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TheCrestedHelm

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I grew up in Grand Rapids and attended MSU for Graduate school in the mid to late 90s. I currently live and work in Washington DC. When not at work I enjoy craft brewed beer, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, sailing, kayaking and photography. I'm a college basketball junkie with a borderline obsession with my favorite team - the MSU Spartans.

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Recent Activity
His real problem offensively was a sky high turnover rate.
Commented on Branden Dawson to Return for Senior Season on Apr 16 2014, 9:11p
Dumars might be awful now, but he wasn't such a bad GM once upon a time
Commented on Gary Harris Declares for NBA Draft on Apr 15 2014, 10:08a - 1 reply
With Costello it's all about taking the shot
Commented on Adjusted Statistical Plus-Minus for MSU in 2013-14 on Apr 11 2014, 1:31p
I think Dawson might look a wee bit better than maybe he actually was here
Commented on Adjusted Statistical Plus-Minus for MSU in 2013-14 on Apr 11 2014, 12:36p - 1 reply
I'm not sure that'll entirely work
Commented on Adjusted Statistical Plus-Minus for MSU in 2013-14 on Apr 11 2014, 12:25p - 1 reply
They are pretty worrisome
Commented on Tigers 7, Dodgers 6: Victor Martinez's 10th inning home run bails out Joe Nathan on Apr 10 2014, 11:03a - 1 reply
I kind of wonder how much Calhoun was coaching behind the scenes
Commented on Linking Laconically is moving on on Apr 10 2014, 10:53a - 1 reply
The first "riot" on campus was actually a year or two earlier on a football weekend
Commented on Remembrance of Michigan State Final Fours Past on Apr 10 2014, 10:26a - 1 reply
Actually scratch that
Commented on Malik McDowell Sends His LOI to Michigan State on Apr 3 2014, 9:42a - 3 replies
Not to mention we were basically a Western Michigan equivalent until we joined the Big Ten
Commented on Malik McDowell Sends His LOI to Michigan State on Apr 3 2014, 9:36a - 1 reply
Yeah, you can move Payne out of the paint
Commented on Curtains on Apr 3 2014, 9:21a
They're resilient kids
Commented on Curtains on Apr 3 2014, 8:59a
I'm Mark and I don't comment here all that often
Commented on Introduce yourself 2014! on Apr 1 2014, 8:16p
All the more reason for the school to figuratively punch him in the mouth and be done with it
Commented on Opportunity Lost and Appreciating the Big Things on Apr 1 2014, 5:23p
I'm just concerned about the schedule being such a factor for the regular season title when the conference expands next year
Commented on Curtains on Apr 1 2014, 5:18p
This really provides good perspective
Commented on Curtains on Apr 1 2014, 4:01p - 4 replies
I was going to say Kansas was supposed to knock us out fairly early
Commented on Curtains on Apr 1 2014, 3:42p
Speaking of Calipari, or his players to be more specific
Commented on Linking Laconically is trying to be strong on Apr 1 2014, 11:40a - 1 reply
I can't believe the University lets him hang around
Commented on Opportunity Lost and Appreciating the Big Things on Apr 1 2014, 11:35a - 1 reply
We had a much more challenging travel schedule and played late game to early game
Commented on Opportunity Lost and Appreciating the Big Things on Apr 1 2014, 11:34a - 1 reply
I agree with that. But Izzo would have had just as easy a case to make that the refs should be watching UConn for illegal contact.
Commented on Opportunity Lost and Appreciating the Big Things on Apr 1 2014, 11:23a
Just looking at his stats from that News article
Commented on Linking Laconically is trying to be strong on Apr 1 2014, 7:12a
Couldn't have said it better.
Commented on Linking Laconically is trying to be strong on Apr 1 2014, 7:09a
He did make a great adjustment in the first half
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Apr 1 2014, 7:01a
I can't see UConn making that argument with a straight face
Commented on Opportunity Lost and Appreciating the Big Things on Apr 1 2014, 6:59a - 1 reply
My working theory has been the open shot hypothesis
Commented on Opportunity Lost and Appreciating the Big Things on Apr 1 2014, 6:57a - 1 reply
Hey Heck, KJ or any of the other front pagers
Commented on Opportunity Lost and Appreciating the Big Things on Mar 31 2014, 8:38p - 2 replies
UConn played in Buffalo NY in the first round
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 31 2014, 6:15p
Except that they don't. Appling had several good BTT games over the course of his career, in MARCH
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 31 2014, 5:02p
Izzo said there's a job on the coaching staff waiting for Cleaves as soon as he finishes his degree
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 31 2014, 4:55p
I'm not trying to make him a hero
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 31 2014, 4:49p
Nice to have some speed on the basepaths.
Commented on Game 1 Overflow 2 on Mar 31 2014, 4:09p
IF we'd beaten UConn, this would have been the enemy. We totally could have destroyed these geezers.
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 31 2014, 11:36a
It really sucks that he got hurt and never got healthy.
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 31 2014, 11:27a
That's where we needed Harris to take over
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 31 2014, 10:59a
I was going purely by regular and post-season success
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 31 2014, 10:38a
I'd like to see us be better on the boards next year
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 31 2014, 10:36a - 1 reply
Also Harris is the only guy who arguably played well
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 31 2014, 10:05a
This probably isn't going to surprise anyone, but the four factors are in and we lost three of them
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 31 2014, 10:00a - 3 replies
Yeah, if we hadn't had so much bad luck with injuries we probably would have at least tied for the Conference regular season title.
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 31 2014, 9:51a
That one is more disappointing in retrospect
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 31 2014, 9:47a - 2 replies
Yeah I know
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 31 2014, 9:43a
Thanks to the Seniors, and a few wishes/thoughts going forward
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 31 2014, 9:13a - 4 replies
Kansas can attract a better coach than us, except they can't
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 31 2014, 8:34a
He lead us in scoring against Duke last year and pretty much won the St. Louis game for us his sophomore year
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 30 2014, 9:43p - 1 reply
Izzo said earlier this season
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 30 2014, 8:08p
He's got small lung capacity
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 30 2014, 8:05p - 1 reply
And turnovers. You're ignoring those.
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 30 2014, 8:01p
I think we're elite
Commented on Connecticut 60, MSU 54: Season Over on Mar 30 2014, 7:59p - 1 reply
I kind of feel like overplay defense teams get away with a lot.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 5:02p - 1 reply
We tried to get it inside but they wouldn't let us.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:59p
Yeah, but they shouldn't have been worried about that.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:54p - 1 reply
I don't really care about the streak
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:51p - 1 reply
These guys were a bad matchup for Trice. I don't think that would have helped.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:48p - 1 reply
It was pretty much a team wide clusterf*ck in the turnover department
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:44p - 1 reply
Redshirt Jr.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:41p
They played OK for stretches. They both had some turnovers though, especially Payne.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:39p - 1 reply
He wasn't good, but nobody really was
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:35p - 1 reply
That's pretty much what UNC does to us too
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:32p - 3 replies
Well go UK. I don't want to live in a world where they go farther than us two years in a row.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:30p
Got our asses kicked.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:29p
That was a pretty weak call though.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:26p
Well that's the game.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:26p
Man I want to send these guys home.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:24p
That was out on them. Go to video!
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:21p
D up. How do you leave Napier alone?
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:19p - 1 reply
Get the ball up Payne.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:18p
Thank you for missing that.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:18p
How many times are we going to give the ball away?
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:16p
How many possessions are we going to blow?
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:12p
REBOUND!!!
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:10p
We're toast.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 4:01p - 1 reply
Another stupid turnover.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 3:58p
After all the shit they're doing on the perimeter they call that?
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 3:57p
4 on Appling.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 3:55p
Don't know why Trice doesn't just dribble past that overplay. Or Appling for that matter.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 3:54p
Can we tie our shoes please?
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 3:53p
How many turnovers are you planning on giving them?
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 3:52p
Time for another 23-9 run to finish this one out dammit.
Commented on 2014 NCAA Tournament: Open Thread for Michigan State vs. UConn on Mar 30 2014, 3:50p - 1 reply
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