$500 is too damn much for a pair of basketball shoes

Tears filled my eyes as I tried to convince grand mom that I needed a pair of Chuck Taylor basketball shoes to enhance my grade school game. I was 12 years old and a victim of inflation. The price of Chucks went up from $11.95 to $12.95 and grand ma said that was “too damnContinue reading “$500 is too damn much for a pair of basketball shoes”

A broken down system killed Breonna Taylor

I remained outraged that Breonna Taylor was killed by Louisville police. However, it is not as cut and dry as who to direct that anger toward. The easy answer is the Louisville Police Department. That is why protesters have over run the streets in Louisville, New York, Los Angeles, Detroit and other cities. But shouldContinue reading “A broken down system killed Breonna Taylor”

Homecoming stroke sets off a series of bad health episodes

My daughter Celine was so excited for home coming night her senior year in high school. She had a big job. She was in charge of organizing the West Bloomfield High School homecoming parade and she took her job seriously. Her friends scrambled making her orders come to life. It was the first time IContinue reading “Homecoming stroke sets off a series of bad health episodes”

Until the Lions defense brings the heat Patricia should feel the heat

On Monday’s during the mid 1990s Detroit Lions defensive line coach John Teerlinck placed glue and tape on paper cut outs of NFL quarterbacks and had clubhouse attendants paste mug shots over the dressing stall of any player that recorded a sack during the previous day’s game. Teerlinck might have done it himself but itContinue reading “Until the Lions defense brings the heat Patricia should feel the heat”

Shameful Lions need a house cleaning

During his final years with The Detroit Lions I often stopped by the dressing stall of defensive end Robert Porcher to talk. We did not talk football. We talked escape. Porcher is one of the best defensive players in Lions history. He is the team’s all-time leader in sacks (95.5) and made three Pro Bowls.Continue reading “Shameful Lions need a house cleaning”

No cheering in the press box still applies in retirement

What do you do now when you are watching a Tigers or Lions game with your friends and the home team does something well? Do you hug now during Covid-19 like you used to? Do you dish out high fives like you used to? Or do you do something else? We are supposed to socialContinue reading “No cheering in the press box still applies in retirement”

The NFL makes life almost normal almost again

The year 2020 has been a strange ride on the Wild Mouse. We’ve braced ourselves through Covid and carnage, wild fires, wild debates about masks, more than 100 days of wild protests and arrests, George Floyd, a parade of hurricanes, attacks on our elections, misinformation, lies and mistrust of our government officials. When does thisContinue reading “The NFL makes life almost normal almost again”

Our world needs an enema during this tragic civil war

I am usually not an advocate of telling someone how to spend their money. However, I am in agreement with Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who challenged Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James to match the $100,000 reward for the capture of the person who shot two LA County Deputies last weekend. To makeContinue reading “Our world needs an enema during this tragic civil war”

Can we show compassion for Lions RB D’Andre Swift?

When Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift dropped that potentially game-winning pass in the end zone during Sunday’s stunning 27-23 loss to the Chicago Bears I immediately felt badly for the young man. My mistake that day was writing about it on Twitter. I was immediately attacked for showing compassion for a professional athlete. WhatContinue reading “Can we show compassion for Lions RB D’Andre Swift?”