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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The Red Wings’ Record Deserves A Little Recognition

March 14, 2010 Press play to listen The Red Wings bowed out of the Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, in just the second round. It was disappointing for Red Wings’ fans – okay, crushing. But it’s worth remembering the Red Wings have made the playoffs for 20 consecutive years – the longest active run of any team […]

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Ernie Harwell: 1918-2010

May 5, 2010 Press play to listen This past September, the Detroit Tigers’ beloved broadcaster, Ernie Harwell, announced that he had contracted an incurable form of cancer, and would not seek treatment. For everybody who knew him, or felt like they did – which, really, is just about all of us – it hit hard. We […]

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Only in America A Draft Story

April 30, 2010 Press play to listen The wonderfully named Zoltan Mesko was born and raised in Timisoara, Romania, right on the Hungarian border.  Like his parents, Mihai and Elizabeta, Zoltan speaks both languages fluently. When the Berlin Wall came downin 1989, life improved dramatically for most people living behind the Iron Curtain – but […]

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Taking Money from Students for Sports Stars

April 23, 2010 Press play to listen With tax day just past, it’s a good time to ask where our money should go – and where it shouldn’t.  I don’t have all the answers, of course – but I’m convinced one expenditure should end immediately: stadium subsidies. Two years ago, the New York Yankees signed […]

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