Off to Nawlins / Gone Fishin’

No Bacon Blog today, sports fans. Semester is finally done, and I’m off to Nawlins, NOLA, the Big Easy (New Orleans, to you Yankees), for Jazz Fest. So, there you go. Not much of an excuse, I’ll grant you — but good enough! Back next week.

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The World’s Most Important Soccer League

[Click here for the audio: BACON0southafrica] A few weeks ago, I visited Cape Town, South Africa.  It’s a famously beautiful city, right on the ocean – but that’s not what I took away from my trip. The boat ride from Cape Town to Robben Island is just five miles, and takes only 30 minutes.  But […]

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Bad Idea — But Great Career Move

[Listen to the audio by clicking here: Bacon0419] While I was writing “Three and Out,” the Michigan football players challenged me to join their workouts in the weight room.  They were surprised when I was actually game – one of the dumbest decisions of my life. I’d heard so much about these modern gladiators and […]

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Doing Good While Doing Well

[Click to listen to the (admittedly shorter) audio version here: BACONwallace] Everybody knows Mike Wallace was one of the best journalists of his time – and his time spanned a half-century. But he also had a great love for his alma mater, the University of Michigan, where he wrote for the Michigan Daily, and got […]

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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

[Click here for the audio version: Bacon_Parthenon] Ann Arbor’s Parthenon Restaurant closed last week after almost forty years at the corner of Main and Liberty.  For me and my friends, it marked more than the passing of a favorite spot, but the end of a time-honored ritual. On our last visit, we filed in, and […]

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Michigan Hockey’s Little Big Man

[Click here for the audio version: Hunwick 3-30-12] Two years ago, Michigan’s hockey team was in danger of snapping its record 19-straight NCAA tournament bids.  They finished seventh in their league – unheard of, for Michigan – so the only way to keep the streak alive was to win six straight league playoff games to […]

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