Thursday, May 14, 2009

Spartan Seniors Graduate

It's good to see that the Spartan Seniors participated in their respective graduation ceremonies.  I couldn't be more proud.  My interest was peaked, though, when I saw that two of the three graduates earned degrees in family community services.  After a quick visit to the degree's website, I found that the rigorous curriculum involves such classes as "Work and Family" and "Parenting."  While my first intuition is to belittle this degree, I think it could be very beneficial for athletes.  Even though Marquise Gray and Travis Walton probably won't go on to play in the NBA, there is a good chance that they will latch on somewhere, in some league.  Knowing basic parenting and personal finance skills can go a long way to make a college student into a man.  With all the travel, various groupies and family members trying to get a piece, young millionnaires have a lot to learn when they enter the League and even though the NBA is continually trying to ease that transition, the added benefit of a four year degree in, essentially, common sense seems like a pretty good idea.

Q: What Do Roy Williams and Barack Obama Have in Common?

A: Skin Tone.

Come on, isn't that a little creepy?  I mean, Roy Williams already has the look and drawl of a car salesman.  He doesn't need the fake tan to make him look even more conspicuous.  

Anyways, this photo was taken on Monday when the Tar Heels met with President Obama to celebrate their national championship.  I wish this photo was of (sufficiently undertanned) Tom Izzo, but what's in the past is in the past. 

Here's a link to the Freep article.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Steph Curry Loves College, er, Commons

Do you love Steph Curry? Do you love Asher Roth? Then I've got the video for you.

I haven't heard many interviews with him off the basketball court, but if his personality is anything like his rapping skills, he better get a PR rep now.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Cup of 'Zo: 05/08/2009

Here are a few links to start your day off right:

Can Gus Ganakas overcome his stage fright for Izzo and charity? Does Magic make the list of the wealthiest Black Americans? Who the hell is Cammo and I why do I care about his mock draft (Hint: It starts with "Suton" and ends with "gets drafted"?) To find out the answers to these burning questions and more, check out today's Cup of 'Zo links!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Fave Five?

Dan Shanoff wonders if Calipari is trying create the Fab Five: Part Deux with his incoming class of recruits.

It's hard to argue when he's adding five top 150 recruits, each playing a different position. Here is the list:

PG: Eric Bledsoe
SG: Jon Hood
SF: Darnell Dodson
PF: Demarcus Cousins
C: Daniel Orton

Even though all five players signed and play different positions, the Fave Five (thanks T-Mobile!) may not come to fruition if either Meeks or Patterson come back. I really hope either Meeks or Patterson comes back so that we can avoid all of the comparisons and old video clips that would ensue.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Saints Unis

Sorry, not sure how to post images in the SpartanTailgate thread directly:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Stick & Move, Stick & Move

Well, John Wall is a criminal. Not sure what the #5 recruit (according to ESPN) is doing robbing homes, but maybe that's how he keeps his edge. Kinda like Biggie still slanging crack rock, even while he was recording for Bad Boy. Regardless, it seems like a pretty dumb move for a big time recruit. Where were the boosters during all of this? Couldn't they have hired somebody to break in?

He didn't kill anyone and it looks like he didn't even steal anything, so I don't really think this will affect any of his scholarship offers. He's still considering Florida, Baylor, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, Miami, North Carolina and NC State, none of which are MSU, so I could care less. Haha.

MSU 2010 Verbal: Alex Gauna, Artista

Have you ever looked for Alex Gauna highlights on Youtube? If you, you probably happened across this killer highlight reel. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out:

Looks like the MSU b-ball team is about to get sexy.

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Tom Izzo To Make Musical Theater Fans Les Miserables

Here's a pretty funny take from Deadspin on Izzo's upcoming Broadway-style show. I think it's a great idea, but Dashiell Bennett seems a little bit reluctant.

Look...I love Tom Izzo and I hate cancer, but if a Broadway-style musical extravaganza starring an undersized Yooper doesn't have Bad Idea Jeans written all over it, I'll eat my tap shoes.

Read the full article here.

Pick up tickets to the performance at the Wharton here.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Kailin Lucas is Not Leaving Early for the NBA; is Not a Dumbass

Bucking the illustrious tradition of MSU point guards leaving school early only to be drafted in the second round and then be cut by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Kailin Lucas is staying in school. I would say that is a pretty good move on his part. Lucas is a fantastic player with a bright future, but he needs more time in school because, let's face it, he's probably never going to be a lottery pick.

Staying in school and enjoying at least one more year of fine college living is much better than plying your trade for the ABL's (Armenian Basketball League) Gyumri or working at the QD at Grand River and Milford.