Monday, July 30, 2012

Spartan Stadium scoreboard update

Impressive... amazing what 11-win seasons will buy a football team.  The outside of the scoreboards at Spartan Stadium are impressive.  The Enlightened Spartan was heading to the Michigan State University library and took these shots at 1:30 pm today.  Feel free to share and let folks know you found it at the ES website.  :) 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Michigan State favored by TD over Boise State in opener

As noted by the consensus line at Vegas Insider, Michigan State is a 7-1/2 point favorite in the season opener against Boise State.  Should be one helluva season opener, under the lights for an 8 pm kickoff on ESPN.  In other Big Ten games, Minny is favored by 10 at UNLV, 'Bama by 11 over Michigan at Cowboys Stadium and Nebraska at home by 17-1/2 over Southern Miss. There are plenty other games, just no lines posted as of yet.  And, Notre Dame is favored by 14 at the US Naval Academy.


MSU in perfect spot to win Big Ten football title; Media gives Mich the nod

Those pesky rodents down the road received the nod as the favorite to win the Big Ten title this year.  MSU was picked behind the Wolvies for second in the Legends division (similar to last year's pick of the Spartans behind Nebraska).  That's perfect - what wins championships?  DEFENSE, and all noted that Michigan State has the best defense returning to the Big Ten for 2012.  Love the USA Today quote from James Ferentz, the starting center at Iowa, said it was a nightmare to prepare to play the Spartans. "I think they are incredible," Ferentz said.

That game down in Ann Arbor looms large as the potential for the Legends title.  The Spartans have won four straight in the series, and have completely shut down that little scat-back of a QB, Denard Robinson, in each of the past three years.  Shall the Spartans make it five in the series?  The ES thinks so.  Nebraska was picked third in the Legends.

Other than that, not much news from the Big Ten media day, other than JOHNNY ADAMS and WILLIAM GHOLSTON noted as players to watch in the Big Ten this year. 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Scoreboard pics for Spartan Stadium

Some updated stadium pics; the ES was riding by Spartan Stadium on Friday and took these shots...  scoreboards are HUGE, looking nice and coming right along.  Check out the shot from inside the stadium...

Monday, July 02, 2012

New Spartan scoreboard pics

Pictures of the new scoreboards... we're getting two on the north and one big puppy on the sound end.  These are photos of the ones on the south. As you can see, compared to the old scoreboards, these are mounted on the external side of the stadium, as opposed to within the stadium or embedded within the stadium.  The bigger, the better, I guess.  Bring yer ear plugs this fall.  :)