Super Sunday: Thrills, Spills and Record Electric Bills

[To listen to the audio version, click here: Bacon Superbowl_2013_WEB_-2-8-2013] Congratulations!  You not only survived that annual orgy of conspicuous consumption called the Super Bowl, you also survived the two weeks of endless stories without news that lead up to the big day. And when the big game arrived, what was our reward?  On the […]

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The Harbaughs — and Their Godfather

[To listen to the audio version, please click here: Bacon_final_Harbaughbrother_with_intro_for_web_1-25-2013,wav]   Even those who don’t follow sports probably know the Super Bowl is a week from Sunday.  And, for the first time ever, in any major American sport, the opposing head coaches are brothers.  More important for Michiganders, they are the Harbaugh brothers, John and […]

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A Fraud, A Hoax, and One Good Guy

[To listen to the audio version, click here: Bacon_final_1-18-13_College_Roundup_for_web]   With the college football season finally behind us, I wanted to write a sweet little story about a very good guy who plays football for Michigan.  But every time I tried, some bad news got in the way. The first obstacle was Lance Armstrong.  In […]

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The Brain Freeze That Led to the Lock-Out

[To listen to the audio version, click here: NHL Lockout 1-13] I’ve played hockey my entire life, so I’m clearly biased.  But when you combine ice skating, stick handling, passing, shooting and yes, body-checking, in one sport, you’ve got it all. Until they start playing lacrosse in the water, or golf on skis, hockey will […]

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Looking Back at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of 2012

[To listen to the audio version, click here: 2012 Review 12-21-12] 2012 was a remarkable year in many ways, and the sports world was no exception.  Here’s a look back on the sport year’s best and worst — and just plain silly. Just a few hours into the New Year, Michigan State and Michigan both […]

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Tradition For Fun, But Mostly Profit

[To listen to the audio version, click here: Bacon_final_seat_license_for_web_12-14-12] This week, the University of Michigan announced an increase in the cost of ‘seat licenses’ for football season ticket holders. Before I dive into what all this means, let me explain what a ‘seat license’ is, because, if you’re a normal person, it won’t make much […]

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