With all the hype around the NCAA Tournament and the Final Four ... we tend to forget that these are just 18-22 year old guys.
Memphis' Derrick Rose missed media sessions today because of a stomach ache. It isn't the flu or diarrhea or anything serious. It's candy!
"He eats Gummy Bears and Starburst for breakfast, and Twizzlers and Honey Buns for dinner. That's why his stomach hurts," fellow guard Chris Douglas-Roberts said. "We tell Derrick the whole year, 'Stop eating so many Gummy Bears and Sour Straws.' But he can't. ... Nobody eats Gummy Bears more than him."
Willy Wonka would be proud.
Remember those days when you'd get some Gummi Bears (or worms) from that candy isle at the store and just tear into them? A few hours later, your stomach would feel like it had a hurricane in it. Maybe it was Pixie Stix, Sour Patch Kids, Smarties, Now And Laters, Lemon Heads, Johnny Appleseeds, Fun Dip or Pop Rocks for you. In any event, we've all been there before.
Rose should be fine for Monday night's championship game.