1. Daddy's Little Girl: Adam James and the Mike Leach Firing

    Sports has grown into a big time business in the United States, even at the collegiate level, which is one of the reasons why the NCAA is such a sham. But I digress...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about over 4 years ago 22,559 reads 97 comments

  2. When Winning Doesn't Matter: How the Colts Defrauded the NFL

    Somehow when Chad Ochocinco dons a sombrero after a touchdown he is "damaging the integrity of the game." And yet when a team blatantly throws a game in a manner that leaves no doubt as to their intentions, this is deemed acceptable...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about over 4 years ago 495 reads 25 comments

  3. Every Now and Then It's Cool That the Detroit Lions Suck.

    Every now and then it's cool that the Lions suck. I bet you gleaned that from the title. But you're undoubtedly wondering exactly how that could be...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about over 4 years ago 963 reads 28 comments

  4. Who Are These Spartans? Soul Searching After a Loss at Texas.

    Here is a pretty telling line put up by the Michigan State guards in their recent loss to Texas. A game that I'd hoped would give some good insight into Tom Izzo's squad. Kalin Lucas had zero assists and six turnovers...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about over 4 years ago 379 reads 6 comments

  5. Michigan State Exposed in Loss To North Carolina...Again

    Clang. Clang. Clang. If the sound was a musical note, then the Michigan State Spartans where writing somewhat of a symphony in their 89-82 loss to the young North Carolina Tar Heels in the marquee matchup of the Big 10/ACC Challenge...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about almost 5 years ago 468 reads 6 comments

  6. Lioness In Repose: The Legacy Of Stefanie Spielman.

    Too often in the realm of sport we talk about fortitude, courage, and toughness as if the participants aren't just playing a kids game, as if there's really anything meaningful on the line, as ...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about almost 5 years ago 1,084 reads 2 comments

  7. In Battle for the Bottom, Lions Beat Browns In a Barn-Burner.

    They say to not be the worst, you've got to beat the worst. They say that offense loses games but defense prevents even a sniff of the championship. They say you've just gotta take it fifty years at a time...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about almost 5 years ago 223 reads 13 comments

  8. Michigan State-Gonzaga: In Prelude to Big Dance, Spartans Beat Zags in Thriller

    Though it's early in the NCAA men's basketball season and many things can happen between now and March, tonight's matchup between Michigan State and Gonzaga had all the feeling of a Sweet 16 game...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about almost 5 years ago 684 reads 7 comments

  9. Before I'm Dead: My Bucket List and the Detroit Lions

    Before I'm dead, there are a number of things that I'd like to witness in my life, and most of them seem fairly attainable since I'm not greedy and have never asked for too much. But there's one that I'm not so sure about...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about almost 5 years ago 363 reads 10 comments

  10. Michigan State Loss Over Iowa Blamed Squarely on Coaching

    The first thing I want to do after Michigan State's disappointing last-second loss to Iowa is to give some due credit to the Hawkeyes for their incredible defensive effort...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about almost 5 years ago 1,620 reads 17 comments

  11. Oklahoma's Sam Bradford Shows Us Why High Picks Should Take the Money

    I will say that I have a lot of respect for guys like Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford and Florida's TimTebow for caring about collegiate competition, their teammates, and their respective school communities enough to stay in school and chase national titles...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about almost 5 years ago 867 reads 51 comments

  12. Meow Mix: On the Road to Find Out with the Detroit Lions

    So on and on I go, the seconds tick the time outThere's so much left to know, and I'm on the road to find out I doubt that Cat Stevens was considering the plight of the Detroit Lions when he ...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about almost 5 years ago 154 reads 2 comments

  13. Meow Mix: Zero, One, Infinity and the Detroit Lions

    Guillaume de L'Hospital, the great 17th century French Mathematician, wrote the first book of differential calculus and is largely credited with the invention of "L'Hospital's rule" an expression ...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about almost 5 years ago 231 reads 4 comments

  14. The NFL Cap Is Socialism.

    In the latest ESPN poll on the matter, 80% of nearly 12,000 people polled thought that the NFL is better off under a capped system because it maintains competitive balance...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about almost 5 years ago 266 reads 6 comments

  15. Blurring the Lines: The Strange Case Of Caster Semenya

    Depending on whose statistics you quote and what characteristics you apply, the commonality of "intersex" individuals ranges quite a bit. But in a widely quoted and recognized book on the subject, Anne Fausto-Sterling reported that approximately 1...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about almost 6 years ago 1,005 reads 7 comments

  16. Boise State's Hout Deserved to Get Punched in the Face.

    Let me be clear about the punch thrown by Oregon's LeGarrette Blount in the aftermath of the Ducks humiliating defeat at the hands of Boise State: It has no place in collegiate athletics and his year-long suspension is severe, but justified...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about 5 years ago 2,007 reads 91 comments

  17. A Michigan State Fan Feeling Sorry For Rich Rodriguez

    Growing up I didn't like the University of Michigan for a number of reasons, many of them stemming from the simple situational condition of being a Michigan State fan...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about 5 years ago 736 reads 21 comments

  18. The Devil Wears Armani: How Kentucky Is Selling Its Soul for Wins

    In art and literature, the Devil is often outwardly portrayed as a hideous beast with horns and goat-legs and flame-red skin. Some renditions of the Devil show him more like Nosferatu, drawn and gaunt, with a twisted face and coal-black eyes...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about 5 years ago 751 reads 24 comments

  19. When Gods Descend: Usain Bolt Races to Olympus and Beyond

    Once long ago, when the need was just, the Greek God Hermes loaned his winged sandals to Perseus so he could slay the wicked Medusa...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about 5 years ago 343 reads 10 comments

  20. How The Philadelphia Eagles Stole The Show By Signing Michael Vick.

    In the annals of football lore there is a story about a player who came from nothing, achieved everything, then threw it all away. Well there's a number actually (perhaps more than I care to admit) but I've got a particular one on my mind tonight...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about 5 years ago 399 reads 31 comments

  21. Meow Mix: My Matthew Stafford Pipe Dream

    OK, I know I said that drafting Matthew Stafford would be asinine. I'll stand by that because it's not the numbers play, and neglects some gaping holes, particularly up front on both sides of the ball...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about 5 years ago 347 reads 8 comments

  22. Meow Mix: And Still They Came

    The rain came down from the puffy grey heavens dusting the dirty concrete until it glimmered something like silver. And though the skies enveloped the sun such that it was impossible to tell ...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about 5 years ago 228 reads 2 comments

  23. Meow Mix: High Times in Detroit. The Charles Rogers Story.

    If I may paraphrase the late great Brad Nowell of Sublime: He smokes two joints in the morning, He smokes two joints at night, He smokes two joints in the afternoon, It makes him feel alright...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about 5 years ago 928 reads 8 comments

  24. Meow Mix: How My Detroit Lions Mug Changed My Life

    I am not what you might call an early riser. You might not even call me a late riser because left to my own devices, I'll sleep past noon. This after going to bed at around 10:00 pm...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about 5 years ago 262 reads 9 comments

  25. Meow Mix: On the Need to Believe in the Detroit Lions

    They say that the football is a religion unto itself in the United States. If you've ever been to a big-time SEC game or tailgated with the Cheeseheads, or gone rabid in the Dawg ...

    Daniel Muth Written by Daniel Muth about 5 years ago 451 reads 17 comments