1. Pistons Center Greg Monroe: A Modern Day Willis Reed or Bob Lanier?

    Under normal circumstances, I would dismiss the comparisons of a second-year NBA big man to the likes of Hall of Famers Bob Lanier and Willis Reed as so much horsepucky, figuring ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 2 years ago 2,942 reads 5 comments

  2. Monday Morning Manager: A Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

    Last Week: 3-4 This Week: at Cle (5/22-24); at Min (5/25-27) So, What Happened? Every time the Tigers get a "big win," you think it might be the win to trigger a winning streak...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 2 years ago 744 reads 2 comments

  3. 1972 Detroit Tigers: A Forgotten Team Whose Destiny Was Nearly Great

    The Tigers came out of spring training in Lakeland confident of their hitting. Their lineup was rich with veteran bats and some young ones. The offense didn ’t figure to be a problem...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 2 years ago 1,139 reads 2 comments

  4. Monday Morning Manager: A Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

    Last Week: 3-4 This Week: at CWS (5/14-15); MIN (5/16-17); PIT (5/18-20) So, What Happened? The mysteriously quiet bats of the Detroit Tigers lingered ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 2 years ago 515 reads 10 comments

  5. Ramon Santiago: Detroit Tigers' New Elder Statesman

    He is the most senior of Tigers , with the cashiering of Brandon Inge a couple weeks ago. He played for Luis Pujols and Alan Trammell. He experienced 43-119 as a starter and the World Series as a bench warmer...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 2 years ago 593 reads 7 comments

  6. Monday Morning Manager: A Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

    Last Week: 3-2 This Week: at Sea (5/7-9); at Oak (5/10-13) So, What Happened? The Tigers won a game they should have lost, lost a game they should have won and split a series they needed to sweep...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 2 years ago 627 reads 6 comments

  7. Martin Brodeur: Still Chasing the Stanley Cup at Age 40

    In your world or mine, a 40-year-old goalie nine years removed from his last Stanley Cup is probably wearing a suit and gabbing in between periods for one of the TV networks...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 2 years ago 1,826 reads 3 comments

  8. Monday Morning Manager: A Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

    Last Week: 1-5 This Week: KC (4/30-5/2); CWS (5/4-6) So, What Happened? Nothing much that was good...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 2 years ago 492 reads 5 comments

  9. Brandon Inge and Ben Wallace: A Tale of 2 Detroit Sports Careers

    Two Detroit sports underdogs peeled off their uniforms for the last time as members of their respective teams, and they both did it on Thursday. While that’s not where the similarities end, the endings couldn’t have been more different...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 2 years ago 1,629 reads 3 comments

  10. Monday Morning Manager: A Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

    Last Week: 4-3 This Week: SEA (4/24-26); at NYY (4/27-29) So, What Happened? The Tigers did what they needed to do in Kansas City and then scuffled at home against the buzzsaw that is the Texas Rangers ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 2 years ago 647 reads 5 comments

  11. NFL Draft 2012: Will There Be Another Undrafted Dick "Night Train" Lane?

    The fact that no one wanted the football player from Scottsbluff Junior College—that’s in Nebraska, by the way—and thus never drafted him turned out to be par for the young man’s course...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 2 years ago 1,460 reads 4 comments

  12. Monday Morning Manager: A Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

    Last Week: 3-3 This Week: at KC (4/16-18); TEX (4/19-22) So, What Happened? The Tigers lost a player, added a lightning-rod to the active roster, saw two starting ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 2 years ago 1,114 reads 11 comments

  13. Tom Izzo Blows Bobby Petrino Away in Category of Ethics and Morals

    Two college coaches stood at their respective podiums recently. I don’t need a program listing to tell me which is taller. The images couldn’t have been starker in comparison...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about 2 years ago 2,604 reads 3 comments

  14. Monday Morning Manager: My Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

    It's a new baseball season and that means it's time for Monday Morning Manager, that weekly assessment of the Detroit Tigers that no Tigers fan can live without (seriously)...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 813 reads 15 comments

  15. NHL Playoffs: The Most Unfair, Unpredictable of All the Sports Postseasons

    I’m not sure where the April showers are so far, but it is the fourth month of the year, and this is Detroit, so whether the rains come or not, the hockey fan is about to venture into “that time of the year...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 126 reads 0 comments

  16. Retirement Often Chooses Players, Rather Than Other Way Around

    The 39-year-old third baseman, less than two months into his 18 th big-league season, went 0-for-3 against the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park and decided he’d had enough...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 3,257 reads 4 comments

  17. Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew: Rising from Ashes of Matt Millen Era

    As a pro football player, Martin Mayhew, being a defensive back, became used to going to work every Sunday trying to succeed with one arm tied behind his back. Don’t let anyone tell you that the rulebook doesn’t play favorites...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 3,582 reads 13 comments

  18. NBA's “Player's League” Runs Rampant over the Team's Org Chart

    It’s hard to imagine now, but there really was a time when NBA players didn’t rule the roost. There was a time—really, truly—when the players listened to the coach, obeyed orders, and felt privileged to play in the league...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 95 reads 1 comments

  19. Carlos Guillen: The Gentlemanly Detroit Tiger Retires from MLB

    Carlos Guillen , it is said, is at peace with his decision to retire from big league baseball. Well, why wouldn’t he be? Guillen, 36, was a tormented ball player—physically...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 681 reads 2 comments

  20. Baseball for 1970s Kids Filled the Day from Morning Until Night: Does It Now?

    Somewhere, surely, there was a boy last summer with a baseball glove dangling from the handlebar of his bicycle, on his way to a hastily put together, loosely organized version of our national pastime...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 662 reads 4 comments

  21. Detroit Pistons Brandon Knight: The Team's Next Great Point Guard?

    What does it say for the Pistons when, in the middle of their season, they are getting nudged off the front pages by the likes of a baseball bench warmer who hit .197 last season? Brandon Inge is getting more media coverage than the Pistons...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 1,532 reads 17 comments

  22. Joel Zumaya Has Simple Yet Difficult Choice to Make

    They came to Lakeland six Februarys ago—two restless kid pitchers already fed up with the bus rides and playing in leagues referenced by the frequency of the letter “A...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 44 reads 4 comments

  23. Justin Verlander: Will Success Spoil Him?

    Classify this under the “Time really flies, doesn’t it?” department. Justin Verlander is about to begin his seventh big-league baseball season. You heard me. Seventh...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 1,587 reads 25 comments

  24. NHL: Detroit Red Wings Are the Best Franchise in Pro Sports

    Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena, as the clock’s final few minutes ticked off, 21,000-plus fans stood and shouted, as if they were at a blackjack table at one of the city’s casinos...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 409 reads 40 comments

  25. Detroit Red Wings Tomas Holmstrom: Just Another Crazy Hockey Player!

    When is someone going to officially declare that hockey players are certifiably nuts? I mean off-their-rocker nuts, totally and completely out of their minds? It’s a sport played ...

    Greg Eno Written by Greg Eno about over 2 years ago 798 reads 6 comments