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Post by LooseGoose on Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:21 pm

Sparty turned 70 this week and needs his own thread to celebrate all things Sparty!


"Sparty" the MSU Spartan statue celebrated his 70th birthday on June 9.

He's withstood the elements — rain, sleet, hail and snow.

He's been vandalized and painted, dressed up and had his photo taken with more students and visitors on Michigan State University's campus than anyone can count.

Dating back as early as the 1970s, there's an annual week long event, preceding the MSU-U-M football weekend, where members of the Spartan Marching Band gather to protect him throughout the night.

He's "Sparty," the Spartan statue and he celebrated his 70th birthday on June 9.

Sparty was born in the mind of Ralph Young, Michigan State College's athletic director, in 1932, while visiting the University of Southern California. There, he spotted a huge bronze Trojan on the U.S.C. campus.

When Young got back to the college, he was hyped up about Sparty. You heard about it in art, athletic, administrative and other offices.

According to a Lansing State Journal article, "hosts of students in the art classes were put to work to design a Sparty."



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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:23 pm

Should we just have 5 threads to talk about life in general?

tOfficial Women thread
tOfficial Sports thread
tOfficial Drugs thread
tOfficial Politics thread
tOfficial Bob thread
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:23 pm

With that said, that statue is fuckin' badass. We need the giant one above SS.
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Post by Giant Moose on Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:26 pm

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Post by LooseGoose on Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:42 pm

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Should we just have 5 threads to talk about life in general?

tOfficial Women thread
tOfficial Sports thread
tOfficial Drugs thread
tOfficial Politics thread
tOfficial Bob thread
So you think Sparty the statue is too general to contain in one thread?

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Post by LooseGoose on Mon May 09, 2016 3:37 pm

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/r/CFB held a "Best of FBS Logos" tournament, and the winner is... https://redd.it/4ijyj8 (by /u/e8odie)


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Post by Floyd Robertson on Mon May 09, 2016 3:44 pm

For old timey sake

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Post by LooseGoose on Tue May 23, 2017 10:19 am

GreenandWhite.com‏Verified account @LSJGreenWhite 17m17 minutes ago
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Inside the life of Sparty: ex-MSU mascot tells all

Inside the life of Sparty: ex-MSU mascot tells all

Harrison Halley's true identity can now be revealed.

The 2013 Novi High grad secretly spent the past three years as Michigan State's official mascot, better known as Sparty.

Halley, who recently graduated from MSU with a degree in Communications and Music, checked off all the boxes, and more, on his personal bucket list.

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Post by LooseGoose on Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:49 am

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This guy was unveiled and dedicated 72 years ago today. Happy birthday, #Sparty! @MSUArchives




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Post by Tim Wakefield on Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:20 am

Harrison is a good dude

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Post by LooseGoose on Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:17 pm

Sparty‏Verified account @TheRealSparty 28m28 minutes ago
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Finishing the day with my old man. Happy 72nd Birthday!


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Post by CaptainSlow33 on Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:45 am

LooseGoose wrote:Sparty‏Verified account @TheRealSparty 28m28 minutes ago
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Finishing the day with my old man. Happy 72nd Birthday!


I wish the university would stop letting Johnny Spirit vandalize the statue like that. I've had friends whose engagement and wedding pictures have been ruined because of that attention whoring manchild. Tell him and his friends to pack up their shit, take the Klan hat off the statue, and go back to playing D&D in someone's basement.

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