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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Who’s Got it Better than the Harbaughs?

Hello, Loyal Readers, Today’s Bacon Blog is an excerpt from the Endzone paperback’s 57-page Afterword, which updates the story over the past 12 months, through 2-hour interviews each with Jim and Sarah Harbaugh, his parents, and a few key players. * * * * * Two years ago, the Michigan Wolverines had just lost to […]

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Arnold Palmer was not the greatest golfer, just the most important

Arnold Palmer was born on the cusp of the Great Depression in Western Pennsylvania. His father, Deke, had been the greenskeeper at Latrobe Country Club, advancing to club pro when Arnold was four. A club pro has to listen to every member of the country club like they’re the most important person in the world. […]

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Less Money, Fewer Students and More Schools

Now that the teachers and students are back in school, I can’t resist turning my attention to school sports, one of my favorite subjects. I am a proud 1982 graduate of the Ann Arbor Public Schools. I can still remember the name of every teacher I ever had. Almost all were very good, and I […]

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Running to Death with the Michigan Football Team

A few years ago I had the chance to work out with the Michigan football team, for a six solid weeks. I lifted more weights than I any writer should, followed by an ungodly number of sit-ups, pushups and pull-downs. Just fifteen minutes into my first work out, I was sweating like a pig and […]

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