Linking Laconically is lost without you

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The summer tends to be a slow time for sports, especially college, through the duration. Today, though? Today provides a special kind of despair. Yesterday, we had the All-Star Game. Tomorrow, The Open Championship tees off. As for today, I think there might be an MLS game or something. Hopefully you find a way to get through the worst sports day of the year. As if I wasn't longing for football season enough already...

B1G media day preview: Michigan State | Big Ten Blog | espn.go.com

Yes, hopefully forever, absolutely. (This will make sense after you read it.)

College Football Playoff bowl selection process isn't really *that* confusing | SBNation | sbnation.com

It will be easy to figure out with MSU in it every year.

Michigan State QB Connor Cook making Davey O'Brien watch list won't remove chip off his shoulder | MLive | mlive.com

Might as well start referring to Dantonio as Ruffles with all the chips he brings in. /rimshot

Michigan State Rose Bowl hero Kyler Elsworth signs with CFL's Montreal Alouettes, discusses journey | MLive | mlive.com

"So the thought went through my mind that maybe I have to put on a suit and tie and get a job." Wouldn't that be a bummer?

Transfers, freshmen should make Michigan State basketball formidable in future — if not sooner | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Sooner than the future? So, like, yesterday?

Analyst: MSU's Branden Dawson will be among nation's 'most productive' players | Detroit News | detroitnews.com

Well, that's good to know.

Keith Appling makes NBA summer league debut; Gary Harris' shooting woes continue | MLive | Mlive.com

I hope Griffith doesn't actually think Appling was saying he had a chance to take Damian Lillard's job.

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