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REVIEWING WEEK 12 OF THE 2016 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON!

RICH’S WEEKLY HEISMAN TROPHY BALLOT 1. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson (249 total offensive yards and 3 TDs responsible for in the Tigers’ 35-13 road win over Wake Forest. Passed 23-33, 202 yards, and 1 TD. Rushed 7 carries, 47 yards, and 2 TDs of 3 and 2 yards. Also had a game-long 23-yard carry. His 28 passing TDs shares ACC…read more →

Denard Robinson Returns To Southeastern Michigan

Denard Robinson Returns To Southeastern Michigan

When I approached former Michigan QB Denard Robinson in the locker room after the Jacksonville Jaquars 27-23 loss to the Green Bay Packers on September 11 at Everbank Field, I told him we have a lot in common. First, I’m from Metro Detroit where he had great memories playing for the Michigan Wolverines as their starting signal caller.   In 2012,…read more →

World Series Shorts

World Series Shorts

1. The only living relatives I knew that were around when the Chicago Cubs won their last World Series in 1908 were My Great Grandparents Morris and Celia Kroll. 2. The last time the Detroit Lions won an NFL Title was on My Birthday, December 29, 1957–Five years before I was born. Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein was…read more →

The World Series: What Did We Learn?

The World Series: What Did We Learn?

By Bill Axtell The 2016 World Series was excellent in most respects, although it still annoys me to see the baseball season drag into November. Seems to me the season should end with the arrival of football weather and game conditions that are far from optimal, but nobody asked me. This year’s Fall Classic illustrated and drove home a baseball…read more →

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 →