Posts Tagged 'michigan state'


it’s not just a mid-Michigan university anymore. with football and basketball programs both ranked in the top #5 national polls. 

coming soon to your local grocery store: marmite sandwich uncrustables (msu). 

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another fried chicken by the Green Machine [video]

as I mentioned the other day in “smell the roses“, there was a great(?) song on the radio all the time when Michigan State last went to a Rose Bowl.

Go Green, Go White
Gonna have a party on New Year’s Night,
Go White, Go Green
Another butt-kickin’ by the Green Machine!

[or as my family remembers it: “another fried chicken by the Green Machine!”]

drink it in:

smell the roses

the Michigan State Spartans are heading to the Rose Bowl! first time since the 1987-1988 football season!

spartan rosesGo Green, Go White
Gonna have a party on New Year’s Night,
Go White, Go Green
Another butt-kickin’ by the Green Machine!

[or as my family remembers it: “another fried chicken by the Green Machine!”]

go green

a rather B1G game tonight – Go Green!

a beautiful day for football

this past weekend, I spent Saturday with my father in East Lansing watching the afternoon football game at Michigan State University.  for the 1st Saturday in November, the weather was remarkably pleasant – nice  and sunny, with just a bit of a nip to the fall breeze.  the game was a little closer than I would have liked, but the Spartans were triumphant, and a win is a win.  I didn’t snap any photos during the game, but I got this great shot of the Armed Forces soldiers displaying a giant American flag during the singing of the national anthem.

for the half-time show, the Spartan Marching Band played parts of songs from the musical Les Miserables, which is celebrating it’s 25th year in production, and will be in East Lansing at the Wharton Center in early April.  they closed out half-time with the song “One Day More”.

oh yeah, Michigan State won the game, and there was much rejoicing. 🙂

spartan friday night lights

I’ll be there tonight with my 2 older boys and a group of other family members and friends, as Michigan State kicks off the 2011 season with a Friday night home game against Youngstown State.

super sailing saturday

this Saturday, November 6th, ESPN Classic will showcase three sailing/racing documentaries.  I probably won’t get a chance to watch any of them, though – as I don’t have cable TV, and the 2nd two episodes will be broadcast during the Michigan State football game (also on cable, but at least I can listen to the game on the radio).  maybe I can convince my brother-in-law to DVR the sailing shows for me?

Stars & Stripes

11:00am Eastern
Thomson Reuters Presents:  Man Against Nature: Long Distance Racing
Gary Jobson presents an in-depth look at the challenges and rigors of racing sailboats in long distance competitions. Join the crews of several boats as they race to Bermuda, across the Atlantic Ocean, on the Great Lakes and even around the world. A special focus is on the roughest ocean races on record including the 1979 Fastnet Race and the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race.
12:00pm Eastern
Rolex Presents:  2009 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup
In 2009 the New York Yacht Club hosted the inaugural Invitational Cup. Nineteen amateur crews from 14 counties competed in a series of races in identically matched 42 foot yachts. The onboard footage of these teams in action shows amateur racing at its best.
1:00pm Eastern
Rolex Presents:   America’s Cup 12 Metre Era Retrospective
Last September, 350 sailors who competed for the America’s Cup in the 12 Metre Class between 1958 and 1987 gathered in Newport, Rhode Island. Throughout several days these champion yachtsmen remembered the greatest moments of the America’s Cup. This program features the most exciting moments of ten America’s Cup matches that took place during this era. There are interviews with winning skippers Ted Turner, Dennis Conner, Ted Hood and Bill Ficker along with many of the crews. Some newly discovered rare footage will be broadcast for the first time. This program is hosted by Gary Jobson.

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