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    Like many people, what I admired about Milliken...

    Like many people, what I admired about Milliken was his moderation, his insistence on doing what he thought was the right thing instead of what was politically expedient. There's a reason he served...
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    If I was building (or rebuilding) a team, I'd...

    If I was building (or rebuilding) a team, I'd first concentrate on putting together the best possible O-line. With only a few exceptions, most RBs and wideouts are interchangeable parts anyway. Hell,...
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    When I was growing up in Detroit in the 1950s,...

    When I was growing up in Detroit in the 1950s, our family never gave out candy. Life was hard and we walked to school in our bare feet because Mom needed to boil our shoes for soup. Anyway, instead...
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    The Money Museum ran out of money????

    The Money Museum ran out of money????
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    I read it this summer and enjoyed it. Matthews...

    I read it this summer and enjoyed it. Matthews did a good job of reporting but not over-sensationalizing things. As far as book reviews in the dailies...those days are long gone (unless of course the...
  6. And at 3 feet, he was most def the shortest...

    And at 3 feet, he was most def the shortest governor in Michigan history. Even Cap'n Bob-lo could look down on him.
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    On a brighter note, Zach Zenner just signed with...

    On a brighter note, Zach Zenner just signed with New Orleans. Wondered what happened to him. I've always liked pluggers like ZZ.
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    No matter what the sport, the hallmark of a...

    No matter what the sport, the hallmark of a championship team has always been the ability to play through adversity, whether it's injuries or bad calls or shitty weather. OK, the ref blew a call or...
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    For the last year or so I've been researching a...

    For the last year or so I've been researching a book about baseball in Detroit in the 1890s, just as the Tigers were making the transition from a minor-league to a major-league club. Actually, I'm...
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    I feel Ray's pain, to a point. Historically, pro...

    I feel Ray's pain, to a point. Historically, pro athletes have always been mercenaries, way back to the 1800s. But realistically, if someone was to offer you or me 10x more to do the same job, why...
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    Back in the day, there was a street gang in the...

    Back in the day, there was a street gang in the Junction-Michigan neighborhood called the Pimpin' Pierogis. I can still remember bruisers like "Slow Mo" Modzelewski and "Tombstone" Jarzembowski...
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