Monthly Archives: April 2014

MSU spring football review – emerging stars to remaining questions

For cyclical sports fans — like me — spring football is unnatural. It doesn’t fit. I struggle to care. The season is a long way away. Everything done in April can be undone in August. I’m more interested in my … Continue reading

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Big Ten embarks on a miserable course – November night football games

If the stakes are high enough, the fan bases engaged, Big Ten November Saturday night football will look like a success. But, more often than not, if you’re at the stadium, you’ll be miserable watching it. In a sports world … Continue reading

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Why one man’s Isiah Thomas is another man’s Jim Brown – calling on 20-somethings to watch the Bad Boys ESPN 30 for 30 film

I finished watching ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary on the Bad Boys era Detroit Pistons with several emotions: – I was nostalgic and mesmerized, reminded that the 1987-90 Pistons came along at the height of my sports hero-worship, ages 7 … Continue reading

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UConn’s backcourt-driven national title weekend emphasizes MSU’s harsh truth – Spartans once had best team in country

It turned out Connecticut’s guards were better than any other team in this NCAA tournament — Kentucky, Florida and Michigan State included. MSU once had a similar backcourt, with Kentucky- and Florida-type pieces around it. If I were Tom Izzo … Continue reading

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