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I went there: The regular season debut of US Bank Stadium

September 22, 2016 Midway through the second quarter between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, I had to text my Mom.  “My ears are ringing,” I told her. That was no hyperbole. more »»

Game of the Century sparks memory

September 21, 2016 Before last Saturday's Michigan State-Notre Dame football meeting, there was considerable publicity about the meeting of the two football powers 50 years befor. more »»

Tigers deserve credit for hanging in

September 14, 2016 If not a lot comes out of the current season for the Detroit Tigers, one thing has to be said: Give them credit for hanging in the postseason picture this long. more »»

The “real” all-star game

September 13, 2016 As season ticket holders for the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, my family had the unique opportunity to attend a pre-tournament game for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey at Nationwide Arena — the home... more »»

An interesting football season coming up

September 7, 2016 It's probably way too early to predict, but it appears that football at every level is going to be very interesting in 2016. more »»

Eight-man football needs regulation

August 31, 2016 One of the more controversial sports situations in the state of Michigan today centers around eight-man football. more »»

Rebuilding tradition is a tough job

August 24, 2016 Tradition is one of those things you can't buy, borrow or steal. It takes a long time to build, even longer if you once had it, and are trying to get it back. more »»

Packers, Lions fans begin battle

August 17, 2016 It may be a few weeks away, but the ongoing battle between Upper Peninsula fans of the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers has already begun. more »»

Fans deserved better from NFL at HOF Game

August 10, 2016 CANTON, Ohio — I knew the game was canceled because I saw the updates on my phone. more »»

What else is next in 2016?

August 10, 2016 It has been said in this year of 2016, just about anything can happen. more »»

Thoughts on Twilight League

August 9, 2016 What a long, strange journey it has been. more »»

Favre made memories for everyone throughout career

August 5, 2016 Everyone has a Brett Favre memory. more »»

Blame this Olympics on Rio

August 3, 2016 Of all the Olympic games I've watched in a lifetime, the upcoming Rio Olympics probably has the least amount of interest. Forget that the Zika virus appears to be in full bloom in South America. more »»

Tigers must make some moves ASAP

July 27, 2016 If the Detroit Tigers want to make a serious run at the postseason this year, they must get active in the trading market. more »»

Summer basketball league: Make it happen

July 21, 2016 Baseball? Check. Fast-pitch softball? Yup. Slow-pitch softball? Of course. But you know what summer league is missing from the Copper Country? Basketball. more »»

Just like that, football is here

July 13, 2016 Maybe it's a testimony to advancing age, but it seems like the hockey and basketball seasons just ended. more »»

A legend is remembered

July 6, 2016 The Copper Country Twilight League has had many men who played a key role in its formatio. more »»


July 5, 2016 As I have mentioned in the past, I grew up playing sports. more »»

Is this the year sports jinxes end?

June 29, 2016 The early results, just like a political election, often mean little. But the preliminary indications are that some notable sports jinxes could come to an end this year. more »»

The torch always gets passed

June 22, 2016 At the U.P. All-Star Classic this past weekend, there was a symbolic moment before the boys basketball game began. It came when Gage Kreski of St. more »»



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