Posted on: August 25, 2011 11:29 pm
In no particular order, some great reasons I'm looking forward to this fall:
Detroit Tigers are in first place by 6 1/2 games, and are playing great baseball at the moment!
Michigan State Spartan football has high expectations, despite a brutal road game schedule.
Detroit Lions are sporting a very formidable defense this year, and seem to be the sexy pick in the NFL to have a big turn-around.
The Detroit Red Wings are looking VERY strong: the core is returning virtually intact, and a few key off-season signings should make them a favorite this year!
Let's just hope for minimal letdowns. still having low expectations in football at the moment...
Posted on: December 10, 2008 3:01 pm
Aside from the hot-stove league currently going on, Early December is a pretty tame sports period. The NCAA basketball games are exciting, but mean very little, the NCAA football is solely anticipation for the New Years' bowls, and as much as i like the NHL, it's also hard to get geared up for a December game as opposed to the stretch drive of March and April. At least there is the NFL playoff hunt to get excited about (unless you live in Detroit or Jacksonville!)
In any event, Merry Christmas!
Posted on: November 2, 2008 7:35 am
It was so good to see Michigan State come back against Wisconsin. It has been SUCH a pattern over the last 10 years of Spartan football to start 5-0 or 4-1 and end up 6-5 or worse. It really looks like Mark D'Antonio has brought a fresh perspective to East Lansing. Let's hope it continues--dare i say 3-way big 10 co-champs (if MSU beats Penn. St and Ohio St. wins their last 3)?
time shall tell...
Posted on: April 1, 2008 3:48 pm
all kinds of "torch-passing" going on around this time of year...college hoops and march madness give way to MLB opening day, seniors (or super-underclassmen) passing the torch to the incoming freshmen on the team, etc., etc...
Posted on: February 11, 2008 2:10 pm
I'm talking Big Ten basketball, of course! As suprising as Purdue was over the weekend (and the season in general), it's just an example of how life in the top half of the big ten is. Although Wisconsin is usually not prone to home losses in conference, it proves that there is parity regarding mental toughness of the top teams, for better or worse. Whether it's stepping up to win at the Kohl Center, or forgetting to show up for a game in State College (refer to my picture if you need further explanation of that comment!), the bottom line is that consistency for a big ten team is hard to come by.
All we can do (we meaning big ten alums and fans) is hope that "our conference" can stand up to ACC, SEC and other elite conferences come march!