Life. The best Christmas gift ever

This was my day to do my marathon 24 hour Christmas shopping where I knocked out my entire shopping list in one day. So I was tucked safely asleep at about 3 a.m. when a loud and frantic pounding played the rumba on my front door. I was still living in an apartment in ClintonContinue reading “Life. The best Christmas gift ever”

The Eastern Market on Wheels

Most mornings I woke up to the clanking of glass bottles being delivered to our front porch. It was Twin Pines dropping off our two half gallons of milk. Every other week they’d deliver a half gallon of papaya juice, which was my treat when I was good. We heard that Milky the Clown sometimesContinue reading “The Eastern Market on Wheels”

Barry Sanders fans are upset with me. So what else is new?

I will never learn my lesson. You do not attack Barry Sanders in this town without backlash. Last week I wrote that hiring Chris Spielman and Barry Sanders as consultants was a public relations move by the Lions. I am not sure either will have real power. The line that seemed to tick people offContinue reading “Barry Sanders fans are upset with me. So what else is new?”

Captain High Pants, AKA Tony Ortiz, should return as Lions sideline reporter

Drew Sharp, Tony Ortiz and I walked through the empty corridors of Ford Field following a press conference put on by the Detroit Lions. Before braving the cold while walking to our cars we stopped inside The Lions Roar gift shop. We browsed through Lions gear when the conversation turned to iconic NFL jerseys andContinue reading “Captain High Pants, AKA Tony Ortiz, should return as Lions sideline reporter”

We all win in Lions return to 97.1. Valenti keeps his job

Before telling you why the Detroit Lions returning to 97.1 FM is good for everybody involved let me address the elephant in the room. Did the team leave 97.1 The Ticket five years ago for WJR 760 AM because it demanded the firing of my former broadcast partner Mike Valenti? No one told me that,Continue reading “We all win in Lions return to 97.1. Valenti keeps his job”

Spielman and Sanders are the latest Lions PR stunt

It’s not often that the Detroit Lions win football games. That’s why this is one of the worse franchises in professional sports. It is why Matt Patricia was fired as coach and Bob Quinn as general manager. It is why Matt Millen received a contract extension after a terrible five year run that morphed intoContinue reading “Spielman and Sanders are the latest Lions PR stunt”

I want The Sports Doctors back together

About 20 years ago I did a radio show on WDFN with Red Wings and University of Michigan fanatic Art Regner called The Sports Doctors. We began doing the show on Saturday afternoons, were moved to week nights and finally middays. I loved doing the show with Art and even popped in the studio withContinue reading “I want The Sports Doctors back together”

Air fryer chicken sandwich passes the first test

My son Brandon loves fried chicken sandwiches, especially from Popeyes and Chic-Fil-A. So after a month of cooking and testing out my first air fryer, I got enough nerves to make an Air Fried chicken sandwich for him. He is no Julia Childs, but it meant a lot to me to see how my firstContinue reading “Air fryer chicken sandwich passes the first test”