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Penn State scorn versus Michigan State scorn

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Or congress or a Huckabee
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    And even worse, why would the University of Michigan hire somebody involved, even remotely, in a huge scandal which has pretty much destroyed Michigan State?

    You'd think U-M would be deliriously happy to remain utterly untouched in that whole mess, and allow Sparty to keep self-immolating from afar.

    When U-M had its own little mini-scandal opening the position of an assistant gymnastics coach, you'd think high among the search requirements for the new hire would be: "no involvement ever in any scandal even remotely like the Larry Nassar scandal," much less the Larry Nassar scandal itself.

    Oh well. You'd think Michigan State, which tried to set itself up as the conference rival of Penn State, would have paid enough attention to the Jerry Sandusky scandal to send out word throughout the athletic department to be extra wary of possible cases of sexual abuse by coaching staff, but apparently none of the Nassar stuff ever rang any warning bells for anybody.
  3. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Just read this, and it’s an excellent story. It really lays out how pernicious Nassar’s lies - about it being science and a medical treatment - became. He may even started to believe them for all we know. He was, and is, a depraved man.
  4. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    John Engler, Michigan State’s interim president who last year falsely claimedthat a Larry Nassar victim got “kickbacks” from lawyers for encouraging other women to speak up about Nassar’s abuse, has now said that the women who Nassar assaulted are “enjoying” the spotlight.

    You’ve got people, they are hanging on and this has been … there are a lot of people who are touched by this, survivors who haven’t been in the spotlight,” Engler told the Detroit News on Friday. “In some ways, they have been able to deal with this better than the ones who’ve been in the spotlight who are still enjoying that moment at times, you know, the awards and recognition.”

  5. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    Engler's been a walking POS for 30 years and he hasn't changed
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  6. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    But MSU has always been clannish and clumsy
    MSU's campus kicks U-M's ass
    MSU is beautiful, with the Red Cedar River and botanical gardens dividing the campus, and expansive, with Grand River Ave neatly dividing the town and campus
    UM feels like it was laid out by someone on acid
    Town and campus are intertwined through Ann Arbor
    But instead of extolling the great things 95 percent of American universities don't have, MSU always has had an inferiority complex against UM, which fought MSU's inclusion to the Big Ten
    MSU voted for Ohio State to go to the 1973 Rose Bowl, which was more of a screw UM vote than anything else
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2019
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  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

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    Starman Well-Known Member

  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Fatfuck resigns and whines.

    Read John Engler's 11-page resignation letter sent to MSU's board

    Inside-baseball footnote: The now-retired (due to age and health reasons) George Perles and his string-puller, Joel Ferguson, are both Democrats whose only priority on the board of trustees is/ was to perpetuate the jockocracy (Perles, of course, a quarter-century ago, personified it) and thus supported Engler.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2019
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

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  11. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    Since Starman beat me to the Perles link, here's a Perles story
    Perles was the first director of the Motor City Bowl, now the Quick Lane Bowl
    At the news conference announcing the matchup (Mississippi vs, Marshall), I approached Perles for an interview
    He said: "Sure, but could we move a few feet over this way?"
    He wanted to sample the Swedish meatball tray while he talked to me
    And he did.
  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

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