The Game is back – and so is controversy

Dear Loyal Readers, This piece is also running on Yahoosports.com’s Postgame long-form website. You can check it out there, if you like. http://www.thepostgame.com/ohio-state-michigan-rivalry-college-football-playoff Now, back to our show! -JUB   The Michigan-Ohio State rivalry is one of the nation’s best. In fact, in 2000, ESPN viewers voted Michigan-Ohio State the best rivalry in the country […]

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The Decade Between Michigan’s Peaks – and the Unsung Heroes Who Brought it Back

Dear Loyal Readers, Hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving — one of my all-time favorite holidays. No, you’ve not been dropped from our subscription list! I failed to get this out by 9 a.m. Friday, which is when the program automatically sends it. So you should get this Saturday 9 a.m., latest. Also, […]

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Big Ten Battle in a Blender

It was supposed to be simple. Before the college football season started, Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State were all ranked in the top twelve. The three teams were expected to battle all fall, with the Big Ten East Division title coming down to the Michigan-Ohio State game, and the winner going to the four-team […]

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Harbaugh’s Four Hour Practices Built Up Michigan’s “Football Callous”

Hello, Loyal Readers! This coming Wednesday morning, you might hear my commentary on NPR on the madness of travel teams. As a result, no commentary this week for Michigan Radio, and no new Bacon Blog. But I do have an excerpt from the Afterword of Endzone, which ran previously in MGoBlog. Seems particularly apropos now, […]

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The Cubs Win the World Series. No, Really.

On Michigan Radio, we don’t normally cover baseball outside the state. But we have to make an exception this week, because the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. If we don’t talk about this now, we might not get another chance for 108 years. And who knows? I could be gone […]

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Michigan’s Loss to MSU Really Did Put “Steel in Their Spines

Last year, football fans witnessed the Mother of all Michigan-Michigan State games. For the first time in years, both teams were ranked, revved up, and ready to go. The Spartans moved the ball much better than the Wolverines, but still trailed Michigan until the last play of the game. How was that possible? Because Michigan’s […]

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