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|9 hours 43 min ago||Coach B winning this one||
I would love to see Coach B win this one. He's been close a bunch of times over the last few years & he's got the lead now - let's let him keep it!
|2 days 2 hours ago||Yeah buddy!||
|4 days 12 hours ago||Welcome, Lavert!||
Glad to have you & looking forward to seeing you on the field!
|1 week 8 hours ago||Replay||
Watch Penn State lose again? Why not. :)
|1 week 8 hours ago||Thanks for the reminder!||
Thanks for the reminder!
|1 week 4 days ago||Congratulations, Cook family!||
Congratulations, Cook family!
|1 week 6 days ago||Boo this man!||
Boo this man!
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||+1 for your avatar ;)||
+1 for your avatar ;)
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Yeah buddy!||
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Yeah buddy!||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Best of luck, Allen!||
Best of luck, Allen!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Congrats, Raback!||
Great advice here so far. I'm a very happy father of three (5 yrs old, 3 yrs old, & 5 months old). Here's my advice:
-Be flexible. From figuring out a routine with your wife to learning what your kids like to letting unsolicited advice go in one ear & out the other, just take what you get & roll with the punches.
-Love your wife. One of the best gifts you can give your kids is to give them a mother they can look up to and learn from. Doesn't mean you can't disagree - rather, show them how to lovingly discuss differences.
-Support your wife. Yes, this is a separate category. She'll have some nasty hormones going through her & tears may flow - that is ok. Let them flow. She won't be like that forever. :)
-Share your lives with them. It can be maddening to have them "help" you cook (aka make a huge mess) but more than anything, they simply want your attention. Give it to them. Nearly every kid acts up & purposely does things they know are wrong simply so you will pay more attention to them. Calm your anger, speak to what was wrong, & then remove them from the situation & give them your attention.
-Put away the smart phone when they are around. They must know they are more important than someone who is wrong on the Internet.
-Lots of pictures & videos. (I know, I put this right after I said put away the smart phone, but you know the difference.) It is amazing to me how they will do something every single day & then suddenly stop, never to do it again. Capture those moments.
-Upload your videos to YouTube & mark them "unlisted" so they aren't publicly searchable but you can see them anytime you want, even if you lose your phone/get a new phone/want to share them with family, etc.
-The first two years are pretty intense, three & four a bit less, and then five or so is when they really start to come into their own (not just saying this from my experience but it has been true for my daughter, too). They take a lot of attention at the beginning but before long you are able to do the things you were able to do before they were born. Contrary to many reports, life doesn't end when kids are born.
-RELAX! Think of all the screwed up people in this world who have raised some good kids. Chances are, you are probably a pretty decent individual and you'll probably do quite well.
-Last but not least, enjoy. Enjoy! ENJOY! They will take more effort from you than likely anything else you have done in your life, but that effort is worth it.
Good luck & Go Blue, daddy-o!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Very solid advice! -Dad of 3||
Very solid advice! -Dad of 3
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Not the first place I would have pegged him||
but I wish him luck & hope he succeeds.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Good luck, Derrick||
Wish you the best.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Oh hey||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||We'll miss ya, Willie||
Good luck & God's speed!
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Here's to you, Willie||
I hope you have a fantastic and long career in the NFL and beyond!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Good luck, Ross!||
Good luck, Ross!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Great article||
I've really enjoyed a lot of the content from The Players Tribune & respect what Tyrone had to say. I loved watching him while growing up & it is great to see he is so successful in life which includes raising his kids well. Kudos to him!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Good luck, TRich!||
Thank you for all you gave to UM.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Welcome back, Fleet!||
Welcome back, Fleet!
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Awesome article||
Well written & great to hear about his story from him. Best of luck for the future, Jake!
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||Whatever it is,||
I hope things will be looking up for him.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Great stories||
and I'm sure a fantastic book, too!
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I'd heard part of their story, but||
this article had more info than I had known before. Here's to The Brothers Glasgow and to their success both on & off the field.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Mattis = 100% American Badass||
Saying it like it is!
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Founded in a bar, no less||
In the words of a Marine friend of mine, "quite appropriate for the Marine Corps." http://www.usmcpress.com/heritage/usmc_heritage.htm
"No better friend, no worse enemy."
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Already on first page||
And on the side bar.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||re. Harbaugh staying here,||
keep in mind Harbaugh chose to live on the street Bo used to live on. No short-term coach (especially one which knows UM history!) would dare to do that. Harbaugh plans on being here for a while.