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Old Nov 25, 2012, 08:08 AM   #1
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First, the stuffed animals.

As a college freshman, D.J. Richardson piled them high on his bed in the dorm room he shared with Joseph Bertrand. When D.J. fell asleep, he fell asleep with fuzzy tigers and teddy bears. Only, he didn’t always start the day that way.

“Every day Joe would wake up with at least seven teddy bears on his side of the dorm. And he’d say, ‘Why are all your bears on my side of the room?’ ”

Across the table, Joe hides a grin and awaits the punchline.

“And I would tell Joe, all the teddy bears are on your side of the room because I threw them at you. You wouldn’t turn off your alarm!”

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Old Nov 25, 2012, 08:26 AM   #2
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That was a great story! Thanks for the link Dan!
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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Good stuff. Feel good stuff all around. Now, if only the feel good would include a couple of NCAA tourney wins ...
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 09:07 AM   #4
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Why was this written by Paul Klee? He's gone, right?
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 09:08 AM   #5
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Why was this written by Paul Klee? He's gone, right?
It was one of the last stories written by Klee before he left the News-Gazette. They put it in the paper back in October I think, only now putting it online.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 09:11 AM   #6
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Ah, thanks Dan.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 10:02 AM   #7
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Great story. I know we don't need any extra motivation to root for this team, but all the guys on this year's team (and last year, for that matter) seem to be high character guys. For all the flak DJ and BP have gotten, it really makes me want to see them succeed. Thanks for posting, Dan.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 12:04 PM   #8
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After reading this i wanted to go back and read people expectations of this class. People were predicting at least 1 Final Four. Crazy how things have turned out but hope this is a great year for them.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 12:43 PM   #9
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After reading this i wanted to go back and read people expectations of this class. People were predicting at least 1 Final Four. Crazy how things have turned out but hope this is a great year for them.
Not too late yet. We'll see how this season plays out, particularly when we get to B1G play.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 12:55 AM   #10
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Is Marcus Jackson going to write stories like Klee used to?

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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:18 AM   #11
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Is Marcus Jackson going to write stories like Klee used to?
Yes. that's his job.
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