Johnny Orr: Michigan’s forgotten coach

The final day of 2013 brought news of the death of a man who will go down in the annals of University of Michigan sports history as its most forgotten coach – former basketball coach Johnny Orr. The man who led the 1975-76 Wolverines to an improbable NCAA Finals berth (losing to perhaps the greatest team...

Michigan-Kansas State: a game of thorns

If any football fan wishes to see a textbook example of indifference by a team on the field, during the entire game, simply pop in the DVD of the 2013 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl into the player and see how little Michigan cared about winning that contest. It was a game essentially decided before halftime, and...

Welcome to the dog show: 2013 college bowl predictions

Entering the final year of the current BCS system to determine a “national” collegiate football championship, it is still comforting to know the post-season bowl system – rewarding too many undeserving teams with trips to exotic places (like Mobile, Birmingham, Boise, Charlotte) – is alive and well....

Volunteerism: Personal choice you need to make

If you wish to make a New Year’s resolution that will actually be worthwhile, resolve to do something … I mean do SOMETHING meaningful within your community. My late father used to describe the method used in the Army (when he served during World War II) in procuring volunteers for something or...

Michigan-Ohio State: Little things say so much

Sports are pretty much a bottom line proposition; there are NO moral victories … success is very much judged singularly on wins and losses. Closeness doesn’t mean much except when you snuggle with your significant other, or when you shave. Michigan’s Team 134 more than held its own last Saturday...

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