First there was this … Then there was this … And now we are left with this … http://youtu.be/lP24tFBZufs Of course, there’s nothing funny about what they’re doing to this league, or the people who depend on it to make a living. So better call this for what it is, then: A tragicomedy.
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A lot has been said and written about this weekend’s murder-suicide in Kansas City, where Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend and the mother of their 3-month-old daughter and then took his own life. That tragedy sparked discussion about gun control and domestic violence and mental health. among other things. But it’s worth … Continue Reading →
This isn’t what Joe Dumars had in mind when he signed them. It can’t be what owner Tom Gores is expecting for the money he’s paying them. But it’s possible the Pistons – and coach Lawrence Frank — finally have found the right fit for two of the team’s overpaid, underperforming players: guard Rodney Stuckey … Continue Reading →
Too much was said and written about Ryan Raburn with the Tigers this season. Too much was made of his struggles and the impact it had on the team’s results. But it’s a topic that Jim Leyland couldn’t avoid Tuesday as he talked about the 2012 campaign and all that went into it, good and … Continue Reading →
“Where is Ro-ry!” chanted the American fans in the grandstand surrounding the first tee at Medinah Country Club. Word had traveled fast, even faster than Rory McIlroy had, arriving at the course in an unmarked police car about 15 minutes prior to his tee time for Sunday’s singles matches at the Ryder Cup. It’s a … Continue Reading →
Bubba Watson decided to have a little fun at the Ryder Cup on Friday, encouraging the crowd to be loud – not silent — as he hit his opening tee shot in the afternoon fourballs session. Saturday, it was Ian Poulter’s turn to go first in the morning’s opening match. and he decided to play … Continue Reading →
So this was Davis Love III’s first crisis as U.S. Ryder Cup captain: What to do with Tiger Woods? But the solution was pretty much what you’d expect. After an awful morning round to start the Ryder Cup — by anyone’s standards, not just the former world No. 1′s — Woods was back out for … Continue Reading →
One more idle thought after Michigan’s loss to Notre Dame this weekend: If you remembered this Tim Tebow speech from 2008, then this one from Denard Robinson on Saturday night probably sounded familiar.
The folks in Boston are no strangers to expensive sinkholes. They lived with the “Big Dig” — highway robbery, in the most literal sense — for the better part of two decades. And this summer, they endured the still richly-dysfunctional Red Sox, a team that entered this season with a $175 million payroll and is … Continue Reading →
Hard to believe it has been nearly a year since we lost Tom Kowalski, the longtime Lions beat writer for Booth Newspapers. But his friends and colleagues are gathering for the first annual Killer Classic on Aug. 27 at the Fountains Golf and Banquet Center in Clarkston. The golf is already sold out, but tickets remain for … Continue Reading →