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Mi Sports Page Football Top 10

A number of teams secured playoff spots with wins on Friday night. Grand Haven continued to climb with an impressive win over Muskegon. Grand Rapids Christian continued its undefeated ways with a win over Creston. It can clinch its first-ever O-K White title with a win against East Grand Rapids on Friday. Forest Hills Central […]

Thad on Sports – Thome nearing 600

Jim Thome, now of the Minnesota Twins, is four dingers away from 600 home runs as I write this blog. Why is this significant? When he reaches this milestone he will be only the eighth baseball player in history to do so. The others are Barry Bonds , Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Ken […]

Thad on Sports: Soccer just isn’t

NBC news anchor, Brian Williams, in reporting on the U.S. women’s soccer team’s semi final win over France, noted that the win earned the club the top spot on ESPN’s top 10 plays. He added how this was a sign of the sport’s growing popularity in the U.S. What the television savvy Williams didn’t note […]

Thad on Sports: Game lacks stars and a commissioner

Emotional and physical stress kept Derek Jeter from starting in and/or attending  the 83rd All Star game. It is also what took him to Miami Fla. How does Jeter deal with stress? Kicking back in Miami with actress girlfriend Minka Kelly. Jeter’s snub of the game is just the exclamation point. A game, which once […]

Thad on Sports: Nike – Connecting or Cashing In?

When does one’s marketing strategy crossover from an attempt to connect, to cashing in? Nike’s recent ad campaign to promote and target extreme sports with with skater, snowboard and surfer lingo on its shirts has raised a few eyebrows. The shirts are billboards for such phrases as “Dope,” “Get High” and “Ride Pipe.” Nike says […]

Thad on Sports – “Under God” decision overplayed?

It appears a portion of golf fans who tuned into NBC’s coverage of the U.S. Open on Sunday were miffed before McIiroy got to the first tee. In its opening, NBC’s feature captured the patriotism of the national championship being in our nation’s capital for the third time. The feature interweaved the Pledge Allegiance with […]

Thad on Sports – Throw out the U of M, ND throwbacks

It seems there is no stopping people from recycling bad ideas. Michigan and Notre Dame have announced they will wear throwback uniforms this fall for their September encounter in Ann Arbor. Let me be clear, the throwback uniform idea can go away already. It’s been overused and most of the time it’s not good. They […]

Thad on Sports….Where’s Baseball’s early season WOW?

We’re a little over a third of the way through the baseball season. It’s always fun to look for names atop the statistical charts and team standings that would fall under the category of “What the ?” So I’ve compiled a list. At first glance it doesn’t appear to have that “WOW” factor as in […]

Thad on Sports- “More Than a Coach”

Even in his resignation as Ohio State football coach, Jim Tressel was trying to cover up his coaching character indiscretions. Why else did he did he come out with his resignation statement on Memorial Day? Possibly because maybe no one is paying attention on a holiday set aside for honoring those who served and died […]

Thad on Sports

It been hard to argue with the belief that when it comes to sports Lowell is all about football and wrestling. This 2011 spring season, however, may be shedding some light on some other candidates. Lowell boys’ lacrosse team won a conference title; the girls soccer team’s play has earned it recognition as one of […]