Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    All-Star
    Points: 20,218, Level: 43
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 532
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran10000 Experience Points
    majorcyfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    1,045
    Points
    20,218
    Level
    43
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 64

    Will Blalock & Stroke

    I am not disputing the story about Will Blalock having a stroke, but wonder why it never seemed to hit the sports press, even the local sports people at the Tribune weren't aware he had a stroke. Anyone know why it is not sports news here in Iowa?

    Any further info on him, anyone?


    U of OWA ... HOME OF THE FERENTZ "LOW RENT" GRADUATES OF THE SCHOOL OF MORAL TURPITUDE ....THE LEADING UNIVERSITY of SELECTIVE ETHICS......PROUD TO BE ETHICS-FREE, INTEGRITY-FREE .
    NO INTEGRITY, NO "I" IN OWA
    CAN YOU TELL I LOVE THE U OF OWA

  2. #2
    Pro
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    3,273
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Will Blalock & Stroke

    I have no clue. I remember hearing about it, but I can't find anything about it either. I went ot the anahiem arsenal website and they mention nothing about it. He is also still listed on their roster, so I don't know if it was some made up rumor a poster made, or if there is any truth to it.



  3. #3
    Chile Mac is Back!
    Points: 304,419, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 40.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    LindenCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    23,295
    Points
    304,419
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 481
    Given: 936

    Re: Will Blalock & Stroke

    Interesting...if you put it in Google the early hits are to this site.



  4. #4
    Rookie
    Points: 10,924, Level: 31
    Level completed: 54%, Points required for next Level: 326
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    571
    Points
    10,924
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Will Blalock & Stroke

    it still looks like he is listed with the Anaheim d-league team.



  5. #5
    Walk On Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    172
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Will Blalock & Stroke

    The press here in Iowa never got ahold of this because they could not get ahold of Will. Regarding 'googling' his name and the stroke and further news, beats me, but he is in a lot better shape. Currently works at a fitness center and is expecting a return to the court within the next 1-2 months.



  6. #6
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 48,047, Level: 67
    Level completed: 79%, Points required for next Level: 303
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Bubbahotep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    3,519
    Points
    48,047
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Will Blalock & Stroke

    Just bored at work, don't mind me


    “There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.”

  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 134,558, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    joefrog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Clive, Iowa
    Posts
    6,465
    Points
    134,558
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 34
    Given: 232

    Re: Will Blalock & Stroke

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbahotep View Post
    Just bored at work, don't mind me
    With Elvis in your sig, I would think you would be TCB'ing man! But then again, maybe you did, and got all your stuff done!


    "Dog Eat Dog"
    Read the news
    Someone win,
    Someone lose

  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 48,047, Level: 67
    Level completed: 79%, Points required for next Level: 303
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Bubbahotep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    3,519
    Points
    48,047
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Will Blalock & Stroke

    you know it, just wanted to see bubbahotep under all the threads


    “There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.”

  9. #9
    Chile Mac is Back!
    Points: 304,419, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 40.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    LindenCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    23,295
    Points
    304,419
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 481
    Given: 936

    Re: Will Blalock & Stroke

    Quote Originally Posted by mpc4isu7 View Post
    The press here in Iowa never got ahold of this because they could not get ahold of Will. Regarding 'googling' his name and the stroke and further news, beats me, but he is in a lot better shape. Currently works at a fitness center and is expecting a return to the court within the next 1-2 months.
    Yeah, I am just kind of surprised that more news agencies wouldn't have picked up on it.



  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 48,047, Level: 67
    Level completed: 79%, Points required for next Level: 303
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Bubbahotep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    3,519
    Points
    48,047
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Will Blalock & Stroke

    this is more work than I thought


    “There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king.”

  11. #11
    Pro Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    CyGuy33's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    3,174
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Will Blalock & Stroke

    It was mentioned on Channel 5 with John Walters when it happened. Last I heard Will was not cleared to play this season, I believe he needed 6 or 9 months of rehab with no competitive play. He was doing well, no side effects just precautionary measures.


    "Profanity is the Crutch of Inarticulate Mother ****ers"
    The Wall in the Bathroom at People's

  12. #12
    Pro
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    3,273
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Will Blalock & Stroke

    Quote Originally Posted by mpc4isu7 View Post
    The press here in Iowa never got ahold of this because they could not get ahold of Will. Regarding 'googling' his name and the stroke and further news, beats me, but he is in a lot better shape. Currently works at a fitness center and is expecting a return to the court within the next 1-2 months.

    What I am curious about is why the Anahiem Arsenals didn't put anything about it on thier website? Usually when a player on the team goes through something like this, they let the fans know about it....



  13. #13
    Pro Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    CyGuy33's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    3,174
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Will Blalock & Stroke

    Quote Originally Posted by mplscyclone View Post
    What I am curious about is why the Anahiem Arsenals didn't put anything about it on thier website? Usually when a player on the team goes through something like this, they let the fans know about it....
    Because it's the NBDL.


    "Profanity is the Crutch of Inarticulate Mother ****ers"
    The Wall in the Bathroom at People's

  14. #14
    Pro
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    3,273
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Will Blalock & Stroke

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGuy33 View Post
    Because it's the NBDL.

    Doesn't matter. It's still big news just from a perspective that as an organization, your player had something occur that can be life threatening..



  15. #15
    Pro Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    CyGuy33's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    3,174
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Will Blalock & Stroke

    Quote Originally Posted by mplscyclone View Post
    Doesn't matter. It's still big news just from a perspective that as an organization, your player had something occur that can be life threatening..
    My thought was the NBDL is so unorganized that they don't post stories like that. It was after the season I believe as Will was headed to a work out in Seattle.

    Most NBDL teams websites don't update very often and it can be difficult to even find a box score.


    "Profanity is the Crutch of Inarticulate Mother ****ers"
    The Wall in the Bathroom at People's

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FOX
  • Iowa State vs. Baylor
  • September 27, 2014
  • 07:20 PM