Ospreys at Spartans – Gamethread
Nov 10th, 2017 by Jeffrey Lubeck

The University of North Florida swoops down into East Lansing MI to take on Michigan State in Men’s Basketball.  The game kicks off the 2017-2018 Regular Season for both teams.

The Spartans were 3-0 for the exhibition season.  The Ospreys did not participate in any events recognized as exhibition games.  The Spartans are favored by 30 points.

The Osprey play in the Atlantic Sun Conference (A-SUN).  It would be easy to suggest that the Osprey’s could answer to the call name Sacrificial Lambs (if this post were created by USMC(retired)).  However, ask the recent BIG teams from Illinois and Purdue.  In the 2015/2016 the Illini were trounced 93-81 in the season opener in Champaign by the Osprey’s.  UNF went 22-12 in 2015/2016.  In 2014/2015 the Boilermakers were humiliated in West Lafeyette, with an early season loss to the Osprey (73-71). UNF went 23-12 in 2014/2015.

For a reality check UNF played MSU in the 2013/2014 season and lost by 30 (78-48) in a Christmas Break game in the Breslin.  Adreian Payne scored 19 for MSU.  Russell Byrd added 10 off the bench and Gavin Schilling contributed 7 points and 5 rebounds in 20 minutes of action.  The Osprey head to Harbaughland for a game against scUM in Ann Arbor on Saturday.  On Monday the Osprey’s fly into Richmond VA to take on VCU.  GoSt8Go’s cats (Lilly, Snickers and Socks?) will possibly act as the BirdPatrol.


Penn State at MSU Gamethread
Nov 4th, 2017 by Admin

It seems no TUS member has any interest in this game. As no pre-game or Gamethread has been added.

I am traveling, so I will put this one up in case someone wants to comment.

MSU Title Run for Men’s Basketball 2017/2018: Doomed?
Oct 31st, 2017 by Jeffrey Lubeck

Say it aint so! Oh Lord please tell me otherwise! MSU on the Cover of Sport Illustrated for its College Basketball Preview Issue?

This time, for once, I would like for a report to be Fake News not the actual truth.

Supposedly Miles Bridges, Sparty and The Green & White are on the November 6th Cover of SI.

You know what that means… we are cursed.

Turnovers in Sports are No Different than Turnovers in Life
Oct 28th, 2017 by Jeffrey Lubeck

In sports, a fumble, interception, pass out of bounds or a dropped ball occur just like similar events in regular life.

Lost Keys
Lost Wallet
Lost Love
Lost Pet
Locked Car
Driving away with the morning coffee on the roof the the car.
Driving away with a baby in baby seat on the roof of the car.
Driving a car\truck with an item not properly secured only to have it blow onto the highway.
Not remembering the spot you told yourself to remember.
Losing the ticket to the [enter here].

So MSU lost a game today of which it need not.  Life goes on.

Go Green!

World Series Game 2 Gamethread
Oct 25th, 2017 by Jeffrey Lubeck

The Dodgers take Game #1 3-1.

Game #2 features Honorary TUS Member Justin Verlander pitching for Houston against Rich Hill for the Dodgers.

Justin pitched for one (1) Major League team prior to moving to the Astros in August.

The Dodgers are Hill’s ninth (9) team. Rich and his wife Caitlin have been lucky enough to bring two children into the world.  Unfortunately their 2nd Stephen died at two months of age from “multiple health issues.”  Hill went to the University of Michigan and pitched for SCum through his Junior Season.

Can you name the eight Major League team for which Hill has pitched?

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What Actions Can Members of TUS (Authors) Perform on the Site
Oct 25th, 2017 by Jeffrey Lubeck

Hi All, Let’s make sure all of Members have the technical capability to perform actions on the site.

You should be able to:

  1. Create, edit and delete your Posts.
  2. Create, edit and delete your Pages (a static post).
  3. Create edit and delete your Comments.
  4. Upload image files for your Post.
  5. Upload an image file into your Comment.
  6. Create Polls and Manage Polls
  7. View statistics

Does everyone have this capability?

Below is the User Role Editor of Word Press:

Everyone has Author Status.  Steve, Art and I have Administrative Status.

Gravity Lessons in the Top Ten
Oct 15th, 2017 by Jeffrey Lubeck

I enjoy it when the College Football Beauty Contest voters (i.e., Weekly Poll Members) have to eat dirt after their “pet” team finally proves to be more likely to claim the Miss Congeniality Crown (i.e., making others look and feel good) than that of contest winner.

The University of Michigan is one of the better examples.  Almost always hyped by the media at the start of each season, you have to go back 13 seasons and four coaches to find UofM with a B1G Title (Lloyd Carr 2004).  This gap in B1G Championships is almost as bad as the Benny Oosterbaan and Bump Elliott failures of the 1950’s and 1960’s. It took a man from Ohio State (i.e., Bo) to pull UofM from the doldrums.  Jim Harbaugh may prove to be the the Wolverines Savior, but three years in; the results are no better for JH than his recent predecessors.

The University of Notre Dame is another good example.  Notre Dame is a darling at the start of the season with the voters.  And then reality hits.  The Fighting Irish have not won the national title is almost 30 years (Lou Holtz 1988).  Bob Davie, Tyrone Willingham, Ken Baer (0-1), Charlie Weiss and Brian Kelly have been less than stellar winning less than 60% of their games.  Note: Kelly did take ND to the National Championship Game in the 2012 season.

So who are your favorite over-rated programs in College Football and explain your reasoning to TUS Membership.  By rule you cannot designate programs you dislike to a high degree but have won titles on a regular basis.



GAME THREAD: Will these Gophers cough-up the ball as many times as the Weasels?
Oct 14th, 2017 by JustABum

Our Spartans have a four game winning streak on the line this evening against the Gophers at TFC Stadium, 2010 -2013, and the forecast is rain.  Will the in-climate weather help MSU continue it’s streak of +7 turnovers in B1G play and Dantonio’s dominance over Fleck and the Gophers?

The line is four points, yet in the depths of my memory is a scary Halloween evening in the Twin Cities… what are your predictions?

What are these dudes thinking?





Confounding, Astonishing, Brilliant, Abysmal, Brain Dead and Undefeated in the B1G!
Oct 7th, 2017 by Jeffrey Lubeck

Ann Arbor, MI.

What just happened?  Please Advise!

In 54,285 words or less describe what just happened in Ann Arbor.

MSU at UofM Gamethread
Oct 7th, 2017 by Jeffrey Lubeck

With a 7:42 PM (ABC) start time at Michigan Stadium, the Spartans and Wolverines play a “Night Game” for the first time in its 110-year history.

U of M is favored by 10-10.5 points by most bookmakers.

The print media predictions are as follows: 4 of 5 say U of M wins.  Chris Solari picks MSU. : 3 of 4 say MSU wins. 2 of 2 say U of M wins.

The Weather Channel reports a 20% chance of rain at 8 p.m., a 70% chance of thunderstorms at 9 p.m. and a 90% chance of thunderstorms at 10 p.m.

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