Being in sports media means never having to apologize for being wrong

A few days ago Detroit Free Press sports writer Carlos Monarrez wrote a column apologizing for not predicting that Detroit Tigers outfielder Akil Baddoo would be the break out player of the year for the team. Carlos never should have written the column. And he owes no one an apology. Sports writers are asked toContinue reading “Being in sports media means never having to apologize for being wrong”

Anxiety turns to joy following Derek Chauvin trial

I was a bundle of nerves leading up to the Derek Chauvin verdict, the former Minneapolis police officer who shocked the world with his careless, mindless and I could give a shit execution of George Floyd. I texted white friends before the verdict who told me not to worry. This was a slam dunk. IContinue reading “Anxiety turns to joy following Derek Chauvin trial”

Giving people jobs and hope is more impactful than defunding the police

Let me try this one more time. I do not believe in defunding the police in any way or any how. I will take my chances with the needless police murders of black males as opposed to how lawless our world would be if our objective were to weaken police or to take funding away.Continue reading “Giving people jobs and hope is more impactful than defunding the police”

I had the police talk with my son again — just to be sure

The turmoil between some police and black males has gotten so intense lately that I picked up the phone and refreshed “The Talk” with my 19 year old son Brandon. The Talk is something every dad should have with their sons or daughters. How must you conduct yourself if stopped by the police so everybodyContinue reading “I had the police talk with my son again — just to be sure”

Getting rocked by The Sunday spirit

Pastor Hickey began his Sunday sermons at Allen Temple AME church like many black pastors across America. They began in a low, calm tone. It was almost like telling a toddler a bedtime story before watching them fall asleep for the night. A few minutes later tempered turned into thunder. When he wanted his messageContinue reading “Getting rocked by The Sunday spirit”

Stand up and cheer for Yabba Dabba Baddoo

A few years ago the Detroit Tigers pushed a catchy slogan of “Who’s your Tiger?” In other words who do you pay close attention to? Who do you root for? Who do you admire? Put me down for left fielder Akil Baddoo, who should be taking the town by storm during this brief baseball season.Continue reading “Stand up and cheer for Yabba Dabba Baddoo”

Bally’s Sports Detroit should add a local show to the lineup

There is a new player in town on the Detroit sports scene called Bally’s Sports Detroit. It replaces Fox Sports Detroit which went bye bye in a buy out involving huge corporations hundreds of miles from Detroit. Now that the new player is flexing its muscle it is time for BSD to venture outside ofContinue reading “Bally’s Sports Detroit should add a local show to the lineup”

Michigan defeat shows how difficult it is to make a Final Four

Now we see how difficult it is to make the Final Four in college basketball. Perfection isn’t needed every night. But when the spot light turned on, Michigan was turned away by a gritty UCLA defense and an off night that cost the Wolverines in a 51-49 bummer of a game in Indianapolis. Did someContinue reading “Michigan defeat shows how difficult it is to make a Final Four”

Let’s Go!! Give Woodward Sports Network a try.

It’s not radio. It’s not television. The Woodward Sports Network is a combination of both on the Internet. If you are looking for more Detroit driven sports content give the men and women of the Woodward Sports Network a shot. They are sports fans who love their teams. Unlike me, they use the term “we”Continue reading “Let’s Go!! Give Woodward Sports Network a try.”