1. Detroit Tigers Not Taking Any Chances with Closer Role in 2014 with Joe Nathan

    It was something out of a cartoon. Warner Brothers would have been proud. The right fielder chases the well-hit baseball all the way to the wall, where he then tumbles over said ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 7 months ago 5,658 reads 2 comments

  2. Brady Hoke's Sacrificial Lamb Buys Him Time, but How Much?

    It was never about the coordinators. The images are iconic. Woody Hayes, with his black baseball cap with the red block O outlined in white, prowling—and that was the word—the ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 8 months ago 10,775 reads 84 comments

  3. Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford Doesn't Belong in Coaching Search

    Matthew Stafford has won no playoff games, no divisional titles and has a career won/lost record of 24-37 as a starter in the NFL —a winning percentage of under .400...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 8 months ago 7,715 reads 130 comments

  4. Like Schembechler at U-M, MSU's Mark Dantonio Seems Destined to Stay Home

    The chairman of the board of college football coaches in Michigan never thought he’d even consider leaving his school. He was firmly entrenched, his fan base and alumni loved him, and besides, he was a Midwestern guy all the way...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 8 months ago 6,991 reads 38 comments

  5. Detroit Red Wings Mid-Season Grades

    The Red Wings officially started the second half of the season and it looked a lot like the first half — a shootout loss...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 8 months ago 2,641 reads 4 comments

  6. Detroit Lions: Jim Schwartz Took Team as Far as He Could

    Joe Schmidt introduced two things to the NFL : the middle linebacker position and the ziggy . The former put Schmidt into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the latter became an iconic term for a coach getting fired...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 8 months ago 2,755 reads 21 comments

  7. Oakland University's "Coach K" Keeps Winning, for 30 Years and Counting

    The third-longest currently tenured college basketball coach in Division I runs his program off exit 79 on I-75, about 40 minutes north of Detroit...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 8 months ago 570 reads 0 comments

  8. Detroit Pistons: Coach Maurice Cheeks a Nice Change of Pace from Predecessors

    The picture of the NBA coach is usually one of frenetic movement. He treats his chair as if it is wired to a thousand volts. He’s a blend of foot stomping, arm waving and yelling...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 8 months ago 2,228 reads 10 comments

  9. Time to Face It: Detroit Red Wings Old and Crumbling

    The Red Wings are an injured bunch right now. But even before the players started dropping like flies, the Red Wings weren ’t all that healthy. This is an organization, once revered, that has fallen down a notch or two, overall...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 9 months ago 3,139 reads 52 comments

  10. Detroit Lions Fans: Acceptance of Mediocrity, Apologizing Need to End

    There’s a patch of Lions fans that has been turned into a group of apologists. It’s a beaten down cross-section of folks that has come to accept mediocrity as the norm...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 9 months ago 5,385 reads 109 comments

  11. EMU Football's Comeback Should Begin with Switch Back to Hurons

    They sold the t-shirts on campus, a few bucks a pop. It was a clever play on words, though no less powerful. “I Survived the Big MAC Attack...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 9 months ago 1,144 reads 3 comments

  12. Detroit Tigers: Ian Kinsler 2B for Now, but Will He Switch Positions Soon?

    Ernie Banks. Pete Rose. Rod Carew . Robin Yount . Paul Molitor . The common thread may seem obvious—they’re all Hall of Famers (with the exception of Rose, of course)...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 9 months ago 7,248 reads 8 comments

  13. Fire Brady Hoke? He'll Have to Walk Back to San Diego If He Can't Fix This Mess

    When Brady Hoke got the call from Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon to come back to Ann Arbor and take over the Wolverines football program in January 2011, Brady told the ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 9 months ago 17,855 reads 240 comments

  14. Detroit Tigers Prince Fielder Never Felt Fans Pain, Is Dealt to Texas Rangers

    We never totally understood Prince Fielder . We were willing to give it a try, but we never really saw eye-to-eye with him...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 9 months ago 4,123 reads 21 comments

  15. Detroit Red Wings: Is Coach Mike Babcock's Message Getting Stale?

    The NHL has a way of sugar-coating a team’s record. Thanks to its doling out of points to teams that lose, you’re left with some deceiving metrics. Take the Red Wings ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 9 months ago 1,955 reads 10 comments

  16. Detroit Red Wings Need Jimmy Howard to Put Big-Boy Goalie Pants on

    The Red Wings are 0-2-4 in their last six games. In those six games, the team has allowed 18 goals in regulation time. That’s far too many for a squad that is having difficulty scoring goals itself...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 9 months ago 2,759 reads 18 comments

  17. Detroit Tigers Should Not Trade Max Scherzer; It's Not Champion-Like

    Branch Rickey, the Hall of Fame baseball executive and the granddaddy of the sport’s farm system , said it time and again. “Always trade a player one year too soon, rather than one year too late,” Rickey postulated ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 10 months ago 4,170 reads 22 comments

  18. MSU Football: Romp over Michigan Calls Brady Hoke's Program into Question

    The Michigan Wolverines had two weeks to prepare for Michigan State, their biggest rival game after you-know-who. I’d hate to see what would have happened if the Wolverines had a month to work with...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 10 months ago 7,476 reads 23 comments

  19. Brad Ausmus: Latest Ex-Catcher to Manage the Detroit Tigers

    There’s something about being a catcher in baseball. First, you have to be a little different—maybe even a little nuts...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 10 months ago 959 reads 4 comments

  20. Detroit Red Wings Coach Mike Babcock Has Something to Worry About (for Real) Now

    Back in the day, it used to be difficult for head coach Mike Babcock to find anything wrong with his Red Wings ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 10 months ago 4,826 reads 10 comments

  21. Jim Leyland: History Will Judge Him Favorably in Detroit, as It Should

    The year still looms there, like the cheese that stands alone. 1984. It used to be 1968. That was the year that all Tigers fans would reference, sometimes happily, sometimes wistfully, sometimes pessimistically...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 10 months ago 956 reads 5 comments

  22. Ndamukong Suh: Detroit's Dirtiest, or Most Unfairly Treated Player?

    The video still exists, if you nose around You Tube long enough. The craggy old basketball announcer screams into his microphone, crying of the humanity of it all to his radio listeners, ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 10 months ago 2,721 reads 24 comments

  23. 2013 ALCS: Burning Questions After Game 2

    Monday Morning Manager ( MMM ) answers Burning Questions following ALCS Game 2. Did Jim Leyland yank Max Scherzer too early? Boy, is that a "hindsight is 20/20" question if MMM ever heard one! The Tigers had a four-run lead...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 11 months ago 2,279 reads 6 comments

  24. 2013 ALCS: Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder Must Step Up

    Prince Fielder smiles a lot. He turns first base into his office, complete with an open-door policy. He chats up base runners, he joshes with umpires. His big face is often lit up with joviality...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 11 months ago 1,924 reads 6 comments

  25. 2013 ALDS: Burning Questions (Detroit Tigers-Oakland A's)

    Welcome back to Burning Questions with Monday Morning Manager ( MMM )! They are presented today as the ALDS as a whole, but going forward they will appear after every postseason Tigers game...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 11 months ago 315 reads 0 comments