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George Perles: 1934-2020

George Perles was born and raised in Detroit, where he starred on the Western high school baseball and football teams. After serving in the Army with 17 classmates, he returned to play for the legendary Duffy Daugherty at Michigan State.  He played both offensive and defensive line until he suffered a knee injury – the […]

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Spartans, Wolverines, and the Final Twist: Bowl Season

INTRO: Michigan and Michigan State’s football teams both started the season ranked in the Top 20. Now Michigan is ranked 17th, and Michigan State not at all. But they both earned bowl bids to give their roller coaster seasons one final twist – and answer some questions going into 2020. In the preseason college football coaches […]

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The 2019 OSU-UM Game Will Not Be Played on Paper

If you’d have asked me in 2000 what Michigan’s record would be in The Game by 2019, I would have guessed the pendulum would have swung back toward the Buckeyes — but not this far.  2-17?!? (Okay, 2-16 if you take out the Ohio State’s vacated win from 2010.) Would any Buckeye fans in 2000 even take that […]

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The Sibling Rivalry Heats Up

INTRO: This Saturday will mark the 112thmeeting between the Michigan and Michigan State football teams – but their rivalry started before that, and based on the rising animosity between the current coaches and players, it looks like it will be going strong well into the future.  This Saturday, for the 112thtime, the University of Michigan […]

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“Operation Fat Ass” is Officially Up and Running

INTRO: When I turned 55 this summer, my weight scale gave me a rude awakening. With a wife ten years younger and a three-year old son, I decided I needed to drop 40 pounds and train for a marathon. This is the start of “Operation Fat Ass.”  On my 55thbirthday this summer, I stepped on […]

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Michigan and Michigan State Going Different Directions

INTRO: Two-thirds of the way into this year’s college football season, Michigan and Michigan State have both had their struggles on offense, and a few losses. But after last weekend’s results, the two teams seem to be headed in different directions. They’ll meet in three weeks. Michigan and Michigan State both entered this season ranked in […]

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