Notre Dame’s rep rises while football falls

December 11, 2009 Press play to listen The Michigan Wolverines might have the most wins in college football history, and the highest winning percentage, but the Wolverines have never captured the nation’s imagination like the Fightin’ Irish of Notre Dame.  Notre Dame’s success is partly the Wolverines’ fault. Knute Rockne wanted to get his Fightin’ Irish […]

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Woods Whiffs Twice

December 4, 2009 Press play to listen From the day Tiger Woods was born, his parents groomed him to become the best golfer in the world.  Incredibly, it worked. Woods’s uncommon ability to hit a golf ball landed him on the Mike Douglas show – when he was two. He got his first hole in one at […]

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Michigan-Ohio State Rivalry’s Roots Run Deep

November 20, 2009 Press play to listen They’ve hated each other since before football was invented Michigan plays Ohio State tomorrow, for the 106th time.  The Buckeyes have already wrapped up the Rose Bowl, while the Wolverines are fighting to secure a bowl bid.  But ESPN viewers still consider this rivalry the greatest in American […]

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Stevie Yzerman: All-Star, Stanley Cup Champion, Hall of Famer – and Captain

November 13, 2009 Press play to listen Dear Loyal Readers: Thanks to your loyal readership, and spreading the word, we broke 30,000 subscribers last week.  Great thanks! -JUB STEVIE YZERMAN: ALL-STAR, STANLEY CUP CHAMPION, HALL OF FAMER – AND CAPTAIN When the Red Wings drafted Steve Yzerman in 1983, he was 18 years old, but […]

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Michigan’s “Secret Weapon”

November 6, 2009 Press play to listen Fifty years ago, Michigan football looked a lot different from what you see today.  Most Saturdays, the stadium was half-empty.  Freshmen were not allowed to play, and sophomores rarely did.  The starting players on offense also served as the back-ups on defense, and vice versa.  So, most of […]

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Bill Martin Legacy

October 30, 2009 Press play to listen     Last week, Bill Martin announced he would step down as Michigan’s athletic director, effective right before next fall’s first football game.   I was a little surprised Martin announced his retirement in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week, in the middle […]

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