Learning How to Lose — and Bounce Back

[Listen to the audio by clicking here: Sports Parents 5-12] Teresa Bloodman’s son was thrilled to pass the first two tryouts for his Maumelle, Arkansas, high school freshman basketball team, which allowed him to play on the team for the first two months of the fall.  But, when the football season ended, the coach held […]

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The Most Powerful Sentence of the Century

[Listen to the audio by clicking here: Title IX 5-11-12] This week, the University of Michigan celebrated the 40th anniversary of Title IX, with a host of speakers and panels discussing the historic legislation and its impact on girls, women and the United States itself. It all started pretty quietly.  Just a sentence buried in […]

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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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