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Opener full of good omens/Inside the Huskies

September 11, 2012 In hindsight, Michigan Tech’s 51-15 football victory over Tiffin on Saturday should have been quite predictable. But, how the Huskies reached that outcome could not have been any more unpredictable. more »»

All you kids out there .../The Red Line

September 6, 2012 This is a great time of year to live in the Copper Country. The fall foliage will be out soon, there are football days and nights a-plenty and there’s a certain crispness in the air. more »»

The rest of the story is necessary/Paul Peterson

September 4, 2012 Late Houghton County Undersheriff Gary Beauchamp had a saying after he would release a story to me on the news desk at the Daily Mining Gazette. “You have a part of the story. more »»

A hastily researched NFL?preview/The Red Line

August 30, 2012 I've been on something of a personal mission this month: avoiding the National Football League. I enjoy pro football, but the preseason really sums up everything I hate about the NFL. more »»

Nothing like a football season/Paul Peterson

August 28, 2012 With apologies to the other sports, football season is the one I look forward to the most. Maybe it’s the special atmosphere of a Friday night prep game. more »»

Pure Upper Michigan sports/The Red Line

August 23, 2012 Apparently, the state of Michigan is producing new license plates that have “Pure Michigan,” the state’s advertising slogan on them. more »»

Getting by, one gameday at a time

August 16, 2012 Several folks who know me have inquired as to my mental well-being this week. more »»

Names have meaning??You bet/Paul Peterson

August 14, 2012 The names of a sports team shouldn’t be an issue, but in the ultra-politically correct times we live in today, they certainly are. more »»

Stockholm Olympics/The Red Line

August 9, 2012 They call it “Stockholm syndrome” when hostages express empathy and positive feelings toward their captors. more »»

Nicknames a thing of the past/Paul Peterson

August 7, 2012 Like the five-cent cigar, full service gas stations and honest politicians, nicknames have pretty much gone by the boards. It wasn’t always that way in this country. more »»

Navigating through my London fog/The Red Line

August 2, 2012 Tuesday night, I had the following thought: “I have just watched a sport I don’t particularly like (diving), in an event with no Americans (the women’s sychronized platform), from start to finish an... more »»

Oldtimers still know fundamentals/Paul Peterson

July 31, 2012 It never fails to confound me when I see a highly paid major league baseball player fail to execute a simple fundamental play on the field. more »»

Curse of Tony Canadeo still in effect/Paul Peterson

July 24, 2012 Don’t let anyone tell you that the decision by WLUC-TV and Fox in Marquette last week to designate themselves as the official Green Bay Packers stations doesn’t mean anything. more »»

The best job in the building/The Red Line

July 19, 2012 “You have the second-best job in the building. I have the best one.” That’s what the experienced sports editor told the new writer fresh out of college. more »»

One for the history books/The Red Line

July 12, 2012 There is no reason I should remember a shopping trip from 18 years ago, but here’s why. more »»

IFT, Canal Run have long tradition/Paul Peterson

July 10, 2012 For a couple of events that many people thought wouldn’t last on the Copper Country sporting scene, the International Frisbee Tournament and Canal Run have been remarkably durabl. more »»

Detroit in decline/The Red Line

July 5, 2012 I got home from a short vacation in Wisconsin last night and I was all ready to write a recap of all the happy things that happened. more »»

1972: A pivotal year for local sports/Paul Peterson

July 3, 2012 In gathering information this week for a story on the reunion of the 1972 state championship Butch’s Standard women’s softball team, it struck me that year was a very pivotal one for sports in the... more »»

Fourth of July baseball was special/Paul Peterson

June 30, 2012 It happened a long time ago, but the memory of a special Fourth of July in South Range remained clear in the mind of my late uncle. more »»

A European bailout/The Red Line

June 28, 2012 Late June is something of a doldrum time for most sports editor types. Oh, there’s the usual summer fare, but it’s pretty low-intensity, and I like it that way. more »»



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