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08:31 AM ET 08.30 | Despite an offseason that has come with its share of sad news, Tom Izzo is bullish on the Spartans. He lost guards Kalin Lucas, Durrell Summers and Mike Kebler but has recruits Branden Dawson, Travis Trice and Brandan Kearney -- and Valparaiso transfer Brandon Wood -- on campus to usher in a new era of sorts. It begins with an aircraft carrier spectacle, Nov. 11 on the USS Carl Vinson off the coast of San Diego, against expected preseason No. 1 team North Carolina. "You want to know the truth? I am so excited," Izzo said. "I am so looking forward to the year. More than ever because I feel like this is maybe one of those years like (2006-07) where expectations aren't quite as high. But there's still some really talented players on this team."

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August 30, 2011  08:45 AM ET

Just hours until CFB kickoff and we get a frickin' pic thread! Jeez

August 30, 2011  08:45 AM ET

WTF??? 5 new threads this morning, and 3 of them are hoops??? The mods must be hoping for pics today. ALOT of pics.

August 30, 2011  08:50 AM ET
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WTF??? 5 new threads this morning, and 3 of them are hoops??? The mods must be hoping for pics today. ALOT of pics.

+1. Maybe they are getting the BB out of the system. Not only are there only 2 CFB threads but both are in likely blowouts. Rice or Kent State have almost no shot at Texas or Bama...

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August 30, 2011  09:00 AM ET
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pics por favor

Spanglish?

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August 30, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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WTF??? 5 new threads this morning, and 3 of them are hoops??? The mods must be hoping for pics today. ALOT of pics.

You are up early Ice.

August 30, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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Caution, guys. The small-minded twerps have been on a tear of late. Last night I got a notice that a comment (reasonably innocuous, though kinda demeaning toward the College Station sheep molesters) from a week or so ago had been removed. They're lookin' at stuff that old?Anyway, I smell a trap.

Admiral Ackbar was thinking the same thing.

August 30, 2011  09:05 AM ET
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Admiral Ackbar was thinking the same thing.

Is that the dude that guards scratch at the asylum?

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August 30, 2011  09:17 AM ET
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You are up early Ice.

Been up since 3 PST. Happens alot, actually. Just don't spend much time on here that early. The one freakin day I do of course, the threads are crap.

August 30, 2011  09:19 AM ET

boobs

August 30, 2011  09:20 AM ET
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boobs

& beer

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