I can't wait to see Brock walk out of the tunnel Saturday.
Brock Mealer article (AnnArbor.com)
After reading that while tearing up, all I can say is how bout that for family values! See you Saturday Brock!!!
May his dedication and hard work to what seemed like a "far-fetched" goal be an inspiration to EVERYONE that has a dream that is "out of reach."
I look forward to see him lead our 2010 Wolverines out on the field Sept. 4th.
God Bless ya Brock! You give hope to us all!
And Godspeed to the team and the coaches this season!!!
Such a wonderful story. My eyes are a little watery just reading this article, I can only imagine that I'll be crying like a little baby on Saturday. GO BROCK and GO BLUE!!
I'm supposed to watch the game with some friends and family but I honestly would rather watch the game alone at home because:
1. I'll by crying.
2. I'll want to scream, cheer, and curse WAY too loud to be considered a normal person.
I do not have this whole Michigan Football thing in the proper perspective right now.
for 9 months for football to begin. And I'm more excited to see Brock than to see the kickoff.
I got excited when I got tickets for Saturday's game, and most of the excitement wasn't even football related. People like Brock put football into perspective. That being said...GO BLUE!
god damn, those articles make me tear up every single time I read them no matter how many times I've heard the story. That is just so sad but yet so inspirational.
has something wrong with them.
Watching him come out onto the field is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
I heard Michigan had lost their family values...
“You go up to Michigan, and we hate to come home [to Ohio], because you don’t get all that love,” Shelly Mealer said.
That's exactly what I thought of when I read that article - that idiot Boren.
Elliott watched his teammates surround his brother, watched the Michigan family adopt him. It almost overwhelms him.
This is a guy who is currently an OSU (grad) student and we've adopted him as our own. "No family values" my ass.
Don't read the annarbor.com article at work. Your co-workers will want to know why you are crying.
Crap, too late. Whose got some Kleenex?
That's fantastic. Brock's inspirational story will have the Big House rocking right off the bat.
Two more days... two more days...
Must be a little dusty in here..... (wipes tear from corner of eye)
I agree with all the above posters on the article, the crying, the Mealers, all of it. Great story.
I really hope the TV cameras catch Brock and his family walking out. I would really hate to miss seeing it. I know it won't be anything like seeing it in person, but I would just like a glimpse of him conquering that task.
...that was a fantastic story. I'm even more pumped for Saturday. I might explode!
"'Oh, my God. Oh, my God,' he told his stunned family. 'God wants me to go to Michigan.'”
My hat goes off to the entire Mealer family, as well as Pete Bigelow for his well-crafted article.
Who'd a thunk? the winningest program in history re-dedicating the greatest stadium in the country...and it is a distant 2nd to what will be the greatest moment of the day.
read it. cried. can't fing wait. dude is a hero.
wishing that a red-tailed hawk flies over the stadium.
Well now I need a tissue.
What an awesome article you just wrote. Wow. Thank you!
We are getting ready to go to the game Saturday.
Son: "What's this?"
Me: "A great article about Michigan football."
Son: "What's it about?"
Wife: "It's about why Daddy will have tears in his eyes on Saturday right before kickoff."
I had to go ahead and read it at work.
-lump in throat...check
-Urge to destory the state of Conn...check.
I know it's not UCONN's fault but oh well, they shouldn't be playing on the train tracks on Sep 4th.
Great story. Nice job, Pete Bigelow, and thank you, Mealer family.
We're so fortunate to have the Mealer's in the Michigan family. The entire family, what they've been through, how they've handled it, is an inspiration and a reality check for all of us.
Just took my Michigan "Impossible Is Nothing" shirt off; seems appropriate to save it for Saturday.
That was a great article. I had assumed that Brock had chosen working with U-M's strength and conditioning over other alternatives. I didn't realize that there were NO alternatives--insurance had closed off any rehab options. That makes it even more poignant, that U-M's athletic staff made it possible for him.
Seeing as I live several thousand miles from Ann Arbor, I will be relegated to watching the game from my couch. I'm not sure if ABC/ESPN will broadcast Brock taking the field.
Hopefully mgoblue.com will have a video of the entire pregame ceremonies including Brock's moment. But will someone please take a video of just those few seconds where the band's block M is split open, the banner is up, and Brock marches out, followed by the team?
I don't know how much we can move them, but figured it was worth a shot....I sent in a note to ESPN to both tell them about this story and ask that they make sure to telecast when Brock leads the team out.
The response wasn't very reassuring, but maybe if everyone deluges them with similar requests...?