Former Third-Stringer Named Leader of Michigan’s Athletic Department

January 8, 2010 Press play to listenOn Tuesday, the University of Michigan announced Domino’s Pizza CEO David Brandon would succeed Bill Martin as the athletic director.  It marked a personal high point of a great career – one you wouldn’t have predicted when Brandon played for Michigan as a third-string defensive back.     14 years […]

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He Loved the Game, Even When the Game Didn’t Love Him

December 18, 2009 Press play to listen Old Man Winter is back with a vengeance.  That’s okay.  I like the snow – and I love the hockey.    You can play pond hockey, drop-in hockey or beer league hockey, but for me, the best hockey is the pick-up game at Michigan’s Yost Arena on Tuesday […]

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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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