Michigan’s “Secret Weapon”

November 6, 2009Press play to listen Fifty years ago, Michigan football looked a lot different from what you see today.  Most Saturdays, the stadium was half-empty.  Freshmen were not allowed to play, and sophomores rarely did.  The starting players on...

Bill Martin Legacy

October 30, 2009Press play to listen     Last week, Bill Martin announced he would step down as Michigan’s athletic director, effective right before next fall’s first football game.   I was a little surprised Martin announced his retirement in the...

Gone Fishin’. Back Next Week.

October 23, 2009Dear Loyal Readers,Thanks to the Michigan Radio pledge week, and slightly more than theusual amount of madness in my own schedule — augmented by MichiganAthletic Director Bill Martin’s announcement that he’d be stepping downby...

2009 A Long Way from 1968 – For Better and Worse

October 9, 2009Press play to listenAnd so, it’s done.  The Detroit Tigers’ once promising season ended Tuesday in a cataclysmic collapse.  In the American League’s Central Division, Sports Illustrated had picked the Tigers to finish next to last.  But...