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Monday Question: What Gets Stuck?

Spencer Hall did this piece on comparing John Calipari's life to Steely Dan's "The Royal Scam", and to be honest, it really pissed me off. You compare one of the greatest group albums ever fo songs ever to a coach like John Caliphari? WTF!! 

I've been a Dan fan my entire life. I'm not sure how to describe them to the children, though. I'm sure that most people say they're jazz, but I don't think that's true. I'm not a jazz guy, mostly because whenever I was around jazz, it was that improv stuff, fusion, and I hate that. On the other hand, the Zoo Bar - man, I miss that place so much. 

If you've been with us (CN) long enough, you know that I go through bouts of depression, although not during CFB season, there's too much going on. I have yet to to figure this out. I thought it would go away as I got older, but it hasn't. And here I am, 48, and it's stuck with me.

I use things to keep me going. One of them is Steely Dan. I'm not kidding. It just gets stuck up there in my head. Sometimes, honestly, I just say to myself - "I neeed the Dan, man" and it makes me feel better.

Today is about getting stuck. It's about the world I come from. Listen, I have a beautiful wife. I have three incredible kids. I have a great life. 

Still - I get stuck. And sometimes I'm not sure how to get out of it. So.... I'm asking  - what gets stuck with you, and how do you go out of it? 

Any world that I'm welcome to, is better than the one that I come from. And then there's the Dan, man. I think I'll go to a park, where the children are playing.....