Those Who Stay: John Beilein Edition

Hello, Loyal Readers! Before we get to this week’s Bacon Blog, I’ll be making my last stop of our mini-book tour for Best of Bacon: Select Cuts, 40 of my favorite stories from my first quarter-century of writing, on Tuesday, June 12, at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor. We’ve had great turn-outs at our first three […]

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“Best of Bacon” in Chicago May 23, TC May 29, AA June 12. Be there!

Hello, Loyal Readers! Been a fun month with the launch of Best of Bacon: Select Cuts, including a great launch at the Ann Arbor District Library on Friday, May 11. Despite a monsoon that evening, we still drew 150 hearty souls to the event, and had fun telling new stories about Bo Schembechler, Ernie Harwell, […]

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Best of Bacon: Excerpts, interviews, and events

Hello, Loyal Readers! This week we released The Best of Bacon: Select Cuts, which is now available wherever you buy books, including the link above, which gives you the option of going local, national, or online. Here are a few excerpts that ran this week:   -The first on MGoBlog, about my first week following […]

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NCAA frees Shea Patterson / Best of Bacon launches next week

Hello, Loyal Readers! Before we get to this week’s Bacon Blog, on the NCAA finally doing the right thing and freeing quarterback Shea Patterson to play for Michigan this fall, Best of Bacon: Select Cuts, 40 of my favorite stories from my first quarter-century of writing, officially launches on Tuesday, May 8. Makes a great gift for […]

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“Best of Bacon” Launches Friday, May 11, at the Ann Arbor District Library’s “Big Room”!

Hello, Loyal Readers! Here’s some news: My tenth book, Best of Bacon: Select Cuts, will be published UM Press on May 8! This is a collection of my 40 favorite stories I wrote between 1992 and 2018, all centered on the state of Michigan. They cover a dozen different sports for a dozen different media outlets, from […]

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Detroit Spring Sports Round-Up: Time to Take Up Gardening

You can listen to the audio version by clicking the play button. ‘Tis the Season of Our Discontent. Or it would be, if you attached your happiness to Detroit’s professional sports teams. Let’s start with the Pistons. When Bill Davidson bought the team in 1974, the Pistons were bad and getting worse. But Davidson patiently […]

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