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In praise of all sports

May 29, 2014 You may know by now that the World Cup is starting two weeks from today. We've talked about it a bit and there have been a lot of commercials. This is not a column about the World Cup. more »»

Cassettes and coelacanths

May 27, 2014 Just the other day, I asked my teenaged granddaughter if she knew where I could find some blank cassette tapes.  "Who uses cassettes anymore?" she asked. more »»

There are no common cards

May 23, 2014 Everyone's got to have a summer project and I'm already well into mine. more »»

Talking World Cup soccer

May 21, 2014 There are two types of conversations I have been having recently regarding the upcoming World Cup. The first is a giddy exchange. more »»

NFL Draft an exercise in overkill

May 20, 2014 It's now official. The annual National Football League draft has become the second-highest rated football event on television. more »»

In search of an apology/The Red Line

May 15, 2014 Sometimes I wonder if the National Weather Service gets complaint calls like me. more »»

We can do better than draft grading/Michael Bleach

May 13, 2014 Get sports writers in a bar together for more than one beer and the conversation is bound to go in two directions. more »»

Scouting, sleuthing and shivering/The Red Line

May 8, 2014 You know how they say an idle mind is the devil's workshop? Well, the Red Wings are kaput, the Pistons finished nowhere near the playoffs, the Tigers are roughly 130 games away from the finish line... more »»

Reflecting on stars I never saw/Paul Peterson

May 7, 2014 During a conversation with John Hanner of Houghton a couple of months ago, it occurred to me that I had missed seeing some of the top athletes in the area. more »»

Is anyone really an NFL Draft expert?/Michael Bleach

May 6, 2014 The NFL Draft is finally upon u. more »»

Anthem about patriotism, not performance/The Red Line

May 1, 2014 Forced to come up with a new idea after realizing it is somehow too early on May 1 to write a “when are the golf courses opening” column, I was at a loss. more »»

Finlandia prepares field of dreams/Paul Peterson

April 30, 2014 In the popular movie "Field of Dreams," the major line in the movie is: "If you build it, they will come. more »»

NBA out of balance now/Michael Bleach

April 29, 2014 Let's pretend for a second. Spring is finally here. The birds are chirping. The flowers are blooming. The grass looks like actual grass, not the aftermath of a mosh pit at Lollapalooza. more »»

Deconstructing schedules/The Red Line

April 24, 2014 A few weeks ago, what makes me enjoy this work came into sharper focus. more »»

Watching pros? Get out your wallet/Paul Peterson

April 23, 2014 This is the time of year when people start to think about vacations. With our spring finally sprung, there's thought being given by many of going to a Detroit Tigers game while vacationing downstat. more »»

This is snow way to compete/The Red Line

April 17, 2014 Dear MHSAA: Greetings from the Great Still White North. It snowed again up here last night — looks like it wasn't quite as bad as anticipated. Maybe only half a foot this time. more »»

Detroit’s ‘Bad Boys’ were legit

April 16, 2014 Not long ago, the Detroit Pistons held a night to commemorate the 1989 NBA championship won by the so-called "Bad Boys. more »»

Nine games does not a season make/Michael Bleach

April 15, 2014 It is a rite of spring as constant and entertaining as Bob Uecker trying to pronounce unfamiliar foreign players' names. Someone in Major League Baseball starts hot. Or cold. more »»

Yelling at the TV for 23 years/The Red Line

April 10, 2014 The last time the Detroit Red Wings failed to reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs, I was finishing up kindergarten. Wrap your brain around that on. more »»

Electrifying moments/Paul Peterson

April 9, 2014 It may be one of the most overused words in the world of sports. Still, electrifying is a word that accurately describes a big moment in a game. more »»

 
 

 

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