Mensching: Ausmus never had chance to succeed in Detroit

Before Brad Ausmus arrived, Jim Leyland haunted this city. In 2006 Leyland was the hero. Seemingly every year after, he was made the villain. Looks like Ausmus is on track to get the axe as well in Tigertown. To be honest, it’s not all his fault. This is the team he inherited that was basically put… Read more »

Celtics vs. Lakers

As I watched the show 30 for 30: Best of enemies, which highlighted the rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers during the eighties. This rivalry was heightened even more so because of the Larry Bird and Magic Johnson rivalry that began with the 1979 NCAA championship game between Bird’s Indiana State… Read more »

Ex-Piston Bill Laimbeer: ‘I’m going to win the game … I don’t care what people think’

When was the last time you saw an NBA player forcibly knocked to the ground after going up for a lay-up or dunk? It rarely happens nowadays. But back in Bill Laimbeer’s playing days, it was comically commonplace. That was an era when the NBA game was a lot more physical. Such physicality is outlawed… Read more »

The NBA Finals

It appears that the NBA Finals for this year will be Golden State against Cleveland, as both teams are dominating in their respective conference final series. The question comes to mind, is this a good thing for the league to have two teams so much above the rest of the league? I don’t think it’s… Read more »

Former Detroit Lions great LB/K Wayne Walker dies at 80 years old

Former Detroit Lions linebacker Wayne Walker, who once held the franchise record for games played (200) and seasons (15), died Friday in Idaho. He was 80 years old.In 2007, Walker was diagnosed with throat cancer and in 2015 he announced he was suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Another Lion great player that I remember watching play… Read more »

Will The Tigers Contend All Season?

As the 2017 season unfolds, one has to wonder how long the Detroit Tigers will be in contention. As far as the batting is concerned, on paper, the Tigers have a formidable group with Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Nick Castellanos, Justin Upton, Ian Kinsler and J.D.Martinez. The starting pitcher led by Justin Verlander, Jordan Zimmerman… Read more »

Yale Lary, Detroit Lions Hall of Fame safety, dead at 86

Yale Lary was one of the best all-around football players of his generation, even though he missed two seasons in the prime of his career to serve in the Army. Lary was not only a Hall of Fame defensive back, but also doubled as the punter and punt/kick returner for the Lions during his career…. Read more »

John Rosengren: Marichal, Roseboro and the inside story of baseball’s nastiest brawl |

As the baseball season has begun, I came across a blast from the past. In 1965, in a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Fransisco Giants, there was an incident that spark a brawl between the two teams. The main participants in the spark that fueled the brawl was John Roseboro of… Read more »

Elston Howard broke the Yankees’ color-barrier in 1955 |

In reading an article last week, I came across the name Elston Howard, a catcher who played for the Yankees in the fifties and sixties. April 13, 1955 was a good day for the Yankees. They kicked off their season by trouncing the Washington Senators 19-1 in the Bronx. Mickey Mantle had three hits, including… Read more »

Adam Jones and baseball’s complex racial future |

The fans in Boston’s Fenway Park behaved despicable when they hurled racist taunts and a bag of peanuts at Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones. No player should be subjected to that kind of behavior from the fans. Baseball’s problems with race are not confined to the stands behind the visitors’ dugout at Fenway Park. No… Read more »

  • MLB: Does Justin Upton Make the Tigers the AL Central Favorites?

    With Justin Upton in the lineup and better pitching, the Tigers will compete for a wild card. Do they have any shot at the division? Source: MLB: Does Justin Upton Make the Tigers the AL Central Favorites? Upton strengthens an already potent lineup for the Tigers and solidifies the left field position in the outfield…. Read more »

  • Wilt

    As I was reading an article about the NBA, my thoughts went to a player that we may never see the likes of again. That player in Wilt Chamberlain, sometimes commonly referred to as “The Dipper”.  Chamberlain stood 7 feet 1 inch and weighed anywhere between 275 and 285 pounds for most of his career… Read more »

  • Wilt Chamberlain

    Looking at some of the NBA stars of the past, I think  of one of the games’ most dominate players, #Wilt Chamberlain. Many of todays young people did not have the pleasure of seeing him play. I looked at some the career accomplishments of Chamberlain and I’m amazed at the records he amassed over his… Read more »