The Stanley Cup has Red Wings’ fingerprints all over it

For a record 25th straight season, the Detroit Red Wings made the playoffs. For the seventh straight season, they didn’t get past the second round. Well, no matter, Wings fans. Because whether the Pittsburgh Penguins or the San Jose Sharks raise the Cup, they will be following in your favorite players’ footsteps. How so? Let’s […]

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Five Myths about the Stanley Cup – Washington Post

Hello, Loyal Readers! It being the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, I won’t be on Michigan Radio, so there will be no Bacon Blog today of the normal sort. But I did write today’s “Five Myths” feature for the Washington Post, one of their most popular sections, on the Stanley Cup. It is now up! […]

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For Brad Ausmus, The Moment of Truth is Now

The Detroit Tigers entered this season with expectations as big as their payroll. It’s currently at $196 million, the fourth-largest in the major leagues. The only teams who spent more are the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Yankees, and the Boston Red Sox. You know, big city teams that tend to compete for things […]

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The Next Round of Football Conference Musical Chairs Might Be the Last

Dear Loyal Readers, This week’s Bacon Blog is once again running on ThePostgame.com. You can click the link here, http://www.thepostgame.com/college-conference-consolidation-nears-end-rivals or read below. Thanks again. -John In 1895, seven university presidents created the Big Ten – the world’s first academically-based athletic conference. It was a good idea, on good enough to catch on across the country. […]

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The NFL Draft is Insanely Boring – Except When It’s Not

I’m always amazed at the attention the NFL draft attracts. This year, more than three million Americans watched a middle-aged white guy – also known as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell – walk up to a podium, open an envelope, and announce the name of a football team, followed by the name of a football player […]

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Why Eastern Michigan should drop football

Hello, Loyal Readers, Once again, today’s piece is running on Michigan Radio — its first home — Yahoosports.com’s Postgame page, and, of course, the Bacon Blog. As always, you can comment below. Here is the link to the Postgame page: http://www.thepostgame.com/daily-take/201604/colleges-better-dropping-football-keeping Last week, HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” investigated the arms race in college […]

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