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Michigan Monday: Everywhere and Nowhere

Old maps = beautiful artwork

Old maps = beautiful artwork

There is a lot I could cover today. I mean, there is a race for the governor’s mansion that could shape the state for the next four years. There is a battle for the United States Senate seat currently held by the retiring Carl Levin that could influence the entire nation. Or I could talk about sports – specifically the debacle in Ann Arbor on Saturday and the victories of the Tigers and Lions on Sunday. So, maybe I will talk about them all while not going to in-depth on any of them. Continue reading

Michigan Monday: The great escape

Autumn is beginning to descend upon Michigan

Autumn is beginning to descend upon Michigan

So, I am sitting here writing this after watching the Detroit Lions dismantle the New York Giants and I have a feeling of hope for the beleaguered franchise. Mike Tirico just said it was the largest opening week margin of victory for the team since the year I was born. This, of course, come son the heels of complete dejection following the Wolverines loss in South Bend – a defeat that was emotionally strange for me. Michigan actually out-gained the Fighting Irish (or the Golden Monkeys as my son has taken to calling them) and they actually seemed to play competent football…for most of the game. They just couldn’t put it all together. Maybe Notre Dame is just a really good team this year and Michigan isn’t as bad as the score indicated. Or maybe Michigan will be looking for a new coach this off-season. That’s why we watch the games I guess.

Tonight’s post will be light on politics – and by “light” I mean it’s basically eschewed in tonight’s column. Instead, I am going to focus on the fact that those living in the Great Lakes State are entering the very best season to be a Michigander – Autumn. Continue reading

Michigan Monday: Silverdome tarnishes

Tarnish has covered the Silverdome

Tarnish has covered the Silverdome

The Pontiac Silverdome was once a sight to behold. An engineering marvel that hosted Detroit Lions games for 30 years, World Cup matches in 1994, Wrestlemania III, NCAA and NBA basketball games and boxing matches, as well as various other events over its lifetime, has now become sight of an entirely different sort. It has fallen into such disrepair that the company that now owns it is auctioning off everything. While the company had hoped to salvage something of the Silverdome, it seems now that it will sell anything it can to recoup the money they spent on it. Continue reading