Saturday, November 28, 2020

ES Game Day: Fitz v Mr T.

 Michigan State Spartans (1-3) vs #8 Northwestern Wildcats (5-0)

November 28, 2020. 12 noon ET. CHANGED LAST MINUTE TO 3:30 PM ET.
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI.
Weather: 40/sunny.

Sagarin Ratings: MSU #38, Northwestern #8
Straight outta Vegas: Fitzgerald by 2 TDs (13)

COVID status: Unfortunately, COVID has not yet hit the Spartan footballers hard enough. So, we must witness this one. Praise the good man above that Rocky is wiping the benches today. Otherwise, this could get ugly…


Carter (Albany, CA): 45-7 NW
J Dog (Clarkston): NW /MSU has always been a Freakshow. So I’m going 13 MSU – 10 NW
Smig, Tom Waits’ Neighbor (Novato, CA): Nw27 mSU 10
Big Bob (Kalamazoo): 34-17 Northwestern
Keith (Pontiac): Slaughter 30-10 nw
Sloth (Pittsburgh, PA): Boredom
C Hock (SFO): MSU 28-24
Kat (Jackson): COVID 10, Big Ten 0. COVID wins the Big Ten championship

The ES sez (Jackson): Fitz 17, Mr T. 13

Saturday, November 14, 2020

ES Game Day Preview: Sparty hosts Indy

 Michigan State Spartans (1-2) hosts, yes, #10 Indiana Hoosiers (3-0)

November 14, 2020. 12 Noon ET.
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
Weather: 40/sunny, 10 mph winds

Sagarin Ratings: MSU #66, Indiana #17
Straight Outta Vegas: Indiana by 7


Sloth: A game worth napping through
Aussie Paul: MSU upsets Indy, 28-20
Cat: Indy 34-17
C Hock: Indy 24-21
Big Bob: Hoosier Daddy? 45-28 MSU
Keith: 50-13 Indians
Smig: 35-14 rednecks
ES sez: I see an upset brewing… to Indiana? Tough to understand that. Time to see what Mr. T is made of. MSU wins, 20-19

Saturday, November 07, 2020

ES Game Day: Sparty @ Iowa

 Michigan State Spartans (1-1) at Iowa Hawkeyes (0-2)

Kinnick Stadium
Iowa City, Iowa
November 7, 2020. 12 Noon ET.
Weather: 70, sunny.

Sagarin Ratings: MSU #75, Iowa #55
Skinny from Vegas: Iowa by 6.5


Cat: MSU 24-21 (OT)
Smig: Iowa 32-24
J Dog: MSU 28-21
Sloth: Chikenhawks 21, Tuckers 17
Chock: Iowa 20-17
Big Bob: Iowa 70-13
ES Sez… MSU 20, Iowa 18

Sunday, November 01, 2020

Jim Harbaugh is the GREATEST coach of all-time

 MSU 27, UM 24: The ES is gushing about the magnificent performance of the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, understanding the Armageddon (link here) that the Spartan footballers unleashed courtesy of Mr. T. The best quote from MGoBlog… : “This looked like a game in which UM believed the hype about itself and MSU played the little brother card perfectly, played their ass off for 4 quarters, and won. “

Enjoy the Michigan faithful finally realizing that Harbaugh isn’t the savior after all; that Michigan will be a wannabe as long as their Jesus is around. But, a contract extension is on the horizon. Hallelujah!  

Here is a post from MGoBlog in 2014 on the hire of Harbaugh:

Link. “As I was watching the press conference announcing Jim Harbaugh as the new coach, I started thinking that Mark Schlissel really turned a potential disaster into a home run.  This has been said on here before, but I believe it is worth repeating.  Getting Harbaugh was a coup of the first order.”

And one of many threads from 2014:

Now, today. Six years later, after the $60-million man sans khakis has disappointed, let the good times roll, courtesy of… just click away and gush in all that we know as the Spartan Nation:

1 – “Fire them all. The program is a laughingstock. The fanbase is in turmoil. There’s no hope of becoming relevant in the near future.“

2 – “Yep, yesterday was it for me. No way possible to lose that game and recover. Out coached too many times to count now. I doubt anything will change except the fact that UM is a Basketball school now”

3 – “Harbaugh must go. The sooner the better.”

4 – “For me, Michigan football is my fall passion and it has gotten to a point where I cannot even enjoy Saturdays. Don Brown is awful, but he is a symptom of Jim Harbaugh losing touch about what wins in College football.”

5 – “Exactly the same. If anything, I’m more convinced this guy will never win here”

6 – “Into year six all he has done is bring the program back to decency. He does not have a signature win to hang his hat on, and this team is light years from competing for any type of championship.”

7 – “Because harbaugh sucks. Next question “

8 – “These BS excuses always leave the fact out that we were poorly coached team, who doesn’t develop its players.  That is the real problem.”

9 – “I don’t know. Sometimes it is just fate. “

10 – “And sometimes it’s the head coach and the environment he creates and maintains.”

11 – “I am not disagreeing with you that our program sucks right now. Today was an absolute embarrassment and I am not sure why I continue put myself through this every year.”