THE SPRING LULL
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For some, it is a glorious time of year, when the flowers bloom, and the
butterflies unfold their beautiful wings, and life begins anew. For others, however,
it is a desolate tundra of sports inactivity, no disrespect for big league baseball
or even the pending playoffs of basketball and hockey.
For a family like THE BLOCKHAMS™, there is no lull. We reflect on the past,
we inspect the current practices, and we drool like drug addicts at the
prospects of next season. And we love every minute of it. Go Blue.
OnThursday we'll address some of the more recent leisure pursuits of some
members of the football team. And no, Kate Upton is in no way involved.
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Athlon ranks Hoke 2nd only to newcomer Urban Meyer. Commence the wails of righteous indignation from E. Lansing that Mark Dantonio is ranked under Hoke.
1. Urban Meyer (OSU)
2. Brady Hoke (Tremendous!)
3. Mark Dantonio (MSU)
4. Pat Fitzgerald (NU)
5. Bret Bielema (Wis)
6. Kirk Ferentz (Iowa)
7. Bo Pelini (Neb)
8. Jerry Kill (MN)
9. Tim Beckman (IL)
10. Danny Hope (Purdue)
11. Bill O'Brien (PSU)
12. Kevin Wilson (IU)
I didn't make this video, a buddy of mine did. He made the "Michigan vs Bama Hype Video" that didn't include any footage of Bama aside from Saban for 4 seconds, so he redid it.
You asked for some Bama footage, so you shall receive Bama footage in it as well.
I haven't watched this yet, but I think it's part of the first spring episode of Inside Michigan Football. I'll upload the whole broadcast when I get it.
Odd story as Mike Leshoure is busted for pot possession twice in a month. The second time he tried to eat the pot to avoid the charges. You have to wonder if he'll ever see the field for the Lions. Injury derailed his rookie season and now two charges will likely bring a suspension from the NFL.
EDIT: Story has been updated, I strongly suggest you read the police report (included in story). Additional charges may be coming from this...Apparently there was a bag of "Diesel Potpourri" which google says is synthetic pot confiscated from the rental vehicle.
So I'm not a doctor, I'm just going off of personal experience and the picture that Kenny tweeted.
Based on the above picture (Thumb in a cast, other fingers free) and the fact that he'll be out 4-6 weeks I'm guessing Kenny has either a chip fracture at the base of his thumb or an Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear. An x-ray would show which one it is. I have had 2 partial tears of my UCL and they hurt. (There is an Ulnar Cruciate Ligament, that's in the elbow and baseball players mess it up a lot). This injury is often referred to as skier's thumb because the method of injury happens a lot to skiers. It happens a lot to football players too. My first injury was when I tackled someone. Look at the back of your hand and pull your thumb down and towards you - that's the motion that the UCL prevents and how you can damage it. If Kenny slightly missed on a tackle - his thumb connecting with a shoulder or something but the rest of his hand didnt - and his thumb got bent back, that would lead to a UCL tear (my guess).
Depending on severity and if he needs surgery 4-6 weeks is a typical recovery. It's a joint that is easily taped and depending on his repair/recovery he should have no lasting effects. I had partial tears (no surgery or repair) and wasn't diagnosed for about 8 weeks after the first injury. My only medical restriction is that I'm not allowed to put my thumb in a bowling ball - all other sports and stuff are fine. Kenny's at Michigan, was diagnosed on sight and has some of the best medical care in the world. I'm sure he'll be fine come the fall. Here's wishing him the best during his recovery.