Michigan hoops: Like a yo-yo on a string

When the Bad Boy Pistons were on a roll ripping opponents apart with precision and good decisions team captain Isiah Thomas often said the team played like a yo-yo on a string. In other words everybody pulled in the same direction and the slight of hand was beauty to behold. There is no better placeContinue reading “Michigan hoops: Like a yo-yo on a string”

Tiger Woods like many pro athletes drives like a bat out of hell

Tiger Woods isn’t the only professional athlete who drives like a bat out of hell. It is a trend that has played out across America for years. Unfortunately Tiger lost control and may have ended his career. Other athletes navigate our streets and byways at reckless speeds and get away with it. It is aContinue reading “Tiger Woods like many pro athletes drives like a bat out of hell”

A smaller grocery bill brings sad times

The saddest day of the week is Tuesday. That is when the wife goes to Kroger to do weekly grocery shopping. Except its every other Tuesday now. We’ve gone from a family of four to a family of two and you notice your children are missing when its time to buy food — especially withContinue reading “A smaller grocery bill brings sad times”

Giving out nicknames is my claim to fame

David Anthony Gant was my best friend growing up on Detroit’s near west side. However, nobody in our neighborhood knew his real name. His was Big Mac. I give out nicknames like candy to people that I like. Big Mac used to be called Tony until I came along. He earned his nickname Big MacContinue reading “Giving out nicknames is my claim to fame”

Spartan basketball shall rise from the ashes again

Even when things were going well for Michigan State’s basketball team there were major pits and pratfalls that threatened to sink the entire ship. Magically, the blemishes were covered with makeup or pixie dust. Or often it was a senior giving a fire and brimstone speech during half time of a game or following aContinue reading “Spartan basketball shall rise from the ashes again”

Good bartenders need classes in Sports viewing 101

We are beginning to peak out from our shelters of home steading as the bars and restaurants in Michigan open up after weeks of shutdown because of our governor’s orders. If you own a sports bar it is time to give classes to bartenders called Sports Viewing 101. There is nothing more annoying than havingContinue reading “Good bartenders need classes in Sports viewing 101”

NFL defenses played the Detroit Lions differently after Barry Sanders retired

Another season was unraveling for the Detroit Lions. This time the year was 1999, a few months after super star running back Barry Sanders unexpectedly retired. After an 8-4 start the Lions could no longer run the football. We in the media became critical of offensive coordinator Sylvester Croom, the offensive line and head coachContinue reading “NFL defenses played the Detroit Lions differently after Barry Sanders retired”

The world needs a Detroit Lions 30 for 30 documentary

Hey ESPN we need you. NFL Films! We need you. There have been a number of entertaining and informative 30 for 30 documentaries that chronicle the good and bad of sports. It is time now for a 30 for 30 on the Detroit Lions and their fans entitled: “Why we still love them.” If theyContinue reading “The world needs a Detroit Lions 30 for 30 documentary”