Going Mad over Mascots

September 18, 2009 Dear Loyal Readers, I hope you enjoy this week’s commentary. It’s in text form only, however, so you listeners need to be readers for a week.   Hope that’s not too great an inconvenience.  In the meantime, we have crossed the 27,000 line for subscribers. Thanks for your continued support! And have a good weekend, no […]

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Saying Good Bye To An Old Friend

September 11, 2009 Press play to listen If you grew up in Michigan in the seventies, as I did, Bob Seger sang the soundtrack to your summers, and Ernie Harwell provided the voice over.    When I think about our family trips up north, they’re always accompanied by Harwell’s comfortable cadences filling the car.  He […]

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What’s Going On

September 4, 2009 Press Play to listen Last Sunday, the Detroit Free Press ran a front-page story on the Michigan football team that created a national stir.  The newspaper said Michigan football players exceed the NCAA rules on the amount of time student-athletes can work at their sport.  It prompted Michigan to launch an internal […]

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The Criminal, Not the Court, Calls the Tune

August 28, 2009 Press play to listen Last week I wrote about the case of Kimberly Knight.  She’s the treasurer who pleaded guilty to embezzling almost a million dollars from the Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey Association.  Knight effectively wiped out the organization’s savings – including its scholarship fund, its down payment for a new rink, […]

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Little League Embezzler Deserves Big League Time

August 21, 2009 Press play to listen On Monday, Kimberly Knight will appear before Judge Melinda Morris to discuss a little financial matter.  It seems the Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey Association is missing a few bucks – actually, its entire operating budget, almost a million dollars — and Judge Morris would like to ask Kimberly […]

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Webmistress Gone Fishin’

Okay, sounds a lot more intriguing than it really is.  Brandi Scharrer, the brains behind this blog, is on vacation this Friday and therefore will not be available to post this week’s commentary.  But she’ll be back next week, as will I. I hope you will be too — or at least close enough to […]

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