First Things First: Should a selection committee of humans be changed to a computer?
Say what you want about the Detroit Free Press' own Drew Sharp, but his argument in an earlier column suggests an argument that could play into Michigan State's favor.
When the national championship, or in which case, the college football playoff, was changed from a computer element to a committee of experts, a feeling of unfair bias or favoritism was put into effect.
So when the Spartans rank below teams like Oklahoma or Utah in the latest CFP rankings, you can't help but think that the committee continues to believe that the Big Ten is highlighted by Ohio State, reiterating what Sharp wrote, with it' subordinates sitting pretty at its feet.
If MSU runs the table in the regular season and knocks off likely Iowa in the conference championship game, will it be enough to convince the committee that a one-loss Spartan team deserves to play in the semifinals? Or will it be another argument thrown into the "disrespect" pile?
Second Thing: The athletic program receives a lofty donation.
The latest gift from Michigan State alumnus, Williams Deary and his wife, is the twentieth donation of over $1 million given to the department since July 2011.
Our desire for MSU Athletics is that it will continue its tradition of celebrating students, building programs and creating a foundation of success that fuels the American dream. As student-athletes transition from Michigan State into society, we believe their experience with MSU Athletics, including their focus, dedication and commitment to hard work, will help them become contributing members of our society.
According to MLive, the money will go towards further expansion of the north zone of Spartan Stadium and improvements of the Breslin Center.
Third Thing: Five players have been invited to the Senior Bowl.
Those players are quarterback Connor Cook, center Jack Allen, receiver Aaron Burbridge, defensive lineman Lawrence Thomas and defensive end Shilique Calhoun.
Offensive lineman Donavon Clark, cornerback Arjen Colquhoun, linebacker Darien Harris, defensive tackle Joel Heath, wide receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. and safety RJ Williamson were among the 11 players who were placed on the watch list back in August.
That's now two more players from last year's Senior Bowl roster that represented Michigan State.
Fourth Thing: Michigan State is Peach Bowl bound.
The latest projections from CBSSports.com have the Spartans losing to Ohio State next weekend, winding up as a two-loss representative of the Atlanta based game, part of the New Year's Six Bowls, against Notre Dame.
That's cool I guess, better than nothing. The Georgia Dome isn't exactly one of the grandest stages in this country, but if MSU fails to capture a win in Columbus, anything less than a Rose, Fiesta or Peach bowl appearance will mark this season a disappointment.
We're counting out the Spartans playing in the Sugar Bowl, being that it's commonly a Big 12/SEC matchup.
Fifth Thing: Plaxico Burress went to therapy.
Well, not exactly, but it did make for some laughable satire.
Burress, the former Michigan State wide receiver, sat down with Kate Nolan of Fox Sports 1 to discuss his malicious tweeting following MSU's loss to Nebraska.
When is running out of bounds as a WR come back in bounds and catch a TD! What the fuck is going on out here? @NCAA— Plaxico Burress (@plaxicoburress) November 8, 2015
WHO IS THE FUCKING COMMISSIONER OF NCAA FOOTBALL? AND THE REFEREES? What are their names?— Plaxico Burress (@plaxicoburress) November 8, 2015
I can't wait to hear their reason for this bullshit tomorrow. PIECE OF SHIT officials! All you girls should be fired! Fuck y'all!— Plaxico Burress (@plaxicoburress) November 8, 2015
Hey Big Ten Commissioner, if you are hiring this shit, and putting them on the field to officiate games, my dogs need a job. @ncaa— Plaxico Burress (@plaxicoburress) November 8, 2015
I'm a little biased, but despite Nolan being my celebrity crush, she's a respectable media personality with her show "Garbage Time with Katie Nolan." So when Nolan got together with a Super Bowl winning pass catcher, an entertaining segment was provided.
Watch the four minute clip and indulge as to why Burress felt so inclined to express his irate and livid opinions.