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Children Picking Sides


SulliMom has filed the paperwork to change her last name to Hinkle after her Butler Bulldogs have accomplished the unthinkable: Advance to a Final Four.

Not just any Final Four. A Final Four in Marion County. Congratulations to Butler Nation…and all those people I mentioned Thursday.

But all this has me a little concerned. For what teams will SulliChild root? Mom’s or Dad’s teams?

I guess that remains to be seen. And at this point, I can’t say I have a lot of research to support a child rooting for UIC. But I feel good about the youngster following my lead in the end. (maybe I should I just worry about changing diapers, sleep deprivation and onesies)

I was searching for an article on kids picking teams and I came across Fred Bowen and his column for the Washington Post–KidsPost. This guy has some good stuff. I kind of want his job. What a great gig.

To travel to Indy, or not? That is a question being contemplated at this point. SulliMom will consult with SulliOBGYN Monday to see what she (I say she, but there are like 43 Vagina Doctors at her office) has to say about it.

Official merchandise may have to suffice.

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SulliMom Is Elite Like ‘Dawgs And Wins Pampers Too


SulliMom ignoring prenatal education to check on her Bulldogs. I didn't blame her.

We swaddled that baby so good it rained diapers

Much was discussed about the Childbirth class-BU hoops game conflict.

In the end, the correct decision was made. SulliParents attended class, learned a few things with fingers close to PDAs at all times and took home some winnings of their own while Butler took care of business in Salt Lake City, advancing to its first Elite 8.

SulliDad’s predicted final of 60-59 nearly came to fruition despite the Bulldogs not needing OT to evacuate the Orange from the dance floor, 63-59. (Cascada reference)

As we watch the replay on DVR, I have a ton of feelings:

-I’m very happy for Molly. I know how much she loves her alma mater.
-I’m also ecstatic for SulliCousin Erin and her husband Paul–both BU grads–who were big-time runners for the ‘Dawgs distance crew.
-I’m happy for my HS pal Eric Yates who pitched for BU when the Bulldogs were excelling in the MCC/HL during the late ’90’s.
-How about Maureen Cassidy–beloved wife of my guy Mike Cassidy–who is a very proud Butler grad.
-And, even someone I don’t know, Dave Juday, ESPN Radio 1000 personality who attended BU and introduced the Cassidy’s. Very happy.
-I can’t imagine how great it must feel to be the BU staff–a ton of great people who reside in Hinkle.
-All of Molly’s BU pals (many of whom have blogs; links to the right) who are fervent Butler fans. I’m humming the Butler War Song for you.
-Last but not least–SulliBrother-in-Law Patrick Stearns who knows the game and respects the Butler Way.
-Pure jealousy. I’m jealous.
-I feel a little bad for Marathon Man Adam Levinson, but since his Yankees have won 27 championships and he’s witnessed a ‘Cuse title, not too bad. But I applaud his sportsmanship.

This is an awfully big deal and I can’t say I’m surprised. What’s scary is that BU hasn’t played its best ball yet during the tournament. I think there’s a very good chance they return to Indy as part of the Final Four. This also makes Butler an automatic preseason Top 5 team in the fall. Do you think it’s good karma that the actual floor to be used at the Final Four next weekend was at Hinkle Fieldhouse today?

Plus, each win means a ton of $$ for the Horizon League and in turn, UIC and our student athletes. So yes, I’m pulling for them.

Lost in the hoopla of the Butler win was our win during a swaddle and diaper changing contest that coincided with halftime of the BU-SU tilt. We used the SulliWay as members of our team to do our part. We won 20 diapers for our efforts.

IRONIC STORY: We learned why some babies enter the world with a cone-shaped melon tonight. This reminded of a story I read about Scoop Jardine, the exciting Syracuse guard from Philly. He became Scoop because when he exited the womb his head resembled an ice cream scoop according to his grandmother.

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