I'm sure to get asked this-- did you guys really work on Christmas Day with the Sunday Staudt on Sports and did Tom Izzo really come to the studio Christmas morning? No we taped Friday afternoon and Izzo brought his son Steven in with him and they were busy during the day Christmas shopping. He really is a cute kid and he was the ball boy for the Lehigh game Thursday night. He didn't want to give the referee a drink of water, so he told us, after the ref called a technical foul on his dad.
He's on during the first 15 minutes-- we taped and then he left to resume his shopping. Steven was given a channel 10 coffee mug and considered wrapping it and giving it to his mother which we thought was a solid re-gifting idea if we'd ever heard one.
We appreciated Tom visiting us. He stayed an hour and we caught up on a number of topics. He spoke with Jay Paterno by phone recently sending good wishes to his father at Penn State. Tom likes his team and sent them home for Christmas but they'll be back at practice working hard toward next Wednesday's big time Big Ten opener at the Breslin Center against Indiana.