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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 »»

Biggest of prep events goes off with nary a hitch

June 8, 2014 It’s the largest, one-day high school sporting event in the Upper Peninsula every year. The U.P. more »»

Weather has hurt peninsula athletes

May 25, 2014 It was during the U.P. Division 1 track and field regional at Marquette on May 16, perhaps — if my memory serves me correctly — during the 3,200-meter run. more »»

Superior Lanes taking part in new national program

May 21, 2014 Today, this bowling column will be the last vestige, the last hanger-on of winter — I hope — as I’ve officially outlawed any more snow until at least Thanksgiving in Marquette. more »»



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