Staff Predictions for Michigan Agricultural College

From Tuba:

Not dissimilar to Illinois, Michigan State sucks (hey, a theme!) Unlike Illinois, however, MSU should provide a challenge for our offense, and by challenge I mean, not let us do whatever we want. Thus my prediction is that we'll score 24 points. Being that its a rivalry game and all, that could vary slightly in either direction. But, the fact that we haven't won this game in awhile, MSU really is terrible and this game is at home and we have Denard and Denard on Defense (thank you Jake Ryan) I really like our chances. We'll win by a minimum of 14. Just depends on how many MSU scores. Greg Mattison etc...24-10 Blue! (But it could be a Notre Dame 2007 type situation in which we just crush these dudes 38-0)

From Frankie:

Cha Woo-jin, a South Korean music critic, told The Chosun Ilbo that "Gangnam Style"'s sophisticated rendering and arrangement has made it very appealing to the general public.  Choe Kwang-shik, the South Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, told reporters that "Gangnam Style" had played an important role in introducing the Korean culture, language, and lifestyle to the rest of the world.  However, some have criticized the song for failing to accurately represent South Korean culture. Oh Young-Jin, managing editor of The Korea Times, wrote that the dance has more to do with Americans than Koreans.

In Japan, the song has met with considerable criticism. When "Gangnam Style" first appeared in Japanese TV shows in July, the reaction from viewers was negative. As a result, Psy's Japanese record label YGEX cancelled a previously planned Japanese version of "Gangnam Style".  According to The Dong-a Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper, the song's lukewarm reception in Japan could have been caused by a diplomatic conflict between the two countries.

Immediately after its release, "Gangnam Style" was mentioned by various English-language websites providing coverage of Korean pop culture for international fans, including Allkpop and Soompi.  Simon and Martina Stawski, a Canadian couple living in Seoul who were among the first to parody "Gangnam Style" in late July, wrote that the song has the potential to become "one of the biggest songs of the year".  However, during an interview with Al Jazeera a few weeks later, Martina Stawski claimed that the worldwide popularity of "Gangnam Style" has been viewed negatively by some K-pop fans, because "they [the fans] didn't want K-pop being liked by other people who don't understand K-Pop". This view is also supported by Promi Ferdousi, a K-Pop fan who wrote that the song "has managed to find its way into our clubs while the best K-pop songs are limited to niche groups on social-media websites."

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