Ohio State – Michigan Rivalry Runs Deep

A 12-year old Columbus boy, who happens to be a big Ohio State fan was told he had a brain tumor. Obviously, he wanted to beat cancer.

So he named his cancer, “Michigan.”

And after a 16.5 hour surgery to remove the tumor, 10 weeks in the hospital and several rounds of chemotherapy, he did beat it.  The Buckeyes took note:

Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer visited the boy at the hospital in December. Grant’s father said his son talked to Meyer for about 20 minutes. “He was thrilled,” the father said.

A lot is made of how unimportant sports is in the grand scope of things. This is an example of how sports inspires people to do things they may not be able to do on their own. Give the young man credit. He focused on something he wanted to do, used a motivating factor and did it. Hopefully more people can use the same type of motivation.

About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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