LJ Scott To Play In Redbox Bowl - What Does It Mean?

LJ Scott To Play In Redbox Bowl - What Does It Mean?

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LJ Scott To Play In Redbox Bowl - What Does It Mean?

Despite announcing that he’ll forego a 5th year with Michigan State and enter the 2019 NFL Draft, LJ Scott has announced that he’ll suit up and play for the Spartans against the Oregon Ducks in the Redbox Bowl on New Year’s Eve.

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I’ve given serious consideration to making an official announcement stating that I will not risk injury and, instead, not watch the Redbox Bowl on television (or on a tablet or on a phone or on a computer machine).

I have a lot at stake next season and if I sustain any sort of injury while watching the Spartans go up against the Ducks on New Year’s Eve, it would severely compromise my value in the marketplace as a basement typist.

Suppose I open up a bottle of Budweiser and severely cut a typing finger during the second quarter?

What if I break my foot attempting to set it down on the glass table that is positioned a few feet in front of our the davenport in our living room?

If I were to joyously tackle my son on the floor in reaction to a Spartan touchdown that is the result of a fake punt, how would my goals for next season be impacted if I broke my pelvis during the tackle right in front of the fireplace?

These are all serious things for me to consider – although I should make it clear that none of you should be burdened with the pressure that is stemming from the need for me to make this decision.

This is my cross to bear – not yours.

LJ Scott, in the meantime, has sort of gone ahead and reminded us of the fact that he’s LJ Scott by letting it be known that he’s not just going to make himself eligible for the NFL Draft this Spring, he’s going to suit up for the Spartans and get after it in the Redbox Bowl against the Ducks.

LJ Scott, as we all know, has spent more time reviewing his status with the East Lansing Police Department’s Parking Officials over the past six months than he’s spent time on the football field.

Obviously, a healthy and motivated LJ Scott would give the Spartans a better shot at winning this game.

And, as we’ve said, this game is much more than an exhibition game for this Michigan State football program.

Following a 7-5 season when the expectations were literally sky high, Mark Dantonio and his team have an opportunity to cap things off with a meaningful win over a respected opponent and kick off the entire preparation mode for the 2019 season with a powerful statement.

So, if LJ is ready to go and ready to perform like the LJ everyone has yearned for all season, let’s get him out there and let’s get him the ball.

The whole controversial issue related to players sitting out bowl games is something I don’t have a whole lot of strong opinions on other than to say this:

When I was a senior in college, I was a very skilled beer drinker.

If someone told me that I had an opportunity to earn millions of dollars to drink beer professionally but I had to sort of keep things close to the vest and not injure my mouth or throat or any other parts of by body that might compromise my ability to effectively drink beer, I probably would not have left the comforts of my bed for as long as necessary.

I don’t hold anything against the fellas that sit out these games.

But if a guy says he’s gonna play – well, I hope he plans on destroying the people who he’ll be playing against.

LJ Scott has, as we’ve said many times, the ability to destroy would-be tacklers.

That ability has disappeared at times and never really manifested itself at all this season.

Perhaps the stars had the plan in place all along –

LJ is going to run wild and run over people in the Redbox Bowl in order to help the Spartans plow over and through the Ducks while also reminding everyone that matters that he’s ready to get paid millions of dollars to play football in the NFL.

This is it, LJ.

Get ready.

Then, go out there and get it done like we all know you can.

Do it.

Thank you.

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