Category: Sports

Tuesday

If you’re like me and enjoy sports but only marginally like baseball, you might want to get a Roku and check out some of the lesser-known sports. ESPN3 shows …

Saturday

Congratulations to Michigan State University, which has plowed into the Elite 8 . . . as a seven seed. It makes you wonder: What was the selection committee thinking? …

Monday

Miscellaneous Rambling My eldest brother moved to Mississippi back in the 1990s. I took my first trip down there in 1999. I had always been a fan of the …

Interesting

H.I.F. The benefits of empire? Roman charioteers earned far more than even the best-paid footballers and international sports stars of today, according to academic research. “One charioteer, named Gaius …

Wednesday

Woe the Man with Halitosis I found a book on sports psychology at the library last week. It could aptly be called, “The Tao and Sports.” Because the Tao …

RIP, Ernie

Long-time Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell died last night. Just a few of the stories I’ve heard this morning: Ernie was telling a friend that the worst part of …

Thanksgiving

The Lions play the Thanksgiving Game again today, for the 76th time (if my notes are accurate). There’s talk about taking the game away from Detroit, and I fear …

Tuesday

Ignorant of Theophilus? “There’s more to sports than winning.” “It’s not about winning and losing.” “Winning isn’t the most important thing.” Those types of platitudes surround sports today, especially …