"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
If this is too off topic the mods can delete it but I'm just looking for advice. I'm a freshman at Michigan and I'm working on my application to Ross. One of the essays asks why I want to pursue a degree from Ross and I guess I'm just kind of stuck. I want to be unique and not just give a cliche answer but I really don't know what I want to do with my life. Do any of you have any tips for how to approach this essay? Also, if anyone here is a Ross grad, could you explain what makes Ross unique? Thanks for your help in advance and if anyone is annoyed by this post I'll leave this for you.
Edit: Responding to some comments, I'm not looking for anyone to write my essay, I just wanted tips. I know I want to go into a business career but I'm not decided about which field (i.e. consulting, IB, accounting, etc.). I know I have to figure it out for myself I just figured the mgoblog community would be a helpful group to ask for advice and I appreciate the comments I have gotten. And again, if you feel this post isn't appropriate for this site, I'll leave this here.
I have a doctor appointment on Friday to check up on my knee, and it's bringing back nightmarish memories from over a decade ago. I'm sure many of you have...memorable...tales of gruesome sports injuries, and I figure I'd share my story and invite the board to share your own stories. My tale is long so feel free to skip it and post your own if you feel so inclined.
It started sometime in 7th grade when I played soccer and basketball. Both of my knees would feel sore during and after games, and, occasionally, my left knee would momentarily lock up. Unfortunately, for whatever stupid reason, my 7th grade self neglected to mention the latter part to my pediatrician. So when he inspected my knees and saw bumps on both knees, he diagnosed me with Osgood Schlatter--inflammation of the patellar ligament, a relatively common ailment in growing boys who play sports--and told me to ice it after games, etc. and it would be fine.
Fast-forward to over a year later, when I was in 8th grade. I was playing pick up basketball when I went up for a rebound against an older kid who was on my back, and we landed with both our weight on my left knee. The pain was moderately bad in the moment, but I could walk on it fine and pretty much just shrugged it off. Over the course of the week, however, my knee swelled up to a melon size, and I eventually went in for x-rays (and CT scan, and a couple other scans that I don't really remember).
I was eventually diagnosed with osteochondritis dissecans, a condition in which the blood supply to my knee was cut off (from back in 7th grade) which causes bone to die and leaves the cartilage vulnerable, resulting in cracks in my cartilage (causing the knee to lock) and 3 microfractures in my femur (presumeably from the pick up game).
The orthopedic surgeon told me I wasn't a good candidate for surgery, and I was put on crutches "indefinitely," as weight was bad for it but passive movement helped to stimulate healing. As an 8th grader, this sucked, because there was no pain (and no cast/brace), so kids didn't really understand why I was on crutches, I didn't really understand why, and I couldn't play sports any more. Overall, I was on crutches for a 4 month period before my doctor told me I could put weight on my knee again.
So of course, day one, I played basketball outside during lunch. And of course, I got hurt. I tried to drive to the basket, made a hard cut on a crossover, and felt my knee peel like butter. Went to the surgeon and he scheduled me a month out--so back to crutches I went.
The month turned out to be only 2 weeks. I had become extremely proficient on crutches, but with sleepies still in my eyes, I tripped coming down the stairs. My knee was locked in place, and I could feel the cartilage cutting up my joint.
The surgeon pulled out an orange-peel sized piece of meniscus, drilled a bunch of tiny holes into my bone to stimulate bone growth, and inserted biodegradeable screws at the fracture sites.
After another 3 months of crutches, I finally was back to walking by the summer before high school. Everything was great for about 3 months until one day when I literally just stood up from my chair and my knee locked again. Went in for surgery to clean up some micro tears in my meniscus and the power went out right before I went into the OR, so I had to be rescheduled a week later.
Since then, the knee has been more or less fine. It gets more sore than the right when I work out, and I can "tell the weather" because it hurts worst when it rains. I was told that I'll probably get early arthritis in that knee, but I really hope early isn't mid 20s!
So...that's my story. What's yours?
For the folks who don't like Adidas...
Interesting to read UA is now #2 ahead of Adidas.
Personally I never cared about the supplier... as long as it says "Michigan", is maize or blue, then the logo is means little to me. I have found Adidas shoes are better than Nike though for stability and support. That's just my $0.02 worth though.
Lets all do a shot at 9:26 this morning
For those high school senior/parents of high school senior mgobloggers out there, the decisions are up in Wolverine Access. I personally didn't get in, but I'm not too bummed about it. Congratulations to everyone that was able to get in! Hopefully mgoblog will be well represented in the BBA class.
Feel free to vote for your favorite pub, but here is my plug for Conor's...
I have no association with Conor's other than the fact it's a great place in Ann Arbor. Also, very authentic and not just a crappy bar that brands itself Irish. It was designed and BUILT in Ireland and imported. Plus, there's good food and good spirits.
Here's more about it: http://www.conoroneills.com/annarbor/about-conor-oneills-irish-pub/
Link to vote for best Irish pub: