The Lions have never hired a GM with GM experience. I have a theory why

The Detroit Lions continued a trend of not hiring someone with General Manager experience when they selected former Los Angeles Rams Director of College Scouting Brad Holmes. I have a theory. The Ford family is not interested in hiring someone who can come in Day One pounding the desk and telling them that they areContinue reading “The Lions have never hired a GM with GM experience. I have a theory why”

This dad breaks down again after sending his second monster to college

My wife Abs smiled this morning as she adjusted her boots, basking in the sounds of our baby Brandon playing in his bouncer begging for food. “I swear. He was in there playing this morning,” she said. “It was clear as day.” I had to blow the whistle and call a personal foul on Abs.Continue reading “This dad breaks down again after sending his second monster to college”

Let’s debunk the notion of defunding the police

On a warm summer day a man used a tool to unscrew the locks on my grandmother’s side door with the intent of robbing her. He also had a gun. So who knows what else he might have done if he gained entrance to the bottom floor of our two family flat. She was aloneContinue reading “Let’s debunk the notion of defunding the police”

Tom Bigby: The man that made 97.1 The Ticket

The first shows were rough. Mike Valenti and I talked over one another. Sometimes you didn’t know what either one of us were saying because we both wanted to be the Alpha dog. But that is not the way radio works. Somebody must drive the show and be the lead dog. The other person mustContinue reading “Tom Bigby: The man that made 97.1 The Ticket”

The Bad Boy Pistons almost didn’t happen

We are three games into the the Detroit Pistons Killian Hayes era and some of the geniuses that follow the team have already determined the 19 year old rookie to be a bust. How they’ve made that determination so quickly is beyond me, but the noise was loud enough for Pistons coach Dwayne Casey toContinue reading “The Bad Boy Pistons almost didn’t happen”

Losing Lions is a decades old problem

This is how bad it gets this time of year for many Detroit Lions fans. The 47-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not sting. Losses like this no longer make you angry. You don’t give a damn because you became numb to another dismal season months ago. Yet there remains pockets of angerContinue reading “Losing Lions is a decades old problem”

The lonely side of the Pistons-Bulls Christmas Day game

The screams of Chicago Bulls fans still rang in my ears hours after the annual Christmas Day game between the Detroit Pistons and Bulls at old Chicago Stadium. I was 30 stories into the air looking out over deserted downtown Chicago at the Marriott Hotel feeling a little sorry for myself wishing to be inContinue reading “The lonely side of the Pistons-Bulls Christmas Day game”