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02/05/2018 - 12:28pm Ahhh... I remember when we had two NFL caliber

QBs fighting it out to start over one another.  I want to have that level of play now.  

As for people preferring Henson over Brady or vice versa...  it's important to remember that most liked both QBs, but just preferred one to play over the other.  It isn't like Michigan fans who wanted Henson were rooted against Brady or wanted to see him fail.  

12/17/2017 - 10:00am Saw it Friday and was very conflicting on my opinion of it.

Initially, I thought that it wasn't very good.  As I've thought about it with a different filter, I really like it.  

The key in changing my opinion was to look at the main the main themes: 1) Learning from our failures, 2) Good/bad depends on your perspective, and 3) The renewal of hope.

For example, Poe refusing to break off from the initial attack.  The attack is successful, but Poe's insubordination results in too many casualties.  Good/bad. 

The best microcosm of the movie's theme is from when the code breaker is showing how the casino players made their money... by selling equipment to BOTH sides.  

Another example is the storyline of the fateful night between Luke and Kylo.  It shows that the good/bad opinion is based on perspective.  

 

I thought there were some very powerful scenes.  The jump to lightspeed into the fleet... the throne room battle... the space battles.  

 

I also liked the attention to detail with some of the story telling.  The red salt that gets kicked up.  Great for imagery, but Luke (who we all think is present), isn't kicking up any salt when he moves.  

 

I would have liked to have some more answers with regard to who Snoke was and the Knights of Ren.  Maybe those answers will come later.   Maybe they will be standalone movie fodder like "Solo" and "Rogue One."  

 

Overall, great film.  

12/16/2017 - 3:34pm The two coaches were laughing together

before the game.  They looked fine.  I don't think there's any bad blood.  Might have been a fast postgame handshake because the game had been over since the first half.  Just time to get out of the area.

12/07/2017 - 7:41am An generally in the bankruptcy situations

the small vendors all get screwed.  Example: $3500 invoice to a company that suddenly filed for bankruptcy.  Got paid $30.  It's ridiculous.  

09/25/2017 - 6:53pm This is an offensive comment.

Clearly, you are trivializing the health risks that a person living in New Jersey lives with during football season when watching the Rutgers football product on the field.  

#neverforgetJersey #fourshutoutslastyearareyoukiddingme #scoringinsensitivity

09/23/2017 - 9:15pm Wait... are we

Gonna win the Super Bowl this year!!! AWESOME!!!

09/15/2017 - 7:34am Anyone down voting that comment

should be redlocked.  That was a great post. 

09/11/2017 - 7:47am This topic exhausts me.

I don't need this on the MGoBoard.  

The resolve is simple: Treat people nicely and respectfully.  Additionally: Don't be overly sensitive about everything.  

I think that when we start trying to manage how everyone expresses themselves and police what everyone says to the nth degree, it becomes both ineffective and, quite frankly, in some situations, outright obnoxious.  

Males, and in particular white males, have become the antagonists du jour.  

08/17/2017 - 7:09pm I logged in

Just to like this

08/01/2017 - 1:33pm Ready your percentages

Made me think of the great Brian Fantana when he said "They've done studies, you know.  60% of the time, it works every time."

08/01/2017 - 1:22pm Word on the street is that

Elon Musk has been working in collaboration with MSU on a new security system.  It's called "Red Lock."  No one has been able to tell me what it actually means, but my Sparty friends seem to think it is really important.  

08/01/2017 - 1:16pm Interested to see if the story line is kept the same

or compressed.  From what I've read, the storyline is different/compressed.  

 

I loved the early books in the Dark Tower series, but really disliked the last book.  Folding in King himself was weird and didn't work for me.  For such a good story and characters, it kind of came off the rails for me at the end.  

07/27/2017 - 12:14pm Kind of funny that so many guys

ended up on teams together.  Seahawks, Browns and Cowboys.   Makes it easier to follow the guys and more compelling for me to want to watch this teams. 

07/25/2017 - 3:20pm It is pretty bad.

The expensive sections that run along the court opposite the sides on which the teams sit have a lot of corporate ticket holders.  There are also some expensive donors who have seats in that region.  This was largely populated under Brandon's idiotic reseating activity that was managed poorly and ill thought out.  

It should be changed. 

07/12/2017 - 8:58am Honestly, as the father of a daughter, I'm more

looking forward to Nassar getting lots of "adjustments" in prison.  

 

Guy is absolute trash.  

06/29/2017 - 3:10pm Agree... but was enjoying the popcorn.

nm

06/28/2017 - 1:44pm If you're arrested at an MSU football game,

does Dantonio automatically put you into red lock?  Or is that just for the football players?

06/06/2017 - 2:01pm Thanks for the link. Not sure how I missed the Mlive article.

Here's my question after reading what seems to have gone down...

WHY DID IT TAKE OVER 4 MONTHS TO BRING CHARGES?!?

Maybe the evidence was just recently discovered, but it seems like they have 1) Victim reports from the following day, 2) Video, 3) Texts,  4) Eventual admission to sexual contact after initial denial (aka "lying").   

I want to believe that it legimiately took this long, but I struggle to understand how some rumors of the details of the incident were seemingly available within 1-2 weeks and yet it takes over a third of the year to bring charges.  This duration and the history of seemingly giving MSU athletes preferential treatment (for example Payne/Appling) makes me have some serious doubts that the police/prosecutor were aggressively pursuing an arrest.  Maybe I just don't understand the details involved.  

Also, why is this sexual assault and not just straight up rape?  The account seems to have all of the necessary elements for that classification with regard to King, correct?

06/06/2017 - 1:54pm Thanks. Good summary.

Not so good MSU.  Seems that this is becoming an all to typical series of comments to describe the interaction between an MSU athlete and a female student.  

06/06/2017 - 1:48pm Ha! I forget about my Username sometimes.

I actually grabbed the nickname from the bizarre day in court where Jackson was late and wasn't going to arrive.  The judge wasn't having it and Jackson ended up showing up, literally, in his pajamas.  

Jackson made some great music, but the whole kid sleepover thing... um... awful.  

06/06/2017 - 11:24am Saw another poster commented that details were out about what

the victim alleges happened.  Curoius if anyone who's seen these rumors/details could share what's been said or point us in the direction of the information (if it's not appropriate to share here).  

I've seen some rumors as to what Blackwell's role might have been, but haven't heard what the victim alleges.  

I've been following the case and am interested in hearing what the victim has to say (even if it's second hand).  Waiting for official details from MSU on this might take longer than the official details for Max Bullough.  

06/02/2017 - 2:03pm You're totally correct.

Got tripped up by the way the stats were listed.

06/02/2017 - 12:41pm It was a curious decision...

Mahorn was 30 when he was left unprotected.  After he was taken, Mahorn had two more productive years, didn't play in 91-92 and then played 7 more seasons in a bit role (~10 minutes per game).  

Vinnie was 34 and only played two more years, but was huge in the 90-91 championship year and hit the winning shot in the Finals.  

Edwards was also 34 and played 6 more years, but similarly only averaged about 10 minutes a game the last four season.  

I think the biggest blow was that Mahorn was part of the core bad boy mentality.  Losing him hurt.  

Honestly, with all the other players around the league, my guess is that McCloskey thought that none of these three old guys would get taken in the expansion draft to help develop a new team.  In the end, the Timberwolves took him with their first pick and Mahorn refused to report to them resulting in a trade to Philly.  Looking at the expansion draft, Mahorn was the 2nd olded player taken and only one of four players taken who had more than 4 years of experience.  

Or, maybe McCloskey thought that if Mahorn were traded, he could get him back in a trade with Minnesota.  

Regardless, I think the window for the Pistons was closing as no one was going to hold of Jordan much longer.   The third championship that the Pistons should have won was in 88-89 when they should have beaten the Lakers.  Asking the Pistons to extend to 91-92 probably wouldn't have been realistic even with Mahorn. 

 

 

 

05/30/2017 - 2:11pm My son plays tennis in high school

It's kind of a bizarre sport in my opinion.  Some weird things that I've encountered:

1) Unlike many other sports that my kids play (soccer, basketball, lacrosse, field hockey), in tennis there is basically no yelling from the observers.  There's really no talking.  I think there's more applause in golf.  It's an odd, silent sport.  I think that's a deterent to interest because it doesn't register as highly with the "cool" factor for high school kids. 

2) It costs MONEY!!!  For a sport that really only requires a racquet, a $2 can of balls and an open public court, it is an incredibly expensive sport.  To be good, you have to play year round.  Because of the weather in many states, that means you have to buy a membership to a club somewhere that has indoor tennis.  This gets access to courts and instructors; however, when you actually go to play a match, you have to pay for the court time.  That racks up $$$.

3) Instruction is very limited.  The way it generally works, when you're playing for your high school team or a club, you get very limited instruction.  It isn't like baseball and other sports where a significant amount of time is spent drilling the minutae of fundamentals.  Instead,  you get some general comments.  To get actual instruction, you have to schedule lessons with a tennis pro / instructor separately.  This is even more $$$.  

My family is somewhat fortunate because I played tennis in high school and have been able to shave costs by giving the instruction, but it is not an expensive sport.  

 

05/11/2017 - 4:09pm Ummm... it doesn't work like that for a person!

...who's a Lion.  Lions have no rings.  

05/11/2017 - 1:08pm I heard that DJ wouldn't play

because the shorts he was provided were too long.  

05/07/2017 - 10:20am Amazing. Thanks for sharing. Got chills.

It's such a great overall story that tremendously relatable.  Everyman QB becomes greatest.  Regardless of if it's work, or sports, or personal life... it makes everyone feel like they could become the greatest as well. 

05/02/2017 - 8:22pm Yep. There are definitely some talented in state players.

Rockford, East Grand Rapids, Birmingham United among others.  I know a four year varsity player / National Merit Finalist at Pioneer who was willing to walk on the team and Coach U didn't even have an interest in speaking with her.  

The East Coast has good talent, but there are a handful of players within the state each year that could help the team.  Coach U never even had an interest in investigating.  At minimum, it would have built local/state interest in the program while it builds.  

04/19/2017 - 12:40pm There's gold in them there hills!

I don't know how this GIF links with hilltopper bag men, but this is what Google returned when I looked it up, so that's what you get.

04/14/2017 - 11:37pm The Earth is flat!

(I'm here for a mini-me-centric-posbang to validate his theory.)

04/13/2017 - 1:54pm I'm taking the under and guessing it will be about...

39.

04/13/2017 - 11:05am I can't wait to hear what actually

happened to 4 year starter, team captain, family Sparty legacy Max Bullough.  He just up and vanished on the eve of MSU's biggest game in the last 50 years.  

I'm still dumbfounded by the free pass that the media gives MSU, Dantonio and Bullough on this topic.  Crazy.

04/12/2017 - 12:08pm Don't for the

alternative facts!!! 

03/27/2017 - 10:52am In today's world of hacking, I also was briefly

thinking... oh man, what's been posted about him?

 

Perfect GIF

03/24/2017 - 10:37am Can we talk for a moment about Robinson's eye?

How can he even see out of his black eye right now?  It looked way worse than this during yesterday's game.

 

03/22/2017 - 3:33pm Someone asked Mark what he was doing at the time of the incident

03/19/2017 - 10:47pm Our next game is on a Thursday... this Thursday.

I think MSU's next game is also on a Thursday... in November.

03/19/2017 - 4:01pm KFC is a helluva drug.

03/17/2017 - 11:11am This one is my personal favorite...

03/16/2017 - 12:39pm I can't believe that you just hyped up the academic challenges

at UNC.  You do realize that they have been in the news a ton for their multi-decade "fake classes" scandal...  

Now, the NCAA will be sure to put the wood to Arkansas State for this, but to say that the UNC basketball players are facing rigorous academic challenges is comical. 

 

03/16/2017 - 11:20am I strongly dislike the use of "they" and "their"

when speaking of a singular person in the English language.  Strictly grammatically, I find it very hard to understand what is being stated.  For example, there are times in this article when Bottom is quoted where I can't tell if he's speaking about G or the entire team.  

Rather than use "they" or "their," I would prefer a new, singular gender neutral pronoun such a "Z" or just refer to the person when they are talking about an individual, such as "G Ryan." 

03/14/2017 - 11:16am It's interesting to read what Gucci is

saying and what others are replying and stating in this thread.  

I think that some of the differences in opinion may be based on the age of the posters.  I'm in my mid-forties, used Twitter briefly, thought it was stupid, and deleted it.  I equate it to stepping out on your porch and randomly yelling a sentence at the world.  

For me, I wouldn't want people that I don't know tweeting comments of any kind to me.  Quite frankly, I would find it creepy and exhausting.  Any negative tweets would make a big impact on me.  

Buuuuuuutttttt, I have a high school senior who, as is typical, spends a large (and ridiculous) amount of their life on social media.  I think that the their expectations for who would tweet at them is very different from mine.  

And, yes, I found it very painful to type "I'm in my mid-forties."  

03/12/2017 - 2:54pm You are both 100% correct

Nm

03/12/2017 - 10:07am I have no desire to have Rutgers in the Big Ten...

buuuuut... I don't mind the exposure within New Jersey that our program is getting.  

03/12/2017 - 10:05am MSU is a 10 seed in most brackets.

I just don't understand why they are considered such a lock to be in.  Their "best wins" are pretty blah and they have an awful loss to Northeastern at home.  

Their calling card this year seems to be "Hey! We lost to a lot of good teams so our SOS is high.  Let us in!"  

Why isn't there more talk about them being out?

Lack of quality overall in this year's field?

Hollis on the committee? Izzo/MSU name?  

 

Love our seed, but would also love their tourney streak to come to an end.  

03/12/2017 - 10:05am MSU is a 10 seed in most brackets.

I just don't understand why they are considered such a lock to be in.  Their "best wins" are pretty blah and they have an awful loss to Northeastern at home.  

Their calling card this year seems to be "Hey! We lost to a lot of good teams so our SOS is high.  Let us in!"  

Why isn't there more talk about them being out?

Lack of quality overall in this year's field?

Hollis on the committee? Izzo/MSU name?  

 

Love our seed, but would also love their tourney streak to come to an end.  

03/10/2017 - 4:56pm It's just not fair.

03/10/2017 - 8:42am There was an adjustment to MSU's expectations...

an undesired, inner adjustment some might say.

03/06/2017 - 1:15pm I think that instead of doing drills, Stribs should

just drag Allen Robinson with him and make Allen Robinson show all of the GMs his ridiculous tattoo.  

Stribs can then say, "Look.  I'm good enough that when I get beat, a guy actually gets a tattoo on his torso to commemorate it."  

03/04/2017 - 6:03pm I'm confused: I thought that he did work with out with the

douche bags everyday for the last 3 years.  

He should just drop out of the pros, kick some people in the nuts, shoot himself in the thigh or sexually assault someone and finish his descent into a full Sparty pro career.