For Brad Ausmus, The Moment of Truth is Now

The Detroit Tigers entered this season with expectations as big as their payroll. It’s currently at $196 million, the fourth-largest in the major leagues. The only teams who spent more are the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Yankees, and the Boston Red Sox. You know, big city teams that tend to compete for things […]

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The Next Round of Football Conference Musical Chairs Might Be the Last

Dear Loyal Readers, This week’s Bacon Blog is once again running on ThePostgame.com. You can click the link here, http://www.thepostgame.com/college-conference-consolidation-nears-end-rivals or read below. Thanks again. -John In 1895, seven university presidents created the Big Ten – the world’s first academically-based athletic conference. It was a good idea, on good enough to catch on across the country. […]

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The NFL Draft is Insanely Boring – Except When It’s Not

I’m always amazed at the attention the NFL draft attracts. This year, more than three million Americans watched a middle-aged white guy – also known as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell – walk up to a podium, open an envelope, and announce the name of a football team, followed by the name of a football player […]

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Why Eastern Michigan should drop football

Hello, Loyal Readers, Once again, today’s piece is running on Michigan Radio — its first home — Yahoosports.com’s Postgame page, and, of course, the Bacon Blog. As always, you can comment below. Here is the link to the Postgame page: http://www.thepostgame.com/daily-take/201604/colleges-better-dropping-football-keeping Last week, HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” investigated the arms race in college […]

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Ban on satellite camps exposes NCAA’s hypocrisy — again

Dear Loyal Readers: Right when you think the NCAA might give us a week off from its rampant idiocy, it gets even dumber. You can find today’s Bacon Blog below, or linked here on Thepostgame.com, which is Yahoosports’s long-form page. As always, you can still comment on the Bacon Blog below. http://www.thepostgame.com/road-saturday/201604/ncaa-bans-football-satellite-camps-harbaugh-leach -JUB   Mens […]

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Tom Izzo’s Number One Fan

Dear Loyal Readers: Today’s story, like many of them lately, is also on Thepostgame.com, Yahoosports’ long form page. Not sure if it’s better to give the link for you or the piece below, so today I’ve done both. You can always feel free to comment below. -JUB http://www.thepostgame.com/good-sports/201604/tom-izzo-michigan-state-basketball-hall-fame-friend-fan-suds-ishpeming Tom Izzo’s Number One Fan Michigan State […]

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