Will baseball or basketball return first? A successful golf match and NASCAR wins

Fat Guy Corner

The sports world remains pretty much quiet, and what happens in the future is pure speculation. There are four major sports leagues and baseball seems to be the closest to starting up. The MLBPA has submitted a proposal of a 114 game schedule to the owners of MLB. The proposal features deferred salaries and the option for players to opt […]

Triple Crown update and tributes to two sports legends lost

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I thought I would put horse racing in the starting gate with the new Triple Crown schedule in 2020. The Kentucky Derby, which was to be run on May 2 has been moved to September 5. The Kentucky Derby was always the first leg of the Triple Crown and now becomes the second leg. The Preakness, the normal second leg, […]

Senior baseball players recognized after cancelled season

SWARTZ CREEK — To try and take some of the sting out of losing their final high school baseball season, the Swartz Creek Baseball Coaching staff had a Senior Day for the four Varsity seniors (Riley Anderson, Drew Atherton, Brian Patterson, Noah Wiles) and their parents. To show their appreciation and honor each player, the coaches caravanned to each senior’s […]

RIP Phyllis George, sports world knuckleheads and the end of The Last Dance

The passing of Phyllis George, the former Miss America and groundbreaking sportscaster, was sad news this week. George died of a blood disorder at the age of 70. It seems like the sports world has taken me back to my childhood lately. Phyllis George in 1975 became the first female sportscaster hired by a major television network to cover the […]

“The Bird” was the word at Tiger Stadium in 1976

Fat Guy Corner

The sports world is filled with reruns on television of previous sporting events already played and in the history books. I have to be honest; I usually don’t watch many sports reruns even being the sports junkie I am. I know the outcome of the games so I feel no need to watch them again. What I will say, last […]

Remembering Miami Dolphins Coach Don Shula

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The Fat Guy is saddened to hear of the passing of Don Shula at the age of 90. Don Shula was a National Football League coach for 33 years, of which he spent 26 with the Miami Dolphins. Shula was the winningest coach in NFL history with 328 in the regular season while also winning 19 in the post season. […]

NFL Virtual Draft entertaining in a world without live sports

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The National Football League’s first-ever virtual draft went pretty darn smoothly, I must say. The NFL has to be happy there were no serious glitches with the broadcast. I can say I watched all of Thursday’s and Friday’s selections and actually enjoyed it. Of course, I would attribute that enjoyment to having had no live sports to watch on television […]

As 2020 NFL Draft goes virtual, Lions still a real threat to blow it

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The 2020 National Football League Draft that begins with the first round this Thursday will have a different feel this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The NFL made a bold move in not canceling the draft and deciding to have it on the original scheduled dates, Thursday through Saturday. But this year’s draft is going to look a lot […]

Best case scenario calls for a cure – soon!

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The sports world for the last 30 days has been disrupted due to the coronavirus and COVID-19. I believe, as my best-case scenario, the sports world will stay idle until the middle of May. And I really don’t give the middle of May much of a shot, to be honest. I think baseball could be the first one to resume, […]

A fond farewell to Al Kaline, our childhood baseball hero

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My childhood hero on the ball diamond, like many of you, I’m sure, was a man named Al Kaline. We were all sad to hear the news earlier this week that Kaline, the Detroit Tigers legend who wore No. 6 and was known as Mr. Tiger, passed away at the age of 85. When you think of the Detroit Tigers […]

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