Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Prayers For Willie Mays

 Prayers, thoughts, peace for the family, friends, former teammates of baseball legend Willie Mays.

Willie passed this week from natural causes, he was 93.

The San Francisco Giants legend led the team to World Series win in 1954.

Willie also was a 2 time NL. MVP champ too.

Willie will be dearly missed.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Join Team Democracy

 Wanna make a difference for our country? 

One of the many ways to make a difference is to vote!

In 2024, Americans will go to the polls to cast their ballots.

All throughout the year, states will be holding elections to select candidates for president and other offices.

They will also be voting on ballot proposals too. 

One of those states holding elections is my state Michigan. 

We’ll be holding our presidential primary on February 27th, 2024.

The polls on Election Day will be open from 7 am. - 8  pm. 

If you’re still in line to vote at 8 pm, they have to let you vote, stay in line.

Also remember the front and the back of the ballot too.

Thanks for being the difference.

For more election information:

Fellow Michiganders:

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Lions Not Ready For Prime Time

Here we go again, Lions blow another chance to go to the Super Bowl.

The good news: the Lions finally have a winning season. 

The bad news: the Lions blew another close game.

Once again the Detroit Lions are proving why they’re not ready to be an elite team. 

They were beaten by the 49ers in the NFC championship game 34 - 31.

 What many thought would be a Lions much needed victory, turned into another reason why this team can’t seem to progress.

I just don't get it. How can a team that had a 12 - 5 season, and be leading 24 - 10  in the 1st. half, f*** it up badly in the 2nd. half. 

What went wrong?

 Is this any way to be a winning team, by letting down your fans once again.

I'm well aware that the team still needs to clean up. I also know that we made some bad moves in some games.

We can never go back to 0 - 16 or 2  - 14 seasons again. Fans deserve better.

But come on, we should have won.

Ok, ok, the hiring of Dan Campbell & Jared Goff is a step in the right direction. 

Is it the Lions fate, that no matter who we get or how hard they try, they lose anyways.

If the Lions don't learn from their mistakes and correct their course next season, then there’s no hope of making a Super Bowl or be Super Bowl champs.

Hopefully it won’t be another 67 years before we can call ourselves NFL champs!

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Prayers For Dejan Milojević

Prayers, thoughts, peace for the loved ones of Golden State Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojevic.

Dejan left us on January 17th, 2024, after suffering a heart attack while having a meal with the team.

Dejan was a player in Serbia and Turkey teams before retiring in 2009.

He will be dearly missed.

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Santa Kitty’s Coming To Town

Santa’s not the only one who has been making their lists and checking it twice. 

I’ve got a naughty & nice list when it comes to sports in Detroit.

Here’s who deserves a visit from Santa & who deserves to be left with a lump of coal.

Nice:  Lions head coach Dan Campbell.

Dan and his staff took a losing team and turned them into contenders with a 10 - 4 record and the Lion are now the NFC north division leaders

Naughty: Tom Gores and the Pistons. 

The Pistons have the worst record in the NBA Eastern Conference 2 - 26. 

Their season smells worse than Rudolph’s’ leavings in Santas’ back yard.

It’s like they forgot to how to play basketball.  

Or have they just given up trying. 

The games are not even fun to watch anymore.

Nice: The Wolverines 

The Wolverines have a perfect season and once again are Big 10 Champions. 

They’re also in the running for the NCAA championship. 

If they defeat Alabama in the Rose Bowl, they’ll go to the National Championship game.

Naughty: Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh.

He served a 3 game suspension earlier in the season because of a recruiting violation. 

He served another suspension do to an alleged allegation that his staff was stealing signals from the opposing teams sideline.

Naughty & Nice: Lions Players.

Let’s do the nice side first. 

Like I said earlier, the team’s 10 - 4 and they’re on the verge of clinching the NFC North division for the first time in decades and make the playoffs.

The players have worked hard, played and won tough games. 

On the other hand, they blew games they could have easily won including the game against the Packers on Thanksgiving Day. 

The 1st. half of the game was brutal to watch. 

Nice: The Ford family.

 They finally got the right Lions coach and staff. 

There’s no going back for this team. 

No more 0 - 16. We fans have waited long enough for the Lions to be good. 

Please don’t f*** this team up anymore, don’t blow it!

Naughty: The Tigers. 

Although they ended the season 2nd. in the Central division, the team still had a losing record.

 Even with a new manager and Miggy still on the roster, the team still couldn’t get it together to have a winning record. 

At least the season wasn’t as bad as the 2003 season.

Nice: Miguel Cabrera

For 15 seasons, Miguel’s been a thrill to watch as a Tiger.

Whether Cabrera’s been winning batting crowns, hitting homers or making the AL Allstar squad many time, he’s been thrilling to watch as a Tiger.

Although he retired at the end of this season, he’ll still be with the Tigers in the front office.

Naughty: MSU football 

The Spartans were 4 - 8 this season.

 They also had a scandal where the head coach was fired because of a sexual harassment allegation.

The coach allegedly harassed a consultant who was hired to talk to the team about sexual harassment.

The coach allegedly made unwanted advances to her.

Soon 2023 will be over and it will be history.

Hopefully 2024 will be better.

Detroit’s one of the best sports town,  period.

We’re loyal.

We love our teams through thick and thin.

It’s never a dull moment in Detroit sports.

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Prayers For Willie Hernandez

 Prayers, thoughts, peace for the family, friends, former teammates of Tiger legend Willie Hernandez.

Willie passed last week from natural cause, he was 69. 

The Tiger pitching legend was part of the 1984 World Series champions Detroit Tigers. 

Willie also was MVP and a Cy Young award that year too.

Willie will be dearly missed.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

From Bad Boys To Worse Men

The late Bill Davison would be turning over in his grave if he knew how bad the Pistons have been lately.

2024 is the 20th anniversary of the Pistons 2004 championship season.

Davison who was team owner at the time, won his third NBA championship when the Pistons defeated the Lakers in game 5 of the NBA Finals.

They went to the Finals again in 2005 and were defeated by the San Antonio Spurs in game 7.

The team also won back to back championships in 1989 and 1990.

The last time the team won in the playoffs was in 2008.

 They were eventually defeated by the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals in game 6.

The Pistons last appeared in the 2019 playoffs when they were swept by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1st. round

The Pistons currently are in last place in the Eastern Conference and are 2 - 10 in their current season.

The last decent season was the 2018 - 2019  when the Pistons were 41 - 41. 

They’ve lost their last 9 games so far in this season and were defeated on Tuesday by the Atlanta Hawks 126 - 120.

The last game they won was on October 27th, 2023.

What happened to this team, why are they so bad?

I know we don’t have the same roster or the team personnel when they were good,  but they haven’t improved from last season when they were 17 - 65 and last in the Conference.

Even with a new head coach, they still can’t seen to get their act together as a team.

Could it be their defensive or their offensive schemes that needs improvement.

Could it be their team and group dynamics that needs work?

Or is it early in the season for the team to have time to improve?

Or are we cursed by the NBA gods to be stuck with a lousy team?

We may never back to the way the team was, but we can learn from that era.

Hopefully the team can get back to being good and fun to watch again.