Happy birthday, Jalen. I can't believe you are that old because of how old that makes me. 40? Really? Youth is wasted on the young.
Jalen Rose turns 40 today
damn i'm old.
...you beat me to it. Fab 5 arrived on campus my first year of law school.
Whoa, you ARE old! I was only in college at that time.
Well...your mother is a lovely woman with only moderate cooking skills. Take that!
Take that back
Sorry. I take it back. His mother's cooking skills exceed the median ability of those whose cuisine I have sampled.
Oh yeah? Well your mother is so fat that she is able to fit into her old size 4 wedding dress!
If I look that good at 40, I really don't think my wife will ever leave me.....
I tried to look as old as possible and my wife still wouldn't leave me.
Jalen was on ESPN analyzing why how M got back to the top of the rankings a couple days ago.
His reason? We're back to recruiting our neighborhood - Detroit and Flint.
Michigan currently has 1 player from Detroit (Morgan), 1 player from Kzoo (Person) and 2 from the burbs (Horford, Grand Ledge; Akunne, Ann Arbor).
Forgive me, but I really don't like Jalen that much. If he can't be bothered to know the roster of his alma mater that is ranked #1, then I find it tough to consider him anything more than an ill-informed talking head.
So you don't wish him a happy birthday?
The current roster doesn't have much Detroit/ Flint kids, but it should soon.. There's a lot of talent coming up in Michigan high schools. Belien will be all over that.
But, we are recruiting our backyard. It doesn't mean that we will land those players. In his podcast, he mentioned that Izzo had a strangle hold on in-state recruiting and our return to the top also comes with loosening the hold that Izzo had on Michigan recruits.
Wait, I share a birthday with Jalen Rose? That's awesome!
Birthday Mr Jalen!
Your avatar just made me think of this classic highway exit in Troy, MI:
in the battle at Big Beaver...
Sheesh now I feel even MgrowOlder than I normally do.
Why thanks Butterfield. Nice of you to notice.
Happy b-day Jalen.
No, no, no. Jalen and the left-overs from the Fab-Five were Juniors when I was a Freshman at UofM. So if he's 40, then that would make me 38 which is not ..... Oh, shit. I turn 38 in 2 weeks.
To all you young kids out there: No matter what anyone tells you... drink as much as you want, nail as many women as you want, and rack up all those credit cards travelling the world and buying UM bowl tickets. You are only young once.
This has been a Public Service Announcement
I'm with you in spirit but your advice should be amended slightly:
Absolutely drink, but avoid getting fucked up.
Nail as many women as you want - AMEN. Avoid dating at all costs.
GO to the games. Football, basketball, baseball, hell even take in a meet at Canham.
Take in the campus, fill it with positive memories - God I miss that entire place.
DO NOT rack up debt, my bill for Michigan was $24k/yr. Pay off your shit and save the world trips till after you are done with kids.
That would make me 35, and I am at most 18.
Happy Birthday, Jalen!
I was in the early portion of high school during the Fab Five period actually, and came to Michigan at then end of the Fisher regime. I still have a collection of programs and photos from those seasons though. I hope my body has some sort of renaissance and I look that good in 5 years when I turn 40.
Feliz Cumpleanos Senor Rosa!
HE IS SO OLD
Well, I know how Jalen feels...I was in his class. Ugh.
Happy BDay J. Rose!
You young whippersnapper.
It seems like just yesterday that he wiped his ass on the S at Breslin.
I kid, I kid...wow I am old now. How soon until one of the Fab Five or '97/'98 championship team members has a kid going to play for Michigan?
Oh...and happy b-day Mr. Rose!
Plays for Western.
And Glenn Robinson is a contemporary.
I gotta be honest, I had always thought Jalen Rose was the thug of the Fab Five. I thought he would leave early for the NBA (he did) and we would never hear from him again.
I'm pleased to be so wrong. He has turned out to be strong supporter of the University and a great, if outspoken, ambassador for Michigan. He is an asset to the program, with or without the Fab Five background.
Plus, he's just plain fun to listen to on basketball broadcasts.
Because I know he will read this, happy birthday Jalen!!