John Mayer is famous for two things. One – bedding Jessica Simpson in her prime, and two – talking about bedding Jessica Simpson in her prime openly in a 2010 interview with Playboy. At one point, he was that bluesy boy next door who whined about being bigger than his body gave him credit for; and often pondered to himself whom might implore that we cannot get stoned. Well with the announcement that John‘s been slated to perform at Michigan State’s Wharton Center on April 10th of this year; we thought it was worth noting that even if you’re not a female or a male in a committed relationship there may be something in the show for you, “sexual napalm” aside. Consult the above video for proof, and click here for more information on the show.
Choose Up! is going to be a weekly-ish segment comparing and contrasting two things in Michigan State lore, pop culture, sports, entertainment, or whatever. This weeks’ Choose Up compares two recent posterizations in Spartan Hoops history. On the one had, you’ve got Fresh Frosh Branden Dawson doing his best Vince Carter impression on some no-name from UMKC. On the other, you’ve got Durrell Summers’ then-legendary and since-not-talked-about-enough demoralizing slam over Stanley Robinson. Which is better? Tell us in the Comments Section!
With their latest footwear capsule collection, Nike Sportswear is paying homage to those ’bout that school pride life. Included are specially made-up colorways for the cream of this years Nike Basketball crop, obviously including Michigan State. The MSU iteration of the capsule features 5 shoes in total – the Nike Dunk High in black and white varieties, the Nike Air Force 1 in green and white varieties, and a black and green makeup of the all new Nike Air Basketball Huarache Free 2012. “Read more” to check out detailed photos of the Spartan-inspired kicks.
Them #SpartanDawgs continued their recent string of strong showings this past week with solid wins over the Purdue Boilermakers on the road, and at home against the Wisconsin Badgers. Both victories were by a margin of 14 points, and Michigan State is now besting the BigTen at a clip of +11.6 points a game. Not too shabby.
In this, the first installment of Rankings Round-Up; we take a look at how the team was rewarded for their efforts – by not only the big names, but the lesser known ranking systems as well. Included in the report are: The Bilas Index (Jay Bilas/ESPNInsider), The Basketball Power Index (ESPNInsider), KenPom.com (Ken Pomeroy), The Associated Press, ESPN/USA Today, and the always fair-minded folks here at Never Graduate:
Bilas stays high on the Spartans, but this is the highest he’s had us. His Index is based on a system much like the one used by the committee on Selection Sunday. The Basketball Power Index and KenPom.com both crunch the tough numbers to figure out what a computer’s favorite basketball team might be – and Michigan State came out 3rd on both. As always, though, the Spartans are #1 in our hearts. Those 2 early losses to UNC and Duke seem to be giving the press and coaches a bit of trouble – to them we say, ask the New York Giants what happens when a good team peaks late.