- Thursday, September 27, 2012
James Cook: West-Central game a special one
When Traverse City Central and Traverse City West tangle, there's often the "you can throw the records out" phrase tossed out there.Continued ...
- Thursday, September 6, 2012
Mike Eckert: Not much of a home advantage
Kingsley resident Larry Smith was at Wuerfel Park early on Wednesday.Continued ...
- Tuesday, August 7, 2012
James Cook: Lions need to stay out of jail
The Detroit Lions could be pretty good this year.Continued ...
- Saturday, July 7, 2012
James Cook: Wings in unfamiliar offseason spot
It's interesting that of all the major Detroit pro franchises, the Red Wings are suddenly the ones that people have concerns about.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 1, 2012
James Cook: Lions' pick of receiver makes long-run sense
The NFL Draft's second round is four days past us, and a lot of die-hard Detroit Lions fans have been foaming at the mouth. Why a wide receiver?Continued ...
- Friday, April 27, 2012
Dennis Chase: Reiff a good value at 23
Considering how defensive players flew off the board, the Lions filled their biggest need on offense with Iowa offensive tackle Riley Reiff.Continued ...
James Cook: Linemen fell to Detroit
Riley Reiff or David DeCastro? Martin Mayhew couldn't go wrong with either lineman that fell into their laps after a run on defensive linemen.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 29, 2012
Bob Gwizdz: Bluegills already hitting
Today the Record-Eagle introduces a weekly column by veteran writer and outdoorsman Bob Gwizdz.Continued ...
- Sunday, March 25, 2012
Dennis Chase: Remarkable seasons for teams
Traverse City St. Francis coach Keith Haske was passing Flint Beecher coach Mike Williams and his players in the media room Saturday afternoon when he paused to congratulate them.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 15, 2012
Dennis Chase: Defense leads Glads to title
Keith Haske had just led his St. Francis Gladiators to a Class C basketball regional championship Wednesday night and he was savoring the moment afterwards with well wishers. He was talking about his team's character, his team's defense, and football.Continued ...
- Sunday, February 19, 2012
Dickerson: Fans seem as excited as ever
Spring is here. Well, at least in the baseball world.Continued ...
- Sunday, February 5, 2012
Giants on Cruz control
Once again, the Giants come in as the underdog and once again I think they leave with the Vince Lombardi trophy.Continued ...
James Cook: Bet against Belichick?
There's one big reason the pick is New England. Remember 2008?Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Dennis Chase: Family tradition continues
College football recruiting has changed dramatically since Shane Bullough went through the process nearly 30 years ago.Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 27, 2011
It's 1999 again, but success should last
The Detroit Lions were in the playoffs, Michigan State won 10 games and beat an SEC team in a Florida bowl game, and Michigan went 10-2 and won one of college football's elite bowl games. Sound familar?Continued ...
- Monday, November 28, 2011
- James Cook: Suh's actions merit ban, but so have others
- Sunday, November 13, 2011
- Dennis Chase: Glads don’t trip in quarterfinal
- Saturday, November 5, 2011
- Area runners outplaying gridiron gangs
- Sunday, October 9, 2011
- Dennis Chase: You can’t beat sports for entertainment
- Wednesday, August 10, 2011
James Cook: Four-pound burger tackled
There were essentially two choices.Continued ...
It was 10-cent hot dog day, so there's that.
And then there's the Fifth Third Burger, a monstrosity so big that a puny plate cannot contain its sheer artery-clogging power. It comes in a pizza box.
So it was quantity or ... quantity.
Quantity, it is. Going with the giganto burger.
When it comes with rules, you know it's one serious burger.
- Tuesday, June 14, 2011
James Cook: LeBron flames out in finals
Perhaps the new moniker for LeBron James should be Prince James.Continued ...
Because he sure hasn't shown that he's not yet worthy of the throne.
Instead of bringing one of those multiple NBA championships that he promised Miami Heat fans after "The Decision" made him one of the more disliked people in the United States, King James ended his season with a whimper for the second straight year.
- Sunday, April 24, 2011
James Cook: Lions need a cornerback
For once, the Detroit Lions may not be able to draft the best player available. And that's because unlike previous years, they only have a limited number of glaring holes on their team.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 21, 2011
Mike Eckert: Will Lions draft a Prince?
With a week to go before the NFL draft, it might be easier to pick the date the NFL will settle its labor issue than lock in who the Detroit Lions will select with the 13th overall pick.Continued ...
Maybe this is what happens when you don't have one of the top three picks, like the Lions have frequently had in the past. Or maybe this is what happens when you don't have needs at virtually every position on the field.
ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. spoke with reporters on a conference call Wednesday. In his latest mock draft, he has the Lions selecting Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara.
But, he added, Detroit could go in a another direction.
- Friday, April 8, 2011
Dennis Chase: Buckley honors fallen athlete
Dave Buck took his spot on the edge of the track. "Haley, to your mark," he announced.Continued ...
With his arms raised, his starting pistol aimed skyward, Buck stared straight ahead at a lone starting block in lane four, a pink rose draped over it. "Set." And with that, Buck fired his pistol to start the 400-meter race and the 2011 track season. Except, there were no competitors in the 400.
- Thursday, March 31, 2011
James Cook: Detroit can do better than odds
Las Vegas' over/under for Tigers wins this season is 83. That's just one less than 84, the last year in which Detroit won the World Series. So do I think the Tigers will be better than that?Continued ...