- Monday, February 7, 2011
Mike Eckert: Packers have arrived
The Cheese(head) stands alone. And from the looks of it, I'd keep a safe distance. That cheese may be standing by itself for a long time to come. With a 31-25 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday in Super Bowl XLV, the Green Bay Packers have arrived.Continued ...
- Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Mike Eckert: U-M swings, misses on hire
Talk to any Michigan fan about football in Ann Arbor and chances are it won't be long before they point out how the Wolverines are the winningest program in college football. Yet, Brady Hoke will be announced today as the Wolverines' next head coach. Hail, to the ho-hum.Continued ...
- Friday, January 7, 2011
Bob Hertzel: Rod never had real chance
Let us, for the moment, take the emotion out of the equation that led to Rich Rodriguez's dismissal as Michigan football coach on Wednesday.Continued ...
- Monday, January 3, 2011
Dennis Chase: Can Lions build on momentum?
Just when long-suffering Detroit Lions fans had reason to cheer, the season ended. No merciful conclusion to a campaign this time.Continued ...
- Sunday, January 2, 2011
Dennis Chase: Michigan needs a fresh start
Michigan and Michigan State need to put Saturday's bowl disasters in the rear view mirror ASAP. No need to dwell on the obvious. Both teams were clearly out-matched by their SEC counterparts.Continued ...
- Wednesday, December 15, 2010
James Cook: Detroiters treated to history
While the Metrodome roof collapsed, fans braved the nasty conditions to go to Detroit's Ford Field and see a game between the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants. Free tickets didn't hurt.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 13, 2010
Dennis Chase: Contrast in regional final
The best team won Friday night. Iron Mountain was just too big, too strong, too physical. The Mountaineers controlled the line of scrimmage, and the game.Continued ...
- Friday, October 29, 2010
Dennis Chase: A trip down memory lane
George Pratt will return Saturday to where all started nearly 50 years ago. Pratt, 73, is a volunteer football coach at Bellaire, which travels to Carsonville-Port Sanilac on Saturday for what is billed as the state championship game in 8-man football.Continued ...
- Wednesday, September 29, 2010
James Cook: Bad calls take away from NFL
Three weeks in, and the NFL season thus far has been a giant disappointment. The games have been good in general. But for each spectacular play, there seems to be a corresponding horrible officiating call that overshadows it.Continued ...
Dennis Chase: No wonder Dantonio is back
Mark Dantonio surprised many when he stepped to the podium at Tuesday's weekly press briefing. The Michigan State football coach was back at work, 10 days after suffering what was described as a mild heart attack. (Plus, thoughts about the Lions and Tigers.)Continued ...
- Sunday, September 19, 2010
James Cook: Locker room for opposite sex
The locker room is a different type of place — and often not one for the opposite sex.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Art Bukowski: Fishing friend leaves lasting impression
Fishing, like life, is full of constants. A river never stops flowing. The tides always rise and fall. Rain always arrives when you forget your raincoat.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 22, 2010
Record-Eagle sportswriters weigh in the Lions' upcoming season
Dennis Chase: The challenge starts Friday; James Cook: Beneficial draft already; Mike Eckert: Lions can't mess this upContinued ...
- Thursday, April 15, 2010
Mike Eckert: Trip proves productive
You can hear it in Adam Schriber's voice. He's exhausted. And for good reason. It's been a wild three-week road trip for the Traverse City resident, one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 teachers. It started with the final week in March. Schriber traveled to California to watch Candie Kung and Morgan Pressel play at the LPGA Tour's Kia Classic.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 6, 2010
James Cook: Stars on the verge
Bo Jacobs better be ready. After Saturday's second straight beatdown by the Traverse City North Stars, the Janesville coach said the team needed something to spark them a goal, a big hit or a fight. Since the first one is not a certainty and the second could put the Stars on the power play, a fight seems the best bet.Continued ...
- Saturday, September 12, 2009
James Cook: Lions, fans may need shrink
So, you're a Lions fan. There probably are worse things to be. I can't think of many right now, but there has to be. "Research shows that the sense of belonging, even if it's a losing team, is actually good for you and has positive effects on health," says Dr. Eddie O'Connor, Chief Sports Psychologist for Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. "So I encourage people to stay avid fans, but back away from the expectation and enjoy the process of competition."Continued ...
- Saturday, April 18, 2009
Claire Walters: Crunch time for training
Five weeks before the marathon, essentially the equivalent of running final exams, wouldn't be my first choice for travel, mainly because all of the distractions that make keeping up with a training regimen difficult. Nevertheless, I'm spending this week in northeast Ohio, visiting my parents, brother and sister, who made the trip from Asheville, N.C.Continued ...