Those Who Stayed

(Listen to the audio version, just by clicking!  Sugar Bowl 2012) The Big Ten is still considered one of the nation’s top leagues, despite its frequent belly flops in bowl games.  This year, the Big Ten placed a record ten teams in bowl games – then watched them drop, one by one.  And not just […]

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Post-Publication Q&A on “Three and Out,” Second of Two Batches

Here’s the second batch of the Q&A that appeared in MGoBlog this week. -JUB 8) FIRING PROCESS. What did Dave Brandon say in his 2 hour meeting with Rich Rod the day before he was fired? Everyone including Rodriguez thought he’d be fired so why string it out like that? Good question.  Rodriguez told me […]

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Post-publication Q&A on “Three and Out” — First of Two

Dear Loyal Readers, First, thanks to so many of you for coming out to see the book tour this fall, and the many folks who helped make it so successful.  We finished a 12-state, 33 stop tour, meeting over 2000 people and signing some 2,200 books.  THANK YOU! As you more avid Michigan football fans […]

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The Year in Sports, 2011: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren said, “I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people’s accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man’s failures.” But this year, the sports page had plenty of both.  Sad to say, bad news tends to travel faster. So let’s start with some good news.  In […]

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Book tour stops, media mentions and radio interviews

Hello, Loyal Readers, from Austin, Texas! Alas, zipping through 33 events coast-to-coast in some 50 days finally caught up to me this week, and my voice became so rough at the end of my speeches this week that Michigan Radio and I agreed that no one wanted to hear it Friday morning!  So, no Bacon […]

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The Salvation Only Winning Can Provide

Just a few years ago, ESPN’s viewers called the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry the best.  Not just in college football, or all football.  But in all sports.  Period. Everyone knew this year’s game wouldn’t go down as one of the best.  Michigan entered the game with a 9-2 record and a number 17 ranking, but the […]

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