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Bored with the Super Bowl?

January 31, 2013 Aaaah, the culmination of a long season that since the start of training camps in mid-July has lasted close to 6¢ months. more »»

Coach knows where to find good advice

January 29, 2013 Bob Holm wasn’t going to turn down a little advice from a fellow bowling coac. more »»

World of sports can be bizarre

January 27, 2013 Maybe the planets are aligned in a strange way or the moon is in a rare phase. Whatever the reason, it has been a wild couple of weeks. Not just the recent cold snap we experienced, either. more »»

Salminen shows why he’s among area’s elite bowlers

January 22, 2013 Just when I thought the rest of us had a chance, Scott Salminen proved last week why he’s among the area’s true elite. more »»

It’s hard to go unbeaten

January 20, 2013 Lake Linden-Hubbell High School’s boys basketball team is enjoying a special distinction today. more »»

Picking NFL winners is a real chore

January 17, 2013 Serenity now, serenity now ... I’m just going to repeat this to myself as I watch Sunday’s NFL conference championship games that will decide who plays in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. more »»

On the lanes, age doesn’t limit excellence

January 15, 2013 Zach Scott of Marquette and Ken Maki of Ishpeming showed it’s never too late — or too early — to reach the pinnacle of bowlin. more »»

Expect NHL players to get off to slow start

January 13, 2013 NHL games should begin Saturday after a 113-day lockout by the owners in a collective bargaining agreement dispute. That’s the good news. more »»

Packers-49ers toughest to pick this week

January 10, 2013 For the second straight week in the NFL playoffs, three of the four matchups look like slam-dunk picks. Now if I could only get that fourth game right. more »»

Stephens, Lancour shoot improbable 300 games

January 8, 2013 Justin Stephens has already run out of fingers and toes, so now he needs one of those clickers used to keep count of crowds in stores, I guess. more »»

Should Schwartz have been retained?

January 6, 2013 When seven NFL head coaches were fired last week on “Black Monday,” the Detroit Lions’ Jim Schwartz wasn’t one of them. more »»

Some preseason predictions end up like Humpty Dumpty

January 3, 2013 If I didn’t enjoy poking fun at myself so much, I’d claim my preseason picks for the NFL playoffs were spot on. more »»

Bowlers can resolve to do better

January 2, 2013 Now, I’m not somebody who normally makes New Year’s resolutions, but I thought I’d give it the ol’ bowlers try, to borrow from a tried, true and worn-out phrase. more »»

NFL enters the playoff preseason

December 27, 2012 Depending on how playoff spots are clinched, the last one, two or three weeks of the regular season usually look like playoff exhibition games. more »»

Stephens reaches scoring stratosphere

December 24, 2012 A little over a month ago, I was putting together The Mining Journal Bowlers of the Week listing and I saw Justin Stephens had shot a three-game series of 792, just missing the magic threshold of... more »»

Call me Santa for a day

December 23, 2012 With Christmas coming Tuesday, I’d like to play Santa Claus for a day. If I was jolly old St. more »»

Teams like Packers recover late in season

December 20, 2012 Taking a look back to early in the season, seven of the eight divisions in the NFL have a team that has made a huge leap forward or backward since Septembe. more »»

NFL should expand playoffs

December 16, 2012 A series of ups and downs has marked the NFL this season. more »»

Hard to figure out the NFL

December 13, 2012 You’d think I’d have a handle on picking games by this point in the season, but alas, I had to get the final two games right just to go 8-8 last week. more »»

Bowling junkie gets fix in front of his TV

December 11, 2012 ESPN surely didn’t know it, but they gave me a pretty nice surprise birthday gift this week. more »»

 
 

 

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