1. Time To Call It What It Is: The Curse of Mike Hart

    The Red Sox had the Curse of the Bambino, after the Babe was sold to the Yankees. Eighty-six years it lasted; no World Series title for the Red Sox...

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  2. Are We Watching Justin Verlander Become Another Sandy Koufax?

    Verlander's no kid, but has he discovered the Koufax magic? He's throwing 100-plus in the eighth and ninth innings. That's insane. Plus, he has a curve that falls off the table...

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  3. Michigan State Football 2011: Better Pack a Lunch

    "Better pack a lunch." That's what George Perles said when anyone played those tough defenses he put together...

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  4. College Football 2011: Michigan State at Notre Dame and Sept. 17's Top 10 Games

    Those of you with a landline, take the phone off the hook. Send the kids to Grandma's, and get the pizza menu ready, because you're not spending time in the kitchen or even at the grill...

    Faygo Kid Written by Faygo Kid about 3 years ago 601 reads 4 comments

  5. Happy Father's Day: I Am One, but Grew Up Without One. I Had a Role Model.

    His name was Al Kaline. My memories of my father are not good ones. They are violent ones. Mom was a wonderful woman beloved by all. But that's another story; this is a sports site...

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  6. Justin Verlander's 2nd No-Hitter and the Quest for Detroit's First Perfect Game

    Justin Verlander threw his second no-hitter today (the first was against Milwaukee in 2007) on the road in Toronto. It was a masterful performance; 12 strikeouts, 108 pitches (74 for strikes) and one walk, in the eighth inning...

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  7. On the 77th Masters, Recalling Jack Nicklaus' Triumph 25 Years Ago

    It's been 25 years, a quarter-century (!), and it was one of those all-time you-remember-where-you-were moments. April 13, 1986...

    Faygo Kid Written by Faygo Kid about over 3 years ago 190 reads 5 comments

  8. Pride of the Lions: Ndamakong Suh...Dare I Hope? That's What Sports Is About

    Ndamakong Suh was named NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Year on Feb. 3; first defensive player ever. OK, it's an award nine years old...

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  9. The Detroit Lions: Singular for Futility in Pro Football

    The Detroit Lions are 2-10 and hopeless yet again this year. I have followed them passionately since Uncle Bob took this just-turned 11-year-old to Tiger Stadium on Thanksgiving ...

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  10. The Top 10 Cy Young Award Winners of All Time

    This has got to be one of the toughest lists ever here at Bleacher Report, and I expect full-throated disagreement...

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  11. Marshall University, November 14, 1970: 40 Years Later, Lest We Forget

    As we cheer for our teams, I hope my fellow fans at Bleacher Report will recall this extraordinary anniversary, when four decades ago, we lost a lot of very young people with all the promise in the world...

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  12. Appreciating Sparky Anderson As He Enters a Hospice. Thanks, Sparky.

    I had the pleasure of meeting Sparky Anderson a number of times after he became manager of the Detroit Tigers in 1979. We weren't quite sure to expect, and many of us felt sorry for then-manager Les Moss, who didn't really get a chance...

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  13. OK, MSU is 8-0. Coach D is the Best. But Coach Izzo Needs To Travel to Iowa.

    Tom Izzo has said that football is No. 1 at MSU. Think about that. This is one of the three or four greatest coaches in college basketball today (no argument from anyone, I ...

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  14. As LeBron James Leaves, a Content Man Remains: Tom Izzo at MSU

    Could it be that just a few short weeks ago—mid-June, in fact, the basketball world's attention was focused on whether Tom Izzo would leave Michigan State for Dan Gilbert's millions ...

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  15. Michigan State Spartans Football and the Big Ten: Some Random Thoughts

    A few random thoughts about MSU and the coming Big Ten football season as we suffer through the Dog Days of the World Cup, Wimbledon, and eating contests: How good is Kirk Cousins? If he is as good as Dan Enos (good luck at CMU, coach!) I am happy...

    Faygo Kid Written by Faygo Kid about 4 years ago 877 reads 33 comments

  16. The Top Ten Painful Disappointments In The Last 40 Years

    Been a long, hard slog as a sports fan these past 40 years (I go back further), but here's some memories by this native Michigander, and they don't only relate to Detroit or Michigan: ...

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