This past summer my family was on MIddle Bass Island Ohio (sits across from Put-in-Bay) wearing Michigan gear when a guy stopped us and asked if we were MIchigan fans. When we said yes we were he said he was Jordan Kovacs Uncle and asked if we'd like an autographed picture of him. I was skeptical but gave him our home address and he said he'd get Jordan to sign a picture and he'd send it to us. Much to my amazement about three weeks later the pic DID arrive (the one from the Western game where Jordan is laying out their QB) inscribed to my 9 year old son Tommy at the bottom.
Well yesterday i took my 9 year old son to the game and needless to say he had a fantastic and exciting time. After the tailgate was over (sadly none of the coaching staff came by although we did meet and talked to Jim Brandstatter) we were on our way back to the car cutting across State St. when my son yelled out "there he is Dad....the Kovacs-Wisert guy." When I introduced Tommy to Jordan and told him the picture story he laughed and said "that's MY Uncle Tommy and he does that to people he sees wearing Michigan gear in random places". Jordan smiled, shook my son's hand and took lots of pictures with him and even talked to him (and me too) about the game.
As we were getting ready to leave Tommy said "could I ask you a question" and then said "is your real name Kovacs or Wisert?" And while clearly the concept of the Legends jersey is somewhat lost on a 9 year old I can tell you he has definitely narrowed his preferred college choices down to one school.
How much will out of state tuition cost in 2021? God help me.........