Phil Hopersberger

Phil Hopersberger

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CONGRATS TO DAN FOR WINNING THE CUP!

My consolation for the Red Wings' loss was being friends with Dan and sharing his joy. And yes, it is LIGHT!

"Southfield and 96" is usually the way I answer the 'where were you born' question when someone finds out I'm from Detroit. Day-twah's a big city and that narrows it down to the west side, but you'll find me in the woods or on a stream these days.

As a kid I was hooked on Detroit sports. George Kell memories on a Saturday afternoon or front porch with a radio and Ernie's twang on a summer night. We'd watch the Lions' first half and then head outside to play the second half with my "tackle" friends. Never made it to Olympia, but I watched PLENTY of black and white Wings' games with Gordie and Alex, saw the Lions play at Tiger Stadium more than once, and even witnessed the Tigers win the '84 World Series (fans threw hunks of infield sod up to us in the lower deck and I took it home to plant in our yard off of Warren Avenue). 'Course front row at a Wings' playoff game when they won the Cup (later in the series) was priceless too.

After graduating from MSU in 1984, I worked for Knight Ridder Newspapers for four years, did campus ministry at Penn State and MSU, and in 1998 began freelancing as a writer. Detroit sports are my other religion, and for the most part they've all done well. Now about those Lions....2010 maybe? Gosh, I'm praying!

2013 Update:
My Civil War screenplay, SOMETHING GRAY, converted into an e-Book, is now on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DUDDSMQ

Also, my novel, XPOSURE, is going to be released on Amazon later this month too!

Here’s the trailer:

http://bit.ly/12pStrV

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  • JW Nix posted 1583 days ago

    JW Nix

    PLEASE Read this story on a Lions and Rams Legend :
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/366861-crazy-canton-cuts-roger-brown

  • JW Nix posted 1641 days ago

    JW Nix

    you may like this story on this Vikings legend : http://bleacherreport.com/articles/331184-crazy-canton-cuts-matt-blair

  • JW Nix posted 1702 days ago

    JW Nix

    you may like this :

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/295611-crazy-canton-cuts-kenny-easley

  • JW Nix posted 1708 days ago

    JW Nix

    tell me your thoughts :

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/292018-time-to-stop-pandering-to-quarterbacks-and-suspend-brady-quinn

  • Seattle Lion Fan posted 1709 days ago

    Seattle Lion Fan

    I made it to 100!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/291668-detroit-lions-and-what-they-need-my-100th-article

    Enjoy and thanks for reading!

  • Seattle Lion Fan posted 1719 days ago

    Seattle Lion Fan


    A rare opportunity for me on this weeks Seattle/Lions game.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/285644-detroit-vs-seattle-does-two-bad-teams-make-for-good-football

    Check it out!


  • Seattle Lion Fan posted 1737 days ago

    Seattle Lion Fan


    The Beer Thinker's latest musings...

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/274707-detroit-lions-have-a-long-way-to-go-beer-thinkers-musings

    Enjoy!


  • Seattle Lion Fan posted 1744 days ago

    Seattle Lion Fan


    I'm hoping this generates a lot of debate.

    Tell me what you think!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/270739-detroit-lion-left-tackle-jeff-backus-is-he-really-that-bad

    Thanks!


  • Seattle Lion Fan posted 1748 days ago

    Seattle Lion Fan


    Latest ramblings from the Beer Thinker:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/267995-detroit-lions-fans-need-to-be-patient

    Check it out!


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