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Tigers not getting their due

October 21, 2012 A lot has already been made of the Detroit Tigers’ historic sweep of the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series, and rightfully so. more »»

Packers are proving my theory

October 18, 2012 Packer fans, you probably won’t mind your favorite team becoming my guinea pig for this week after that rousing victory on Sunday night in Houston. more »»

From a $10 bill to Bob Dylan, there’s a saying for every situation

October 16, 2012 Thank goodness Monday was bowling night in Ishpeming, because it reminded me that I’ve wanted to trot out some of my favorite sayings on the lanes. more »»

Karras, Lynch remembered as Detroit legends

October 14, 2012 Some people remember Alex Karras as “Mongo” in the movie classic “Blazing Saddles.” Or the father in the long-running television sitcom “Webster. more »»

NFL surprises have been good and bad

October 11, 2012 Now that we’re about a third of the way into the NFL season, there are a number of surprising teams, both good and ba. more »»

Scented bowling balls make one company stand out from the rest

October 9, 2012 First off today, check the date at the top of the page. Really, it isn’t April Fools Day. more »»

Tigers’ Cabrera is a special player, season one to remember

October 7, 2012 In 1967, the Green Bay Packers won the inaugural Super Bowl game, the Beatles released their “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album and a gallon of gas cost 33 cent. more »»

Packers stolen win should count for something in the final standings

October 4, 2012 Since the NFL won’t admit it really should take the blame for Green Bay’s Monday night loss in Seattle last week, maybe I can broker an agreement to keep Packers’ fans from placing a bounty on... more »»

Bowling, poker have striking similarities

October 2, 2012 A couple of things got me thinking about how my longtime passion, bowling, is similar to my newfound interest in poker. more »»

Lions lack of pass rush is baffling

September 30, 2012 Detroit Lions fans have seen their favorite NFL team make a lot of mistakes over the years that have cost the club wins. A lot of mistakes. Last Sunday was no exceptio. more »»

My picks were as bad as the replacements

September 27, 2012 There’s plenty I want to say about the replacement refs fiasco in the Green Bay Packers’ loss on Monday night. What I’d rather not rant about is how brutal my picks were last wee. more »»

Pro Bowling Association exempt fields have choked off supply of vital young talent

September 25, 2012 Today I’m getting back up on my bowling soapbox, but I assure you it’s only going to happen once in a great while. more »»

ESPN show changed our culture

September 23, 2012 It’s a milestone not every sports fan knows about. more »»

Northern Michigan, Ostrowsky right to stick with redshirt freshman QB Ryan Morley

September 21, 2012 During my Wednesday Sports Pen appearance on radio station ESPN 970 AM, host Casey Ford threw out a question — playing devil’s advocate — while discussing the difficult start for the Northern... more »»

0-2 a silly statistic this early in season

September 20, 2012 I’ve got so many topics I want to talk about today, but I can only pick one. No replacement refs, none of my “anti-momentum” theory of picking games. more »»

Late son on mind of season’s first 300 bowler

September 18, 2012 Harold “Rice” Reichardt doesn’t pretend to have any special insight into the beyond, and neither do I. more »»

NFL, refs must find solution to impasse

September 16, 2012 A wise, veteran Upper Peninsula high school basketball official once told me his best games were those in which no one knew he was ther. more »»

Finalist Hicks knows how to get creative with or without a track

September 14, 2012 MARQUETTE — University of Miami assistant track and field coach Cheree Hicks had a good feeling about the facilities at Northern Michigan University — specifically the Superior Dome — after doing... more »»

Teams shouldn’t fret after slow starts

September 13, 2012 One win does not a season make. This is true for most of the NFL season, but never more than in Week 1. more »»

NFL replacement officials are way out of their league

September 12, 2012 Two things repeatedly ran through my head on Sunday while I sat next to may father in Section 126, Row 5 of Lambeau Field. more »»



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