Terry Foster Podcast s8 Thurday

Welcome Back!

Terry is joined by JD”Smack”, Ryan, and E.Lund

We talk about a new “entry level” class at Havard, Christmas music, what’s for Thanksgiving dinner, a story about weed, and getting tickets.

Keep listening to hear Terry talk about being torn on sexual harassers being on his favorite shows. We discuss the guy who is currently POTUS, and  Ryan has a story about how he was groped by Mama Fratelli at work.

The day I got second thoughts about abortion

Let me tell you about the day I got shook about the issue of abortion.

My wife Abs was 24 weeks pregnant and we went to a clinic for a DNA test to see if our unborn baby was mentally ill or strong enough to be born healthy. We were older parents. I was 40 and she was 37. The odds of something being wrong with the baby is two and three times higher than that for younger parents.

We wanted to be sure. And if something was wrong with the baby we had a tough decision to make. Did we want to bring a child into the world that would struggle with Down Syndrome or some other mental disorder?

At the time I was all about a woman having the right to choose. It was her body and the government should not tell her what to do with her baby. I am not so sure that is the right stance now.

The doctor wanted to take a fluid sample out of the womb to check on our child. And I got to see the entire procedure play out on a monitor.

They put Abs on a table and spread this brown liquid on her stomach.

When the monitor was turned on I saw Celine curled up sleeping. The doctor slowly inserted the needle into Ab’s stomach and I saw it inch toward the womb. He stuck the needle near her feet so he would not injure the baby with a gash to the head.

When the needle reached the womb Celine woke up agitated. She began kicking and reached down toward the needle as if to say “get this thing out of here.” I could tell she was not happy. The doctor became concerned with her activity and stopped the procedure.

That is when I fell in love with my baby. I could not hug her. I could not kiss her. I could not rub her back. But I knew that we had a spunky kid on the way. I told Abs what I saw and I said we have a ball of fire inside of you.

And that is what we got when she was born in September of 1999. When I saw that test I did not see the baby as a fetus. That was my child and if anybody attempted to harm her they’d have to bring dad up on assault charges because I would kick their ass.

Our baby was in the world and she was already telling the world she would be a force to be reckoned with.

She became a straight A student that is a freshman at Stanford University. She played aggressively on the soccer field and became a leader that students followed.

Almost three years later we had the same test done when Abs became pregnant again. My son Brandon was sleep also when the needle entered the womb. He was also stirred but after three seconds he went back to sleep. I had the feeling this guy was going to be more laid back than Celine and I was exactly right.

He is quiet and is more likely to let things roll off his back. When I watched the monitor that was the day he became my son. I could not wrestle with him or throw him into a pile of leaves, but that was my boy.

I loved him.

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He already had a personality and he too was healthy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Foster Podcast s8

Welcome back!

Terry is joined Smack, Ryan ,andE.Lund

Michigan and MSU talk kicks things off.We discuss how awful The Ohio State fans are. The Lions and their “they had better win” victory is talked about. Also an eval of Jarbill Peppers , can anyone be the 2017 Tigers MVP, Verlander skipping the parade and wedding hookups.

Our health club is a no wink zone

Health-ClubThere was turmoil in the health club today.

One of the guys I work out with got called on the carpet for winking at a woman. She didn’t like it and reported him to the staff. There are eight of us guys who work out together and Planet Fitness threatened to kick us all out of the gym.

That’s not right. But I don’t know if winking at a woman is a federal offense either. There is a fine line between being friendly and a creeper. My friend is not a creeper. He is a winker.

He even winks at me while telling a joke.

A woman gave me her phone number and offered drinks at a local watering hole. I was not offended. I was flattered. I would never report her to the staff.

Our gym is a friendly place for the most part. People offer to help you get buffed and lose weight. They don’t hit on you. They are being nice.

But there are creepers in the place. They are men who look at women’s butts and cleavage while practically drooling. Women don’t like those guys and I don’t blame them. They complain privately about those guys but have not issued a complaint.

I admit that I look briefly at someone I like but I do not drool with my mouth open. And I also do not wink.

My trainer Melissa was surprised that someone reported the Winker. I am not because of all the drama surrounding Harvey Weinstein, Roy Moore and a number of other Hollywood celebrities concerning sexual harrassment. The days of men doing what they want with women should be over.

I think the woman that reported The Winker got caught up in that and decided to stand her ground. But The Winker would never touch her butt or do anything inappropriate. I think he was just being nice and flashed an innocent wink.

My question for women is what is appropriate behavior in the gym and do you believe the Winker crossed that line?

I don’t believe he did. But I could be wrong on this one.

 

Sexual harassment in dressing room

One of the low points of my journalism career came early in my career.

I was a fresh face 25-year-old at the Detroit Free Press covering minor league baseball for the paper.

Do you know what I did?

Nothing. And that’s the problem.

I was inside the Toledo Mud Hens dressing room at the Lucas County Fair grounds where the Mud Hens played. A female reporter from Syracuse came into the dressing room before a game and I was immediately told by one of the players that she was a bitch and deserved what was coming to her.

I nodded my head and watched the juvenile behavior of one of the players.

He followed her around flipping his penis at her as the entire dressing room broke out in laughter. I laughed too but later regretted it.

I was too afraid to say something and I bought too easily into the “she deserved what she was about to get” story. She was professional and moved from player to player trying to get her story.

She ignored the player who was moving his hips in a sexual manner, trying to get her attention and the attention of the boys in the room. Women put up with more crap than their male counter parts in our business and this woman was being laughed at and was called names I would not call my worst enemy.

The boys were having a grand ol’ time at her expense. I’d like to think I would handle the situation different later in my career. I challenged players that made fun of reporters because of their youth, sex, race and the way they asked questions.

This time I lacked the courage to do something. I figured they were not bothering me and let me inside of their little joke so I had nothing to worry about. It was the wrong attitude to have and I learned that over the years.

This player pretended to masturbate behind this woman before he shrugged and went back to his dressing stall to prepare for the game.

The room laughed and roared but the real winner was the female reporter who never let on that she knew what was going on and eventually got her story.

It would take a while but I felt like a real loser. I laughed too but worst of all I let it happen and kept my mouth shut.

 

 

 

 

Terry Foster Boombayey Podcast s4

Welcome back to the Terry Foster Boombayey Podcast. Terry is joined by Smack, Ryan and E.Lund.They discuss when athletes get grumpy over bad reviews. How Joel Loving made Smack’s head explode. College football(Mich &MSU) and a bonus segment all about Halloween.

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