Hey everyone. My good pal Zack (username: zroze ), a Michigan alum living in AA, asked me if I could help him out by letting you all know about an upcoming charity event.
Zack is running a 9k at Fenway park next month to raise money for returning soldiers and veterans with PTSD and traumatic brain injury. His goal is to raise at least $1,000 by April 29. If you’re feeling particularly generous on a (not so) lovely day I encourage you to visit: http://www.runtohomebase.org/2013runtohomebase/ZackRosenthalRUNtohomebase2013.
Thanks for reading! Go Blue.
If it hasn't been made abundantly clear to you how quickly everything moves in the modern world: take a week off from posting and see how much things change in that time. Or better yet, book mark every 'important' news stories you read this month...then stop...and go back next April and look at them.
365 days ago the board and the site were running around with our hair on fire because it appeared (and reports surfaced) that Trey Burke was going pro. We were in a panic because so much potential was on the horizon...and it appeared to be thwarted before we even started. Around this same time we had just secured the commitment from some anonymous PG from Indiana whom ESPN had rated as a 1-star...Spike something or other.
There was a report that Trey hadn't been to class in weeks and that he had all of his belongings in garbage bags in his room. He had just had a stellar season and everything was wonderful (with the exception of the first round exit) for him and it appeared there was no real reason for him to return. Good things don't normally happen in basketball for us. We can't have nice things. So as result 368 days ago I went out on the ledge and Raback'd it that he was gone.
A few days later he announced he would return. I took my lumps, I voluntarily didn't post or comment for over a year. It was TOUGH and I don't advise you to do it.
Lots of stuff happened from the last time I posted. Sports stuff, life stuff, stuff stuff. You have to go back 187 pages of main page posts to find the thread where I said so long for a year.
Very brief summary that blew my mind while looking back over the past year: We were in an internet uproar over the band not going to Dallas (which was eventually reversed, PSU NCAA Banhammer dropped, a playoff was confirmed, we got ugly jerseys for the bama game, Nebraska and Wisconsin got uglier jerseys, Fitz and Clark got into some legal trouble and missed the Bama game, The 2012 season happened. Denard got hurt, everyone panicked, then Devin showed up and blew our minds, Vincent Smith got murdered against South Carolina, We said goodbye to Denard and the rest of the fantastic senior class, Taylor Lewan announced he would return for his senior season, basketball got REALLY, REALLY good, I tweeted back in January: "I don't know shit about basketball but this team is really fun to watch"...funny how that progressed into a spot in the NCG. Its been an amazing year.
So here we are a year later, it seems eminent that Trey is gone and maybe others...and we're not nearly as in a panic. Proof that Beilein has done some great work here and proof that we've re-established ourselves as a basketball school.
If anything a year off has taught me anything its patience. In a world the next big thing happens every fifteen seconds its easy to get caught up in the tweets of recruit X or what player Y said or what happened Saturday and why it means DOOM for our team. Things change all the time, we could all benefit from taking a step back, taking a deep breath, and letting things play out a little. ...and maybe not to make predictions.
Its good to be back. Go Blue! and here's to a happy off season...and no more guarantees from myself.
Just wonder if it's happening to everyone else-
Since the site exploded last night every time I click on the front page my log in info is gone and the username and password spots are blank. But if you click on any other thread, or inside a front page post, you're still logged in.
Did all the traffic yesterday break the site? I know Brian isn't around to fix it, but maybe some mod that stuck around knows what's up.
Apologies to those offended by previous entry. Out of respect, it has been removed. Mea Culpa.
Mod edit: Locked because we can't have nice things. Also, I'd appreciate reading a quick message: Lately I have been locking or removing threads that go off the religion and politics rules and leaving it at that, because of the events tonight I'm doing that today also. However, from now on, political/religious comments in unpublished or locked threads will still result in Bolivia. If an OP is political that will be dealt with more harshly than comments as soon as one of the mods gets to it. Best case scenario: this might mean we can move closer to having nice things. At the very least standards will become more uniform.
I understand that many people have strong feelings either way about Margaret Thatcher, and I missed the original OP, but moving forward any blatant crossing of the politics/religion line will be dealt with and we're not going to play the "but (s)he started it" game. JGB.