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|1 day 1 hour ago||I'm not a doctor...||
...and the only way I got a proper diagnosis was by seeing several of them. I'd strongly recommend against trying to diagnose yourself online. With my symptoms, I was told via WebMD or various forums (including this one) that I could have anything from Crohn's to lupus to histamine intolerance to... you name it, really. I don't think one person got it right.
If you're having those issues, give your primary care physician as much information as you can possibly assemble about your symptoms and push him/her to get you to as many specialists as seem appropriate. That's the best advice I can give; it's how I approached the issue this time around and it seems to be working.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I posted an update...||
...in the Arizona preview last week. People are still misinterpreting some of that, so I'll try to clarify.
I want to make it abundantly clear that I don't have a diagnosis; Seth read my Twitter post, got that wrong, and didn't talk to me before posting that. I tested positive for adrenal insufficiency and have begun treatment on hydrocortisone, and my initial response has been positive, but I still don't know whether it's primary or secondary—my endocrinologist actually suggested in my follow-up appointment Wednesday morning that it's likely secondary. I'm still awaiting test results on that, as well as biopsy results from my colonoscopy/endoscopy, and there's still almost certainly a need to see a rheumatologist to figure out what's driving the gland issues.
I'm back right now in a limited capacity. My weight has improved, though over the last couple days it's fluctuated a bit; I'm hanging down around 120 pounds today. There's been significant progress and I'm generally feeling better, but I'm still not planning to cover games in person this month—those are a huge stress on me physically and I can't afford to take many steps back right now.
Overall, things are moving very much in the right direction, but there's still a long way to go. The good news is I've worked through these issues while being un- or mis-diagnosed for nearly four years; I know how to push through while being physically limited, which I'll most likely have to do since the timetable for returning to normalcy after a decade of untreated adrenal insufficiency can—and likely will—span months. My hope is to be feeling normal by the summer barring a diagnosis that would change that outlook.
|1 week 6 days ago||Thank you, everyone.||
Once again, the outpouring of support from this community is damn near overwhelming (in a good way, of course). I'm very lucky to be a part of this. I'm in high spirits, settled in for a weekend of football—and, uh, hopefully a basketball victory—and very confident I'll be back at full strength before long.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||Oops.||
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||The larger point...||
...that I perhaps didn't make clear enough, is that from my perch on press row—which provided the ideal view for seeing this play unfold—it was very, very obvious Walton planned to do exactly what he did from the moment he got the ball. He was in total control in transition last night, that's become the norm for him, and he's seeing the court remarkably well.
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||Fine, then.||
Peruse the comments after last year's Duke game. Like this one:
Let's Be Honest
GRIII doesn't even deserve to be starting.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||OT: Michael Phelps' Girlfriend Might Have Been Born A Dude||
Not only is this absolutely none of our business, the insinuation that anyone's sexual orientation or gender identity is a bad thing won't be tolerated here.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Devin Gardner INTs V. Jameis Winston||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Statistically, sure.||
Which is why I also looked at Irvin's sample from last year. Oh, and watched the tape of every single shot from this season to perhaps pick up on some trends, which I then expanded upon.
If we're going to wait for sample sizes to be big enough, might as well just not write about basketball until February or so. I don't think that's the way to go, nor do I believe that small samples make it impossible to learn things about the team so long as there's information utilized aside from pure statistics.
In short: come on, read the post, including the explicitly stated sample size caveat. If you can't do that, feel free to just move along.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Yikes.||
Gone. Sorry that was up for long ... lots to moderate right now.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Bans/deletions||
Cleaned up a LOT from the Clark FP post and thread. Victim-blaming (or even the insinuation of) is totally unacceptable, and there's a hell of a lot more that wasn't okay, either. If you were banned, email me, and don't expect much sympathy.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Fair warning.||
If comments above or below no longer make sense, it's because of serious moderation that's apparently required. Hair trigger for bans on this subject. Consider this fair warning.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe Player Devolpment Isn't The Problem For Hoke||
Snowflake from user who's posted a ton since signing up recently... with a link to their blog in the sig. That's why you've got the blog.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Every dang week.||
Okay, here goes. Jake Ryan would get a star if Jake Ryan still played strongside linebacker in an under front. That's not the case. He's a MIKE in an over, and while he's decent, he's not a star at that position—this site prides itself on the UFRs, which bear that out, and not relying on stuff like Big Ten Whatever Of The Week. (Remember Brandon Herron, National Defensive Player Of The Week? He started one game that season.)
Seth does the diagrams each week. He put Jake Ryan on the cover of HTTV. If he thought Ryan merited a star, he'd have one. He doesn't, and I agree with the decision.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Yes.||
"Bad" sprain of the ankle, reportedly. Unless it's a truly awful sprain, though, I don't think it'll affect Big Ten season.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Nope.||
CC: (satire) Equate our top candidates with female counterparts based on desirability
No, the satire tag did not, in fact, make that any more acceptable.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||One reason.||
Because that's how it's spelled.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||For now...||
|8 weeks 2 days ago||To add to this...||
Very excited to be collaborating with Alex on hoops stuff. Among other writing ventures, he contributed to my old blog, the long-defunct The Wolverine Blog, and we've kept in touch ever since. Can't wait to see more quality basketball coverage on the site; you all should see the increase in volume and quality on that front pretty soon—already putting our heads together about how best to approach the season preview and in-season content.
Congrats, Alex. This is gonna be fun.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Do I really have to spell out...||
...that Walton is a much better athlete than Spike? If I do, there you go.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Well...||
I've stood directly next to both of them on several occasions, which provides a decent frame of reference. Walton is definitely bigger.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Tried to change it...||
...from my old pic, which was taken after my freshman year of college, and the system didn't comply. Forgot to fix it. I'll get one back on here before long.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||If you're having a hard time...||
...remembering me, it's because I was the skinny guy who didn't do anything except laugh at Marques's jokes and try not to get frostbite.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Right, the bad rappist version.||
Acceptable nicknames for that B.o.B include "Andre 1000" and "Andre 300".
Yes, there's a theme there.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||SEEEEETTTTTTHHHHHHHHHH||
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Thank you.||
This was definitely a fun one to write.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I'm using the 247 Composite.||
Barnes just missed the cut (#313 overall). The Michigan players you mentioned, however, were within the top 250—we switched from top 100 to top 250 last week and I think Seth forgot to make the changes for Michigan's offense. I'll make sure it's corrected next week.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||For one...||
...it helps give a general sense of the talent level on each side of the ball. Also, it's free information, so you might as well have it—it's not like we're omitting which players are considered the stars on each side of the ball.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Good call.||
I'll pass this along to Seth. Thanks!
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Hi, I'm Ace.||
Notably, I'm not Brian, who said, "Until Brandon and Hoke are out, that's my plan. I'm not going to the Maryland game, and you* shouldn't either."
*Meaning everyone, not me, since he said earlier in the podcast that I still had to go games because that's kinda my job.
Maybe next time don't use quotes.