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”

Detroit sports media is too soft on Patricia

Detroit Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett recently appeared on a podcast where he was asked if Lions coach Matt Patricia is irritated with the “tough questions” he gets from Detroit sports writers. Birkett said that Patricia has shown no angst toward media members. I don’t know why Patricia would be upset. He is gettingContinue reading “Detroit sports media is too soft on Patricia”

Miracle at the Macker

During a break in action during the 1994 Gus Macker 3 v 3 basketball tournament at Eastern Michigan University I glanced at the scoreboard and my Detroit News team trailed the Free Press 18-10. Our rivals were three points from victory and advancing to the championship game of the toilet bowl media division. Things lookedContinue reading “Miracle at the Macker”

I miss my tennis road dogs

We were drenched in sweat as we barged into an Atlanta Buckhead restaurant with tennis rackets in hand for lunch and a refreshing drink. We’d just completed a couple seats of doubles tennis in the Georgia heat during an off day during the opening round of the 1991 playoff series between the Detroit Pistons andContinue reading “I miss my tennis road dogs”