MSU 2011-2012 Michigan State Spartans Football

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    If MSU wins those three games, then they are a very good football team.
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    The question remains...Will Darth think so when they pull it off?
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    The question is moot. They won't.

    I know you are just baiting me, :boink: Chum bucket, but they have given us no reason to believe they will win all three of those let alone ONE!

    Their defense looks good AT THIS POINT, but their offense is lame. The running backs couldn't get an inch against Ohio State and Cousins couldn't throw two good passes (to HIS receivers) in a row.

    I view them as a mediocre team. Ohio State has all kinds of issues.

    They aren't going to beat Michigan without scoring points. Wisconsin will abuse them. Nebraska doesn't look great but they are at home.

    MSU is currently 4-1. But the best team they played by far was Notre Dame and that resulted in a blowout.

    Do you think Cousins will suddenly locate his jewels? Do you think Dantonio will out coach any of his opponents? I think they may get one of those. Which one, I don't know.

    Official odds of winning

    Odds of winning one: 65%

    Odds of winning zero: 50%

    Odds of winning two: 27.485%

    Odds of winning three: 10%

    So look for MSU to win none or one, you brainless fish. ;)
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    See you in a month...I will consider 2-3 my success, 0-1 and you're right.
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    Deal!!

    Shall we place an avatar wager on it?

    May the force be with you. :lightsabersmiley:
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    Tell me your avatar terms of agreement...:) Remember, I have a warped sense of humor...
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    Yeah, I know. No naked women. Rascoe is touchy about that sort of stuff.

    I meant like I would wear U of M for a week or you would wear Sparty. Something simple.

    Speaking of Rascoe...anyone seen him???
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    Let's see...You're avatar would be a U of M and my would be Sparty. How about a Month............you up for that?
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    No sir. Me skeeeeeerreeeed.

    :fight2::deathstar1::bolt::scared:

    I think Brady Hoke is a really good coach and has done a great job with that team. That being said, Michigan has not yet left the friendly confines of Ann Arbor.

    I don't have a great deal of confidence in either Cousins or Dantonio. I believe the MSU defense will slow down Denard, but they won't stop him and he will still do pretty well.

    Cousins folds in a clutch moment and Dantonio gets too conservative trying to protect a 4th quarter league or tries some idiotic play at an idiotic time and Michigan doesn't bite.

    My early guess (subject to change since we still have two weeks) is that

    Both teams play well but also make costly errors.

    U of M wins in overtime on the road and I've got to put up with crap on the forum for the entire year. It's been that kind of football year for me (NFL, College, and even fantasy football). Every time for the last 3 weeks that I think it cannot possibly get any worse than the previous week...it does!:crying::violin:

    Look for a U of M vs. Wisconsin Big Ten title game in Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis. :hanged2::gettinghanged:
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    OK...I'm a nice guy. Let's do a week. Your football prediction prowess has been strained this season. I will e-mail you your avatar when you lose....ok?
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    I always get my avatars from google images and save it to my desktop. I'm not sure I know how to use one from an email.

    Anyhow, I don't trust you. :pound:I'll pick my own avatar if I lose, (which I won't) unless you send it to me for pre-approval AND I approve it AND if I can figure out how to use it.
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    I would prefer if you used this one.

    http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/mul...809/campus.cheer.michigan/images/IMG_0110.jpg

    This one would also be acceptable....

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_00M0dtKxfiI/SjwBP5HNM6I/AAAAAAAAAFU/awwyzmRhn9Q/s400/cheerleader.bmp





    I know they have nothing like this at MSU...

    I've used it before as my avatar.

    BTW...You keep posting that you don't trust me. How come???
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    Reading this, if you read between the lines, he is saying that Cousins (and the rest of the squad) are a bunch of chokers.

    Dantonio on Cousins: 'I'm not concerned at all'

    Look. I'm not saying that I could do better (of course I cannot and never could) or that these aren't a great bunch of kids ( I think many, like Kirk Cousins ARE) great people) and "pretty good" football players.

    But the "fact" remains...the MSU football team much more often than not, cannot win a big game against a quality opponent!! it's not talent. It's the lack of that thing that makes champion athletes...champions!

    I like the team and I enjoy watching them. But I do not believe in them or Dantonio. Please show me that I am wrong and being too critical.
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    Darth...I cannot show you. The team MUST do that this season during the next few weeks.

    I cannot set your standards by which to judge them by.
    I base my opinion this season on the following...

    - They're 4-1...which is very good.
    - They beat Ohio State.
    - They should be 5-0...great teams also lose games though...
    - They're not perfect yet, but they can be much better due to the talent level.

    I fully Expect this squad to come together and win like I have preached, during the next 4 weeks.

    Last season: the team finished tied for the Big Ten Title.
    They beat an excellent Wisconsin team who is dominating this season.
    They won the most games ever for the Spartans in a single season.
    They finished a LOT higher than anybody thought they would.

    As a fan of Michigan, I've seen many great teams. IMHO

    let's see if I can critize them...

    - They never seem to win bowl games....uggghhh...

    - During their 13-0 season, against OSU...they ran the ball 40 times for 40 yards, or 1 ypc...:cold:

    - That year, we had NO running game and won many close game.

    However the season was magical.......:) :) :)


    I say butter...you choose Parkay.

    I say Larry Walton was the best...you choose Megatron.

    I say Nemo...you say "clownfish".

    Our opinions are different based maybe on a differing set of standards.

    I do think you're harsh on the Spartans, but I always respect your opinion.

    I'm betting on them cause I believe. You bet against them cause you're in need of more proof...:)
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    Look, I hate to admit it but we all know that U of M football DOES have a history of winning some big games. They lose some but also win some. Sparty has been much better than U of M the last few seasons and are a decent team, but this crap of not being quite good enough is getting old.

    Yes. Sparty is 4-1. Most of those games were home games against teams that are pretty crappy. The Ohio State win was very nice, but it doesn't look like the Buckeyes are very good this year. Then there was Notre dame.

    Win two of the next three (won't happen) and I will quit moaning.

    The basketball team is a different story.
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    Actually over the years...Michigan has a better OVERALL history of basketball than MSU does. Michigan leads in the head-to-head competition overall, and Michigan UNdressed the Spartans TWICE last season...Spartans was UGLY>>>

    WOW...this critizing is easy...but Billlaimbeer would already agree with that about me.
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    MSU has been the better basketball team for over a decade. Don't even try it.
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    I wouldn't Darth. Just wanted to show you that it is easy to find fault if you look for it. I love your BB coach and the last 15 years...
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    I'm not trying to find "fault". I'm trying to find RASCOE! :MusicBigGrin:
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    We've made the last 19 posts here on this thread. Just us two...

    That can only mean one of two things.

    1. The Spartans are boring...or

    2. You and I are annoying....

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