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But the most shocking thing for me to read was that Mateen Cleaves is now 35 years old.
The dud is an obsessed psychopath. You are advised to put him on ignore. While you are at it, please don't quote him so that I don't see his stupidity.
I may or may not have been telling Hardaway the entire game that his dad hates him, he's adopted, and no one loves him... that was the loudest I've heard tBres in a long time and my family's had season tickets for quite a while. Izzone A+ now gotta bring it again for IU forks down
Except for the dime store pyscho babble about inferiority complex it was great.
Mark Titus also had some love for us today: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8943939/mark-titus-top-12-ncaa-power-rankings-tyson-zone-florida-conundrum-prediction-michigan-state
"But it's impossible to ignore that Michigan currently lacks heart, toughness, leadership, or whatever other intangibles prevent teams from getting curb-stomped."
"Then, before the Big Ten tournament, Tom Izzo will call a team meeting and say the following to his players: "Look, guys, our fans don't realize this but I've been doing this long enough to know that the Big Ten tournament is bullshit. As you know, our goal has never been to win a meaningless conference tournament. Our goal is to win the national championship. So instead of busting our balls to win three games in three days against some of the best teams in the country, let's just tank our first game, get some rest, and hit the NCAA tournament with a full head of steam. Trust me on this. Last year we won the thing, and what happened? We were upset by Louisville in the Sweet 16. In 2001, 2005, and 2010, we lost our first game in the Big Ten tournament and went to the Final Four. And in 2009, we accidentally won a game in the conference tourney, but then we were upset in our second game and ended up playing for a national championship. See what I'm saying?""
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
i enjoyed the read, but i got upset at one part about the campus comparison. east lansing has the nice campus, jerkstore!
i only care about spartans --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqsAJQc-NCY
Agree. Spartans don't have an inferiority complex; rather we have a rational disdain for Michigan's supremacy complex.
"I had a roommate once, a musician with no Michigan State affiliation, who often spoke, in complete candor, of his desire to own a large framed painting of Izzo for our living room."
I want to party with that guy.
Guys, just came across this and wanted to say thanks much for the read...had an excellent time in EL. Good luck the rest of the way, thought I don't think you'll need it.
"Three different guys who play significant minutes for Wisconsin don't have buzzcuts. "
yeah, the entire focus of the "insecure and inferiority" was a bit over the top and not written well. Seriously...MSU is a public ivy, top 100 global university. We don't hate Michigan because we are inferior, we hate them because they are dooshbags.
Is this the author?
Anyways, it really was a good article. And funny. As usual, 60% of each RCMB thread is just people f*cking with eachother, haha.
Titus had an even better Wisconsin joke the week prior.
"Speaking of which, Wisconsin's Sam Dekker is an underrated Big Ten freshman who could be the best player on his team if his coach would give him the chance. He's 6-foot-7, he's shooting 41 percent from 3, and he's the most athletic white guy to ever play for the Buzzcuts. Unfortunately, he's also one of the few guys to ever play for Bo Ryan at Wisconsin who doesn't have a buzzcut, which probably explains why Bo plays him only 22 minutes per game."
I thought this was a great observation. You could also see it on the faces of some of the UM players, they weren't quite ready for that level of hatred. OSU hates UM, obviously, but that is more palpable in football than in their hoops crowd. IU is nuts, but they are nuts more for their own team than hating UM. Breslin had the vibe of an insane asylum five minutes from mass release. UM knew they were in trouble.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
Shane, I thought decent journalism was dead. I've been scanning MLive, Freep, News, LSJ and rarely, if ever, latch on to more than a paragraph or two. The damn comments section is about the only place to find any flavor at all in a sports report or column. Thanks for giving me something that I could read from start to finish without wondering if the author ever took a writing class.
Come back any time. Go Green.
It was just a mistake;
I didn't mean to let them take away my soul.
Am I too old?
Is it too late?
If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.
- Kurt Vonnegut
This quote is GLORIOUS.
The only thing that would make me feel even better was if this game broke their will to play the rest of the season. Call me a horrible person, but my favorite moments in sports is when my teams not only beat an opponent, but crush their will (pistons v Kobe/Shaq lakers, 2002 wings v avs) and quite literally lead to the other team falling apart.
Love that he mentions the Dairy Store. Every guest to campus should have to visit and taste the best damn ice cream there is on the planet.
This. Not a good comparison at all.
With Izzo, they just about can. Press conferences with him often end up a lot more conversational than what you see with other coaches.
A really great read, for the most part..but as many have said, you really ought to see MSUs campus. The WHOLE thing. Even in Winter, it is beautiful. And it's not inferior to UMs in any way, so we're not sure what you mean by UM having a better one. It's just a bunch of buildings mired inside another (albeit decently nice) city..so we are all like WTH
Also, there is a big difference in our Basketball program compared to NC State.. Like we have pummelled them repeatedly for over a decade now, have won a NC, embarrassed them to death, won repeated league titles, etc..all legitimately and legally. NC State has not been the power there for a long time. We have been and will likely continue to be. It might get more competetive, but then again this year and last might be the "end of it" for a while. We'll see. And football at NC State versus UNC is, well..yawn. So again I see no reason to compare the schools with our dynamic.
There is a bit of an inferiority complex amongst some MSU football fans. I'll give you that. But for the most part, MSU fans simply enjoy and see the fact that there are two types of UM fans-those who are alums and somewhat respectable (albeit often arrogant); and the Walmarters who you describe somewhat accurately.
We have a finger on the pulse of the state of Michigan and we understand the dynamics going on. There are similarities with NC State-Carolina dynamic but the Ag School versus liberal arts school is about where it ends, IMO. Again as mentioned here, it's all about the superiority complex of UM people( where they see that it is convenient) that gets us laughing.
Again, great read, though, on Tom Izzo and MSU Ball and thanks for stopping bye the RCMB
This post was edited by Sponge Worthy 17 months ago
There is romance in all of us
Guys, I think you are taking the campus comparison a little too harshly. Ann Arbor is a whore, but not a bad town. To the average person that comes in without raging hatred for UM would probably drive around Ann Arbor and like it better than a drive through our campus during February. It is what it is. Also, Spartan are Spartans for a reason. We prefer the nature that is MSU to the whore of a town that includes UM.
As to the NC State comparison, I have spent almost no time in NC and have been to neither campus, but I think the comparison seemed pretty spot on. Yes, we have likely had more sports success than NC State, but they are no slouch - they do, after all, have an NC in basketball. Moreover, he wasn't trying to say that we are the same as NC State - he was saying our relationship to UM is the same as their relationship with UNC from a mental perspective. And I think he is absolutely right about that. I must say, I am far more surprised that this comparison has gotten the group more fired up than the usage of the term "inferiority complex." I thought this board would be seething over that one.
Anyway, Shane, I loved the column. Come back to E. Lansing or tRCMB anytime.
This post was edited by Klevin Torborg 17 months ago
Good point Bob. My bad. I take back everything I have ever said or thought that might be considered to have a positive connotation to UM or anything (including the town of Ann Arbor) that is, or has ever been, associated with UM. Better?
Just came across this piece. Really enjoyed the coverage of walking through campus, the hours before the game (outside) and the description inside the building.
Please visit campus again. Excellent work.
Coach Dantonio is my Spartan!
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