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    Random Roomate Blog Series

    A recent post made me remember a very funny/informative series of blog posts that appeared on www.basketbawful.com

    The series follows the author of the blog and his first year of college at a big 10 college and his pairing w/ a big time college athelete as a roomate. It is very informative on the life some college athletes lead while at school. The link below is part one, at the bottom of the page you can move forward to the next episode.

    To me it was very funny, thought Id post so you guys could have the chance to read it. I wont say who the player is as it is part of the fun of reading the blog.

    Part one:

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    Re: Random Roomate Blog Series

    How many posts does this actually go for?



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    Re: Random Roomate Blog Series

    there are 7, and the story is not over. I read it earlier.



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    Re: Random Roomate Blog Series

    I think I am on 5 now...



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    Re: Random Roomate Blog Series

    yeah, when you get to the end, there is a FAQ and it sounds like number 8 will be up soon.



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    Re: Random Roomate Blog Series

    O yeah, and if someone can figure out who this athlete is, could you tell me.



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    Re: Random Roomate Blog Series

    When I typed in huge dutch centers, college basketball into Google; I think this might be our guy:

    Serge Zwikker, 7'3, 275 played at UNC with Rasheed Wallace and Jerry Stackhouse in the mid-90s and got drafted 30th overall by the Rockets in '97 (never played a minute in the NBA)...

    Serge Zwikker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Well, maybe not... He said he's from Kokomo, IN which is actually a legit town. It's about 50 miles north of Indianapolis and 90 miles south of South Bend. In his 4th post, he calls his mom at 3 PM and drives to pick him up. So probably not UNC. And his g/f went to Butler so he's probably at a school in Indiana or maybe Ohio (or Illinois but as a long time fan of Illinois, I don't Illinois has ever had a Dutch player)...


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    Re: Random Roomate Blog Series

    Quote Originally Posted by shadow View Post
    When I typed in huge dutch centers, college basketball into Google; I think this might be our guy:

    Serge Zwikker, 7'3, 275 played at UNC with Rasheed Wallace and Jerry Stackhouse in the mid-90s and got drafted 30th overall by the Rockets in '97 (never played a minute in the NBA)...

    Serge Zwikker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    That is not the correct player btw. The series is about 16 posts long. Can you not get the rest of the links? Ill try to find them



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    Re: Random Roomate Blog Series

    Yeah, didn't he say Big 10? So far I think it is at Purdue, but I could be wrong.



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    Re: Random Roomate Blog Series

    Basketbawful

    At the bottom of the page should have access to all of the parts of the series.



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    Re: Random Roomate Blog Series

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    Yeah, didn't he say Big 10? So far I think it is at Purdue, but I could be wrong.
    Very good guess....they player however may be fairly hard to get, he did play w/ a future NBA all star if that hasnt already been mentioned



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    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    Very good guess....they player however may be fairly hard to get, he did play w/ a future NBA all star if that hasnt already been mentioned
    Just read that, and if I am right on Purdue, I am guessing Robinson...but I have to keep reading...



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    Re: Random Roomate Blog Series

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    Just read that, and if I am right on Purdue, I am guessing Robinson...but I have to keep reading...
    Hmmm allusion in the FAQ to Boilermaker, so I'm thinking I'm on the right track.



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    Re: Random Roomate Blog Series

    Player is Matt Ten Dam, Huge bust. Future NBA All Star is Glenn Robinson.

    I think the thing is 24 parts + 3 part epilogue

    Great read though. Dude is hilarious.



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    Re: Random Roomate Blog Series

    Quote Originally Posted by azn4cy View Post
    Player is Matt Ten Dam, Huge bust. Future NBA All Star is Glenn Robinson.

    I think the thing is 24 parts + 3 part epilogue

    Great read though. Dude is hilarious.
    Nice, so I was right (at least so far). I figured engineering roommate originally and Aimee was at Butler so it had to be Purdue. Cool. Still a lot more to read for me.



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