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Student-Run Softball Made for Super Memories

May 27, 2011Press play to listen I went to Ann Arbor Huron High School, considered by every objective source to be the greatest high school in the history of the universe. And one of the things that made it so great when I was there was an intramural softball league....

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Bacon letter to readers

May 13, 2011Dear Loyal Readers,  Once again -- and I think for the last time (honest!  I swear!) -- I had to take the week off to finish (really this time!) the book I've been working on for 33 years.  No, wait, I meant 'three years.'  Just feels a...

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What Sports Really Teach Us

May 6,2011Press play to listenSometimes the real world is so overwhelming it sneaks into sports.  One of those times occurred after 9/11, when the crowd at Yankee Stadium sang “God Bless America,” with all their heart.  I’m not very religious, but it sounded...

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Memories of El Diablo – A Michigan Original

April 29, 2011 On Tuesday, the Michigan football family lost another beloved son, Jim Mandich, who died of cancer at age 62.   Regular readers of this space know I’ve had to write a few elegies already this year, and I’m not sure if we can bear another one right...

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Bacon break for book!

April 22, 2011Hello Loyal Readers,  Turns out I really, really need to finish a certain book -- go figure -- so I have to take another week off the Bacon Blog.  But boy, I'm close!  I'd say Wish me luck-- but I sincerely hope luck doesn't have much to...

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Cinderella’s Unequaled Sequel

April 15, 2011Press play to listen Last year, Michigan’s men’s hockey team was in danger of breaking its record 19-straight appearances in the NCAA tournament – a streak that started before many of the current players were even born.  They were picked to finish...

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A Michigan Man

April 8, 2011Press play to listenIf you’re not a Michigan football fan, you probably haven’t heard of Vada Murray, but you might have seen his picture.  It’s one of those iconic images of Michigan football, along with Tom Harmon standing in his mud-soaked,...

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Taking the day off to work on…

Friday, April 1, 2011Dear Loyal Readers! Taking the day off to work on -- yes! -- that pesky book, which doesn't seem to be writing itself, for some reason.   But in the meantime, thank you for reading and writing the Bacon blog -- especially the past few weeks....

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