Nightly Roundup: January 27, 2020

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27Jan 2020
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Nightly Roundup: January 27, 2020

Joshua Uche

Walk-on kicker Alan Selzer is transferring to Indiana State, where former Michigan assistant (and player) Curt Mallory is the head coach. Selzer was on Michigan’s team for the past two years but did not play. Walk-on running back Jordan Castleberry recently transferred to Maryland, too.

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26Jan 2020
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Nightly Roundup: January 26, 2020 or The Night Kobe Bryant Died

I was at a family gathering when an e-mail notification popped up on my phone saying that Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash.

My immediate thought was, “No, I read that wrong.”

I read the e-mail and thought, “No, I read that wrong.”

I opened up Twitter and saw a mish-mash of rumors and thought, “This is just a Twitter rumor blowing up.”

Unfortunately, the e-mail was not wrong. A 41-year-old Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California, along with five other people, including one of his four daughters, 13-year-old Gianna.

Whenever someone of significance dies, you always hear, “Spend time with your loved ones. You never know when it’s the last time you’ll see them.”

And that’s all true, but I think of that anyway.

Kobe Bryant was a tough S.O.B. I wasn’t his biggest fan, because I’m a Pistons guy. But there are lots of talented players who don’t come close to approaching what Bryant did on the court. And it’s because he was one of the hardest workers and most driven athletes we’ve seen. There are a lot of great players who play great, and yeah, I enjoy watching them. But I don’t find a lot of them to be inspirational. That’s not the case with Kobe Bryant, though. Reaching the top of the mountain never stopped him from searching for another mountain. He never stopped working to compete and get better, and I think we can all learn from that.

19Jan 2020
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Nightly Roundup: January 19, 2020

Frank Clark (image via Chiefs Wire)

If you’re a Michigan/MGoBlog fan, you might have found yourself witnessing quite a dust-up on Twitter between Brian Cook, Ace Anbender, Ant Wright, and others. I’m going to say a few things about it, because this is the internet and it was built to express people’s opinions about anything and everything, right?

  1. Ace has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which is a real thing, and he started a Go Fund Me that (IIRC) raised $100,000+. Then he posted pictures of “non-essential” items on social media, and people got upset because…he wasn’t posting pictures of his medical bills, I guess.
  2. Donations are donations. If you don’t believe in the cause and the people receiving then money, then don’t donate.
  3. A donation does not mean that the recipient can only buy essential items for the rest of his life. At some point a person who receives a donation is going to buy a bottle of wine, a video game, tickets to a concert, etc.
  4. Also, refer to #2.
  5. Ace, Ant Wright, and Brian can all be buttholes in their own way. We all can. Today there were a lot of people being buttholes.
  6. Full disclosure: I rarely agree with Ant and muted Ace on Twitter a long time ago. So I don’t really have a side, except…
  7. …if you’re ever unsure, read #2 again.

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