season. Too

Can't be this season. Too many people have hotels booked, flights arranged, and so forth. Anything of this magnitude would have to be more than a year out.

05/23/2018 - 10:55pm Negged for terrible title.

Negged for terrible title. And whoa that Milton thought... yeah, if a freshman starts over two seasoned veterans, we have some problems.

05/23/2018 - 10:36am Maryland game

You have to throw that one out. I was at the game. It was a snowy sleety mess. Nobody could hold onto a thrown ball and both teams ended up just turning it into a rugby scrum (I think that’s the word)

The same thing happened once rain hit when we played Sparty. It was just futile to pass

05/17/2018 - 11:58am Letter from Engler to MSU Community

For what it's worth, this is straight from the horse's mouth to the MSU community.

 

To the MSU campus community:
This has been an important week for our Michigan State community. 
 
The damage done over a period of years by one evil doctor harmed hundreds of girls and young women, including 31 who were MSU students. The assaults by Larry Nassar shocked our campus and the nation. The testimony of so many survivors and their families touched the hearts of Spartan nation. Our university has apologized, expressed regret, and pledged to act so that such abuse could never happen again. 
 
The changes made to assure patient safety on our campus are numerous and significant. (Read about them in the “Safer Campus” PDF.) However, we have known that for the healing process to really begin, it would require more than apologies and reforms in our clinics. For the survivors and their families and for the university to truly move forward, we would have to resolve the litigation that resulted from the Nassar crimes. We would need to achieve a fair and equitable outcome. I felt that a settlement among the parties would be the best answer, and that could only come through mediation. Since I arrived on campus, completing a prompt and successful mediation of the Nassar litigation has been a top priority for the university and for me.
 
That is why we were pleased yesterday to announce that attorneys representing 332 survivors in lawsuits against MSU and attorneys for the university reached an agreement in principle to a $500 million global settlement. The Board of Trustees agreed to the settlement in principle during a May 15 conference call.  
 
You can read about details of the global settlement in the attorneys’ joint announcement and the statement from Board of Trustees Chairperson Brian Breslin. 
 
You should be aware that all of MSU’s insurance carriers participated in the mediation and that we expect all of them to fulfill their contractual obligations. In addition, since a $500 million settlement is substantial, I will be working with the Board of Trustees in the days ahead to develop a strategy to carry out our responsibilities required by the settlement. 
The early and successful conclusion of mediation will be beneficial to those who have suffered at the hands of Nassar, and their families, by avoiding years of litigation and allowing them to begin the recovery and healing they seek. It also allows MSU to continue making important change to prevent sexual misconduct and assaults on and off our campus while creating a safer and more respectful community for all who attend, work at, or visit MSU.
 
These changes include increased staffing for sexual assault prevention, reporting, and counseling offices, new awareness training for students and employees, and stronger oversight of campus youth programs. I’ve asked supervisors to be more diligent in recording concerns about employees’ behavior. We are taking steps to more fully engage the entire campus community in awareness and prevention activities and to improve communication across the board. We are putting special emphasis on our record class of new students coming to campus for orientation in preparation for freshman year in the fall.
 
 A fuller description of our actions is detailed on the Our Commitment website, or in downloadable form in the “Safer Campus” working document. I encourage you to access them, and if you think anything has been overlooked, please send us your ideas for improving campus using the suggestion forms. We will continue to review policies and procedures over the summer and, in some cases, reporting and organizational responsibilities. 
The settlement announcement is important for the healing process, not only for the survivors, but also for the university community. I want to thank all who have supported and worked so hard to get to this fair and equitable outcome for the survivors.
 
Like you, I deeply regret the injury done to so many girls and young women, and to their families, by a physician operating under the aegis of this university. For that, I, and every leader on this campus, apologize, but more important, we offer the comprehensive actions being taken as proof we are serious about changing MSU. I’m proud of how Spartans have been working together in support of these changes to foster a safer campus.
 
Finally, I want to personally thank the MSU community for its support, advice, and encouragement to me. My appointment generated controversy, but I accepted the challenge because I love MSU and know our best days are ahead. We will move forward through this difficult period, and I know we will emerge stronger.
 
Sincerely,
 John Engler
John Engler
Interim President
 

 

05/17/2018 - 11:51am Generally, lawyers will take

Generally, lawyers will take 30% from my experience

05/17/2018 - 9:46am Sadly only $200k above

Sadly only $200k above minimum salary. He’s worth so much more. Hope there’s a clause that allows restructuring early if he makes pro bowl or something

05/15/2018 - 1:10am The biggest issue I have is

The biggest issue I have is why are you taking directions / actions on a PUBLC forum. All the other teams basically know what you're doing and can make all this planning pointless. They know you're defending X, they know your NOT attacking Y.  So they don't need to defend Y.

05/14/2018 - 4:21pm Weekly recap

Serious question. How long is his going to to go on? Are we really going to have a post on the forum every day? I mean shouldn’t this move offsite to talk in discord now. And maybe a weekly recap post instead. Please make this happen

05/04/2018 - 10:22am  "part-time job as a lecturer"

 "part-time job as a lecturer"

Any clown can teach at a University as a part-time lecturer. Definitely don't need a doctorate for that. So I'd use the term 'professor' very loosely here. He probably got a gig here and there to teach a specialized lecture for a small group.

05/03/2018 - 12:11pm False

Do bowls count? Cuz they're against ranked teams on the road

What about last year vs Florida? They were ranked no 17. It was a road game in Dallas.

04/28/2018 - 12:43am Total crap statemet

Hello? Have you heard of Malik McDowell who went no 35 to the Seahawks. If anybody took plays off, it was definitely him. And he went that high.  So I don't buy the 'little more up and down' as a factor.

04/25/2018 - 2:46pm Little late, he already backpeddled

The AD has already responded to his little spat of words. He backtracked saying it was 'a bit tongue in cheek'. So pretty much nothing to see here. But wouldn't expect anything else from somoeone who hired the guy that lost 51-14 to the Wolverines last year and claimed they still 'out hit us'.

http://www.mlive.com/sports/2018/04/nebraska_ad_backtracks_after_s.html

04/18/2018 - 12:12pm No sympathy

The article is written to be sympathetic to the poor Southern states that are being used as dumping grounds. Well, how about you change the laws (or even have pre-existing laws ***shocker***) not allowing that. The owner of the landfills are likely from the same state. It's their own people that are allowing it and trying to get rich off it. Stop blaming others (sates). These people shopped around, they found a buyer. Live with it, or regulate it.

04/12/2018 - 10:38am Like this one?

04/09/2018 - 4:33pm Saturday 90% Precip.

Saturday 90% Precip. / 0.56 in

Rain and thunderstorms. High 61F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

 

Wife would kill me if I brought the little ones to that. Figure the team would prefer I stay alive to cheer them on throughout the season.

03/14/2018 - 11:37am He's a dude, calm down. Do

He's a dude, calm down. Do you just assume he didn't do his due diligence and verify. Cuz it literally took me 2 sec to confirm that.

03/13/2018 - 3:09pm But but but...

But the guy on twitter with 75 followers said Shea being immediately eligible was a done deal! /s

03/09/2018 - 9:13am In other news, didn’t realize

In other news, didn’t realize we (B10) share almost the exact same footprint as the Big East

03/08/2018 - 4:53pm /blockquote> Situation is

Situation is fluid, and rescue deal could still emerge

Well, not totally dead. Just mostly dead.

03/07/2018 - 1:12pm I personally dislike blanket

I personally dislike blanket statements like this. Some sectors will be good, other bad. For instance, I'm in the science / research industry. My outlooks are not good. I'll say no more to avoid this becoming political.

Btw, what's up with their graph? Doesn't look like much as changed in seven years.... so what's that about "red hot"?

03/06/2018 - 3:28pm By all at once, I guess I

By all at once, I guess I really meant within the first 15 minutes. Here's the quote.

 

"We're not going to stretch this out and hold the audience or anything like that," Bryant said. "We are going to reveal the 68 teams as quickly as possible -- probably within the 15 minutes we should have it all out there."

but not the matchups initially...

The major difference from past years is that that initial release will simply be the qualified teams. Viewers won't know the matchups or when or where the teams are playing until later -- "within the first hour," Bryant said. "Within the first 50 minutes, hopefully, we'll have everything done."

03/03/2018 - 4:53pm Here for the posbang

02/26/2018 - 4:39pm Not surprising

Not surprising due the fact that one of the major training facilities/programs for figure skating is in Michigan. That's why a lot of them seemed to come from Kzoo, Okemos, AA, etc.

As for the people who said South Korea was an odd place to host the Olympics? I mean, Korea is like 70% mountains. I dont think it's odd at all.  How about Sochi? Sochi Russia is a summer beach resort. Not typically a skiing diestination. If I remember correctly, the events were located really far from Sochi and it kind of sucked.

02/12/2018 - 3:11pm Sigh. Let me elaborate...

Correct. But alcohol abuse is linked to depression.

Drinking will only make depression worse. People who are depressed and drink too much have more frequent and severe episodes of depression, and are more likely to think about suicide. Heavy alcohol use also can make antidepressants less effective.

https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/alcohol-and-depresssion#1

02/12/2018 - 11:01am Not the brightest crayon in

Not the brightest crayon in the box all from this quote

“I was self-medicating with alcohol. That’s what I thought would make me happy and get out of that depression,” Manziel said.

Taking a depressant to relieve depression... stellar idea Johnny

01/16/2018 - 2:30pm The Michigan AG just got

The Michigan AG just got involved. Albeit a little late. Think it was in the news last week or two

01/15/2018 - 2:08pm Outside the Lines, Tues 12:30pm

Apparently Outside the Lines will be showing a piece dedicated to MSU and Nassar connection. The short video makes it seem very damning. Probably just more of what the Mlive article says.

 
01/09/2018 - 4:37pm Sigh. Will we ever be able to just move on...

01/09/2018 - 2:09pm Other Anagrams

Razed Sag Bikinis

Bargain Kids Size

Airbag Sized Sink

01/07/2018 - 12:56pm Scott Frost is an idiot, and wrong

Think he needs to re-evaulate his knowledge of weather. Average lows:

 

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Average low in °F: 14 18 28 39 51 61
  Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average low in °F: 66 64 53 41 28 16

Lincoln NE

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Average low in °F: 18 20 27 38 48 58
  Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average low in °F: 62 61 53 42 33 23

Ann Arbor MI

 

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Average low in °F: -4 -2 1 1 3 3
  Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average low in °F: 4 3 0 -1 -5 -7

Differential

On average over the year, Lincoln averages -0.3 degrees F colder.

On average in the winter (Nov - March), Lincoln averages -3.4 degrees F colder.

01/04/2018 - 11:42am Ole Miss was bad

I didn’t follow Ole Miss this season, but dear Lord, seems a lot of these clips occur while Ole Miss is getting completely blown out to power 5 teams (including Vanderbilt). Makes you wonder how many of these amazing stats are a result of complete abandonment of the run game.

01/03/2018 - 1:29pm More a 49ers perspective than Roman's

Hard to say that this is a fan's view of Greg Roman. Especially when you say "it's hard to know what amount - if any - Roman contributed to them" .  More a view of the overall 49er offense who happen to have Greg Roman on staff.

But insightful nonetheless, thanks for the info.

12/28/2017 - 12:01am Reminder from the guy in charge

East Landfill and Cumblowus seem especially juvenile

 

Per FAQ:

How can I avoid downvotes?

Don't be redundant. Don't use stupid nicknames like O$U. Spell things correctly. Don't post useless replies like "I agree" and whatnot.

12/11/2017 - 1:30pm omit. sorry, wrong thread

omit. sorry, wrong thread

12/08/2017 - 4:28am Perhaps you should post the

Perhaps you should post the "award's history" as well. By the way, Garrett Moores won the award last year, in the 2nd year of its illustrious 3 year reign as a "trophy"

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/12/a-minnesota-punter-created-an-end-of-se…

12/03/2017 - 10:58pm Past conferences:
Independent

Past conferences:

Independent (1892–1921)

SoCon (1922–1952)

ACC (1953–1970)

Independent (1971–1991)

11/21/2017 - 12:38pm Seriously. Think about it in

Seriously. Think about it in a bigger picture. Think how much more money it would cost to join another conference in travel $$$ alone for all sports. Leaving the Big 10 is about the stupidest suggestion I've read here in a long while.

If you would suggest starting a new power 16 conference with all current Big10 plus poaching some other schools, I'd hear that out. But that doesn't make the conference any easier to win, which seems to be your big beef.