Michigan State Locker Room Renovation Includes Typo

By Michael Citro on July 22, 2014 at 12:10p

Do they even teach English at Michigan State?

MSU offensive line coach Mark Staten tweeted out photos from the newly renovated locker room the Spartans will begin using in 2014. Among them was this shot of the wall just outside the locker room:

The apostrophe in "Spartan's" is either missing or is so small that it can't be seen by the naked eye. 

Step up your punctuation game, Spartans. You are supposed to be representing the B1G.


Source: @Coach_Staten

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DJ Byrnes's picture

Bought by Magic Johnson, apparently:

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

Michael Citro's picture

Hope Magic got a discount.

bodast67's picture

Sparty don't need no punkjuation !




     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

+4 HS
AndyVance's picture

Sparty No! (Apostrophe)

This wins the sports interwebz today. Well played, Sir.

+7 HS
jamesrbrown322's picture

Thats just ridiculous. I cant believe that anyones so stupid that they dont notice when theyre not using apostrophes. Thats just inexcusable and something that shouldnt happen anywhere.

SEC fan looks at this and says, "Hey, that ain't right. It should be their. not theyre!"

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

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Squirrel Master's picture

is their actual name Spartans or Spartan? If it is actually Spartans, then the apostrophe would be on the outside right?

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

+3 HS
hodge's picture

No.  The team name is "Spartans", which is the plural of the singular (proper) noun "Spartan".  So if we were referring to the team's colors, it would be "The Spartans' colors never fade.", since the plural entity is in possession; but since the above example refers to a each individual member of the team (a Spartan), the apostrophe goes on the inside.

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BUCKSOMIES's picture

Wow!  Thanks Hodge.  You are the Man!

jamesrbrown322's picture

Indeed, but it says "a Spartan," thus it would be between the n and s. Either way, it's pretty damn funny that you'd spend this much money and not pay a little bit more attention.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

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jedkat's picture

Do you even possess, bro?

"Can we please stop the message board fighting? I really can't stand the message board fighting..."

"No. You're an idiot, and your posts are terrible."

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hodge's picture

This is a metaphor of the school's football program since the late '60s.

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Earle's picture

Signmaker was a UM grad. 


Snarkies gonna snark. 

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AeroBuckeye2001's picture

Just because...

The Ohio State University Class of 2001

BS Aero & Astronautical Engineering

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Earle's picture

Is it my imagination, or does Dino appear to be looking with chagrin directly at the spot where the apostrophe should be?

Snarkies gonna snark. 

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gumtape's picture

High and tight boo boo

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buckguyfan1's picture

We owe Sparty a little payback, I'll fork up the apostrophe.

apack614's picture

I can't wait to poop in the PL bathroom.

+7 HS

You wonder why Dino looks pissed all the time... it's all about the details!

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

FairfaxBuckeye's picture

Clearly a Spartan's greatest strength is not punctuation. 

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BierStube's picture

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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