Earlier than I get to the remainder of this submit, I’m simply going to offer you what you got here right here to see since you’re going to scroll down the video no matter what’s penned earlier than or after it. So, right here you go, ya hyenas. Right here’s the clip of a gaggle of Michigan State gamers kind of leaping a lone Wolverine after Sparty received jumped within the Large Home, 29-7.
Throughout his postgame information convention, UM coach Jim Harbaugh known as it an “assault,” and stated AD Warde Manuel is dealing with the “scuffle” with authorities. My response to Harbaugh classifying certainly one of his gamers making an attempt to tackle 17 pissed off Spartans — and failing — as an “assault” is to attempt to not shrug it off.
This is identical coach who received right into a “scuffle” with Jim Schwartz after a San Francisco 49ers-Detroit Lions matchup when the 2 had been NFL skippers greater than a decade in the past. The present Michigan coach additionally characterised his quarterback battle resolution earlier this yr as “biblical,” so there’s a certain quantity of hypocrisy and hyperbole at play right here.
Nevertheless, that’s about the place my protection of Michigan State ends.
I’d prefer to remind you that Mel Tucker, the person in control of MSU soccer, is 2 video games over .500 for his profession (21-19) and obtained a 10-year, $95 million, absolutely assured contract in the course of the offseason. I’m not mad about anyone getting a large payday they didn’t deserve, and even much less so for a Black head soccer coach. And seeing that Michigan State was 11-2 a season in the past, and LSU was looming over East Lansing in the hunt for a brand new head man, this was the one transfer the college may make to retain Tucker.
Or, you know, was it really? Over the past six weeks, Tucker’s team has been outscored 206-109, and that’s including a win over Wisconsin. Aside from his standout year in 2021, he’s 10-17. The guy deserted Colorado after one season to go to the Big Ten, and the threat of him leaving for a better job like a mercenary switching sides for double what the current employer is paying was so pervasive that a huge contract might as well have been an ultimatum.
Tucker isn’t the only coach who’s flirtations have forced egregious extensions from athletic directors. Jimbo Fisher was gifted with a hefty bag for the same reason as Tucker. Texas A&M also lost again Saturday, and the Aggies have the same record (3-5) as the Spartans in 2022. Both fanbases are fucking irate over the losing but more so because of the bleak, incurable future that can’t be changed due to funny money buyouts.
Think about it like this: Had either AD at A&M or MSU called the bluffs of their coaches’ agents, Fisher or Tucker would be the problem of Bayou Bengals’ supporters. If at any point you say to yourself, “Am I crazy to spend this much money on a X?” don’t spend that much money on X. If something goes wrong — like, I don’t know, your team stomping out a lone opponent in the tunnel after they themselves got pistol-whipped for hours — it looks even worse because you paid a fuck ton for it.
Astros even World Series, get accused of more cheating
The Astros were able to hold onto a 5-0 lead Saturday, and mostly because starting pitcher Framber Valdez had his curveball on a string, striking out nine and surrounding one run in 6.1 innings. Of course, since this is Houston we’re talking about, the win was not without accusations of cheating.
Philadelphia manager Rob Thomson downplayed Twitter’s investigation, crediting the ’Stros for his or her 5-2 win, and transferring onto Recreation 3 in Philly on Monday — like the remainder of baseball followers ought to.