Gone Fishin’

June 25, 2010 Dear Loyal Readers, Thanks for your — yes — loyalty, and your reading and writing.  I’ve been having a blast with this, and hope you have too.  The response has been more than I could have asked.  Having made six stops in the last three days, on my way to Northwestern’s downtown […]

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It’s All About The Benjamins – Except When It Isn’t

June 18, 2010 Press play to listen For college coaches and athletes,June is supposed to be reserved for easy chores like conducting camps, fixing tackling dummies and replacing nets. Well, so much for the lazy, hazy days of summer. This has been one of the craziest Junes of all time. The NCAA finally completed its […]

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The Original Six is Neither

June 11, 2010 Press play to listen Hard-core hockey fans – and really, are there any other kind? – are all pumped up this week because on Wednesday night, the Chicago Blackhawks scored in over time to win their first Stanley Cup since 1961.  And that harkens back to the era of the so-called Original […]

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Better Than Perfect

June 4, 2010 Press play to listen I’d just finished writing my commentary Wednesday night, when a friend tipped me off that I should be watching the Tigers game. He didn’t say why, because there’s a code in baseball against jinxing a pitcher who’s throwing a great game. I turned on the TV, and saw […]

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Thank You!

As of this writing, we have exactly RSS subscribers, plus those folks who dip their toes in each week, so breaking 50,000 shouldn’t be too far off. THANK YOU!  (Or have I said that?) Alas, your reward for your loyalty is a rebaked piece from two years ago, when George Carlin died, because I’m goin’ […]

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Michigan Man Meets His Moment

March 21, 2010 Press play to listen Michigan first baseman Mike Dufek stepped up to the plate in the tenth inning. The bases were empty, which in this game was rare. Northwestern had shot out to an early 14-0 lead.  We’re not talking football here folks, but baseball. Then, incredibly, the Wolverines clawed back, run […]

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