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REVIEWING WEEK 10 OF THE 2016 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON

REVIEWING WEEK 10 OF THE 2016 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON

By Rich Eldridge RICH’S WEEKLY HEISMAN TROPHY BALLOT 1. Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State (483 total offensive yards in the Cowboys’ 43-37 comeback road win over Kansas State. Passed 29-38, 457 yards, 5 TDs, and 2 INTs. Rushed 5 carries for 26 yards, including a game-long 21-yard carry. His 2,989 passing yards is 2nd in the Big 12 and 7th…read more →

REVIEWING WEEK 9 OF THE 2016 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON

REVIEWING WEEK 9 OF THE 2016 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON

RICH’S WEEKLY HEISMAN TROPHY BALLOT 1. Deshaun Waton, QB, Clemson (430 total offensive yards in the Tigers’ 37-34 comeback road win over Florida State. Passed 27-43, 378 yards, 2 TDs, and 2 INTs. Had a 34-yard passing TD received by TE Jordan Leggett with 1:06 remaining. Rushed 17 carries for 52 yards, including a game-long 18-yard carry. His 22 passing…read more →

Former Tiger Darnell Coles Embraces Brewers Challenges

Former Tiger Darnell Coles Embraces Brewers Challenges

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDICE EBLING Although the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians is almost over, it’s never too late to reflect on the 2016 regular season. When we were in Milwaukee to see the Brewers in action against the Pittsburgh Pirates during late August, I caught up with another baseball friend Darnell Coles. I’ve…read more →

Unlikely Opponents Square Off in Fall Classic

Unlikely Opponents Square Off in Fall Classic

Bill Axtell As predicted by precisely no one, the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians will meet in the 2016 World Series. Oh, the up-and-coming Cubs, with a critical mass of youthful stars, a solid starting rotation and Aroldis Chapman, were on everybody’s radar. Experience the club acquired in 2015 seems to have helped. Not to mention the off-season acquisition…read more →

Boston’s Brian Butterfield

Boston’s Brian Butterfield

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDICE EBLING My Grandmother Sophie Morganroth always taught me that there is a time and a place to do things. Sometimes I take her comments to different extremes. But during Spring Training, along with My Photographer Candice Ebling, we spent Easter Sunday covering the Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies at jetBlue Park (also known…read more →

Red Wings Season Preview

Red Wings Season Preview

By George Eichorn of Downtown (Detroit) Monitor   The club is officially called this “The Farewell season at the Joe.” I’d rather take a famous line from the book and movie Love Story: “Where do I begin to tell the story of how great this love has been?” As the Detroit Red Wings open their 2016-17 National Hockey League season…read more →

REVIEWING WEEK 6 OF THE 2016 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

REVIEWING WEEK 6 OF THE 2016 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

By Rich Eldridge RICH’S WEEKLY HEISMAN TROPHY BALLOT 1. Trevor Knight, QB, Texas A&M (339 total offensive yards and 5 TDs responsible for in the Aggies’ 45-38 home win over undefeated Tennessee in 2 OT periods. Passed 17-34, 239 yards, 2 TDs, and 2 INTs. Rushed 15 carries, 110 yards, and 3 TDs (7, 62, and 1). His 1-yard rushing…read more →

Reviewing Week 4 of the 2016 College Football Season

Reviewing Week 4 of the 2016 College Football Season

By Rich Eldridge RICH’S WEEKLY HEISMAN TROPHY BALLOT 1. Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee (399 total offensive yards in the Volunteers’ 38-28 home win over Florida. Passed 16-32, 319 yards, 4 TDs, and 2 INTs. Rushed 17 carries, 80 yards, and 1 TD of 5 yards. Also had a game-long 22-yard carry.) 2. Trevor Knight, QB, Texas A&M (382 total offensive…read more →

2016 in Review

2016 in Review

By Bill Axtell The final pitch has yet to be tossed in 2016. Regardless of whether or not they qualify for post-season play, the Detroit Tigers have had a good season. A solid improvement over last year. People should be happy. They’re not, of course. The last few years have spoiled fans. Several key players are young, and figure to…read more →

Battle Of Lions Opponents

Battle Of Lions Opponents

BY SCOTT MORGANROTH PHOTOS BY CANDICE EBLING JACKSONVILLE, FL After watching the Green Bay Packers at the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 11, 2016, at Ever Bank Field, the Lions will be in for tough challenges with these teams. Let’s start with the Packers, who had their hands full with Jacksonville. Green Bay defeated Jacksonville 27-23 in 90 degree temperatures and…read more →