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|4 days 4 hours ago||He is blue. Blue, blue,||
He is blue. Blue, blue, blue, with a dash of maize.
|1 week 3 days ago||Not to be a huge buzzkill,||
Not to be a huge buzzkill, but I would so much rather read that Wyatt Shallman was logging more hours on his offseason football program and his academics than anyone else, and was aspiring to become a zoologist when his football days are done.
|1 week 4 days ago||Play with my kids. Advance||
Play with my kids. Advance my career. Take care of my lawn. Enjoy the sunshine. Golf. Do nice things for my wife. Fire up the Weber. Help plan the 4th of July parade.
I know - I'm a nut. These doldroms are a bitch.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||You're on your honeymoon and||
You're on your honeymoon and cruising on MGoBlog? That's either really loyal or really kind of fucked up. Go see what your lady is doing.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||My grandfather was lucky.||
My grandfather was lucky. He crossed that beach on June 7...
The Battle of the Bulge was no cakewalk, however. He was lucky again, fought through it, and went on to live a long, happy, productive life. I miss him all the time.
All this crap out there about Bruce Jenner's "courage"...
|5 weeks 2 days ago||My biggest regret in life is||
My biggest regret in life is not playing college basketball. I had tons of NAIA, NCAA D3, and D2 opportunities, and passed on them. Just "went to college". Had fun, but wasted my body. Picked up a Master's later.
And while at one of those schools, I would have studied economics and finance and then got the MBA. I love economics. Early in life, undergrad, etc, economics was just super easy for me, so it was boring, and I couldn't stay focused on it academically.
I work in business now, and deal with aspects of econ and finance daily, which is an enjoyable part of it, but if I could get a Mulligan on 20 years ago, I'd turn up the heat on those topics and do it at a higher level.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||A few years ago I had a child||
A few years ago I had a child born at 25 weeks. He is alive, and doing pretty well, but it was a rocky start. For those unfamiliar, a normal human gestation is closer to 40 weeks, making this kid a full 4 months early. My wife unexpectedly developed a condition making her pregnancy life-threatening. The medical community prioritizes the life of the mother in these cases, and since we also have an older child, that's the way to go. Our son had to be delivered.
He didn't have a name yet, since, well, we thought we had 4 months, and just a week earlier we found out he was a boy. My wife was already at the hospital (due to the condition) and I had just dropped the oldest off at the grandparents, and knew I had to make up a name. I text messaged it to my wife from the grandparents before I could jump back in the car and go at dangerous speeds to the hospital.
He was 1 pound, 5 ounces when he was born via emergency c-section. You didn't think that was possible? Neither did I. In the operating room, the Dr popped her head up asking if I wanted to stay with my wife or go with my son to the NICU. How the hell do you make that choice? Somehow I managed to get a perfect, but jarring, shocking, stunning photo of him in the NICU, even though I was shaking and freaking out. I don't remember taking this photo, but its incredible. Apparently I cut his umbilical cord too. I ended up following a crew of about 10 taking my kid in to the NICU. Once there, after getting him stabilized, a few of them started working on me.
I remember very little of that day other than what I described, and that was all within a 4 hour window between 7 and 11 am. Big chunks of the year to follow are also completely gone from my memory. That was an extreme day.
My boy spent 11 months in the NICU. He came home and has made progress. He is doing okay, and despite being well behind a "normal" kid he could have a reasonably normal life. Being his Dad, along with his big brother's Dad, is the most important thing that has ever happened in my life. Extreme parenting, I guess.
I managed to DVR every Michigan basketball game that winter, and I would watch them later at night when getting back from the NICU. This was a huge escape for me. I actually started to think the Final Four run was a God thing happening for us. Freaking Louisville.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Chats with Beilein DURING||
Chats with Beilein DURING basketball games. Not even Chuck Norris does that. I love it.
|7 weeks 6 hours ago||Dunking in warmups! Yes!||
Dunking in warmups! Yes! Great for fans and great for players.
In high school we would sneak in dunks when the refs were distracted by pre-game stuff, and as a player that somehow could get the blood flowing a lot more than a layup.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||But Cal would lose his||
But Cal would lose his biggest advantage. All the players in the NBA get paid.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Bradley is a nice little||
Bradley is a nice little program. This would be a good move for Max.
Two years ago they hung right with the national runner-up.
|11 weeks 8 hours ago||Good gracious that's a large||
Good gracious that's a large human.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Bartman. Fucking Bartman.||
Fucking Bartman. Honest to shitness one of the worst nights of my life.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Did she have huge boobs?||
Did she have huge boobs?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||My own team that year was one||
My own team that year was one of the best in our schools history, but that 93 Pershing team beat us badly.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Gunga galunga. Right in the||
Right in the lumber yard.
Sorry, Caddyshack was on last night.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Jordan already bet it all on||
Jordan already bet it all on a golf game, along with $49,800 of his own money. Barkley has been taking lessons and is excited.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Nice finish to the above||
Nice finish to the above post. I really enjoyed that.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Like I said the other day,||
Like I said the other day, hopefully Caris got a call from his old buddy GRIII right after the latter got released from his non-guaranteed contract with the T'wolves...
Dawkins just hit 8 friggin' 3s in a Big Ten game as a freshman. Wow. His family doesn't need the money, so hopefully Ol' Dad gets in his ear about that and we get 4 years out of this kid.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Amen. That is so hard to||
Amen. That is so hard to believe that Dayton was his next best offer. He would be a star already at Northwestern, for instance. He may end up a star at Michigan.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I have the same struggle as||
I have the same struggle as the father of 2 young sons. We grow 'em big in our family, so they are going to have some of the natural attributes, but I got lit up a number of times in just 3 years of football before shifting focus to basketball. I will continue to monitor this stuff. Too bad for the young man in Florida.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Has young Glenn been in touch||
Has young Glenn been in touch with his old buddy Caris?
|17 weeks 4 days ago||That's the impression that I||
That's the impression that I get. But lets all just simmer down. On the other hand, that's a hell of a hat that Harbaugh is wearing.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Sina would have to sit out||
Sina would have to sit out the year that Caris would be a senior. If you're making reference to number of scholarships, don't we have one for this guy?
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Nope, not really that||
Nope, not really that similar.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Glad to hear about Drake||
Glad to hear about Drake Harris having a nice spring. That kid is a real talent. Great hands, and he moves effortlessly. Here's hoping he is finally healthy and starts getting in to the end zone for the Wolverines.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I'll do it in 3 shots. I'm||
I'll do it in 3 shots. I'm going to nail it, stone cold, with pretty much jump shot form. Please pack the gym first, as I like the pressure. I'm going to hang the gooseneck out there for about 15 seconds after and follow it with whatever Stauskas' latest celebration happens to be. Also, please provide Andrew Dakich in uniform and a chair for my celebration.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Ahhh, nostalgia... Willie||
Ahhh, nostalgia... Willie Mitchell. I'll take this opportunity to talk about myself.
I somehow outscored Willie head to head our senior seasons of high school basketball. Of course, one of his teammates went crazy for 26 and they blew us out. But wins and losses are just details and nobody remembers those, right?
Cool story bro?
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I admit, I chuckled. Very||
I admit, I chuckled.
Very stressful work things went on over night and have continued in to an otherwise solid Friday. I needed some stupidity. I might chuckle again.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||And "picking up checks" is||
And "picking up checks" is all they are doing. Not one from the group of Stauskas, McGary, and Robinson is making a meaningful contribution in the NBA so far.