spoiler alert: i linked this
That's a very noble cause from the young man. I hope he raises more than the $3000. And after his long, exhausting journey, I hope he has to sit and watch his favorite team get embarrassed on regional/BTN television.
Let's hope he meets his goal with room to spare.
Sounds more like the kid is UM material to me though, after all, lots of things change between middle school and university age . . . ;-)
Yes, there are nice people everywhere. Go Blue.
disrespectful jerks everywhere. ALS sucks -regardless of what school you cheer for. My Dad died in March from this horrible disease and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. SirJack u sir are no gentleman.
Wish him best of luck
No Spartan deserves my respect. I'll respect and applaud the side of him that is a chartible and upstanding little human being, but I'll still turn my superior nose up at the Sparty side of him. Go Blue, beat staee and beat Lou Gehrig's disease.
Do us all a favor and in the future when you think of commenting on something, think over what you're saying. Then think it over again. Then don't post it.
and find where we went wrong on this one:
Although my attempt at a joke may have fallen flat (or may at the least sailed over your head), I thought the bulk of my post made it clear I was indeed impressed with the young man's endeavor. So, to reiterate, I don't like the Spartans and it's hate week, but I'm in full support and do want to give kudos to what this kid is doing.
Take the advice of FDR: next time, write what you want to write then sleep on it before sending/posting. Your MGoStatus will thank you for it when Brian brings back points that really count for something.
But I'll just continue to write whatever pops in my head. I've been on here longer than most and somehow maintained a karma of +2 , so my jokes can't all be thst bad. I'm not gonna cry over the MGoCommunity hating me for one night because one whiff.
Edit: Missed the sarcasm...I guess
but the anti-sparty stuff was meant as a sarcastic joke, and was in no way was intended to be an insult to the kid. Hell, my post even said he was a "upstanding little human being" and to "beat Lou Gehrig's disease" fergodsakes (yes, evidently a lot of people pretend negged a comment advocating curing ALS). I'm sorry if it really sounded that bad and offended you or anyone else. I just thought I my true intentions of giving props to the kid would more than shine through the sarcasm.
Oh well, neg away if you must.
If you're gonna be sarcastic, go all in. It was just sarcastic enough that I thought you were a jerk and not a sarcastic mgoblogger
When it comes to heartfelt stuff, people around here get very splintery crotches when you crack a joke. It's surprisingly mawkish for the interwebs, but at least they're consistent.
That's pretty consistent, as well.
For those of you who made any negative comments at least take the time to read the article.
1) This foundation is very much affiliated with Ann Arbor and the UofM
2) This is a 12 year old kid just doing the right thing
3) I'll be at the game on Saturday and would like to find out what his route is so that I can cheer for him as he finishes up his ride. I know that all of the UofM fans that I tailgate with will be doing the same
4) if you haven't already donated please think about doing so.......Lost a 38 year old friend to this and it sucks
This has absolutely nothing to do with the battle on the field
Ooo that's a really great idea, putting yourself on his route to give him a cheer. I wonder how he would react to that, if he would even be expecting it. I like to think he'd just be elated to see that people recognize what he's up to & care about it.
Props to the kid. Good efford to support a good cause.
That's a great and creative way to do a service project. What a wonderful way to publicize and raise funds for a worthwhile cause. Does everyone who is bar mitzvahed do a project like this? I hadn't realized that was the case. I also realize that most people nowadays don't keep the Sabbath (in terms of prohibitions on travel.) Nonetheless, it's interesting that he's working that hard with a 5 - 7 hour trip on Saturday.
What is the weather forecasted for the weekend? (It's raining cats and dogs in Chicago, as I type this post.) A 68 mile bike ride seems reasonable in decent weather, but not fun in the rain. Also, is the youth football season over in Ann Arbor? My son in 6th grade has games at least this week and next, and there's no way he could both play a game on the weekend and also ride 68 miles on his bike.
Great kid, great idea. Lets all support him.
This is a great cause, and indeed, I clicked through the link on the article to donate. Hopefully, he is greeted warmly as he approaches Michigan Stadium. I will be there, so it would be great to have the chance to cheer him on at the finish.
It's really not that far on a bike. I have a colleague who's 8 year old did a century a month ago. As long as there aren't any substantial climbs, it shouldn't be that hard for a determined 12 year old.
Which is not to downplay the fact that its a very cool service project.
...8 year old is in much better shape to take on something like this than your average adult. It's remarkable how many youngsters do DALMAC every year.
Sam, come to the good side, we have cookies, and a lot of Big Ten titles.
Great cause. Terrible disease. Just donated. Felt wonderful. Go Sam but Go Blue
So how do we figure out what his route is?
I thought this post was going to be about me :'(