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Bullpen to blame if Tigers miss playoffs

September 21, 2014 They lead their division by 2 1/2 games gong into today’s action, but if the Detroit Tigers don’t make the playoffs — and we’ll know by the end of the week, if not sooner — look at the team’s... more »»

Mediocrity not so bad in a Barcalounger

September 18, 2014 If I say so myself, eight is a rather nice number. As far as single digits go, it’s only exceeded by its friend nin. more »»

New WHS district alignment not bad

September 14, 2014 For a long time — more years than I can remember — Westwood High School has been placed in a Class C district tournament grouping with Gwinn, Ishpeming and Negaunee for boys and girls basketball. more »»

Armchair QB taking Texans

September 12, 2014 MARQUETTE — In Steve Brownlee’s Armchair Quarterback column in Thursday’s Sports, one game selection was missed from the list of this week’s games. more »»

50-50 not making anybody’s playoffs

September 11, 2014 Heads. Tails. Tails. Heads. I hope I don’t wear out my 50-cent piece. Or better yet, red, black, red, black, black at the roulette whee. more »»

Lions not that much improved

September 7, 2014 A new season. A new coach. A new system. Same old Detroit Lions? That, of course, is a question that won’t be answered until the end of the coming season. more »»

Bring in a retread

September 4, 2014 Think of last season as your bye week from me as Armchair Quarterback. more »»

Long PAT kicks not the answer

August 31, 2014 No other play in the NFL — though the kickoff where few runbacks are attempted and a quarterback taking a knee are not far behind — is more boring than the kick after a touchdown is scored. more »»

Pistons’ changes not nearly enough

August 24, 2014 Training camp for the Detroit Pistons won’t start until Sept. 30 and the team’s opening game for the 2014-15 season isn’t until Oct. 29 at Denver. more »»

Loose bullpens sink ships

August 19, 2014 With all the heavy rain in Marquette County on Monday, an analogy occurred to me about the current state of the Detroit Tigers. more »»

U.P. girls make most of trip to Europe

August 10, 2014 No doubt members of Team Michigan — a 10-member girls basketball squad from the Upper Peninsula — are just getting their lives back to normal after a whirlwind, 14-day trip to three European... more »»

Delaying Suh talks not good for Lions

August 3, 2014 No matter the spin Detroit Lions president Tom Legwand and general manager Pete Mayhew want to give it, postponing contract talks with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season is not... more »»

Price a great addition

August 2, 2014 If you’ve seen this funny-looking face here before, you know I’m the “bowling guy” at The Mining Journal, the one who talks about that sport here every week all fall, winter and spring. more »»

Trading for reliever good move by Tigers

July 27, 2014 Finally. It was a long time coming, but Detroit Tigers president/CEO/general manager Dave Dombrowski has made a move to shore up the team’s woeful bullpe. more »»

Pro athletes no longer stay with one team

July 20, 2014 Al Kaline, Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker played their entire Major League Baseball careers with the Detroit Tigers. more »»

Good bye Mining Journal, see you later Marquette

July 19, 2014 Today, I say good bye to The Mining Journal. But for Marquette, it’s just a see-you-later column. It’s my final day as Sports Editor of The Mining Journal with the Sunday edition being my last. more »»

Tigers need to be more consistent

July 13, 2014 Coming up with a word to describe the Detroit Tigers’ play of late is not easy. “Inconsistent” comes to mind. “Puzzling” may be accurate. “Frustrating” may be the best of all three. more »»

Super Bowl numerals confusing

June 29, 2014 For one season, anyway, the NFL will get it right. The league will be staging its 50th Super Bowl on Feb. 7, 2016, in San Francisco. more »»

World Cup action not so bad

June 22, 2014 I’ve got a confession to make. It’s difficult, but I have to get it off my chest. I’ve actually watched — egad — some of the World Cup soccer action on TV. more »»

Tigers not as good as predicted?

June 15, 2014 It’s easy to kick a team when it’s down and with the Detroit Tigers, it’s even more so. After starting out 27-12, the club had gone 7-17 heading into Saturday’s game. more »»

 
 

 

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