- 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 ...
- Sunday, March 27, 2011
Rumors swirl about Stars' future in TC
If you're a betting person, it might not be wise to place a wager on whether or not the Traverse City North Stars will be playing here next season. It sure appears to be a 50-50 proposition. Team majority Raj Weiner said the team's status will be evaluated after the season concludes, a period which could be delayed for some time if the Stars make as deep a trek into the playoffs as last year.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Dennis Chase: Cadillac in the spotlight
Cadillac won its first regional basketball title since 1927 last week, but Vikings coach Jeff McDonald has had little time to savor it.Continued ...
Not with Muskegon Heights on the docket in tonight's Class B quarterfinal at Houghton Lake.
Cadillac enters the contest 20-4. Muskegon Heights is 19-5. The Tigers beat Petoskey in overtime in this quarterfinal last March.
- Sunday, March 20, 2011
McBain shoots its way to quarters
There's impressive. Then there's IMPRESSIVE. That's what we saw from McBain last Wednesday night when the Ramblers demolished Lincoln-Alcona by 41 points in a Class C basketball regional final at Traverse City West.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Best news in Detroit? The Red Wings
Columnist Dennis Chase takes a spin around the Motor City, looking at Detroit's four professional teams.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Mike Eckert: Central Lake has hometown hero
Every small town has its hometown hero. On Tuesday, Central Lake honored theirs. As soon as the all-time scoring record was hers, the game was stopped, and Manthei presented Jasmine Hines with the game ball at mid-court. It was a celebration of Hines, a celebration of Central Lake and a celebration of northern Michigan.Continued ...
- 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 ...