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Great Weekend for a Great Cause

Highland, MI – August 29, 2017 – Every year the Joe Kocur Foundation for Children hosts a celebrity charity softball game to help raise money for the foundation. The game features current and former Detroit Red Wings players (and other various Detroit celebrities which in turn draws a huge crowd of Red Wings fans. This […]

Preseason Football Can be Fun

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Preseason Football Can be Fun

Marquette, MI – August 14, 2017 – There has always been the old adage that if a game doesn’t officially count, it’s worthless. I am not a huge fan of preseason football, it’s a bit of a tease as I crave the regular season to get here. But I was able to get down to […]

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Milestone Birthdays Call for the Good Stuff

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Marquette, MI – July 26, 2017 – 7 decades is a long time.  Think about what the world was like 70 years ago. The Cold War was in its first year. The first ever Tony Awards were held. Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play Major League Baseball. The Roswell UFO incident occurred. All […]

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Clever Marketing Almost Tricks Me

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Marquette, MI – July 24, 2017 – Last week I made a trip down to Washington street to pick up a new pair of glasses I had waiting. I was parked on the upper part of the parking garage and had to make my way back up to the garage. As I was crossing the […]

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Summer Evenings are for Golf

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Marquette, MI – July 21, 2017 – Everyone has a favorite season, especially in the Upper Peninsula. In a place where you get to experience all four seasons, it’s almost mandatory to choose a favorite. Mine is summer, followed extremely closely by Fall (because football season). No other season allows you to leave work and […]

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J.D. Martinez Traded

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Marquette, MI – July 19, 2017 – The MLB Trade deadline is fast approaching. No trades will be allowed after July 31, so teams are scrambling to either acquire guys that will potentially help them win a World Series, or looking to trade away such players in hopes to gain prospects that will strengthen the […]

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Poutine is Actually Good

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Marquette, MI – July 18, 2017 – This past weekend I was able to get away from the U.P. for the weekend. I took a ride down to Detroit to visit my sister and my friends, catch a Tigers game, and just hang out. While out to lunch at a nice little spot in Ferndale […]

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Calvin Johnson Cites Losing Lions as Reason for Retirement

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Marquette, MI – July 12, 2017 – Calvin Johnson, arguably the 2nd greatest player in Detroit Lions history (behind Barry Sanders) retired at the end of the 2015-2016 season.  While at the time Johnson cited injuries as his cause for retirement, many thought something else played a key role. Those people were correct. According to […]

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19-Year Old Wins Lottery Twice in One Week

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Marquette, MI – July 10, 2017 – If I had any luck at all, it would be bad luck. The exact opposite can be said for 19-year old Rosa Dominguez of Northern California. Dominguez was driving home from Arizona one day and decided to purchase a Power 5 ticket when she stopped for gas. She […]

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The MLB All-Star Game has Lost Its Meaning

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Marquette, MI – July 7, 2017 – In 2003 the MLB had a radical idea. They wanted to give players an incentive to try and come out victorious in the annual All-Star game.  To provide that incentive, the MLB awarded the winning league home-field advantage in the World Series. This rule has lasted until now. […]

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