Thursday, December 4, 2014

Can Wolverine Football Be Saved?

Hail to the Victors, not this season!

The good news David Brandon and Brady Hoke are no longer in charge of the Wolverine football program. The bad news, the Wolverines still have a losing season. 

Once again the Wolverines football team is in crisis. And once again many fans are wondering can the football program be salvaged? 

What started as one of the most successful football programs in history is now considered a joke. Whether it was Rich Rodriguez or Brady Hoke at the helm, the program was like a ship that's that's been blown off course in a storm. They've even been beaten several times by their inner state rival  the Spartans (once considered inferior to the Wolverines). Are  the coaches, players at fault?  Or is the Wolverine football system flawed?

The trouble really came to a head like a giant pimple that shows up on Senior Prom night for the Wolverines after Brady Hoke misjudged the condition of their quarterback Shane Morris. Morris suffered an alleged concussion during the game against Minnesota on September 27th.  Despite appearing dazed and wobbly, Morris was left in the game.

Not only did the Wolverines lose badly to the Gophers 14- 30 but many questioned Hokes decison. The decision of keep Morris in the game was one of the reason many fans and many at the University called for Dave Brandon to step down as A.D. of the Wolverines. There was also a petition that floated around calling for Brady Hoke to be fired as head coach. Dave Brandon steeped down as A. D. in mid October. 

It was bad enough that this incident happened the Wolverines also lost in key rivalry games too.
The loss to the Spartans 11 -35 was pathetic. A bunch of preschoolers could have played better than the Wolverines that game. The 28 - 42 loss to the O.S.U. was the nail in the coffin for Brady Hokes coaching career at Michigan. Hoke was fired on December 1st and once again many are wondering, who will be head coach.
Not everybody can be another Bo SchembechlerWhoever the head coach is, they have their work cut out for them. They have to know how to win. Whether it's Les Miles, or someone else, they have to understand that Wolverines are expected to win games. 

Maybe we can proudly belt out Hail To the Victors once again. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Prayers For Oscar Taveras

Prayers go out to the loved ones, teammates, fans, and coaches of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Oscar Taveras. 

Taveras died Sunday from injuries following a car crash that took place in the Dominican Republic.  Taveras was a rising star in the St. Louis baseball organization who will be dearly missed.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Prayers For The Loved Ones Of Bob Welch

Prayers, thoughts go to the loved ones and former teammates and coaches of baseball great Bob Welch.

The Cy young award winner and Michigan native passed away this week from a heart attack. The 57 year old was a 2 time World Series winner who pitched for the Dodgers and the Oakland A's . He won the championships, once as a pitcher for the Oakland A's and as a pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

Bob will be dearly missed. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Even With Sancation Against Don Sterling, Damage Is Done

In case you haven't heard Donald Sterling is longer in charge of the L.A. Clippers. 

The embattled owner was banned from the NBA for life after making racist remarks telling his alleged mistress not to take African Americans to Clippers games. The comments, which were taped by his mistress were made after seeing a picture of the woman with Magic Johnson.

After hearing this, Clipper players led a protest by turning their practice uniforms inside out and throwing the team jackets in center court during a playoff game. Sterling was banned from attending Clippers games, practices, team input, from owning the team and a fine over 2 million dollars.  He caused even more damage when he went on Anderson Cooper and tried to apologize. On Friday Sterling even wanted to sell his share of the team to his estranged wife. 

Even with all the sanctions against Sterling, the damage from his comments can't be erased. even if he sells the team. Sterling can apologize or go on the defensive all he wants, the outcome will be the same. He was a racist owner who finally got caught. 

The question is, if there was any rumor that Sterling was racist, why did Commissioner David Stern allow Sterling to own the team for so long? What does Sterling comments say about a league that employs African Americans?  How will the NBA assure that another incident doesn't happen again? 

Whether we realize it or not, we judge in some form or another. If we want to reduce racism, we have to start with ourselves.  Let's hope Adam Silver will never let it happen again. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Prayers, Thoughts For The Loved Ones Of Buffalo Bills Owner Ralph Wilson

Prayers, thoughts go to the loved ones of Ralph Wilson and the Buffalo Bills family.

Wilson passed on this week from natural causes, he was 95.

Ralph Wilson, who once was a minority owner of the Detroit Lions  owned the Bills since 1960 and was one of the founders of the American Football Conference. The Bills, under his leadership went to 4 Super Bowls. 

Mr. Wilson will be dearly missed.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Prayers For Lions Owner Bill Clay Ford

Prayers, thoughts go to the loved ones of Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford

Ford had been the team owner of the Lions since 1963

Ford left us too soon. He was a Detroit icon who will be dearly missed.