The Blue Board

We aren't just committed to college football; we're early enrolling in it.

Boards ▾

The Blue Board

We aren't just committed to college football; we're early enrolling in it.

The Green Board

Where the madness isn't just in March.

Reply

The Official Michigan State and Michigan Thread

  • DWags said... (original post)

    Lent. I gave up red meat alcohol and pop. What did you give up?

    Religious guilt, but Red meat would have been so much better for me DWags. In fact, a combination of the two sent me into the village idiot mode at a work bbq last Friday. Literally went without my wife and kids and woke up panicked with bits and pieces of the antics in my head Saturday am. Had three texts from colleagues asking how I felt, never good. Anxiety level at an all time high last weekend. Good news is that it's a small company and most everyone is a close personal friend. There may have been a few spouses that may have gotten hip to what we look like when they're not around though.

  • msuballer1015 said... (original post)

    fingergun He would have been easily drafted in the 1st round and is simply excited to get a degree in something other than General Studies.

    In what league? PF's with the size of SF's don't get drafted in the first round.

    signature image signature image signature image
  • SpartanTailgate

    DWags

    Skip1856 said... (original post)

    Religious guilt, but Red meat would have been so much better for me DWags. In fact, a combination of the two sent me into the village idiot mode at a work bbq last Friday. Literally went without my wife and kids and woke up panicked with bits and pieces of the antics in my head Saturday am. Had three texts from colleagues asking how I felt, never good. Anxiety level at an all time high last weekend. Good news is that it's a small company and most everyone is a close personal friend. There may have been a few spouses that may have gotten hip to what we look like when they're not around though.

    Sounds like fun. If I didn't know Skip Macholz died two years ago, I'd think that you were him. Skip loved to party while at MSU and did so even more afterward. It's why he had to go from Tight end to guard.

    signature image signature image signature image
  • SpartanTailgate

    DWags

    xxmgobluexx said... (original post)

    What exactly is Lent? From the outside it sounds like a month long (or however long it is) fast of what keeps you from God or helps you think about God when you desire those things.

    I guess that's it. I was raised by an Italian Catholic lady who went to church twice weekly. Lent goes from the wednesday after Fat Tuesday until Easter. I guess we're supposed to give up something to prove our love of Jesus and the Catholic church. I guess back in the day you were supposed to purify yourself for several years and then for the 40 days before Easter you had to do the three pillars of faith, prayer, sacrifice and almsgiving's. If I remember my catechism I believe it's done to acknowledge that we've turned away from God and that it's important to get back to him.

    I use it lately to get back in shape. I get fat during the fall and winter (as you get older you'll see that) then after fat Tuesday and the Hamtramck donuts, I give up the stuff that really gets me there. Work out and stuff like that. I won't get into a philosophical discussion about religion because it's very personal to everyone and only hurts feelings one way or the other. But I've turned Lent into the season to get back into shape. My daughters use it to do good works as does my wife, however she's given up pop too. We're presbyterian and it's not part of our rituals,as it was for me as a young catholic. However, I think my wife and I see it as a time of reflection and thinking about doing things that are positive. I know all I need to do is lay off the fritos and beer in the fall and the red meat and beer at the cottage in the summer and I'd not have to use it as my kick start back into shape.

    signature image signature image signature image
  • DWags said... (original post)

    I guess that's it. I was raised by an Italian Catholic lady who went to church twice weekly. Lent goes from the wednesday after Fat Tuesday until Easter. I guess we're supposed to give up something to prove our love of Jesus and the Catholic church. I guess back in the day you were supposed to purify yourself for several years and then for the 40 days before Easter you had to do the three pillars of faith, prayer, sacrifice and almsgiving's. If I remember my catechism I believe it's done to acknowledge that we've turned away from God and that it's important to get back to him.

    I use it lately to get back in shape. I get fat during the fall and winter (as you get older you'll see that) then after fat Tuesday and the Hamtramck donuts, I give up the stuff that really gets me there. Work out and stuff like that. I won't get into a philosophical discussion about religion because it's very personal to everyone and only hurts feelings one way or the other. But I've turned Lent into the season to get back into shape. My daughters use it to do good works as does my wife, however she's given up pop too. We're presbyterian and it's not part of our rituals,as it was for me as a young catholic. However, I think my wife and I see it as a time of reflection and thinking about doing things that are positive. I know all I need to do is lay off the fritos and beer in the fall and the red meat and beer at the cottage in the summer and I'd not have to use it as my kick start back into shape.

    Good stuff, thank you very much.