The Hardest Job in the State

(You can listen to the audio version here by clicking “Play.”) I’ve always said the two toughest jobs in this state are not governor, mayor of Detroit, or CEO of General Motors, but goalie for the Red Wings and quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines, because you can never do enough. But now I think I’ll […]

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College Football is Back — and So Are the Wolverines

Hello, Loyal Readers! Having just finished my next book, The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism, on Wednesday morning, I am back, and so is the Bacon Blog! Thanks for your patience. More good news: My most recent book, Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope, […]

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John Saunders “Playing Hurt”: excerpts, interviews, and more

Hello, Loyal Readers, from outside Gate A27 at Newark International Airport. This is how I’m rollin’ these days. Just finished a full week of interviews for the book I coauthored with my good friend John Saunders, “Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope.” It debuted Tuesday to very good reviews and sales, and naturally […]

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My book with John Saunders out next week: “Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope.”

Hello, Loyal Readers! AS Mark Twain would say, “Rumors of my death have been exaggerated.” But two books in one year will do that. The first of them, Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope, which is John Saunders’ memoir of facing abuse, drugs, concussions, and depression, comes out Tuesday, and can be pre-ordered […]

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UM Hockey Coach Mel Pearson Is Not the Biggest Name – Just the Best Choice

Dear Loyal Readers, Thanks for your patience! As you might know, I’m buried deep in the Writer’s Cave these days, finishing not one but two books. The first I wrote with ESPN’s late John Saunders, titled Playing Hurt: My Journey from Hope to Despair, which will come out August 7. The second, on the Halifax […]

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Michigan’s Red Berenson Leaves Long Legacy

This week, Michigan hockey coach Gordon “Red” Berenson announced he was retiring after 33 years behind the bench. He leaves behind the greatest legacy in Michigan hockey’s long and enviable tradition – but it all hinged on a couple lucky moments that changed the course of history. Berenson loved the game from the start. When […]

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