The Big Ten Goes Big Time

Dear Loyal Readers: For all of you Ann Arbor townies, and Michigan fans coming in for the Homecoming Weekend, I’ll be at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor Friday night, 7 p.m., and at the Michigan Alumni Association’s Homecoming tailgate Saturday, 12-2:30, plus a few private events. Hope to see you there!  Now, back to our […]

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Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!

Hello, Loyal Readers and Listeners, Today we have a rare Monday dispatch, for a special treat: NPR’s great current events game show, “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” recorded at Hill Auditorium, in honor of WEMU’s 50th anniversary.  I make my appearance in the “Not My Job” segment, so you can either skip right to that, […]

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Teddy’s Excellent Adventure

Ten years ago, a friend of mine said, “Bacon, one day, you’re going to be a father. And it’s gonna kick you right where it hurts – and you’re gonna deserve it.” I finally got married at 49, and last week, at 51, we had our first child – which my wife assures me is […]

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The Harbaugh Era Finally Begins

Even before Jim Harbaugh accepted Michigan’s offer to become the Wolverine’s 19th head coach last December, the buzz was deafening. It was the Saturday after Christmas, and I spent the afternoon on the phone with insiders about the search for a coach. Once I heard the Harbaughs had a flight scheduled for Monday, and a […]

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ENDZONE: Excerpts, Interviews and Reviews

Hello, Loyal Readers, from Chicago! As you probably know by now, ENDZONE: The Rise, Fall and Return of Michigan Football is set to launch on Tuesday, September 1. You can pre-order your copy on amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, or local stores like Literati and Nicola’s. Thanks to you guys, it is already the #1 selling football book […]

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Northwestern players’ unionization falls short, but NCAA wakes up

Last year, in a surprising decision, the National Labor Relations Board granted the Northwestern University football players the right to unionize, if they wanted to. This made a big splash, but the ruling was actually very narrow. The NLRB made it clear its decision applied only to private schools in general – and to Northwestern […]

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