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  • No Need for Beck Apology

    Posted by Jay Morris

    Being born and raised in Wisconsin it is difficult to say much positive about the Chicago Bears. That said, I have to hand it to Brian Urlacher from the linked story below.

    Click here for the story

    I have always said that Brian Urlacher would look great in Green and Gold, seems he is pretty media savvy as well

     

  • Thanks Coach Izzo

    Posted by Jay Morris

    So Coach Tom Izzo has decided to stay at MSU, his quote “It’s been an agonizing week as I tried to make a decision about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Izzo said in a statement. “I apologize for the time the process has taken, but sometimes there are opportunities that come about that must be thoroughly examined. … And I’m pleased to say I am here for life at Michigan State.”

    Read the entire story here

    Coach is a stand up guy, didn't take the big (six million dollars) money, and made the right decision doing it. If you weren't a fan of Coach Izzo before, you should be now! 

     

  • Should he stay, or should he go?

    Posted by Jay Morris

    I am off the air for a couple of days, but had to update on the latest on Coach Izzo.

    According to the clickonDetroit.com a young man at a basketball camp askedCoach Izzo if he was staying or going, Coach Izzo's response was "Bad Question"

    click here for the full story

    I (heart) Izzo too, but I won't begrudge him if he decides a coaching trip to Cleveland (where NBA coaches go to die) is best for himself, and his family. I don't have to agree, but I won't begrudge.

    If you could go and run an entire organization, wouldn't you? As I have heard, the reason to go to the NBA is to see if you have the "right stuff" So if Coach Izzo wins a championship in Cleveland just like he did at MSU, what is next for him? G.M.


    So if Cleveland is smart.... (insert joke here) then they would offer Coach Izzo the job of Head Coach and G.M.  That way Izzo would have the abilty to "recruit" the players he wants, and build a program that he thinks will be sucessful. It would be very similar to what Coach Izzo does currently at M.S.U. 

    That is if Cleveland is smart.

     

  • Spoiler Alert- Excerpts from President Barack Obama's Commencement Address

    Posted by Jay Morris

    Excerpts from President Barack Obama's Commencement Address at Kalamazoo Central High School

    “… I’m here tonight because after three rounds of competition, with more than 1,000 schools, and more than 170,000 votes cast, I know – and America now knows – what you’ve done at Kalamazoo Central. 

    Together as a community, you’ve embraced the motto of this school district: “Every child, every opportunity, every time,” because you believe, like I do, that every child – regardless of what they look like, where they come from, or how much money their parents have – every child who walks through your schoolhouse doors deserves a quality education. 

    And I’m here tonight because I think that America has a lot to learn from Kalamazoo Central about what makes for a successful school in this new century: Educators  raising standards and inspiring their students to meet them.  Community members stepping up as tutors and mentors and coaches.  Parents taking an active interest in their kids’ education – attending those teacher conferences, turning off that TV, and making sure that homework gets done. 

    Our Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, is here tonight because these are the values – these are the changes – that he’s working to encourage in every school in this nation.  This is the key to our future.

    But the most important ingredient is you: students who raised their sights; who aimed high and invested yourselves in your own success.  It’s no accident that so many of you received college admission letters, Class of 2010.  Because you worked for it.  You earned it.”

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    “…understand that your success in life won’t be determined just by what’s given to you, or what happens to you, but by what you do with all of that – by how hard you try; how far you push yourself; how high you’re willing to reach.  Because true excellence comes only through perseverance.”

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    “…meaningful achievement, lasting success – that doesn’t happen in an instant.  It’s not just about the twist of fate, or the lucky break, or the sudden stroke of genius.  Rather, it’s about the daily efforts, the choices large and small that add up over time.  It’s about the skills you build, the knowledge you accumulate, the energy you invest in every task, no matter how trivial or menial it may seem at the time.”

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    “… don’t make excuses.  Take responsibility not just for your successes, but for your failures as well.  

    The truth is, no matter how hard you work, you won’t necessarily ace every class or succeed in every job.  There will be times when you screw up, when you hurt the people you love, when you stray from your most deeply held values. 

    And when that happens, it’s the easiest thing in the world to start looking around for someone to blame.  Your professor was too hard; your boss was a jerk; the coach was playing favorites; your friend just didn’t understand.  We see it every day out in Washington, with folks calling each other names and making all sorts of accusations on TV.

    This community could have easily gone down that road.  You could have made excuses – our kids have fewer advantages, our schools have fewer resources, so how can we compete?  You could have spent years pointing fingers – blaming parents, blaming teachers, blaming the principal or the superintendent or the government. 

    But instead, you came together.  You were honest with yourselves about where you were falling short.  And you resolved to do better – to push your kids harder, to open their minds wider, to expose them to all kinds of ideas and people and experiences.”

     

    From White House.gov

  • Who does this look like?

    Posted by Jay Morris

    Found this on a blog today.... Hmm kind looks like somebody?

    This is from the Tag Team Video "Whoomp There It Is" It is at about 1:02 into the video.

     

     

  • WKZO Congratulates Jim Joyce

    Posted by Jay Morris

    I had a listener today ask if we could post our "congratulations" to umpire Jim Joyce. Just wish that Bud Selig could MAN UP, and make it a perfect game for Armando Galarraga.

    Even the White House commented on "The Call" Click here to read the full story

    WKZO promo

  • Even Hitler knew Armando Galarraga was robbed!

    Posted by Jay Morris

    This was a perfect game, and after seeing a replay everyone knows it. So what if anything will MLB do about it? It is time for Mr. Selig to grow a pair, and change this call.

    Also it is time to institute instant replay in baseball. IF this was the NFL the call would have been reversed, if it was hockey the call would be reviewed. Baseball needs to ensure that right calls are made, every time.

    I realize to baseball purists this is blasphemy, it would change the game. They are right, it would ensure that a bad call wouldn't change history like this call did.

    Even after this MLB rant I have to say, Armando handled this entire situation perfectly. He is a classy guy, and this is one of the best pitching performances I have ever seen. Little leaguers should be forced to watch his interview before taking the field for the season.

  • Gary Coleman R.I.P

    Posted by Jay Morris

    Gary Coleman passed away today....

    Here is the Child Star song I talked about on the air.

    BEWARE IT USES SOME ADULT LANGUAGE

  • Reading in Fundamental

    Posted by Jay Morris

     

    The frog kind of sounds like Kermit.... I just can't figure out how you can be so against something that you haven't even read.