"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|2 years 26 weeks ago||Open letter to the professor||
This is the most bizarre love letter I have ever read. It appears that you have a strange obsession with Chris Webber. You are a professor and should be teaching morals and values to these kids which appear to be lacking. You say that it would mean the world to these kids if he came to the game. Why would you allow this idea to perpetuate in your classroom? What you are saying is that Webber is and should be a role model to these kids and that if their role model came that would be great. Webber should not be thought as a role model and you should not be encouraging this idea. The only thing this team has in common with Webber is they went to the same school, played basketball and won a lot of games. The comparisons stop there, and that alone does not make him a role model. He was selfish, only cared about getting money, broke the rules, didn't take responsibility for his actions, hasn't apologized, the lists goes on. Is this the type of person you want your students to idolize? Are you going to write an open letter to Lance Armstrong telling him to go watch the next best cyclist, or an open letter to Barry Bonds to watch a Michigan baseball game? No, these guys were once at the top of their game, but in the game of life they fell to the bottom and so did Webber. What you should be telling these kids is, it should mean the world to you if your parents, family, friends and people who have supported you all year come. That is what should be important. Not some guy who was good at basketball and banned from the University that you attend . There are plenty of former Michigan basketball legends who are excellent role models that you could be asking to come, but it seems like your class is stuck in the early 90's. Webber was and still should be banned until May. Make him sit at home and watch them do something he could never do, win a championship. And then, next year invite him to the banner raising ceremony, make him sit front row and have him look up and make him realize that this team did it the right way, won with class, was unselfish, was everything he wasn't and these banners will remind him that he will always have to look up to these fine young men. Go Blue!